Fresh on the Menu
Pinot Palooza Returns
Australia’s largest annual Pinot Noir and music festival is back! Combining the robust flavour of Pinot Noir with food from some of Australia’s best restaurants and an amazing music lineup, Pinot Palooza promises a spectacular wine tasting and music event. Wine producers involved include Curly Flat, Joseph Chromy, Stefano Lubiana and New Zealand’s Pegasus Bay, while restaurants such as Blackbird, Fromage Artisans and Maker & Monger have lined up menus of grilled meats, cheeses and charcuterie to pair with your wines. All visitors to the festival will receive a Plumm Vintage Redb glass to take home afterwards, and for the first time, customers can upgrade to a VIP experience.
1pm–6pm, 8 October, Carriageworks, Blacksmith’s Workshop, 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh. pinotpalooza.com.au
Fratelli Fresh Brings Italian Flavours to the Entertainment Quarter
The newly opened Fratelli Fresh at the Entertainment Quarter boasts casual alfresco Italian dining, authentic hand-tossed pizzas, meals and desserts, and a verdant indoor-outdoor beer and wine garden. Their new restaurant brings the taste and feel of Italy to the Eastern Suburbs, and offers home delivery by Deliveroo. Open till late and large enough to accommodate 300 guests, Fratelli Fresh offers sumptuous meals including lamb ragu, delicious desserts including their signature banoffee torta, and a huge line-up of craft beers, as well as Negronis on tap and bottomless red, white or rosé wine with lunch.
Mon–sun 11.30am–late. 211 Bent Street, Entertainment Quarter, Sydney. 8099 7069. fratellifresh.com.au
Frenchies Bistro and Brewery Opens in Rosebery
Chef Thomas Cauquil and brewer Vincent de Soyres bring classic French bistronomy to Australia at Frenchies Bistro and Brewery. Combining the cosy atmosphere of a Parisian bistro with the industrial steel of a brewery, and filled with hand-crafted French oak furnishings, Frenchies is the perfect place to enjoy good food and beer with your friends. The bistro features a unique menu which changes daily, featuring delicious seasonal produce, while downstairs in the bar customers can sample a selection of smoked fish, cheese boards and charcuterie to complement their beer.
Bistro hours: Sun–mon 12pm–2.30pm, Tue–sat lunch 12pm–2.30pm, dinner 6pm–10pm. The Cannery, 6/61-71 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery. frenchiesbistroandbrewery.com.au
Express Lunch at The Cut
Sydney’s premium New York-inspired steakhouse The Cut Bar and Grill now offers an express lunch, where you can enjoy a delicious meal for fantastic value. At just $49, the new express lunch features a succulent 200g Rangers Valley Black Onyx skirt steak in buttery Café de Paris sauce, a fresh house salad, fries and a glass of wine. Available Monday to Friday, this is the perfect meal for a working lunch or to fill you up before an afternoon of sightseeing.
Express lunch available Mon–fri 12pm–3pm. 16 Argyle Street, The Rocks. 9259 5695. cutbarandgrill.com