The Star’s Sky Terrace roof top bar opens again for summer

The Star’s roof top bar, the Sky Terrace, opened again for the second year running on 31 October 2014 for summer.

The official launch party was held the night before the public opening (30 October 2014) with celebrities Laura Dundovic and Richard Wilkinson (and two of his children) in attendance.

Sydneysiders now have the opportunity to enjoy sunset drinks, great food, summer tunes and the best views of city skyline from the large balcony of the Star Event Centre.

Sky Terrace visitors can enjoy a range of cocktails, wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks. In addition to the beverage menu is a range of bar food options including Spiced Corn Chips with Pea Guacamole, Philadelphia Cheese Steak, Chicken Quesadillas and Sushi. Further, there will be a weekly rotating menu from one of The Star’s award-winning signature restaurants, Balla, BLACK by ezard, Sokyo, Momofuku Seiōbo, and Fat Noodle.

There will also be an impressive line-up of musical talent, delivering the ultimate summer playlist with everything from hip-hop to soul and electronica.

The Sky Terrace will also be the official bar of the Sydney Festival with live music nightly from a range of local and international talent.

The Sky Terrace is located on level 3 of The Star at 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009. For direct access to Sky Terrace, take the elevator direct to level 3 from The Star’s Pirrama Road entrance.

The Sky Terrace will be open from Thursday to Sunday 5pm to late and daily from 6pm for the Sydney Festival (6-26 January 2015).

For access to a range of discounts across The Star’s accommodation and food and beverage offering, visitors to Sky Terrace are invited to sign up for The Star’s free to join rewards program – Absolute Social.

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Winter Festival Launch 2014 at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour

Being a Sydney girl born and bred, I did not get a chance to experience any winter activities growing up. In fact, I have never experienced snow. The closest I ever got to snow was when my parents took me to St Moritz in Switzerland during the European summer when I was a teenager. On that trip, we travelled by train to Gornegrat from Zermatt for a good vantage point of the Matterhorn. The Matterhorn is the highest peak in the Alps and the most photographed mountain in Switzerland. On the ride up, I told these American tourists that I had never seen snow so, when we arrived, they suggested I make a snowball from the small puddles of ice that were yet to melt. I remember trying to form a ball with the dirty ice and feeling unconvinced. I looked up the Matterhorn (which still had snow on it) and thought to myself that this snow experience did not count.

Today, Sydneysiders don’t have to travel far to experience a European winter. On 18 June 2014, Winter Festivals Australia held a launch party at the Apres Skate Lounge at Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour, Sydney. The Winter Festival is aligned with Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority‘s Cool Yule which is running until 13 July 2014. Co-founders Martin Kratky and Christoph Doerfel have been organising this festival in Sydney since 2009. With the help of Popcorn X, guests got a real taste of winter by experiencing open-air ice-skating, watching a Fire On Ice Synchronized Skatingperformance, enjoying traditional winter culinary delights from the Alpine Village, listening to DJ Adam Camilleri from Oddular and being photographed with St Bernard dogs from the The Saint Bernard Club of NSW Inc.

Guests were served Gluhweim, Wild Brumby Schnapps, Lindt Chocolate Cafe Australia hot chocolate, Moët & Chandon Chandon, Oyster Bay red and white wine and a variety of beers. They were also provided with food from two establishments: Agape Organic Restaurant & Bar and Eat Art Truck. Agape Organic Restaurant & Bar supplied wagyu beef and vegetarian nachos, tofu or pork and prawn sang choy bao with peanut sauce, and chocolate spelt brownie with chocolate sauce and almond praline. Eat Art Truck served pulled pork in a bun with mustard cabbage and BB bourbon sauce, and eight hours slow roasted beef brisket in a bun with iceberg lettuce. Lindt Australiaalso provided macaroons and chocolates.

Celebrities in attendance were Channel Ten news presenter Tracey Spicer, Jack Kennedy and Australian fashion model Avril Alexander. There were also two ladies wearing Harmony & Lawson fur coats who looked the part but, as it turns out, they were the owners of the brand. Further, Uber were on hand to provide the celebrity feel chauffeur ride home free for up to $50 for all new Uber users who attend the Winter Festival.

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