Today, South Eveleigh unveils Alfresco Disco as part of Destination NSW’s ‘Sydney’s Open For Lunch’ event taking place on Friday 3 December. ‘Sydney’s Open For Lunch’ is a one-day summer event aimed at supporting the recovery of Sydney’s hospitality industry.
South Eveleigh’s tree-lined Innovation Plaza will be transformed into a one-day festival of food, drinks and dancefloor, celebrating the vibrant culture of the city’s inner-south-west. Two of Sydney’s defining names in food and drink – Kylie Kwong (Lucky Kwong) and Matt Whiley (Re) – will join forces to deliver a banging menu of noodles and cocktails welcoming the community back together following months of separation and in celebration of the first week of summer.
South Eveleigh Alfresco Disco will run across two sessions on 3 December – lunch (12-3pm) and dinner (6-9pm) – with the city’s hottest new food and drink precinct becoming Sydney’s largest outdoor dining venue for one day only. Tickets are $30 plus booking fee and includes a choice of one Lucky Kwong dish (including vegan and vegetarian options) plus a drink from Re. The pop-up bar by Re will be open from 12pm-10pm and guests are welcome to purchase more drinks, enjoy the disco, and dance like no-one’s watching.
Kwong will be serving a bespoke menu of Australian-Cantonese dishes from Lucky Kwong including: KK’s Hokkien noodles with raw Hiramasa kingfish, sticky pork, South Eveleigh Australian native herbs, Lucky Kwong dressing; KK’s Hokkien noodles with pickled carrot, asparagus, vegetables, South Eveleigh Australian native herbs, Lucky Kwong dressing; and KK’s salad of five-spiced tofu, fresh black fungus, vegetables, South Eveleigh Australian native herbs, Lucky Kwong dressing.
Whiley will be serving signature cocktails from his zero-waste bar Re., including: Artificer – sherry cask soda, Coffee Chaff Whiskey, Cascara, cardamom milk, sunrise lime; and Market & Growers – surplus whole fruit, Tanqueray Gin, whole mango, ancho chilli, poor man’s orange, cryo-strawberry gum. There will also be red and white wine, and chilled cans of Yulli’s Sea Bass beer available all day.
South Eveleigh’s array of multi-cultural eateries along Locomotive Street are also open for business for Alfresco Disco. Festival goers are welcome to come along and dine from the likes of Bekya. Eat Fuh Fishbowl and North Sandwich & Burger, all while enjoying the free entertainment.
Live DJs have been curated to not only soundtrack Alfresco Disco, but also to represent the South Eveleigh community of Redfern and Eveleigh. The line-up includes: The Original Roman vs Boogie Fingers; Levins vs Joyride; Ayabatonye; Deepa; and Tyson Koh. A mirror-ball dancefloor awaits so guests are encouraged to pull out their dancing shoes.
Kwong, Lucky Kwong owner and South Eveleigh ambassador said: “After such a long period of lockdown, away from community and daily collaborations, I really feel this event will be extremely healing and positive, offering an opportunity for all of us to reunite.
There is no better way to reconnect with friends and loved ones, than over delicious food and drink and great music. Just as important, the physical spaciousness, unique heritage buildings and glorious, natural outdoor environment of our South Eveleigh precinct allows people to feel relaxed, enchanted and safe all at once. This event will help bring our community back together again in a magical way as we enter summer with a renewed sense of optimism, laughter and hope for a brighter year ahead.”
Joanna Corrick, Mirvac National Portfolio Manager said: “South Eveleigh Alfresco Disco marks a transformative moment of reconnection as food and drink lovers, local residents and visitors are welcomed back to our beautiful South Eveleigh following months of lockdown.
We’ve decided to run an extended session into the evening to ensure as many within the community as possible have the opportunity to join us to eat, drink and dance as part of DNSW’s ‘Sydney’s Open For Lunch.”
‘Sydney’s Open For Lunch’ promises to be the ultimate celebration of dining out experiences for Sydneysiders. The event will transform public spaces across Sydney and bring together top culinary talent from Sydney’s most renowned restaurants to deliver long table lunches across Sydney’s CBD, South Eveleigh, as well as Parramatta.
South Eveleigh Alfresco Disco
Friday 3 December, 12-10pm
Innovation Plaza, corner of Locomotive Street, South Eveleigh
Tickets available at http://eventopia.co/ALFRESCODISCO from Thursday 18 November.
For more information on Alfresco Disco, visit www.southeveleigh.com