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Five Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

By Alice M Davidson - 11 Jul 2016

Los Vida

We know July doesn’t have a great reputation in Sydney, however we have found some awesome events that we think will turn that view right around. There’s a wine pairing dinner, a truffle degustation, unlimited tacos, the chance to watch a famous Sydney chef cook at some markets and the opportunity to hire an igloo! Get ready, here’s what’s on in Sydney this week.

Chiswick Dinner With Hentley Farm And Chef Lachlan 

CHISWICK Woollahra is holding a very special event in collaboration with Hentley Farm this Tuesday evening. Hentley Farm’s award-winning wines will be paired with a garden-inspired menu from CHISWICK’s Matt Moran. You will enjoy a four-course meal using only the freshest produce to give you that garden-to-plate experience. Eight wines curated by sommelier Matt Dunne and Hentley Farm’s Graydon Pye and Sean Trenoweth will be paired with each course (yes, that’s two wines per course!). So, you’ll be sipping on the 2009 and 2011 Beauty Shiraz vintage while eating the roasted pork belly with Cipollini onions, apples and kale. Are you drooling already? Head here to book now.

What: Chiswick Collaboration with Hentley Farm and Chef Lachlan 
Where: CHISWICK Woollahra Restaurant, Woollahra 
When: Tuesday 12th July at 6.30pm
Cost: $175 per person

July Truffle Degustation At Bishop Sessa

This month has been all about truffles and we’re totally on board with it. Surry Hills restaurant, Bishop Sessa is holding a five-course truffle degustation every Wednesday this July. Executive chef, Paul Cooper has designed an array of dishes which totally encompass the earthy fragrance of this delicious fungi. To give you a taste, you’ll feast on Phillip Bay scallops marinated in truffle, cucumber, finger lime, salmon roe and truffle vinaigrette and, for dessert, there’s a chocolate and truffle tart with truffle and caramel ice cream. To truffle up your life, head here to book a spot now! 

What: July Truffle Degustation 
Where: Bishop Sessa, Surry Hills 
When: Wednesday 13th July 
Cost: $99 per person.

Hire An Igloo (No, Really)

Yep that’s right you can hire an igloo at the Winter Festival at St Mary’s Cathedral. Why not do après ice skating in style and privately hire an igloo with a food and drink package for all your mates?! One igloo fits up to 30 guests, or you can be really fancy and hire the whole village, perfect for a corporate soiree. The canapé packages feature chilli glazed pork belly, tuna sashimi tacos, meringue tarts and mini banoffee pies created by the guys behind Saké Restaurant & Bar, Café Ananas, Fratelli Fresh, The Cut Bar & Grill and Munich Brauhaus. For drinks they’ve got mulled wine and warm cider to complete your winter wonderland experience. To get yourself an igloo, head here

What: Hire An Igloo 
Where: Winter Festival, St Mary’s Cathedral 
When: Until Sunday 17th July, from 12 to 4pm or 6 to 10pm
Cost: $500 daytime hire, $600 nighttime hire

Seasonal Tours And Cooking Demonstrations At Moore Park Produce Market

Moore Park Produce Markets have recently launched and are holding free market tours and cooking demonstrations every Wednesday with some of Sydney’s best chefs. This week, Colin Fassnidge from the wonderful 4Fourteen in Surry Hills will take you around the markets and select seasonal fresh produce while chatting with stallholders. After the tour, Colin will show off his cooking skills and create a dish right in front of your very eyes. Registration for the free tour starts at 8am and is only open to 15 people, so get there early! 

What: Seasonal Tours and Cooking Demonstrations with Sydney’s Best Chefs 
Where: Moore Park Produce Market, Moore Park 
When: Wednesday 13th July, from 11am to 12.30pm
Cost: Free 

$25 Unlimited Tacos At Los Vida

On Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Los Vida in Crows Nest has created a dream come true—unlimited tacos for just $25! This insane deal gets even greater, by also having $5 Tecate beer cans and on Mondays only $5 house wines! You won’t have to worry about choosing from the tinga chicken, al pastor pork, chipotle prawn or chorizo and octopus because you can try them all! Get the gang together and experience a Mexican fiesta like no other, where beer, wine AND tacos will be flowing. 

What: Los Vidas $25 Unlimited Tacos 
Where: Los Vida, Crows Nest 
When: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday
Cost: $25 for unlimited tacos! 

Looking for more things to do? Check out the free events on this July


Image credit: Federica Portentoso at Los Vida 

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