Friday, 14 September 2012

sydney food stuffs

These days, we're really spoilt for choice, with restaurants creating more than just your average wine dinner or lunch - they're creating events and experiences. Here are three coming up you should know about:

Bloodwood x Young Henrys

If you haven't heard of Young Henrys, you should. They're the new brewers on the block, situated right in Newtown and making tasty ales, ciders and lagers. Joining forces with Bloodwood, another Newtown cool kid, they've turned their chic wine bar into a brewery for the night, fusing beer-related ingredients with chef Claire Van Vuuren's deft touch and intelligent approach to food.

Dishes include:

Biltong in bags
Mussels, hops and crispy noodles
and rabbit rillette, beef and heart tartare, salt and vinegar plantains and baby pickles.
and beer-bred beef, that's right, beef raised on the grains used to make Young Henrys beer...

in essence - food you want to eat with beer.

Where: Bloodwood, 416 King Street, Newtown
When: Tuesday 18th September, 7.00pm
Cost: $120 a head, tickets strictly limited
Book: here

Coffee, doughnuts and cigarettes

No, we're not condoning smoking. But in a noir-esque tribute to that holy trinity of flavour, during the month of October, Single Origin Roasters are tipping the cap to coffee, doughnuts and ciggies with a bit of humour.

Featuring one of their inspired specialty coffees, served as an American-style drip-filter number, it's matched with cute 'lil doughnuts and finished with...well, a bit of a smokin' surprise. Suffice to say still ticks the guilty pleasure box, but without the whole cancer downer.

Where: Single Origin Roasters, 60 Reservoir Street Surry Hills
When: Mon - Fridays throughout October excluding Oct 1
Cost: $10


Get shucked

If you want to know about oysters, Steve Feletti is one of the best in the biz to get your learn on. This hands on workshop hosted by Colin Barker at The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay (home of the infamous snapper pie), will take you through the basics of oyster shucking, appreciating different kinds of oysters, topped off with a glass of Champagne. You'll never buy pre-shucked oysters again.

Where: The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, end of Ferry Rd, Glebe
When:  October 9, and 16 from 6pm - 8pm
Cost: $80

More info here