Bombay Sapphire Project Botanicals returns in 2015 to offer Melbourne diners and cocktail connoisseurs a range of carefully crafted cocktails matched with seasonal dishes for 3 weeks during winter.
Chef Gary Mehigan will be teaming up with Bombay Sapphire Brand Ambassador Andy Wren to create a refreshed menu of 10 botanically inspired Bombay Sapphire cocktails with 10 matching tapas style dishes designed to show just how well gin can be matched with food.
Wren and Mehigan have taken the approach of focusing on specific botanicals to highlight each pairing – think juniper berries from Tuscany, coriander seeds from Morocco, liquorice from the grassy plains of China, bitter almonds from Spain and cassia bark from Indo-China. To help design each cocktail, mixologists from Melbourne bars Black Pearl, Eau De Vie, 1806, Union Electric and Gin Palace have also gotten involved.
In fact, when we heard about the Gin Palace’s ‘Eve’s Cheat Day in Paradise’, we knew we had to put Project Botanicals in our calendar. It’s a mixture of Bombay Sapphire, vermouth, ginger syrup served warm with chocolate butter, paired with a warm hazelnut and brown butter friand, olorosso ice cream, raisins and black sherry syrup.
Project Botanicals will also include music from guest DJs, live botanical walls and installations and special effect lighting. You can find out more and purchase tickets at the official site.
Bombay Sapphire Project Botanicals
When: Wednesday 24 June 2015 – Saturday 11 July 2015, 6:00pm to 1:00am
Entry: $45.00 (includes 2 cocktails and 2 matching dishes)
Where: 64 Sutton Street, North Melbourne