This March The Star Sydney is serving up a stellar line up of fine food and free entertainment across the precinct, with something for the foodie, film buff and the footloose in all of us!
Visitors are invited to indulge in lavish pairings of champagne and caviar at The Star’s signature restaurants, Sokyo and BLACK by ezard, celebrate Italy's infamous Carnevale festival at Osteria Balla Manfredi, or sample Singapore’s famed street-food-style chow at the new Singapore Hawker style pop-up.
Meanwhile Sky Terrace offers a silent disco and movies under the stars, Rock Lily takes on salsa and welcomes hip-hop artist Che Fu, while 24/7 Sports Bar screens the much-anticipated UFC 196 championship.
Sky Terrace Roof Top Cinema presented by Rekorderlig | Thursday 10, 17, 24 & 31 March
Moviegoers can bask in warm autumn evenings every Thursday in March while watching blockbuster classics at the Sky Terrace Rooftop Cinema presented by Rekorderlig. The Star's rooftop bar, Sky Terrace, takes advantage of the panoramic views over Sydney Harbour and the city skyline for a unique movie theatre experience. Settle in with cosy beanbags, grab a bite to eat from the Sky Terrace snack menu and enjoy a complimentary Rekorderlig Cider on arrival. Entry is free from 5:00pm and movies will be screened from 8pm. The schedule includes:
· 10 March – The Fast and the Furious 7
· 17 March – Jurassic World
· 24 March – Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
· 31 March – The Great Gatsby
Easter Long Weekend at Sky Terrace and Rock Lily | Sunday 27 March
Make the most of the Easter long weekend at the Sky Terrace closing party atop The Star. Kick back and listen to live sets from some of Sydney’s most talented DJs in a silent disco including Beth Yen, K-Note and Fear of Dawn. Entry is free from 2pm and DJ sets will commence at 7pm.
Music fans are spoilt for choice, as Rock Lily hosts ‘Check Your Head’ with guest hip-hop artist Che Fu, supported by Suite Az, DJ Troy and DJ D-Flat from 8pm. Che Fu hails from across the Tasman in New Zealand and has earned impressive accolades including being a founding member of funk rock band Supergroove. Entry is free.
I Love Salsa at Rock Lily | Thursday 10, 17 & 24 March
Turn up the heat with free salsa lessons and live music at The Star’s music hub, Rock Lily on Thursdays until 24 March. From beginners to advanced, all dancers are welcome, and the hottest dance partners will win a $250 Star Gift Card each week. After burning the floor, why not explore the extensive beverage menu and taste some of the world’s most sought-after tequilas. Entry is free.
UFC 196 at 24/7 Sports Bar | Sunday 6 March
Ultimate Fighting Championship fans can catch all the action of the UFC 196 live, large and loud at 24/7 Sports Bar on Sunday, 6 March from 2pm. With six mega-screens, more than 50 LCD TVs and the massive 34-square metre LED screen, fans won’t miss a minute of the action when McGregor vs. Diaz for the Welterweight Bout and Holm vs. Tate for the World Bantamweight Championship. To complete the experience, Fuel Grill inside 24/7 Sports Bar will serve gourmet pub classics, including burgers, nachos and buffalo wings. To secure the best seats in the house with front row viewing, purchase VIP packages, including food and drink throughout the matches and personalised cocktail service – bookings essential. Entry is free.
Champagne and Caviar Month | Throughout March
Indulge in the ultimate culinary pairing of champagne and caviar at The Star’s signature restaurants Sokyo and BLACK by ezard during March. Sample some of the world’s best champagnes, including Dom Pérignon, Mumm and Moët & Chandon, expertly matched with the delicate flavours of famed Sterling and Yasa caviar. Pairing combinations include:
BLACK by ezard
· Two Pacific oysters, cucumber, Yasa caviar with a glass of Ruinart Blanc de Blancs $40, or Dom Pérignon $78
· Scallop sashimi, Yasa caviar, honey yuzu lime dressing with a glass of Mumm $50
· Yasa caviar (10g), quail egg, crème fraiche, blinis served with a bottle of Mumm NV $200; Ruinart Blanc de Blancs $275; Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage 2006 $275; Veuve La Grande Dame $450 and Dom Pérignon 2006 $450
· Oyster and Yasa caviar served with Dom Pérignon $78
· Scampi and Sterling caviar served with Krug $88
· Salmon caviar served with Perrier Jouët $50
Celebrate Carnevale at Osteria Balla Manfredi
Settle into the chic Italian osteria-style restaurant to celebrate Italy's infamous Carnevale. Diners will be transported to Italy with an expertly designed menu of regional specialities typically eaten to recognise the month of festivities. Choose from soft shell crab with chilli mayonnaise ($20); risotto with oysters and caviar ($30) hailing from Venice; pork fillet ‘in porchetta’ ($34) and schiacciata alla fiorentina ($13) from the hills of Tuscany. For reservations phone 1800 700 700.
Singapore Hawker Style Pop-up | March to May
Discover the taste of Singapore’s best street food at The Star’s newly opened Singapore Hawker Style pop-up restaurant. Open daily for lunch and dinner until May, chef Djohann Arneez has unveiled his unique twist on Singapore’s renowned hawker-style chow with hints of Chinese, Malay and Indian flavours. Highlights include Master Djohann’s chilli crab with wok-tossed Queensland spanner crab in signature chilli sauce and served with mantou buns, alongside exciting, lesser-known Singaporean favourites: Whampoa Road rojak, Bedok corner fried carrot cake and Old Airport Road hokkien prawn mee. The pop-up is located at Level G, The Star Café Court.
For more information about what’s on at The Star in March, please visit www.star.com.au.