Brighten up your winter at The Star
Published on 31 May 2017.
The Star Sydney is serving a heart-warming spread of delicious food and wine specials and thrilling sporting and entertainment experiences this winter.
DINING Truffle specials | 7 June – 6 August
Indulge in prized Australian truffles at The Star Sydney’s signature restaurants Sokyo, Balla and BLACK Bar & Grill, or treat yourself with a truffle pizza at Pizzaperta this winter.Balla
Enjoy an exquisite four-course truffle degustation at one of Sydney’s favourite Italian restaurants, created by Balla’s Executive Chef Gabriele Taddeucci. Dishes include cauliflower cream of fontina cheese, focaccia croutons and black truffle ($26); homemade organic durum wheat tagliatelle served with black truffle, butter and reggiano ($36); roasted guinea fowl wrapped in pancetta, porcini mushrooms and black truffle ($48) and sweet raviolo filled with ricotta, orange peel and truffle honey ($15). Dishes are available for lunch and dinner individually, or four courses for $120 per person, plus matching wines for $40 per person.
BLACK Bar & Grill
Treat yourself to decadent truffle specials and the best in waterside dining at The Star’s contemporary Australian grill, BLACK Bar & Grill. Executive Chef Dany Karam has prepared three seasonal dishes featuring truffles to accompany BLACK’s extensive menu of more than 14 premium cuts of Australian grain, ration and grass-fed beef. Specials include pan-fried scallops with chestnut cream, bacon, apple and truffle salad ($39); grass-fed Angus fillet with Yorkshire pudding, foie gras, smoked potato, shaved truffle ($65); and Jerusalem artichoke crème brulee with truffle ice-cream ($27).
Flavours collide at The Star’s signature Japanese restaurant, Sokyo, where Executive Chef Chase Kojima enriches the flavours of Tokyo with fresh black truffles. Specials include Chase’s Toro Toro sushi featuring toro (tuna belly), uni, crispy nori and truffle ($20); asparagus and wild Japanese mushroom toban with shaved truffle ($50); and grilled whole John Dory served with scorched lettuce, creamy ponzu topped with shaved truffles ($70). Let Sokyo’s sommelier guide you through the perfect wine pairings for each dish.
Relax at open-air pizzeria and bar, Pizzaperta and devour a fresh truffle and fontina cheese pizza, cooked to perfection in the wood-fired oven ($35), and match with Italian cocktails or wine.
Crab Month at Harvest Buffet | 1 – 30 June Delight in Crab Month at Harvest Buffet this June with gourmet crab specials, plus all your usual favourites. Specials include Singapore blue swimmer chilli crab; Linguini with spinach and crab meat; Crab and prawn ravioli; Corn and crab chowder; and stone crab claws with crab shack mustard. Available from Monday to Thursday for lunch ($39.90 per adult and $22 per child) and dinner ($48.90 per adult and $22 per child).
The ultimate winter indulgence at The Darling Spa | 7 June – 6 August
Invigorate the senses and brighten your skin with the Winter Indulgence package at The Darling Spa. Pamper yourself with 90 minutes of complete bliss including a body brushing, aromatherapy massage and nail polish application to leave you completely relaxed and free of the winter blues. This package is valued at $310, but for a limited time is available for only $230. For bookings, phone 02 9657 8088.
Holden State of Origin at 24/7 Sports Bar | 31 May, 21 June & 12 July from 8:00pm
Catch all the action of the Holden State of Origin series at the Home of the NSW VB Blues, The Star Sydney, as the NSW VB Blues clash with the XXXX QLD Maroons in Game III.
Head to 24/7 Sports Bar and take in the action broadcast on the impressive 34-square metre LED mega screen live from Suncorp Stadium. Origin fans can feel the energy of the stadium atmosphere with insights from Origin legend Anthony Watmough, chilled buckets of beer, cheerleaders, face painters, giveaways and more on Wednesday, 12 July. For VIP table packages enquire at www.star.com.au/sydney/247-sports-bar-vip-package
World Cup Qualifier Action | 8 June – 5 September Soccer fanatics can watch the Socceroo’s take on the World Cup Qualifiers at the 24/7 Sports Bar. Catch every manoeuvre on the LED mega screen with select live screenings, including Australia v Saudi Arabi - 8 June; Australia v Brazil - 13 June from 7:00pm; Australia v Germany - 20 June from 1:00am; Cameroon v Australia - 23 June from 1:00am; Chile v Australia - 26 June from 1:00am; Japan v Australia - 31 August; and Australia v Thailand - 5 September.
Check Your Head presents Sammy J at Rock Lily | 9 June from 5:00pm until late
Groove your way through the long weekend with a stellar line-up of music at Rock Lily on Sunday, 9 June. Listen to the unique and uplifting sound of US-based musician Sammy J as he embraces his Maori and Polynesian roots to produce a combination of island reggae, soul and jazz with heartfelt lyrics. Come early to catch support acts including Suite AZ, Blazin MC, DJ D-Flat and DJ Troy T. Free entry.
An Evening with John Cena | 9 July from 7:00pm
Hear the untold story of 16-time-pro-wrestling champion, movie star, rapper and business entrepreneur, John Cena live on stage. Hosted by Australian TV personality Karl Stefanovic, the event will see Cena talk about the steps he took to turn his dreams into reality, how he dealt with the challenges he faced and how he came out on top. Adored by millions of fans around the world, his compelling story is one to be heard and will include a live audience Q&A. Tickets are priced from $99.00. Book now at www.thestarsydney.com.au.
Keith Sweat | 5 August from 7:30pm R&B sensation and new jack swing pioneer, Keith Sweat will tour Australia this August to perform an array of his classics and to celebrate the release of his brand-new album Dress To Impress. He will be joined on tour by Australian R&B quartet CDB. Born in Harlem, New York, Sweat performed in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut with his band Jamilah before breaking out on his own in 1984. Tickets are priced from $99.90. Book now at www.thestarsydney.com.au.
An Evening with UFC Bantamweight Champion: Cody Garbrandt | 7 August from 7:30pm Hailing from the USA, Cody “No Love” Garbrandt is an undefeated professional mixed martial artist and the current UFC Bantamweight Champion. For the first time, he will share his life journey live on stage and discuss his success as an elite athlete and his journey to become the undefeated UFC Champion, followed by a live audience Q&A. Tickets are priced from $97.00. Book now at www.thestarsydney.com.au.
Million Dollar Wheel |15 June – 3 August
The Star’s Million Dollar Wheel promotion is giving you the chance to win up to one million big ones every week for 8 weeks. Play with your Membership Card at The Star Sydney to receive your first entry and the best thing, once you're in the draw, you're in all of them! To activate your entries, be at the draw and play at 9.00pm every Thursday between 15 June and 3 August 2017, for your chance to spin the Million Dollar wheel and win a range of cash and prizes, including $1 million. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information about what’s on at The Star this winter and reservations, please phone 1800 700 700 or visit www.thestarsydney.com.au.
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