Barangaroo House’s famed Rosé Festival kicks off today, with the iconic waterfront restaurant and bar teaming with renowned Champagne brands Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart and Moët & Chandon for the month-long festivities. Spread across three levels, Barangaroo House will be covered in pink as it celebrates all things rosé, with a pink disco lift and hidden pink room just some of the experiences scattered throughout the venue this October.
It all starts on the ground level at the House Bar where you’ll be able to sample frosé (frozen rosé slushies), carafes of rosé sangria and Barangaroo House’s signature Rising Spritz (Belvedere, Aperol, Regal Rogue wild rosé, strawberry and Chandon sparkling rosé). There’ll also be a rosé vending machine dispensing mini-bottles of Moët & Chandon and a roulette wheel where you can win a number of rosé themed prizes.
If you get pekish there’s a range of delicious bites on offer, with oysters being the main focus. Served with a rosé mignonette, these succulent morsels will be available daily for just $2 during the 4-6pm happy hour.
Head up to Bea on the second floor and experience a Ruinart Rosé Raw Bar. Pink clad staff will serve a range of seafood dishes, including Ruinart Rosé and half a dozen oyster bundles, Hiramasa kingfish with rhubarb black pepper and tasty Oscietra caviar. Bea’s famous caramel koala will also be updated for the festival, with a strawberry filling replacing the usual sticky caramel to keep with the pink theme.
For just $55 you can also add a bottomless rosé package to your lunch (Friday to Sunday) or take things up another level and add a rosé pairing to Bea’s chef’s menu any day of the week. $60 gets you access to the ‘Classy’ package while $80 will see you sample the ‘Outrageous’ package where you’ll be sipping on the finest rosé known to man.
If you’re just looking to watch the sunset and enjoy a cocktail then rooftop bar Smoke is the place to be. Sydney’s best DJs will be supplying the tunes from 4pm as you sip on rosé cocktails, with every guest entered into the draw to win a magnum of Veuve Clicquot Rosé. A limited-edition snack menu will also be available and includes chicken liver parfait with flamingo gingerbread and a pink macaron, raspberry musk stick and gummy bear dessert sure to get give you a sugar rush.
Adding to the fun is the rosé passport issued upon entry. Collect all six stamps across the three levels and you’ll go into the draw for a number of fantastic rosé themed prizes. So stop reading this and get yourself down to Barangaroo House and embrace everything pink for the month of October.