One of our favourite sydney cool restaurants/bars, Berta is having it’s second birthday. We love this cool space, the martinis are some of our favs and the food always surprises. So for it’s birthday, there’s a special celebration on Saturday 9th of June with a banquet – tables groaning with a succession of chef O Tama Carey’s most-loved dishes and matched with some fine Italian vini.
June’s going to be a exciting month – one of sydneycool’s admired chefs, Christine Manfield‘s latest cookbook ‘Tasting India’ has won the prestigious Cookbook of the Year and Best Culinary Travel at the 2012 IACP awards in New York. We’ve followed Christine and her various restaurants and she’s still up there with the best. So to celebrate Christine’s win, Universal Restaurant is presenting a lunar dinner on Thursday 21st June with a menu showcasing some of Christine’s favourite Indian recipes.
Now a couple of new bars to look out for. We reckon Grandma’s Bar is one of the best cool Sydney bars – now ‘Grandmas and the kids’ are opening another bar. This one’ll be in lower Surry Hills – 75 Campbell St – so stay tuned to sydneycool and find out when’s opening.
And another small Sydney CBD bar that’s sounds intruiging – Spooning Goats opens soon at 32 York St, Sydney CBD. It’ll be cocktails, boutique beers from NSW micro breweries and a small wine list and the owner Jason will showcase local emerging artists by using the wall space as gallery space free of charge and live acoustic music every week.
STOP PRESS – the new Fu Manchu opens tomorrow night – 21st May – in it’s new location at 229 Darlinghurst Rd in the Kirketon Hotel looking very, very cool.
PS Keep glued to sydneycool in the next few weeks for a chance to win a copy of Tasting India