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the sydney connection


wine & dine with a local

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the sydney connection


wine & dine with a local

Hello!

The Sydney Connection curates private dining walks around our favourite inner city precincts of Surry Hills Darlinghurst and Potts Point.

Accompanied by a well-connected guide, our walks are aimed at visitors and Sydneysiders who want to go ‘where the locals go’ for inspiring food, good service and cool interiors. We take bookings for between 2 - 10 Guests per booking and visit 4 venues on each walk. Enjoying a different course at each venue accompanied by matching wine.

We also regularly stage food events as part of the best-known events that celebrate the inspirational food culture our city has to offer:  Good Food Month, Pyrmont Festival and Sydney Mardi Gras. Some of Sydney’s most-loved bars, and restaurants have hosted our events over the past three years: A Tavola | Baccomatto OsteriaBar H | BillsLove Tilly DevineMahjong Room and many more.

Wine & dine with a local!


WALK

between venues and discover the laneways, small streets and avenues that make inner city Sydney so fascinating for locals and visitors alike.

TALK

to your fellow diners and local guide about the food, the unique history & trivia of each precinct and the Sydney food scene.

EAT

with your fellow diners, feel the different vibe in each dining room we visit and learn about food trends, terms and different cultures.

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OUR GUIDES


Maree Sheehan

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OUR GUIDES


Maree Sheehan

MAREE SHEEHAN

Maree Sheehan - Director and Chief Guide - started conducting food, fashion and design day-walks in January 2013, after she had an international internet date with a guy called Oscar from Houston, Texas! After spending the day showing her guest all her favourite local haunts, Oscar complimented Maree on her unique tour guide style and suggested she do it as a living.

Maree soon realised that the food component was the most popular - from what guests mentioned in their reviews on Trip Advisor. in August 2015 she changed the focus of the business to evening dining walks and has been very busy ever since!

As a well-connected Potts Point local with a great network of small bars and restaurants Maree has built on her knowledge resulting in strong relationships with restaurateurs in inner-city Sydney. Enabling her to create VIP experiences for her guests and ensure a consistently good and unique experience.

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, Maree Sheehan has lived in Sydney for the past eighteen years and first visited Sydney as a twenty-one year old tourist. By 1998 Maree was a permanent resident of Sydney and fast falling in love with a Sydneysider and the city itself. The energy, the outdoor lifestyle and the abundance of fabulous food, good service and cool décor trends ensured that she stayed longer than the romance lasted.

 

saskia howard

Vespa riding Tour Manager and Mum to the coolest nine-year-old in Potts Point, Saskia is a super-fun person to have as your guide. This well-traveled inner city Sydney gal is also known as The Jam Alchemist creating lusciously addictive, seasonal jams for a number of hip, local cafes.

We love having Saskia along on a dining walk for her wicked sense of humour, stylish outfits and razor sharp mind - we guarantee you won't get bored in her company.

 

Dale Burton

A Gastronomic Tourism academic and committed globe trotter Dale is a very food-centric guide.

Dale has a strong background in event management, curating and operations. She recently worked on the avant-garde Dark Mofo festival in Tasmania and has an ongoing role with Margot Natoli Project Management who produce unique food and wine themed festivals - including the very successful Pyrmont Food, Wine and Art Festival.

We love having Dale along on a dining walk for her incredible knowledge and understanding of food culture, friendly & polished manner and insatiable appetite to know more about the everyday rituals that accompany food.

 

 

 

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WALK FORMAT


Surry Hills | Darlinghurst | Potts Point

Discover the locals' favourite dining rooms

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WALK FORMAT


Surry Hills | Darlinghurst | Potts Point

Discover the locals' favourite dining rooms