We’re back with another edition of Monday Munchies and we’re hitting the ground running with our favourite thing in the world, fried chicken. Of course, we’ve put together the only round-up that matters in this week’s edition and inside you’ll find everything from chicken to Champagne showers and the latest and greatest restaurant openings. Let’s get stuck into the December 5th edition of Monday Munchies.
Butter is Hosting an Aussie Artist’s Tour and You’re Invited
Our favourite fried chicken and tunes joint in Sydney, Butter, has teamed up with a mix of the old and new to host an Aussie Artists Tour starting right now at Butter. Selected for their influence on their respective scenes, the artists include the likes of Horrorshow, Yibby, Mason Dane, and Sydney Youngins alongside four local LGBTQ+ artists to celebrate World Pride Month in Sydney this March.
All the specials below have created as a collaboration between the artists and Butter’s very own tortured artist, Executive Chef Julian Cincotta who says he’s honoured to work on the tour.
“At Butter, we are all about celebrating talent – especially our local talent – these are the people who make our city great and take us to the world! We are honoured to be working with these amazing local artists and we look forward to working with many many more as they take their craft to the world!”
The instalment ‘Horrorshow’ has arrived at Butter locations across Sydney and goes something like this.
- The Good Problems Katsu Sando – fried chicken thigh filet, tonkotsu glaze, pickled daikon, konbu onions.
- Bad Feelings Laced Up Fries.
- Kid Solo Drink – Chiva’s, lemon, solo.
Butter Aussie Artist’s Tour Dates*
Horrorshow: December 2022
Yibby: January 2023
Mason Dane: February 2023
LGBTQ+ artists for World Pride: March 2023
Sydney Youngins: April 2023
*Exact details of the remainder of the tour dates will be announced closer to their release times.
Smoke Sessions at Vic’s Meat Market in Pyrmont
Fifth-generation butcher and Vic’s Meat founder, Anthony Puharich has announced Smokehouse Sessions, the all-you-can-eat and sundowners festival of smoked meats featuring live music, on Saturday 10th of December from 6:00 pm exclusively at Vic’s Meat Market in Pyrmont.
“We’re thrilled to announce our summer edition of Smokehouse Sessions at Vic’s Meat Market Pyrmont, which has become a much-loved celebration of the silly season for meat lovers from all across Sydney,” said Vic’s Meat founder, Anthony Puharich.
Smokehouse Sessions has become a summer ritual for the premium Australian meat supplier — who supply Aria, Bennelong, Firedoor, Iceberg’s Dining Room & Bar, Oncore, Quay and Woodcut restaurants — giving BBQ enthusiasts and meat lovers the unique opportunity to learn and enjoy the preparation and cooking of premium cuts of meat, such as Vic’s signature 10-hour smoked Wagyu Brisket and Pork Belly and USA-style Pork Ribs with house-made BBQ sauce, for the all-inclusive ticket price of $60.00 per person plus booking fee.
Reign Gets a Revamp for Champagne Lovers
You might be wondering where the biggest Champagne lovers in Sydney hang out in the evening… allow us to re-introduce Reign in the QVB. Located on Level 1 of the Queen Victoria Building in Sydney’s CBD, Reign is one of the city’s largest Champagne parlours with over 170 selections of Champagne to choose from, with options for everyone including high rollers and those looking to duck in for some after-work drinks.
The venue offers delicious dishes such as yellowfin tuna tataki; goat cheese tortellini; smoked salmon pikelets and of course, freshly shucked oysters as well as black river oscietra imperial caviar. Of course, we struggle to look past the wide selection of Champagne Flights, designed to take you through a journey of luxury tastings.
The Abercrombie Opens Italo-Disco Rooftop
When the Abercrombie opens later this month, the multi-level party palace will be home to three unique experiences. For the first time, the top floor and hidden rooftop will open to the public as Casa Rosa, a playful late-night Italo-disco cocktail lounge with rooftop terrazza inspired by an NYC icon. The venues adjoining terraces will become Lil Sis, a neighbourhood wine bar and shop with an ex-Monopole sommelier curating the wines.
“Our vision for The Abercrombie is a welcoming, day-to-late-night destination for Sydney that delivers a diverse range of experiences,” said CEO of Solotel, Elliot Solomon. “We want it to be a place that the local community feel is their own, whether that’s picking up a bottle of wine, enjoying a slice of pizza in the beer garden, or soaking up the sun on the rooftop. The Abercrombie is a place you can come to any day, night, or early morning and have a fun experience.”
Inspired by the iconic Palazzo Chupi ‘pink house’ in New York, the space is awash in colour with plush lounges, original contemporary art, and a layout designed to feel like you’re partying in that fabulously eclectic friend’s home. Inside the vibes are Neapolitan colour-washed walls, green leather lounges, yellow and black terrazzo tables with delicate scalloped edges, and pink leather director’s chairs. Outside on the rooftop, built-in booth seating with lobster red cushions surround a central 3.5-metre-long red and green terrazzo communal table, an ideal spot for soaking up that inner-city sunset.
Mexi-Cali Pop-up is Hitting Morgan’s Sorrento This Summer
What: Mexi-Cali Pop-Up
Where: Morgan’s Sorrento
When: December 15th 2022 – mid-March 2023
Who: Chef Paul Wilson
Morgan’s is one of those great restaurants that combines sensational views and outstanding food. Well worth the drive this summer, the venue is hosting a feast for the senses with Chef Paul Wilson’s new Mexi-Cali Pop-Up running from December 15th 2022 to mid-March 2023.
On the menu you’ll find inventive, fresh and fusion recipes from the revered food traditions of Mexico, California and Latin America. With a firm focus on Nixtamal (GF fermented corn) tortilla tacos, seasonal produce and bold flavours, the Mexi-Cali menu will feature at Morgan’s all summer long and includes a guacamole bar, icy cold margaritas and a menu of pristine seafood including robust Murray Cod, NZ storm clams, LA-style fish tacos and Poseidon Tostada.
We highly recommend concluding your trip with either the Tequila and coffee flan or sweet corn ice-cream and popcorn sundae or Churros tacos with salted caramel. Both are certified bangers.
FISHBOWL x Beauty Chef Launch Tuna Glow Bowl
FISHBOWL has partnered with Carla Oates from The Beauty Chef to create an exclusive wellness bowl – The Tuna Glow Bowl. Raising awareness of the link between beauty and gut health, the collaboration is available in all FISHBOWL venues nationwide right now.
Every aspect of The Tuna Glow Bowl has been carefully designed with The Beauty Chef and FISHBOWL consumers in mind, with the ingredients and nutritional qualities full of antioxidants, fibre and prebiotics to feed the beneficial microorganisms in the body.
The bowl consists of Yellowfin Tuna Sashimi, avocado, kale, cucumber, chilli, coriander, radish, zesty lime dressing, shiitake mushroom and almond gomashio, and costs $17.90 including avocado.