Beckett’s in Glebe, which has been open now for just under a year, is hosting a delicious and special champagne and cognac dinner next Thursday. Read on to find out more.
Who is Beckett’s?
Beckett’s bravely opened its doors in late March 2021 during COVID. Named after Wendy Beckett, famous Australian playwright-director, and Glebe local, and also business partner of the venture. Beckett’s is headed by co-owner and Chef Jeff Schroeter, and his wife Jules, who fell in love with him the moment she tasted his caviar covered steak tartare. The partners have had a friendship of over 15 years that came about through their children attending the same primary school.
The gourmand’s tour of Champagne and Cognac
The champagne and cognac dinner appropriately called “gourmand’s tour of Champagne and Cognac” is part of the Beckett’s ongoing line-up of Clubhouse events. This event is open to Clubhouse members and the general public. (more about the Clubhouse membership here: https://www.beckettsbardining.com.au/club-house)
In this February Clubhouse event, you’ll savour a delicious 5 course menu of French food paired with 7 champagne cuvées and 2 cognacs. Cognac and Champagne enthusiast Gavin Lennard, of Buzz Wines, will talk you through the cuvees and cognacs and chef Jeff Schroeter through the paired dishes.
Champagnes and cognacs
The champagnes chosen for the evening are from Gosset Champagne and the cognacs from Frapin. Gosset is the oldest wine house in Champagne, founded by Pierre Gosset, Mayor of Aÿ, in 1584! Gosset’s Champagnes have long been regarded as an exemplar of style when it comes to enjoying Champagne with food. Frapin is world-renowned for its cognac and is known as a producer of some of the very finest of Cognacs on the market.
And if you really love one of the champagnes or cognacs? Good news is that guests will be able to buy wines directly from Buzz Wines on the night.
The gourmand’s tour of champagne and cognac at Beckett’s is not only a delicious and informative evening. It is also a great way to meet like-minded people who also appreciate the finer things in life.
KEY INFO FOR A GOURMAND’S TOUR OF CHAMPAGNE AND COGNAC AT BECKETT’S
WHAT: A 5 course French meal paired with 7 champagne cuvées and 2 cognacs.
WHEN: From 6 to 10pm Thursday 24 February
WHERE: Beckett’s Private Wine Cellar, 134A Glebe Point Road, GLEBE
Valentine’s Day 2022 is almost here! Read on to find out how you can celebrate the day with a French touch. From fine dining to cocktails to patisseries, there’s something for all tastes and all budgets.
Déjà Vu, Sofitel Adelaide’s lobby bar, has created a Valentine’s themed Love-StruckMimosa with fresh strawberries, strawberry gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, red vermouth, Cointreau and sparkling Rose. Priced from $18.
Delicatessen proposes a set dinner menu on Valentine’s Day for $75 per person.
Garçon Bleu and Sofitel Adelaide are forgoing just one day of love to extend its Valentine’s offers for the entire month of February.
The Lovers’ cocktail is available at Garçon Bleu’s bar and includes white rum, rosewater, pink gin, sugar syrup and spanked rosemary. Vigorously shaken (not stirred) over ice, it’s a vision in pink that will set hearts racing this February. Priced at $22.
Garçon Bleu will serve up a decadent three-course La Saint-Valentin menu designed by Chef de Cuisine, Gianni Delongu, for a Valentine’s experience to remember.
The La Saint-Valetin menu is priced from $150 per person or $270 per person with paired wines.
To extend the experience beyond just the 14th of February, the menu will be available for the entire month. For more, view the menuhere.
For lovers who want to turn the romance factor up, Sofitel Adelaide has created the ultimate Valentine’s inspired weekend to stay and play in style. Make a long weekend of it with Sofitel’sRomance, the French Way offer which includes champagne on arrival, along with daily in-room breakfast and a leisurely late check-out of 2pm.
The offer is priced from $505 per night.
Sucre Patisseriehas put together a limited edition Valentines’ Day box available to order online now for collection on Saturday 12 February only.
Sucre Patisserie’s Valentine’s Day Box includes:
2 x Vanilla Bean Heart Cookies
2 x Earl Grey Belgian Milk Chocolate Truffles
2 x Mixed Berry Macaron Hearts
3 x Vanilla Bean Marshmallows
5 x Pink Belgian Chocolate Shards with popping candy, raspberry & rose petals.
VALENTINE’S DAY 2022 IN BRISBANE
Bisou Bisouhas created a 4 course set menu crafted with a sprinkling of love and an abundance of Parisian flair for dinner on Valentine’s Day 2022.
It costs $89 per person or with paired wines for an additional $40.
They will offer the three courses menu and two sittings. 5.30PM and 7.30PM for $85 per person.
Book your table by calling the restaurant 0737160388 or via email at [email protected].
C’est Bon are sharing the love with a double celebration for the most in-love of lovers, or for those that just love to wine and dine.
Sunday Long Lunch Intimate Affair
Starting the celebrations early with a Long Lunch Intimate Affair on Sunday 13th of February, held alfresco to enjoy the last days of Summer on their Terrasse. 4 courses served with paired French white wines for $165 per person.
You can book the Sunday Long Lunch Intimate Affair via this link.
For the big day, celebrate with a romantic Valentine’s Day Dinner in C’est Bon Restaurant with a 4 course dinner for $120 per person. A glass of champagne will be served on arrival and one person per booking will receive a single rose.
Sofitel Brisbane Central and Thyme2 & Cuvee Lounge Bar will be open and celebrating Valentine’s Day not just on the day itself, but from Thursday 10 February.
From Friday 11 February to Monday 14 February, their Thyme2 Restaurant will have a special Valentine’s Day Romance Dinner Package available.
The Valentine’s Day Dinner is priced at $189 per person, which includes a modern, French-inspired three-courses meal and a bottle of French Champagne to share.
Plus, from Thursday 10 February to Monday 14 February, the sophisticated lobby bar, Cuvee Lounge Bar will be serving a special Valentine’s Day High Tea – their first high tea for this year!
Their High Tea will be a specially themed for Valentine’s Day and include a glass of French Champagne.
Reservations are highly recommended for both the Valentine’s Day dinner and high tea. Book via the relevant Table Plus link on their website (under Special Offers) or alternatively email or call the hotel at [email protected] and +61 7 3835 3535, respectively.
VALENTINE’S DAY 2022 IN BYRON BAY, NSW
Eclair at the Baywill not be open on Valentine’s Day 2022 itself, however they may be at some markets the weekend before where it’s possible to purchase some treats and the pickup option will still available on Saturday.
They suggest the following products for Valentine’s Day:
Classic trio are $20
Tart box of 4 are $37
Raspberry white chocolate ganache tart (they are red, the beautiful colour of love) from $72
Frenchilicious Kitchenhas created a special 4 course set menu ($59 per person, minimum 2 per order) which will be available for pick up on February 14th. All ready to be served or reheated with full instructions provided.
Must be pre-ordered by February 8th unless sold out prior (limited quantities)
L’Hotel Gitanwill be open for dinner only on Valentine’s Day 2022.
La Petite Souris is closed Mondays but you can celebrate with them the weekend before Valentine’s Day 2022.
They will have specialty Valentines cakes available for purchase but the details are not available at the time of publishing.
Pre-orders can be made once their Valentine’s Day 2022 specials have been advertised and will also be available in-store subject to availability.
VALENTINE’S DAY 2022 IN SYDNEY
Beckett’s Bar and Dining invite you to celebrate romance, luxury and sensual delights forValentine’s Day with dinners on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th February.
Has anyone ever cooked you a meal so good you thought “I’m going to marry this person”? That’s exactly what happened to Julia, chef Jeff’s wife, so this Valentine’s day Jeff presents the very menu he used to woo the love of his life.
The 5 course Prix Fixe Menu costs $130 and includes:
Amuse-bouche with a welcome glass of Gosset ‘Grande Reserve’, Aÿ, Champagne, FR
Steak Tartare covered with Polanco Siberian Reserve Caviar Baerri Black – as Cupid intended
Bistro Moncuris offering a 3 course menu for dinner on Valentine’s Day 2022.
The 3-course menu and valentine’s petit fours costs $125 per person. You can choose your 3 courses from their full à la carte menu.
Reservations are required and can be made by contacting their reservations team via email on [email protected]
Bistro Rexinvites you to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the night itself with their full menu plus an array of delicious specials for all the lovers including a ‘bump of caviar and glass of champagne’ for $60 to kick off the evening.
Group bookings of 4+ guests will receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling on arrival.
Book your table online and note that credit card details will be needed for pre-payment. Minimum spend $150pp. This pre-paid amount will be deducted from the bill with any balance owing to be paid on the night.
Takeaway and delivery
Whether take-away or delivery will be available depends on bookings. Please call the restaurant on 93322100 between 4pm – 5pm on the day to enquire.
Bitton Gourmet is hosting a dinner and opera event to celebrate Valentine’s Day 2022 at its Oatley and Alexandria locations.
For $110 per person, enjoy a 4 course menu while you listen to live opera singing.
Four Frogs CrêperiesCircular Quay, Mosman, and Randwick locations will be open for Valentine’s Day 2022.
Mon Chéri Crêpe and Scallops Galette
For Valentine’s Day, Four Frogs Crêperie will have some romantic specials on their menu: the Mon Chéri Crêpe and Scallops Galette, as well as Salmon Blinis and Mumm Champagne from the 12th to the 14th of February. More details and their pricing can be found here.
And if you dine in any of their crêperie on the 14th, you’ll get a rose for your special person with your dinner!