Sydney is pulling out all the stops this week and though the weather forecast is a touch grim, your foodie antics are looking sunny with a chance of one big food coma.
This week, nurse your soul with a four-cheese mac ’n’ cheese, hit one of the best two-for-one pub feeds around town, head to Chiswick’s iconic gin-fuelled dinner and scope out a dumpling and Yulli’s Brews takeover in the city.
Here are five awesome things to do in Sydney this week.
The Fernery’s February Melted Cheese Festival
With the weather being what it is, flooded streets, torrential downpours, crazy winds, we can think of no better time to be tucked up inside with a whole lot of cheese. Luckily, The Fernery is paying tribute to all things cheese this month and we back them 100 percent. Head over to Mosman any day this month to enjoy a limited-edition menu of cheese-heavy meals (including desserts) paired with your choice of champagne, pinot gris or pinot noir.
On the menu are melted cheese classics like cheesy mozzarella arancini and a creamy four-cheese mac n cheese. There’s baked camembert, drizzled in honey, dusted with roasted nuts and served with crunchy house-baked flatbread. The New York “Cheesy” cheeseburger is smothered in melted cheddar cheese. If that’s not enough cheese for you then we suggest you indulge in the cheesecake for dessert. More information is here.
Where: The Fernery, Mosman
When: All month
Monday 17 February
Heading For Extinction (And What To Do About It)
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, you’ve probably heard about Extinction Rebellion, the rapidly growing global activist movement pushing for immediate climate action. This Monday you can join the Marrickville Greens at Herb Greedy Hall for a talk from Extinction Rebellion about their history, principles and non-violent direct action.
When: Monday 17 February, 7pm - 9pm
Where: Herb Greedy Hall, Marrickville
Tuesday 18 February
Two for One Tuesdays At The Light Brigade
Who doesn’t love a good pub feed! Especially when the weather is playing up. To make matters even better, The Light Brigade has a can’t-miss Tuesday 2-for-1 special, where you can buy any two meals and get the meal of lesser value for free! This deal is available in the ground-level bar, first-floor bistro and (unless it’s bucketing down) their epic rooftop bar. If you’re looking for menu inspiration you could score a classic pub feed like a parmi or a classic 250g steak and chips. And, if you’re looking to mix things up, try the pulled pork taco or the Morten Bay bug tempura slider or the epic Truffle Explosion veggie burger with a roasted field mushroom, truffle cheese, truffle aioli and a truffled mushroom croquette. Head here to peruse the full menu or check out their other specials.
When: Tuesday, all day
Where: The Light Brigade, Woollahra
Wednesday 19 February
CHISWICK x The Botanist Gin Dinner
Calling all gin lovers! This sensory gin-fuelled dinner at Chiswick is not to be missed. In collaboration with The Botanist, an artisanal and aromatic Islay gin made by Bruichladdich Distillery, this dinner will have you seeing a whole new side to your fave spirit. Kicking off with Sydney rock oysters, lemon myrtle and gin granita and gin cured salmon on offer as tantalising canapes, an shared style array of Chiswick classics for main (we’re talking Moran family lamb and Chiswick crispy duck) and an epic strawberry, gin and juniper broken pavlova for dessert that will only strengthen the territorial feelings you have towards the pavlova. Of course, the whole meal is matched with epic beverages from The Botanist. Head here to reserve your spot.
When: Wednesday 19 February, 6.30pm
Where: Chiswick Woollahra
Cost: $150 per person
Yulli's brews Tap Takeover at the sg
If you haven’t hit The SG (the CBD small bar formerly known as Spooning Goats), consider this your call to action. The SG is hosting a number of tap takeovers and this week, you’re in for glorious cold ones from Yulli’s Brews. Four beers will be showcased on the night including Toby Crossing (Indian Pacific Ale), Jed (a mid-strength), Dolly Aldrin (Guava Berliner Weisse) and Normal (a pale ale). And rest assured, a bunch of different flavoured dumplings will also be on the menu to go hand-in-hand with the brews too. More details are here.
When: Wednesday 19 February, 4pm -11pm
Where: The SG, CBD
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Image credit: Madeleine Ryan, Korie Cull, Lily Banse