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What’s new in Sydney & NSW this July and August?

July 25, 2018 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

[New Restaurant – Sydney] Bistecca

Serving only steak as their mains, Bistecca gets customers to ask for their steak in weight, at AUD$13 per 100 grams. The meat is carved in front of the hearth and then a waiter presents the cut at the table, tells the price, and then it’s whisked away to be cooked. Sides of slow-cooked white beans, crunchy potatoes or Italian-style ricotta dumplings along with others can be ordered as accompaniments.

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[New Restaurant – NSW] Queen Chow Manly

Located in Manly, NSW – Queen Chow Manly is an exciting Cantonese concept on Manly Wharf that has officially opened in July 2018. Chefs Patrick Friesen and Eric Koh serve a flavour-packed menu of Cantonese classics and diverse dim sum that also celebrates great Australian produce. Some menu items include oysters with native finger lime, handmade wonton soup and BBQ Peking duck pancakes with cucumber, leek and hoisin. Visiting locals will also be surprised with offerings such as their mud crab, lobster and pippies, wok-fried with XO or Singapore’s black pepper sauce. Dim Sum items include Chef Eric’s famous steamed, baked and fried dumplings, including scallop and prawn siu mai, prawn har gau, jade seafood, wild mushroom, pork xiao long bao and egg custard tarts.

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[Activities – Sydney] Nomad Launches a Wine School

Since opening in 2013, Nomad has been expanding Sydney’s knowledge about Australian wine. It launched with an Australian-only wine list and followed up with a wine club in 2017. It has now launched wine classes – five-and-a-half-hour guided classes held at China Heights Gallery, above the restaurant, and involves tasting a dozen or so wines semi-blind to demonstrate how geography, climate and the winemaker can impact the result.

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[Events – Sydney] Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival

The award-winning Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival is back in 2018 with its biggest programme yet! Sydney Cherry Blossom Festival caters to all ages and interests, where visitors can experience various themes throughout the festival. This includes the ‘Hanami’ weekend that includes activities such as the Cherry Blossom trial, food village and Izakaya Bar; special experiences for kids with baby yoga and a Hello Kitty makeover bar; and the VIP party on the opening night with sake and craft beers, Tsuru food truck and a live concert.

Dates: 17 – 26 August 2018
Highlights include: Yozakura VIP Opening Night Party, Hanami Weekend, Garden Day with Costa, Kids Day and Seniors Day.

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[Events – NSW] Australian Surf Festival

Take a trip to the North Coast to see the best in the surfing world compete at the annual Australian Surf Festival. This esteemed festival will see over 500 competitors battle it out at Tweed Heads, NSW, competing in a range of disciplines including shortboard, longboard, bodyboard and logger heats. With more than 37km of gorgeous coastline and a subtropical climate, the Tweed Heads area is a wonderful destination with many natural attractions, including World Heritage rainforest. The Australian Surf Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Dates: 10 – 27 August 2018
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