It’s a new week, and a new seven whole days that stretch before you. How will you sustain yourself? Exercise? Mindfulness? Samurai Sudoku? Ha! You’ll eat, that’s what you’ll do. Sydney it’s time to put on your stretchy pants, because by golly do we have the degusting down-low for you. This week, there’s truffles, bottomless wine and a French feast on the menu.
Here are seven awesome things to do in Sydney this week.
Monday 9 July
Winter Menu At Butcher And The Farmer
If you’re looking for something soul-warming to do this week (and with weather like this, who isn’t?), make a beeline for Butcher and the Farmer. The team are throwing down an epic Winter Warmer menu, which includes three toasty courses (one is a total secret). Think: smoked, house-made chorizo, charred corn harissa with parmesan or chocolate slice ft. vanilla bean mascarpone. Runs every Monday to Wednesday throughout July from 5pm, $37 per person. Head to the website to book.
When: Every Monday to Wednesday through July, 5pm
Where: Butcher And The Farmer, Glebe
Cost: $37 per person
$5 Happy Hour At The Observer
Abandon the cubicle and ditch the laptop as soon as the clock hits 5: there are better things to do (read: drink). The Observer is throwing down the most generous happy hour in the two thousands every Monday to Friday, between 5pm and 7pm. Your $5 note will buy you wine, beer, cider and cocktail spritz on tap. Located smack bang in the middle of The Rocks and across from the Sydney Opera House, sip on the most budget drink of the week while soaking up the most luxurious views of Sydney.
When: Every Monday to Wednesday through July, 5pm-7pm
Where: The Observer, The Rocks
Ash Street Cellar’s Four-Course Menu
Eat your way across France with Ash Street Cellar’s four-course menu curated to celebrate Bastille Day. Each course will transport your taste buds to a different region of France, paired with a matching selection of regional wines (sold yet?).
When: Monday 9 July – Friday 13 July
Where: Ash Street Cellar
Cost: $65 per person, $95 per person with matching wines
Regina Spektor At The Sydney Opera House
For one night only, quirky indie-pop pianist Regina Spektor is coming to Sydney to perform fan favourites and a few surprises from her musical career. We’re also crossing our fingers for her heart-shattering cover version of John Lennon’s Real Love. Aside from also busting out album after album of piano-speckled goodness, her songs have featured on shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Orange is the New Black (she wrote and performed the theme song). Get your tix here.
When: Monday 9 July, 8pm
Where: Sydney Opera House
Cost: from $99
Tuesday 10 July
Parramatta’s Winterlight Festival
Pop on your warm woolies and hit that ice rink. Parramatta's Winterlight festival is busting out all the winter-season fun, and they’re installing an outdoor ice rink a 30-metre ice slide (yes, a slide made entirely out of ice). Gravity, as they say, makes you hungry, so after all that slipping and sliding and graceful falling, warm up with a hearty meal from one of the many food vendors on site. More info here.
When: Friday 6 July until Sunday 22 July
Where: Prince Alfred Square, Parramatta
Wednesday 11 July
Truffle Cook-Off At Chiswick
Did you know it’s truffle season? Repeat, IT’S TRUFFLE SEASON! (We’re quite excited). To celebrate our favourite-est fungi season of the year, Chiswick Restaurant’s head chefs Tom Haynes and Tim Brindley are going head-to-head in a truffle cook-off. For one night only On the night guests will enjoy a four-course meal with matching wines Lark Hill. But most importantly will vote for their favourite dish, with the winner staying on the menu until the end of the season. Book here (we know you want to).
When: Wednesday 11 July, 6.30pm
Where: Chiswick Woollahra
Cost: $150 + booking fee
Bottomless Meze & Wine At Efendy
Working on that winter bod? Let your friend Efendy give you a helping hand with a lavish Turkish feast prepared by chef Somer Sivrioglu. Think warm lavash bread with zahter butter, spiced lamb Turkish pizza and prawns wrapped in crispy pastry (cue drooling). The best part? Two hours of bottomless wine, so you can drink allll of the wine while eating allll of the food (roll me home, thanks!).
When: Wednesday 11 July, from 5pm
Where: Efendy, Balmain
Cost: $60 per person
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Image credit: Caitlin Hicks