Sips & Bites #6: 28 Hong Kong St Pop Up, Mjolnir Whisky Bar & Carvery, Taste Orange, Whisky Flavour Behaviour Test & More

Sips & Bites is a new section featuring bite-sized information on new restaurants and bars including what’s on in Sydney. This new feature replaces the monthly “New Restaurant and Bars Openings” and is published on a regular basis.


Mjolner Whisky Bar & Carvery

The Speakeasy Group (Eau de Vie, The Roosevelt, EDV Melbourne, Boilermaker House) is opening another venue in Sydney. Mjolner, named after Thor’s hammer will be a carvery and whisky bar located at the site of an old tobacco factory.

Mjolnir, 267 Cleveland St, Redfern

Asia’s best cocktail bar, 28 Hong Kong St., is coming to Australia for a pop-up experience in Sydney during Bar Week followed by Melbourne where you can get a taste of their menu with cocktails, bar bites, and even their music playlist.

Try cocktails such as ‘Coppertone’ (pictured above), a tropical twist on an Old Fashioned, made with Plantation Original Dark Rum, Virgin Coconut Oil, Five Spice Pineapple, and Angostura Bitters. The ‘Prescription Julep’ is a punchy classic, featuring Plantation Jamaican Rum, Pierre Ferrand 1840 Cognac, mint, and Smith & Cross Jamaican Rum. A selection of the 28HKS food menu will also be available, offering classic American comfort food with top quality ingredients, and smart presentations designed for sharing.

Sydney – at Henrietta Supper Club 292-294 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst
Sunday 18th September 2016, 7-9pm & 9-11pm (Consumer Event)
Monday 19th September 2016, 7-9pm & 9-11pm (Trade Only. Sydney Bar Week Event.)
Tickets Available through Eventbrite here

Melbourne – at The Everleigh
Wednesday 21st September 2016, 7-9pm & 9-11pm
Thursday 22nd September 2016, 7-9pm & 9-11pm
Tickets Available through Eventbrite

Taste Orange @ Sydney

Taste Orange @ Sydney is back at Martin Place running on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 September from 11.30-2.30pm then 5pm to 8pm. Taste your way through 19 premium wineries, food and tourism stallholders and meet the wine growers and producers. This year, the event has partnered with The Stinking Bishop to showcase the region’s wine and produce with a stall featuring cheese boards and cured meats. Tasting packs are $40 + GST and include a branded wine glass and 10 tasting tokens and can be pre-purchased online here.

Whisky Flavour Behaviour Test

Does your personality determine what whisky flavours you prefer? Dr Adam Moore and The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS) have of their ‘Flavour Behaviour Test’, a psychometric test which matches personality types to flavours of whisky. We gave it a try and the results were so far removed from our whisky preference! You can have a go here.

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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.