The name says it all, really. The inner-city suburb of South Eveleigh is set to transform into a vibrant food, drink and entertainment hub, complete with dancefloor and shiny mirror balls (so don’t forget your best boogie shoes). Culinary queen Kylie Kwong is heading up the curated menu, which will reflect the vibrant culture of Sydney’s inner west. Expect to devour dishes like hokkien noodles with raw Hiramasa kingfish, and a salad of five-spice tofu, fresh black fungus and vegetables. Matt Whiley is in charge of beverages, and alongside a solid selection of beer and wine there will be two specially crafted cocktails. A battle of the decks will be taking place to entice you out on the d-floor, with live DJs including Joyride, Deepa and Tyson Koh spinning tunes. Tickets are $30, and there are two separate sittings: noon-3pm and 6-10pm.
Sydney’s back, baby – and to help in the revitalisation of the city’s hospitality scene, the NSW Government is launching a one-day-only dining event on Friday December 3. Sydney’s Open for Lunch will see an exciting program of long lunches, pop-up activations and bespoke foodie experiences take over the Sydney and Parramatta CBDs, plus the inner-city fringe areas. Industry heavyweights like Kylie Kwong, Luke Mangan and Palisa Anderson will also be lending their support to the occasion, hosting events and curating special menus.
And while the George Street luncheon is completely sold out, there are still plenty of seats at lots of long, linen-clad tables left to be snapped up. So whether you’re planning a long-overdue family catch-up, looking for an excuse to escape the office for a few hours, or just want to head into the city to do something fun, there’s an event to suit all taste buds and culinary preferences. The hardest part? Choosing just one to attend.