Cinq à Sept at Ananas Bar and Brasserie

Cinq à Sept, the hours between 5 pm and 7 pm were once the domain of secret affairs when Frenchmen visited their mistresses before going home. Cinq à Sept also refers to another less illicit ritual, known as the aperitif hour.

During autumn, Ananas Bar & Brasserie in the Rocks is celebrating its own Cinq à Sept by offering glasses of champagne, a selection of cocktails for $15 and a range of hors d’oeuvres.

Cinq à Sept at Ananas
Sean Duncan, Bar Manager with Champagne Marc

You can enjoy a glass of Ruinart or Champagne Marc, a blend of 50% Chardonnay, 40% Pinot Noir and 10% Pinot Meunier, exclusive to the Urban Purveyor Group.

Cinq à Sept at Ananas
L-R: Absolutely Ananas; Lagavulin 16 Old Fashioned with oyster tempura

From the cocktails, the signature Absolutely Ananas made with vodka, spicy pineapple syrup and bitters is a crowd pleaser, easy to drink and finishes with a gentle heat from the chilli. For something that celebrates the base spirit, the Lagavulin 16 Old Fashioned is a peated delight, with the signature smoky single malt, orange, maraschino cherry, brown sugar and bitters, served on hand-chiselled ice.

Cinq à Sept at Ananas
L-R: Salted cod brandade; Mushroom velouté; rabbit rillettes

From the canapés, try the delicious mushroom velouté with Parmesan foam and shaved truffles, the salted cod brandade, the rabbit rillettes and the oyster tempura from the new bar menu.

Now there’s a ample reason to indulge in Cinq à Sept without the guilt.

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Ananas Bar and Brasserie
18 Argyle St
The Rocks, Sydney 2000


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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 since 2013, 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.