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Pinot is the most versatile grape creating wonderful wines offering a number of representations with diverse levels of deliciousness. Throughout August, in the spirit of the leisurely lunch, we will be treating our Saturday lunch guests to an array of different pinots from white, grey through to blush as we focus on the pinot grape. We asked our Sommelier Simon Curkovic why the Pinot grape is so important:
“It can be said that mothervine pinot has evolved into many variants over millennia as a highly sexually charged vine. From white, grey (whether as a French or Italian iteration), rose from black (really which is white from black) - or black.”
Grey 2018 Ross Hill ‘Pinnacle Series’ Pinot Gris - Orange
White from Black 2018 Farr Rising Saignée Pinot Noir Rosé – Geelong
Black 2018 Dirty Three ‘All the Dirts’ Pinot Noir - South Gippsland
Black and Spiced 2018 Yarra Yering ‘Light Dry Red’ Pinot (Noir) Shiraz - Yarra Valley
We’re thrilled to announce our wine list curated by Sommelier Simon Curkovic has yet again won Gourmet Traveller Wine’s, Wine List of the Year award for Best Listing of Australian Wines and we’re so grateful for the review below:
“With almost 50 wines by the glass, patrons can sample a wide range of varieties from classic wineries (Clonakilla, Freycinet, Tyrrell’s) and emerging heroes (Clyde Park, Hughes and Hughes, and Stargazer); tiny producers (Eloquesta, Domaine Simha) and multi-nationals (Jacob’s Creek, Salomon Estate).
More importantly, it’s the quality of the choices that experienced sommelier, Simon Curkovic, makes which set the list at Cafe Sydney apart. A focus on Tasmania is detailed and thought-provoking with some unexpected introductions and surprises galore.”
Our thanks to the Australian winemakers whose wines have contributed to this award. With our spectacular Sydney Harbour views, it’s only right that we celebrate the best of the Australian wine industry. Simon and his team would love to share their knowledge with you on your next visit. We hope to pour you a glass soon!
Read more about the Gourmet Traveller Wine Awards here.
It’s time to start planning for the party season celebrations. Cafe Sydney is in preparation for Christmas Lunch, New Year’s Eve spectacular and general summer festivities.
This Christmas, relax and let us spoil us you! Take the stress out of the festive season and be treated to a peaceful atmosphere with delicious food at Cafe Sydney. We will be open for a long lunch and welcome the whole family with a special children’s menu available.
Christmas Lunch 2019
$255 per person - 5 course lunch, $75 per child under 12 years
Undoubtedly the best view of the jaw-dropping, world-class fireworks comes from our terrace and restaurant. Tables book out fast so farewell 2019 in style and welcome 2020 with the grandeur it deserves, be sure to secure a table with our reservations team now.
New Year’s Eve 2019 - Only tables of 4 persons + available
$1000 per person - 6 course dinner with paired wines
The race that stops the nation, will be here in the Winx of an eye. And if you can’t make it to Flemington than what better place to celebrate than overlooking Sydney Harbour!
Joining us this year to host the afternoon of festivities and glamour is the elegant host of TODAY extra and The Voice - Sonia Kruger! An accomplished presenter, actress, dancer, interviewer and entertainer, Sonia Kruger is one of Australia’s most loved faces. We have a feeling that Sonia and our incredibly suave, sophisticated and sartorially stylish General Manager Todd Cummins are going to be a winning MC duo.
Cafe Sydney’s trademark “money can’t buy prizes” will be up for grabs with the titles of Most Flamboyant Filly (best dressed woman), Swankiest Stallion (best dressed man), Crowning Glory (best hat or hairpiece) and Shiniest Coat (prize for best men’s tie/shoes) along with our much loved lucky door prizes.
Indulge in a glass of Perrier Jouët Grand Brut together with a sumptuous three course menu and Antipodes Mineral Water entwined with an afternoon of festivities ($250p/p)
This highly anticipated annual event is always a sell-out and tables are booking quickly so please get into touch as soon as possible to confirm your table.
Please contact: Amy Chong on 02 8298 0322 firstname.lastname@example.org
Whether you’re looking to host a breakfast event as the sun rises over Sydney Harbour, a sit-down lunch in the private dining room or an evening cocktail event on the terrace, Cafe Sydney provides a truly inspiring setting and a flawless backdrop.
Dates for party season are booking up quickly so be sure to get in touch with our function team soon.
For bookings and enquiries, please contact: Amy Chong on 02 8298 0322 email@example.com
Reservations for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve are open, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations and enquiries.
As leading go to guide, Urban List said when naming our Salted Caramel Martini No 7 in its top 50 Best Cocktails “its not just Cafe Sydney’s sweeping panoramic views that make it such a popular destination….. it’s the perfect spot for a long lunch, romantic dinner or a celebratory cocktail.” But don’t wait to for a celebration to enjoy this totally decadent liquid indulgence. Our Cafe Sydney mixologists have perfected the right balance of vodka, schnapps, kahlua, salted caramel sauce and yes, fresh cream. Try it at home too.
Cafe Sydney’s Salted Caramel Martini:
30ml x 42 Below Vodka
15ml x Teichenne Butterscotch Schnapps
15ml x Kahlua
20ml x Salted Caramel sauce
20ml x Fresh Cream
Coat a martini glass rim with sea salt (try rubbing a thin layer of Schnapps around the rim to help the salt stick)
Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice
Briskly shake, then strain into glass