Springtime. The sun is shining, the first taste of summer is in the air, and Sydneysiders are emerging from their wintery cocoons. It’s time to embrace daylight savings and eat, drink and be merry in Sydney. If you’re tired of the usual pub lunch, swap your Sunday session for a luxurious alternative this season. Dress ups and day drinking essential.
#1 Spring Social presented by Pimm’s: Oct 30th
Taking inspiration from classic 1920’s garden parties, enjoy afternoon croquet and sip refreshing Pimm’s creations in scenic Centennial Homestead. With a range of top chefs devising the picnic menu including the renowned Matt Moran, you know you’re onto a winner.
#2 Black Tie Spring Soiree: Nov 4th & 5th
The latest from surprise dining group Secret Foodies is a sophisticated three course affair. Diners are invited to dress to the nines in black tie and evening attire, and are treated to canapés, wine and a decadent feast. Oh, and the location is kept a secret until 2 hours before the event commences. This will be the best-kept secret to tell your friends about.
#3 Diner En Blanc: Nov 19th
Possibly the least secret and most coveted invite-only dinner party, the Diner En Blanc boasts an incredibly tight guest list and a location withheld until the night of the event. For the few thousand lucky enough to secure a place, attendees must provide their own table, chairs, food and ensemble (all en blanc, of course). Last year’s event came to life on the Opera House forecourt. Best make some powerful friends in time for next year’s guest list.
#4 So Frenchy So Chic: Jan 21st
So Frenchy So Chic keeps it simple: food, wine, friends and music. What more do you need? Family friendly and with a classically French (read: abundant) supply of wine, everyone can unwind and enjoy a hamper of French fare amongst friends. Vive la France!
#5 Dine Before Dark: Oct 30th
Just in time for the Day of the Dead, experience a Halloween-themed soiree of spooky surprises, creative costumes and Texan cuisine. Fun games and prizes for the best dressed make for an unforgettable evening. Wine-pairing lesson included at this secret and luxurious ocean-view house location, though we can’t guarantee it isn’t haunted.
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