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Relax this Australia Day long weekend dining at The Star
When it comes to January 26, we’re pretty practiced at whipping out the barbecue, tossing on some tunes and inviting the whole neighbourhood around for a party. But even the most masterful amateur grillers and backyard cricketers need a break from hosting duties every so often – especially in this heat. This Australia Day long weekend, put your feet up, grab a beer or cocktail and let the culinary wizards at The Star take care of your annual Aussie feast. To make you feel right at home, the chefs at Flying Fish, Sokyo and Black Bar & Grill have put in the hard yards to create special dishes with an Australiana theme just for the celebration along with their usual fabulous fare. At Flying Fish, they take fresh seafood very seriously. It’s all about flavour over technique frills, and dishes that showcase the finest fruits of the sea. Over the Australia Day long weekend, they’ll be serving special mango and macadamia barbecue prawns for just $34. You won’t be able to find juicier Spencer Gulf prawns, with these babies coming out sizzling in a zesty glaze of mango kombucha. They’re not stopping there. For dessert, you can order a nostalgic Milo chocolate mousse with Vegemite-salted caramel for $24. In honour of our diverse nation, Sokyo will be adding a little extra Aussie flair to their much-loved Japanese dishes. They’ll be sizzling prawns on their robata grill with a kick from a lime and shiso salsa plus a jalapeño sauce for $18 a piece. And for bona fide lovers of the fin
Four ways to perfectly pair your next night out with Blue Moon
A lot of fuss is made about pairing your food to your wine, but not everyone likes wine. Luckily, beer is often the perfect match to a meal, especially when you’re talking spicy food and delicious salty bar snacks. Blue Moon Belgian White is a refreshing, citrus-laced brew that is increasingly finding its way behind bars across Sydney’s drinking and dining scene. Next time you find yourself at one of these Sydney establishments pair your schooner of Blue Moon Belgian White with one of these meals to experience the beer (and your food) at its best.
Spend Australia Day dancing at Rock Lily
Us Australians sure know how to celebrate, but every now and then it’s good practice to accept a little assistance in our an area of expertise. From Friday, January 25 to Sunday, January 27, the team at Rock Lily at The Star are throwing an Australia Day bash and they want you to join the party. Of course, you can’t have a party without music. On Friday you’ll be singing along to a series of Australian anthems, with a live band playing Aussie classics, as well as a set by DJ Kitsch. Saturday will feature the R'n'B and hip hop stylings of Yo! Mafia, Beast Mode, D-Flat and Soul Nights. Finally, closing the weekend of music on Sunday will be Check Your Head featuring slow jam king Konecs, club and festival regular DJ Horizon, and more R'n'B spins from MC Bustanut, Suit AZ, D-Flat, Troy-T and K-Time. There's plenty of delicious beverages to try throughout your weekend celebrations, but you should definitely put the lamington cocktail on your list, which shakes together Baileys, Tia Maria, coconut syrup and milk for $16. During January, Sydney has been enjoying 40 per cent off all drinks between 2-10pm Monday to Friday at Rock Lily, so you'll certainly have a roaring start to your long weekend. All you need to do now is pick out your best green and gold, gather your mates and make a bee line for The Star.
Time Out Sydney Bar Awards
Save the date: the annual Time Out Sydney Bar Awards are coming to Oxford Art Factory on Sunday March 10. Join us as we toast the city’s best cocktail bars, new bars, wine bars, bartenders, rising stars and more at the party for the party-makers.You can expect an afternoon of delicious drinks, great food and sweet tunes in celebration of our stunning and resilient bar scene. Tickets ($70 + BF) include all food and drinks, and are on sale now. Got a favourite bar? Why not vote for it in the People's Choice Award? Nominees in most categories will be announced soon, so watch this space. What will be named Sydney's Bar of the Year for 2019?