What’s on in Sydney this week, you ask? All you need to know is that truffles, beer and a Brian Jones tribute are happening and it is your duty to take full advantage of this awesomeness. We won’t blame you if you can’t visit all five, but really there’s no harm in trying, right?
The Star’s Truffle Month
Every so often, okay daily, we spot a food event in Sydney and think ‘man, they just get us’, which is exactly what happened with Truffle Month at The Star. The July menu at BLACK by ezard is proof that all good things come in threes, with a cauliflower cream (with white onion custard, cepe mushrooms and shaved truffle) starter, fillet grass fed Angus (with smoked potato, mache salad, bone marrow sauce and shaved truffle) for main and for dessert, a crème brulée (with white chocolate, raisins and truffle ice cream). They had us at truffle ice cream.
Where: BLACK by ezard, The Star
When: Friday 1st July – Sunday 31st July
Cost: $127 per person
Food wastage costs Australians up to $8 billion per year and globally equates to roughly 1.3 billion (yes, billion) tonnes of food, down the tube. This is why OzHarvest has teamed up with some of our best chefs like Neil Perry, Maggie Beer, George Calombaris and Matt Moran to host 11 events simultaneously around the country to feed over 15, 000 people a free, delicious and hearty hot meal made entirely from rescued produce, to educate us all about reducing food waste. The bottom line is that it’s free, delicious and you might just learn a thing or two (us too).
Where: Martin Place
When: Monday 25th July from 11.30am – 2.30pm
The 27 Club – A Tribute to Brian Jones (Rolling Stones)
El Camino Cantina loves celebrating the great music legends who shaped the history of classic rock n’ roll in their short 27 years of life. On the 27th of each month, they host an epic party called The 27 Club to celebrate the life of various music legends who left this world too soon. It isn’t as exclusive as it sounds and all are welcome, although you should probably book just to be sure. The band will take to the stage at 8pm, but there will be table trivia, guitar lessons and lucky door prizes and happy hour running from 5pm until 7pm and we wouldn’t want you to miss out on that.
Where: El Camino Cantina
When: Wednesday 27th July
Cost: Free entry
Regional Dinner At Popolo
Tackling six Italian regions in six weeks is no small feat but since it is Popolo’s food philosophy to embody the diversity of each Italian region, it is only fitting that they take on the challenge. This week, Popolo will focus on Puglia in all of its Southern Italian glory. The menu is based on their most loved dishes from the past four years and the cost of dinner is well worth it, since it includes a three-course dinner and the option to add matched wines from the same region. Wednesday night’s dinner includes options like burrata with broadbeans and chicory, cavatelli with pork rib and classic semifreddo. Book here.
Where: Popolo – 50 McLachlan Avenue, Rushcutters Bay
When: Wednesday 27th July
Cost: $55 per person (add $25 per person for matched wines)
Pei Modern's Mid-Winter Feast With Young Henrys
Pei Modern’s Head Chef Joachim Borenius has partnered with Young Henrys to pay homage to his Scandinavian heritage by hosting a mid-winter feast to highlight two superb local producers. At this dinner, you can expect rock oysters and roast parsnip soup as starters and a whole roast venison saddle from Mandagery Creek, served with beetroot smoked with bay leaf twigs, kale braised in Young Henrys apple cider and hasselback potatoes for your main. For more information and to book, head here.
Where: Pei Modern, Four Seasons Hotel – 199 George Street, Sydney
When: Thursday 28th July
Cost: $95 per person
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Image credit: BLACK by ezard