An expedition to the age of discovery landed with the launch of Dutch Courage: Officers Mess from Alfred Street. Chefs and bartenders directed palates to a time when explorers in India, Malacca and Singapore faced adventure and discovery with humour and good times. From the kitchen, tastebuds were beguiled with a spate of appetising offerings with share plates, from cayenne and black pepper calamari with lemongrass and sweet chilli sauce to malay pork an prawn dumplings with pumpkin crisps and cashew nut sauce and tempura barramundi pieces. The bar saw the classic harmony of gin transport thirstbuds, with 270+ bottles of gin available, such as tastes of spiced fig and prosciutto boldy united in a mix of fat-washed Bulleit Rye and vermouth. The mastering of traditional drinks are as much a journey as exploring new territories, allowing for plenty of opportunities of liquid courage to take hold. Andrew Lynch shone behind the wheels of steel while trumpeter Darren Skaar bought the sassy sounds of brass to electronic beats. It's a colonial expedition of wanderlust where owner/operator Matt Hilan's background as a former RAAF Air Combat receives a serious acknowledgement in this tribute to his aviation service, where attention to detail, his quest for perfection and a clear love for all things gin, cocktails and hospitality shines.
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