Easter Dining Guide: Desserts, Dishes & Special Events

Next to the Christmas Season, how is April not anyone’s favorite month of the year?   Two 4 day weeks in a row, and celebrations of reflection, confectionary and patriotism!  A quick scan across metropolitan and suburban Sydney, here’s some of the cool things taking place and being served up….

SPECIAL EVENTS:

WIN 1 OF 4 $2,500 GIFT CARDS @ MACARTHUR SQUAREMacArthurGardens_CitizensoftheWorld_DominicLoneraganPhotography__MeghanMcTavish_FashionPhotography_270319_0004-Edit
WHEN: Monday 1 -17th of April 

WHERE: Macarthur Square Shopping Centre
200 Gilchrist Drive, Macarthur
When shoppers spend $150 at any participating fashion and beauty speciality store at Macarthur this month and complete a form, they go into a draw to win.

For the kids, April 15-26, a giant LEGO pop-up Play Zone will be keeping young ones entertained with a special visit from characters in the new LEGO Movie 2 – Emmet.

g-fonne-pr-0890The Easter Bunny and Alice in Wonderland will also be handing out Cadbury Eggs.  Some great hands-on activities taking place also include cupcake decorating, sushi making and a Grill’d burger masterclass!

SOULTRAP PRESENTS COMEDY ON COOPER

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WHEN: Every Wednesday, 6.15pm till late
WHERE: 70-72 Campbell St, Surry Hills 2010
Every week,  Soultrap in partnership with Coopers Beer Comedy will be providing the laughs while you knock one back.   You also have the chance to win 10 weeks of beer by entering at the venue or online or  right here.

 

 

 

PARLOUR LANE TURNS YOUR NEXT HOME MOVIE FEST INTO AN EVENT CINEMA EXPERIENCE!

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It’s the signature range synonymous with a typical blockbuster experience at Event Cinemas and now their magical range of flavoured popcorn and creamy choc tops can be delivered to your door with participating cinemas in NSW (George Street, Macquarie, Bondi, Miranda, Parramatta, Hurstville) and QLD (Pacific Fair Myer (for Brisbane CBD) & surrounds, Southport) making them available to you at home courtesy of Uber Eats!    Yes the entire range including Toffee Apple, Spicy Nacho and Chocolatey popcorn is now just a phone tap away, just as the Triple Choc Fudge, Berries & Cream, Choc Mint Choc Tops are!

What’s showing at Event Cinemas throughout the Easter & Anzac Day Season?

Wednesday 17 April – Chicks at the Flicks – Join Event Cinemas for the April instalment of Chicks at the Flicks, with the Advance Screening of Australian romantic comedy Top End Wedding. Screen Shot 2019-04-11 at 12.08.49 AM.pngEvery ticket receives a bonus gift bag on the night so come and enjoy a well-deserved night out with the girl gang and book tickets today.

Thursday 18 April – Monty Python’s The Life of Brian – 40th Anniversary: Returning to cinemas for its 40th Anniversary, in glorious standard definition and mono-sound, Monty Python delivers a scathing, anarchic satire of both religion and Hollywood’s depiction of all things biblical with their 1979 feature film Life of Brian.

Friday 19 – 22 April – Easter:  Easter Egg Hunts will be taking place in the first sessions of select films: The Lego Movie 2, Dumbo, and Wonder Park.   All tickets purchased over the weekend will also come with delicious Darrell Lea Nougat Milk Chocolate Easter Bite.

Wednesday 24 April – Avengers: Endgame:  Watch the final film of the Marvel superhero franchise.

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DESSERTS, COCKTAILS & DISHES OF THE MONTH:

THE LEGACY OF BOPP & TONE’S CHOCOLATE LAMINGTON WITH HOMEMADE RASPBERRY ICE CREAMbopp-tone_anzac-dessert_chocolate-lamington.jpg
WHEN:  1-30 April
WHERE: 60 Carrington Street, Sydney  NSW 2000

Enjoy this dessert especially created for this season of reflection guilt free with $2 from every dessert sold being donated to the Legacy Goundation which services Australian families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse, during or after their defence force service.
Bopp & Tone will be closed 19-22 of April and Anzac Day.

 

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WHEN: 1 April – 31May
WHERE: 100 Murray St, Pyrmont

Winter inspired spices the intensify the natural flavour of local produce, The Ternary offers a whole baked rainbow trout with capers, parsley burnt butt er topped with
a zucchini salad. Paired with a glass of Shaw,

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The Après L’ automne transforms the traditional hot chocolate into a ski inspired cocktail of Havana Dark Rum, Mozart Dark chocolate and fresh orange.

 

 

 

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TAYIM’S ARCHIE ROSE WATERMELON SPRITZ

WHEN: 18-26 April
WHERE: Nurses Walk The Rocks  NSW  2000

Australia’s most highly awarded distillery comes to Mediterranean inspired, Tayim in a series of changing menu and cocktail pairings that showcase Archie Rose’s range of gins.   Light and fresh with scents of Vermouth Rose.

 

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PHASE 2 of HOLY DUCK’S 8 MONTH DINNER SERIES

WHEN:  April & Mary
WHERE: 10/2 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2008

Holy Duck’s four regional Chinese dinner seres continues.  Sichuan (Feb/Mar), Cantonese (Apr/May), Hunan (June/July), and finally Shanghainese (Aug/Sept).  Distinct characteristics of the region’s flavours have been captured into a carefully crafted culinary showcase. 

 

 

LIMITED EDITION CHOCTINI by HACIENDA & Q DINING
Hacienda_Choctini Cocktail_2WHEN: Easter Weekend
WHERE:  61 Macquarie Street, Sydney  NSW 2000

Served in a chocolate egg over a caramel nest of edible flowers, jeweled with a Lindt chocolate ball, it incorporates Baileys, Chambord, Southern Comfort, Massenez Chestnut Liquer Berry Puree and double cream.  Overlooking the Harbour Bridge, live DJ sets are scheduled in the vista bar on Good Friday and Easter Saturday.

 

OPEN ALL EASTER WEEKEND: EAGLE PIZZERIA MINTO
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KINDER CHOCTAIL by PLANAR
Planar_Easter Cocktail
WHEN: Easter Weekend
WHERE: Ground Floor.  14 Darling Drive , Darling Harbour NSW 2000
Ultra chic harbour dining terrace presents a concoction of Baileys, Jagermeister, Butterscotch, Liquor & Fresh Cream.  Available throughout Easter weekend, live music and globally inspired crowd pleasers sets the tone on Friday and Saturday nights.

 

COOL THINGS OUT WEST:
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ANZAC DAY:

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POST DAWN SERVICE COFFEE at JUNE’S SHOPPE
WHERE: 60 Carrington Street, Sydney  NSW  2000

The CBD’s brightest café will be open from 6am, for those looking to warm up after the dawn service.  $1 from the takings of each house-made Anzac biscuit  will be donated to the Legacy Foundation
 

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COURTYARD 2UP at THE GLEBE HOTEL
2UP between 1-6pm hosted by the hilarious duo, Miss Zindzi and MC Z. Lamb on the spit will be available from the courtyard (with proceeds going to the Petersham RSL), alongside live music from 6pm till late.  Plus, the bar team will be giving away limited edition The Glebe Hotel t-shirts with the purchase of two jugs of Furphy!

 

 

Do you have a new dish, pop-up event or special announcement to make?
Email: editor@thenextrushmagazine.com

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Photo Credits: Citizens of the World (Macarthur Square),  Greg Fonne (Lego Zone)

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