For dining with a twist, book tickets to a foodie event or masterclass hosted by some of your favourite restaurants and bars, where dining, culture, expertise knowledge and conversation come together. Check out what’s coming up this July and August.
QT Winter Twilight Series – Sunday 4 July to Sunday 29 August
Join the QT on their deck as they turn up the heat every Sunday throughout July and August from 5pm. Introducing the QT Twilight Series, enjoy live music performances from local and interstate acts alongside mulled wine and a specially crafted menu, with the likes of lamb rump, Pollies pie and apple pie.
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Bastille Day at Pialligo Estate – Saturday 17 July
Discover the highlight of French culture – the food! Pialligo Estate is celebrating Bastille Day with a French feast! From irresistible gooey raclette cheese and delectable Beef Bourguignon to a cracking Crème Brûlée for dessert, experience these iconic French dishes in the hands of the talented chefs at Pialligo Estate for Bastille Day.
The Italian Place Providore Grappa Experience – Saturday 17 July
Experience grappa the Italian way at The Italian Place Providore alongside the Martini Whisperer. Taste a selection of single-variety premium grappa’s from Italy’s revered producers, paried with matching canapes from The Italian Place.
Pialligo Estate Sunday Roast – Sunday 18 July
Cosy up away from the winter breeze in the beautiful glasshouse room at Pialligo Estate and enjoy a traditional Sunday roast. Join together with family and friends and relax with a glass in hand as you savour a home-style cooked meal starting with a charcuterie board, followed by a roast lamb leg with mint jelly and gravy and seasonal roast vegetables from their garden. Then, finish off with a warming gingerbread pudding with Meyer lemon curd.
High Jinks x Joadja Distillery Gin Affair – Thursday 22 July
For all you gin enthusiasts, join in a tasting experience with family owned Joadja Distillery in NSW at High Jinks. Hosted by Joadja’s Ambassador, hear a bit of the history of the town and distillery. For drinks, enjoy a classic G&T with the Joadja dry gin and get a taste of four gins plus a brandy and whisky, along with a meat and cheese platter. You’ll also get the chance to jump behind the bar and make your own cocktail from Joadja’s signature menu. Then to take home, a bottle of Pedro Ximenez Sherry.
Marble and Grain Pasta Masterclass – Saturday 31 July
Join celebrity Chef Danny Russo at Marble and Grain for a five-course lunch pasta feast and masterclass with matching wines. Born in Australia with family originating from Southern Italy, Danny formed an incredible passion and knowledge of pasta and will be sharing his tips, tricks and stories on all things pasta!
Assembly x Ramen Daddy Takeover – Sunday August 8
Hit up Assembly from 5pm as Ramen Daddy takes over the kitchen, cooking and mixing up some of the best ramen in the city. Dishing up their regular menu plus some extended goodies, warm your soul with a bowl of ramen and enjoy live music.
Contentious Character Pig n Pinot by the Fireside – Saturday 14 August
There’s nothing better than a roast dinner during winter, and Contentious Character are taking it to the next level with a whole roast pork experience with a medieval twist. A feast fit for kings, enjoy pork shoulder gyozas, pork terrine, smoked suckling pig, crispy pork belly, slow cooked ribs and more! Alongside a range of Pinot gris or noir. And to make sure your bellies are really full, finish off with a Pinot poached rubarb with pistachio crumble, torched meringue and Pinot granita.
Marble and Grain Savoir Region Wine Masterclass – Saturday 21 August
Discover one of the most unknown and beautiful wine regions in France during a masterclass with Marble and Grain. Clinging to the French Alps around Mont Blanc and sweeping down to the Grenoble sits the Savoie wine region. Taking guests through the masterclass is French Sommelier Freddie Raimbaud, who will talk all things wine, from different soils to the diversity and uniqueness of grapes in the region. Following the masterclass, indulge in a five-course lunch with matching wines from Savoie.