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Sparkling Sydney Goes Off!

Sparkling Sydney Goes Off!

Pyrmont is the precinct where The Sydney Connection first began, with our progressive dinners as part of the Pyrmont Wine & Food Festival in 2013.

A new Sydney festival dedicated to all things effervescent and a first of its kind, Sparkling Australia went off recently in Pyrmont. With many different varieties of bubbles on offer, good food matches and an enthusiastic crowd. Food provodores included Goose on the Loose amazing salamis; cheeses from La Bastide; Tar10’s gourmet condiments and Hunter Valley Cheese tasting plates.

Crafty Dining: Rudi Rocket x Happy D's

Crafty Dining: Rudi Rocket x Happy D's

Rudi Rocket have been in business on Regent Street for over a decade. Simone & Brad met socially and found they had a lot in common when it came to their mutual taste in interior design and objet.

The store is full to the brim with Scandinavian, post-modern and original art, furniture, object and lighting from the 1930’s -to the 90’s. Bold primary colours jostle with wood-paneled surfaces and smoky glassware.  Rudi Rocket buy interstate from Adelaide and Brisbane as well as Sydney sources and often have random walk-ins of random wanting to sell them pieces.

Surry Hills Spring Tasting Trail: Mama's Buoi

Surry Hills Spring Tasting Trail: Mama's Buoi

Mama’s Buoi is a homage to the mother of the restaurant owner Bau Hoang, whose parents began working in the rag trade to feed their family. The Mama’s Buoi menu is inspired by both his Mum and Aunt’s home-cooked goodness. Their best childhood memories are of family meals and the banter that echoed around the dining room. Everyone was happiest when enjoying great food in good company.

Surry Hills Spring Tasting Trail: Muum Maam

Surry Hills Spring Tasting Trail: Muum Maam

Muum Maam (moom mum) named after the Thai slang for ‘little glutton’.
Muum Maam Surry Hills was established in 2010 as one of Holt Street’s most vibrant eating destinations.

By day, the street style Tuk Shop serves quick and delicious meals from the cart. A casual eatery some may say, absolutely full to the brim every lunch time. By night, Muum Maam serves classic Thai cuisine in a relaxed, cool environment.

Surry Hills Spring Tasting Trail: Alchemy

Surry Hills Spring Tasting Trail: Alchemy

Alchemy located on the corner of Crown and Devonshire Streets,  is set in a cosy and elegant yet unpretentious dining room known for its menu of delicate meals made in the traditional Polish way. The restaurant is famous for its freshly-made traditional Polish dumplings (pierogi), goose, duck, polish borsch (barszcz czerwony) and stuffed meat.

Sydney Mardi Gras - Surry Hills Walk

Thanks to our guests and restaurants for last weeks Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras  Festival dining walk of Surry Hills. We were a small but enthusiastic group.of food lovers who loved all our courses. Very international too with a Sydney-based couple originally from LA, a Hamburg resident - who is currently globe trotting and a Chinese/Australian plus the (originally) Kiwi guide!

We enjoyed a vigorous discourse about Sydney's lockout laws - consensus: needs a major re-think! And discovering new cocktails - rum seems to be the flavour of this summer.

Thanks to Golden Age Cinema & Bar Longrain Sydney Baccomatto Osteria and Rosie Campbell's for hosting and feeding us so well.

Sydney Mardi Gras Launched

Sydney Mardi Gras Launched

Last night at Paddington Town Hall Sydney Mardi Gra launched the 2016 Festival Season! With Courtney Act - MG Global Ambassador - strutting out to perform her opening number in a fringed neon cape. Then keeping us amused throughout the speeches with various anecdotes. The festival is two weeks packed with everything from bear picnics to Underwhere parties and queer film galore.

 The Sydney Connection is staging two dining walk events in Surry Hills & Darlinghurst in our third year as part of the festival programme.

 

Participating bars &  restaurants include Golden Age Cinema & Bar | Baccomatto Osteria |Buster Brown Cafe | Love Tilly Devine | Embers Mezze Bar with more to be confirmed soon! Another exciting summer is on the way! HAPPY MARDI GRAS!

Tickets are now on sale for all Festival events!