The Star celebrates spring with a Spectacular Soiree

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Published on 7 September 2017.

The Star’s major property-wide spring program, The Star Spectacular, launched last night at Latitude at The Star featuring an elegant and immersive carnivale-style soiree of theatrical cocktails and canapes and impressive live performance art.

The star-studded guest list, led by The Star Sydney’s ambassadors, Ian Thorpe, Erin Holland and Emma Freedman along with Fitzy & Wippa, Kyly Clarke, Monika Radulovic, Ryan Channing, Scott Tweedie, Tim Dormer, Ben Mingay, Tegan Martin, Renae Ayris, Braith Anasta and Rachael Lee, Tom Burgess and Tahlia Giumelli, Masterchef winner Andy Allen, MKR’s Steve Flood and Will Stewart, Olena Khamula (The Bachelor) and David Billsborrow (The Bachelorette) and Bondi Rescue’s Trent Maxwell and Anthony Glick.

Melinda Madigan, The Star’s General Manager of Marketing and Entertainment said, “The Star Spectacular has been engineered to showcase The Star as Sydney’s most thrilling place to play and to amplify our expertise in delivering thrilling guest experiences and excellence in guest service.

“Enticing guests to leave the winter blues behind, The Star Spectacular features magical dinners in our signature restaurants, delightful stay and play hotel offers and Carnivale-inspired performances with magicians, burlesque dancers, stilt walkers and jugglers, along with the opportunity to win one of 16 brand new Mercedes-Benz CLA200 cars,” continued Ms Madigan.

Australia’s biggest social and sporting event, the iconic Melbourne Cup, as well as the action of the NRL and AFL footy finals shown live and loud at 24/7 Sports Bar, are also a highlight feature of the spring program.

The launch event last night provided guests with an immersive event experience reflecting the spring offering including bespoke dining experiences and cocktail creations from The Star’s team of leading chefs and mixologists.

Stilt walkers, jugglers and other performers greeted guests on arrival as they enjoyed a Magic Expresso or Passion Pop’d cocktail before sipping on Moet and a selection of Australian wine and beers.

BLACK Bar & Grill Executive Chef Dany Karam spoke about the inspiration behind the evening’s canape menu and what visitors can look forward to experiencing at the popular restaurant this spring.

Canapes served included oysters, steak sashimi, basil crackers with buffalo yoghurt and black olives, crab croquette with tarragon and black garlic mayonnaise, charcoal grilled lobster tail and a wagyu beef slider.  To finish, guests enjoyed a sweet treat of coffee parfait with mascarpone mousse, muscovado and spiced caramel.

A roving magician entertained the crowd before a final performance from a contortionist and burlesque duo had the room erupting in applause.

The Star Spectacular runs from 1 September to Sunday, 12 November 2017.



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Notes to editors:

About The Star Sydney:
The Star Sydney is Australia’s premier place to play. A sip of sparkling. A dozen freshly shucked oysters. Crisp white sheets and red carpet. Diamonds and spades. Gucci and gastronomy. The day begins with luxury – where it ends is up to you. At The Star, we have just one mission –– to thrill. That’s why we have all star chefs and restaurants, luxurious accommodation and high-end fashion, a sumptuous day spa, an amazing nightclub, and, of course, the world-class casino. It’s all yours for the taking, so will you? Come and play at The Star.