The Lunar New Year begins on the 1st of February, bringing friends and family together to celebrate traditions with delicious food, and wine. Many countries across the globe celebrate this holiday, such as China, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, Mongolia and others. This year it’s the year of the tiger, a symbol of strength and bravery, giving you the courage to explore what Sydney has to offer. It’s a time to indulge in festive treats and try new culinary delights. So, we have created a list to help you find festivals, restaurants, or fun spots to celebrate the new year. Once you have finished your outing adventures, complete the holiday with a traditional spring clean to welcome good luck.
The Rocks Lunar Markets
Opened from February 4th to the 13th, surround yourself with glowing red lanterns, fragrant Asian street food and the sounds of live music. Enjoy a party in the streets, receive a Chinese zodiac reading or find some quirky gift for friends and family. This occasion is one you don’t want to miss.
Tiger Beer Lunar Bar
What better way to celebrate the year of the tiger with a pint of a refreshing tiger beer? Find this one-off pop-up bar on Playfield Street between the 4th and 13th of February.
Take a trip to china town and watch spectacular performances whilst enjoying a delicious Asian feast. The festival is only on January 29th from 5 to 10pm and is free! Transport yourself out of Sydney and immerse yourself in culture while watching the lion dancers weaving through the crowds.
Located on Pier Street in Haymarket, join Australia’s best dancers and tik tokers. Learn some new moves or join a tik tok workshop. The event is only on the 29th of January from 2:30 to 7:30pm, so make sure you don’t miss out.
If you would prefer a night in and have a feast with friends, check out our new recipe for Pan Fried Buns, to celebrate the Lunar New Year.
As the weather grows warmer, our thoughts often turn to a refreshing, crisp, cold glass of white wine.But which variety? Sometimes the myriad choices can leave you feeling bewildered. Let’s discuss just two excellent varieties that fit the bill admirably when it comes to fresh, crisp, and delicious.
Whether you’re celebrating the Lunar New Year with your family or taking in a new culture and enjoying the festivities, here’s how you should match the Lunar New Year classics with your favourite wine varieties.