Listers, we have your September sorted. Spring has sprung and we’re excited to be celebrating in the very best way possible—Cherry Blossom Festival is hitting town, will dishing up a month of delicious Japanese food events.
If you’ve ever seen the Cherry Blossoms (traditionally known as Sakura) in Japan in Spring time, you’ll know this is a time of year well it’s worth celebrating, not that we need an excuse!
Sydney is in for a month-long festival of Japanese-inspired treats— – think pop-up parties, Japanese whiskeys, and epic dessert plates, thanks to one of our favourite Japanese restaurants, Saké.
We’ve already locked these events in to our diaries. You’ll be kicking yourselves if you don’t too.
Ladies Lunch: Food For Beauty
The Rocks: Saturday 5th September from 12pm
Double Bay: Saturday 26th September from 12pm
Round up the team and treat yourselves, because this is the ultimate girl’s afternoon. An extensive meal of truly excellent Japanese food, beauty tips from a SKII beauty expert and Veuve Clicquot Rose…what’s not to love? You can book spots for you and your gal pals here, but you’ll need to be quick—these tickets are going to fly.
Cherry Blossom Dinner
Double Bay: Tuesday 22nd September, from 6:30pm
The Rocks: Tuesday 22nd September, from 6:30pm
Let Saké’s Executive Chef treat you to a super luxe and intimate dinner. Each course will be served with matched beverages and will be made with the freshest of spring flavours and ingredients. Grab your tickets here.
Cherry Blossom Pop Up Party
The Rocks: Thursday 17th September, 6:00pm
A live DJ, cocktails and Japanese food stations that we can get involved with. Tick, tick aaannnd tick. Pop-up parties are our favourite kind of event, and with good reason—only the coolest in-the-know kids will be there. Grab some mates and wind down to the end of the week. Find your tickets here.
The Rocks: 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th of September from, 6:00pm
One for the gents, Whisky Wednesdays are the ultimate way to cure the hump-day blues. Come along and get your shoes shined and enjoy whisky flights, whisky cocktails and top-notch Japanese bar food. How very suave. Further details and bookings here.
Cherry Blossom High Tea
The Rocks: Every Saturday & Sunday in September
Think high tea, but better. Kick back and indulge in a dessert plate of Japanese treats, created especially for Cherry Blossom Festival. Pair your dessert plate with matching T2 teas and for the ultimate treat. The best part is you can enjoy it every weekend in September. Uhh ohh! Lock it in here.
Double Bay: Every Saturday in September from 1:00pm
For those of you who are more than happy to settle in for an afternoon of quality booze, Cherry Blossom Festival is the perfect time to enjoy some quality wines, cocktails and Sake. To really make the most of it, pair with a Sake set menu.
Enter To Win!
Who doesn’t want to feast on delicious Japanese food and beverages all month long?! Enter below for the chance to win a Golden Ticket - your pass for you and a friend to attend one of every Cherry Blossom Festival celebration. Seriously, that’s six EPIC Cherry Blossom Festival events for you and a mate, for FREE!
Terms and conditions: Prize includes 2 x Event Passes to Cherry Blossom Festival Ladies Lunch (one date only), Cherry Blossom Dinner (one date only), Cherry Blossom Pop-Up Party, Whiskey Wednesday (one date only) and Saké Saturday (one date only). Competition closes 11:59 AEST, Tuesday 9th September. Winners will be notified via email. By entering your email address, you agree to be added to the Saké database, and The Urban List Sydney database.
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