The inaugural Cruise Bar Winter Soiree launches the Dine at Mine Dinner Series fundraising initiative

The Cruise Bar in Circular Quay was transformed into a winter wonderland for the inaugural Winter Soiree on Wednesday 3 August 2016.

Guests in attendance including, Dave Billsborrow from the Bachelorette and Showpo Founder Jane Lu.

Guests were treated to a delicious winter feast created by head chef Richard Slarp, which included: succulent roast lamb and pork; Peking duck crepes with plum sauce; pork belly steam buns; paella with prawns, chicken and chorizo; wagyu beef cheese burgers; tempura mushrooms and grilled shallot steam buns; and vegetable rice paper rolls with ginger and soy dressing.

As a further treat, an impressive array of deserts were spread out over a long table with everything you could imagine ranging from assorted mini eclairs, white and milk chocolate dipped strawberries, assorted macaroons, chocolate brownies, white chocolate coconut and caramel truffles, chocolate dipped donuts, tarts, coconut panna cottas, sago with drunken fruits, cup cakes, tropical fruits and a huge range of cakes.

Guest washed down the amazing food with premium red and white wine, proscecco, Dirty Granny mulled cider and cocktails Jade Dynasty and Yuzu Imagination.

There was also a live performance from The Voice finalist Mikaela Dean, and Sydney stalwart Simon Caldwell took to the decks for a night quite unlike any other.

The evening’s festivities were supported Camp Quality, a not-for-profit charity that relies heavily on the generosity of everyday Australians to create the best quality life for every child in Australia who is living with cancer. They provide essential services to kids with cancer aged 0-13 and their families. They also support children who have a parent or sibling with cancer.

Sydney’s Cruise Bar partnered with Camp Quality to help raise funds through the Dine at Mine fundraising initiative in the coming weeks. The fun, simple and exciting concept encourages supporters to share a meal with their favourite people before asking them to contribute what they would have spent on a meal out to Camp Quality. This donation will be used by Camp Quality to run programs that support kids and their families at every stage of the cancer journey. Camp Quality believes laughter is the best medicine and runs programs focused on the power of positive psychology to build optimism and resilience.

Cruise bar is located at the Overseas Passenger Terminal, at Level 1, 2 and 3, Circular Quay West, Circular Quay Sydney.

For more information about Cruise Bar, go to: http://cruisebar.com.au/

For more information about Camp Quality or to make a donation, go to: https://www.campquality.org.au/

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