With drizzly weather predicted The Rocks Vintage Dinner took place under a gorgeously intimate, street-length fabric marquee.
Seated at the long, beautifully adorned communal table between seasoned attendees and enthusiastic, young newcomers, we perused the menu, giggling as the latter group explained Wine Odyssey’s Enomatic pouring system "like a Pick'n'Mix for adults".
We availed ourselves of their 2012 Belgravia Gewürztraminer from Orange, and a helping from their huge pan...
...of braised beef cheeks with pearl barley and mushroom risotto, arguably the dish of the night.
39-43 Argyle Street, The Rocks
Ph: (02) 8114 0256
The Cut’s new chef Grant Croft produced the best overall set of dishes: scallops with mushrooms, peas and bone marrow, and...
...braised beef brisket with liquorice, spinach and carrots.
The Cut Bar & Grill
16 Argyle Street, The Rocks
Ph: (02) 9259 5695
Ananas Bar and Brasserie won dessert hands down, with a trio of mini éclairs – yours to be had for just two rocks.
Ananas Bar & Brasserie
18 Argyle Street, The Rocks
Ph: (02) 9259 5668
This cashless exchange system was just one exemplar of the celebration of analogue pleasures, which included Gramophone Man, singers...
...and dancers, all put on by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority to promote a dining district of Sydney we shouldn’t just leave to tourists!