After the raging success of their October-long Veuve Clicquot pop-up, Bullion Bar at The Mint, the Trippas White Group have cleverly relaunched the space with another bubbling golden liquid. Luckily I was on hand for the launch of their Moët & Chandon pop-up, as there were countless gold-plated goblets of Moët & Chandon Impérial to be consumed!
Spring Street Social
Never trust a charlatan or chunky fries described as ‘skinny’, right? Forget everything you’ve learnt and head to Bondi Junction’s newest underground bar. The Charlatan ($17) is one of their signature cocktails; with vodka, rhubarb bitters, cinnamon-infused agave and lime juice, it’s a tonic you’ll want to self-medicate with.
Proving neatly that you can get crabs, even if you use protection, I gloved up and donned a bib for the launch of House of Crabs. In a flurry of fairy lights and crab pots, they've taken over the first floor of The Norfolk Hotel; and suddenly Sydney has it’s first American seafood boil (common in coastal areas of the United States, like Louisiana and Chesapeake Bay).
Woolwich Pier Hotel
Perched on a balcony at the end of a peninsula my dining companion dubbed “the tonsil of Sydney Harbour” I survey the view. The wide, comfortable verandah affords a view of the Iron Cove, Anzac and Sydney Harbour bridges; a vista only improved by fireworks (thanks to the Sydney Opera House’s 40th Birthday).