Paspaley Polo in the City with Woodford Reserve

Paspaley Polo in the City returned to Centennial Park on Saturday 17 November 2012 with Sydney putting on the best sunshine for the event. In the National Polo League, Sydney competed against Brisbane and took out the Paspaley Cup in a triumphant win.

Paspaley Polo in the City with Woodford Reserve
Paspaley Cup Winners

The Woodford Reserve Marquee was a veritable stable of fashion, style and glamour with branding by Creative Director, Alex Zabotto-Bentley and the team at AZBcreative.

Paspaley Polo in the City with Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve Marquee

Wooden shelving with equestrian memorabilia, books and bottles, Chesterfield lounges and branded umbrellas in copper tones reflected the brand style, right down to the copper coloured bar with matching shakers and muddlers.

Paspaley Polo in the City with Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve Bar

Three bars kept guests well hydrated with uniquely designed cocktails, served exclusively at the marquee. High profile guests of  Woodford Reserve included Terry Biviano, Adam Goodes, Melissa Hoyer, and celebrity chef, Miguel Maestre turning out to taste the delicious cocktails.

Paspaley Polo in the City with Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve central bar

The Raspberry Dash, a mixture of Chambord, fresh raspberries, cranberry juice, lime and mint, with Woodford Reserve bourbon was a refreshing cocktail with a good balance of spirits not to make it overly sweet. The Woodford Hook was made with Woodford Reserve bourbon, aromatic chocolate bitters, and topped with ginger beer and lime – a zesty, easy drinking cocktail that is perfect for summer days.

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L-R: Woodford Hook, Raspberry Dash

Later in the afternoon, the signature Woodford Reserve Old Fashioned was served, a delicious combination of Bourbon with bitters, sugar and orange zest.

Paspaley Polo in the City with Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve Bourbon

The Woodford Reserve Cart offered tastings of the whiskey to those in neighbouring marquees.

Paspaley Polo in the City with Woodford Reserve
Woodford Reserve Cart

Belinda Franks Catering served up culinary delights such as the croque St-Jacques aux truffle scallop and black truffle toasted sandwich; boudin noir of ocean trout, tobiko and chives; spice rubbed pork burgers with fried green tomato, spanish onion, cumin and coriander and finishing with chocolate mousse cups, salted caramel and roast hazelnuts and irresistible honey and ricotta cannoli.

Paspaley Polo in the City with Woodford Reserve
Polo in progress

There was the usual Divot Stomp, Fashions on the Field, Dash for the Ladies and Men, Parade of Horses with the event concluding with Presentations and MVP Awards before the last drinks were served.

In the spirit of the event, Gourmantic was treated to a special Woodford Reserve Mint Julep served in a trophy cup.

Paspaley Polo in the City with Woodford Reserve
Mint Julep in Trophy Cup with Cal Stoddart

The event concluded at 6pm and the after party kicked on at the Bellevue Hotel in Paddington.

Paspaley Polo in the City with Woodford Reserve

Woodford Reserve will also be hosting marquees at both the Melbourne Polo in The City event on the 1st of December and the Perth Polo in The City event on the 8th December.

Photography © by Kevin Burke for Gourmantic – Copyright: All rights reserved.

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Gourmantic were guests of Woodford Reserve at Paspaley Polo in the City.

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.

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