Jonothan Carr, the group bars manager behind Sydney’s Liquid & Larder group, shares how he approaches his role and what makes a good cocktail list.
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There’s a new venue on the way from the Liquid & Larder group; The Gidley will open in a basement on the corner of King and Elizabeth Streets in the Sydney CBD in November.
Bistecca is the latest addition to the Sydney hospitality group — which these days goes by the monkey of Liquid & Larder — whose venues include The Wild Rover, Grandma’s Bar, and Wilhelmina’s. And they’ve just flung open the doors.
Yeah you read right! On Sunday the 22nd of September during Sydney Bar Week, those rapscallion lads at The Wild Rover will bring you a foot stomping, swashbuckling Sunday featuring live folk and bluegrass tunes, plenty of whiskey and beer, and an oyster shucking competition. They’re looking for a pro to take on the world record for the most oysters shucked in a minute!
For bourbon to be labelled as such, US regulations state that it must be distilled to not more than 160-proof from a fermented mash of not less than 51 per cent corn and stored in charred new oak. But this still leaves a lot of room for different styles, as were to find out with the line-up of bourbons here.
Mixxit Chronicles have returned — and their training session on Scotch and Irish whiskies have been a hit with bartenders in Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney. We popped by the session held last week at Sydney’s The Wild Rover and spent the better part (in more ways than one) of the afternoon sipping whisk(e)y and hearing the profanities pile up in an entertaining fashion.
The much-anticipated opening of the Wild Rover, after a couple of setbacks, is finally here. Opening at the end of next week, the two-level bar from James Bradey and Warren Burns (owners of Grandma’s) will hold 120 people, with the same drinks and food across both levels — downstairs it’s expected will be a quieter affair, and upstairs, with a plan down the track to have live music, is expected to be a little more boisterous.