Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel Circular Quay showcased their redeveloped venue to media with an interactive cocktail making class at their new laneway bar, Three Bottle Man, and a dinner at their restaurant, Silvester’s, on Thursday 20 July 2017.
Sydney Harbour Marriott Hotel recently undertook a multi-million dollar redevelopment, which included a new restaurant called Silvester’s and a laneway bar that can be accessed from Bulletin Place called Three Bottle Man.
On arrival, guests were served an Eastside cocktail made with gin, lime juice mint, cucumber and elderflower syrup from Three Bottle Man. Three Bottle Man is a cafe during the day serving three choices of fresh juices, coffee and a rotating menu, and a bar at night serving beer, wines, cocktails and shared platters. Its food philosophy is to offer the simplest selection of the freshest food. Most of their alcohol is also locally sourced.
The interactive cocktail class at Three Bottle Man included a cocktail making demonstration where we made our own cocktail. My first attempt was disastrous and with a lot of help from the barman, my second attempt was a great success. The successful cocktail was essentially the Old Cuban cocktail which is made with spiced rum, lime juice, mint, sugar syrup, prosecco and angostura bitters.
Silvester’s is located on the ground floor of the hotel near the front lobby. The man in charge is Raphael Szurek, a French chef who uses minimalist French-Japanese technique and ideas, but local, top quality produce. He demonstrated to guests how he made the winter dessert Peta negra with chocolate and chestnut where one of the ingredients was cured ham and another was deep fried spaghetti!
The media dinner consisted of: Duck Fat Kipfler Potatoes with bush tomato chutney; Choi Farm’s mushrooms with parsley and garlic butter; Grima Brothers Farm Vegetables; Cone Bay Barramundi, mussels, pipis and parsnip; and Darling Downs Grainge Beef Eye Fillet, bone marrow and celeriac. For dessert guests were served Winter dessert Peta negra, chocolate and chestnut, and figs and honeycomb olive oil cake with whipped mascarpone and blood orange sorbet. The vegetables and barramundi were superb but my favourite was the fig dessert. I like the sweet stuff.
Three Bottle Man and Silvester’s are open for breakfast lunch and dinner seven days a week.
For more information about Three Bottle Man, go to: https://threebottleman.com.au/
For more information about Silvester’s, go to: https://silvesters.com.au/