An interactive sensory adventure that combines food, cocktails and music
Enter Bombay Sapphire’s Project Botanicals, a journey of multi-sensory experiences combining lights, music, cocktails and delicious food. Strap yourself in for a two-hour adventure that will take you through a series of destinations representing some of Bombay Sapphire’s botanical locations across the world.
At all four Project Botanicals 'destinations', you’ll get to experience a tasting-pairing with dishes by Studio Neon chef Aaron Teece, served with matched cocktails by some Australia’s best cocktail bars.
Your journey with Project Botanicals will begin in Spain, where Bombay Sapphire’s lemon peel is sourced. You’ll be surrounded by a mini citrus grove, except when you pick your lemon from a bed of leaves, you’ll discover what looks like fallen fruit is actually a lemony cheesecake, served with a cocktail created by Mjolner, Sydney’s Viking-inspired bar and restaurant. Next stop is the mountains of Java, Indonesia where the cubeb pepper berry is sourced. Take a bite of a smoky chargrilled chicken, served with a cocktail by Australia’s best gin bar, the Barber Shop.
Then you'll be guided to a Chinese backstreet, where a secret door will open to present you the liquorice-infused Jasmine Bloom cocktail from Sydney’s Bar Moncur, which is served alongside duck pancakes with liquorice root gel. The final stop is a mosaic tiled area inspired by Moroccan souks, where Bombay Sapphire’s coriander seeds are sourced. Here you’ll be served a lamb tagine with coriander yoghurt foam, which will be served with a cocktail by Melbourne laneway bar Union Electric.
The cherry on top of this aromatic experience? Future Classic beatmaker Ta-Ku and Perth animator Sam Price will be on hand to create a transcendental experience throughout the evening. This 360-degree audio-visual composition will feature vivid light installations and an original music composition made exclusively for Project Botanicals that uses layers of sound to complement the flavours appearing on your palate.