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Eat, drink and party at the Festival of the Senses

All the best events from Keystone's month-long celebration of the return of spring

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Whether your idea of a good time involves making personalised Bloody Mary's to your exact specifications over brunch, eating five-courses of salumi and cheese or dedicating a whole nigth to sparkling wine, there's definitely a weekly event at the Festival of the Senses to suit your particular style of spring-time indulgence.

Bloody Mary Brunch Bar

Spend your weekends in the lush surrounds of the Gazebo in Potts Point and really get a run-up with their European brunch menu, which tastes best when paired with one of the five house Bloody Marys. Of course if you know what you like in a savoury cocktail, you can also take the DIY approach and design your own.

Deatils: Sat, Sun Sep 2-Oct 3, 10am-2pm.

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Elizabeth Bay

Crab Shack Sundays

Gather your claw-busting crew and don your bibs at Manly Wine who will be hosting their weekly crab specials. You can order up a plate of tender, juicy blue swimmer crabs; do battle with spanner crab legs or go the whole hog and order up a mud crab from the tank.

Details: Sundays, Sep 2-Oct 3.

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Superfood High Tea

Treating yourself doesn't need to mean going totally overboard (freakshakes, we're looking at you). Why not book in for the weekly Superfood High Tea at the Loft where you will be treated to an organic high tea spread that is as nutrient-dense as it is delicious.  

Details: Sep 2-Oct 3, $45pp.

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Darling Harbour

Food Trucks at Cargo Bar

Every Friday and Saturday evening at Cargo Bar they will be hosting a food truck rally with a rolling roster of SYdney snack purveyors parking in the beer garden from 5pm to help keep the good times on a slow boil. 

Details: Fridays and Saturdays, 5pm, Sep 2 - Oct 3.

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Darling Harbour

Salumi and Cheese Degustation

On Wednesday night the only place to be is at Gazebo where they are offering  five courses celebrating salumi and cheese for $65 a head. You can chuck an etxtra $30 in the hat for matched wines too, so don't try and tell us you don't love humpday. 

Deatils: Wednesdays, Sep 2-Oct 3, $65-$95.

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Elizabeth Bay

"I Can't Believe it's not Champagne!"

Champagne might be yoru first instinct when celebrations need to be had, but the world of sparkling wine extends far beyond the borders of France. That's why every Thursday night during the Festival of the Senses you can head to the Winery for a sparkling wine dinner series where your $69 ticket buys you four glasses of sparkling wine and three matched dishes to bring out the best in the bubbles.

Details: Thursdays, Sep 2-Oct 3, $69.

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Surry Hills