World-renowned chef Lennox Hastie fires up at the 2012 Time Out Bar Awards
The Bar Guide highlights over 220 of the city’s best pubs, small bars, wine bars and cocktail bars and is on sale this year for $4.95 and free for a limited time to Time Out magazine subscribers. On the night, Time Out will also announce the winners of the highly anticipated 2012 bar awards.
To complement these tipples, world-renowned chef Lennox Hastie, a Brisbane boy who made his name at Spain’s Etxebarri, will be at the helm of a one-night-only restaurant with Sydney restaurant gun John Fink (Quay, Otto). “We jumped at the chance to play ball with the Time Out crew, especially for the bar awards,” says Fink. “Food is very important for a city’s bar scene. The challenge for Sydney is to move away from the lazy ‘jar food’ and present original tasty treats.”
You won’t find a jar in sight come Monday 24 October, as Hastie gets set to fire up the greatest barbecue that Sydney has ever seen. So what can you expect to find on the coals? According to Fink, “There will be smoke. There will be fire. There will be goats, fire-grilled things on sticks and a whopping paella.”
Cocktails and coal-fired treats will be coupled with a cutting edge line-up of live entertainment, hand-picked by the Time Out editors. Fanny Lumsden and her Band (read our interview here) will be belting out country fried goodness, while contortionist Billie Bradshaw will twist, turn and tumble. Bunny Hoop Star will hoola hoop her way into your heart. DJs Joe Laney (GoodGod) and James McInnes (Future Classic) will keep the party keepin' on while the Black Cherry gals will kick off the after party downstairs in Lo Fi with back-to-back DJs spinning awesome 50s tunes.
Where: The Standard, Level 3, 383 Bourke St, Darlinghurst 2010.
When: Mon 24 Oct 2011, 6.30–10.30pm
Price: General release tickets – $99; Time Out Sydney magazine subscribers – $69. Ticket includes all drinks, Lennox Hastie canapés and access to the official after party at Lo-Fi from 10.30pm.