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The ArgyleXchange Festival 2014 returns to Sydney

Four venues, three acclaimed chefs and 23 events in one unique space

The Urban Purveyor Group serves up a feast for Sydneysiders with the return of the ArgyleXchange Festival, From Monday 17th February to the 31st March, the festival will play host to 23 exciting events across four extraordinary venues, in one unique space.

Located in the heart of the Rocks the ArgyleXchange Festival, will celebrate The Argyle, Saké Restaurant & Bar, The Cut Bar & Grill, and Ananas Bar & Brasserie - each with is own unique identity and food offering. Three of Sydney’s most acclaimed chefs Paul McGrath, Shaun Presland and Grant Croft have joined forces to design and curate a menu combining quality food, drink and entertainment.

Sydneysiders can look forward to a series of events that will push the boundaries of the modern dining experience from inventive kitchen cuisine, cocktails with a twist, food theatre, education and surprise entertainment. The ArgyleXchange Festival has a number of events to wet the appetite of the most adventurous accompanied with a number of special offers throughout the festival period. Mix & match from day to night, any time, from lunch ’til late.

John Sangolies, proprietor, The Urban Purveyor Group of restaurants and bars said, “Due to the success of the last years event we’re really excited to be hosting the ArgyleXchange Festival 2014 It not only provides the chance for our chefs to stretch their culinary creativity, and our bartenders to experiment with flavours, but allows our venues to deliver an unforgettable dining experience. We hope Sydney will join us to celebrate all the food, drink and hospitality we’re proud to serve up across our fourvenues.“

Unique events that guests can look forward to include Endless Yum Cha Sundays at The Argyle from Sunday 2nd March onwards. A Hong Kong style dumplings bar offers a take on traditional Asian favourites alongside contemporary flavours. Sample a range of Dumplings and Gyozas including Cheeseburger Gyoza, Chilli Mud Crab Dumplings, and desserts such as Nutella Rocky Road Gyoza and NY Baked Cheesecake Gyoza. Endless Yum Cha for $35 makes The Argyle the perfect Sunday destination from 11am.

The Ananas Bar & Brasserie offers the ultimate champagne brunch on Sunday 9th March. Enjoy a Parisian brunch in this decadent yet casual setting, offering a bagatelle inspired experience with music, entertainment and more.

On Wednesday 5th March Tokyo inspired street art will set the scene for a sensory visual experience at Saké, the most dynamic and funky Japanese restaurant in Australia. Join Head Chef Shaun Presland in the Cocktails and Izakaya Masterclass, learning the art of sushi making and cocktail shaking, eating and feasting on your own creations. Friday 14th March also sees the launch of the Harajuku Nights pop-up bar, with Harajuku girls delivering Izakaya dishes and drinks with a twist. Visitors can also look forward to a selection of 20 exclusive cocktails using Shochu, and a Wasabi Roulette creation by Shaun himself - a dish for the daring and adventurous.

For a night of prime cuts and precision, visit The Cut Bar & Grill on Tuesday 4th March. Delivering

an unbeatable Australian steak experience with a New York steak house feel, you’ll join chef Grant

Croft as he showcases the breakdown of beef from its raw state – a true paddock to plate

experience. Admire the precision art of butchery as part of the Chef’s table series and sample

various Cut’s of beef with education, insights, and wine – a true feast for the senses for those who

accept only the best Cuts.

The ArgyleXchange Festival is not just about ‘dining’ but also about getting out and ‘doing’, so

whether you are passionate about food or simply want a new experience, the festival has something to suit all tastes.

Visit for booking information and a full list of events taking place during the Argylexchange festival.

WHAT: The ArgyleXchange Festival – Four venues, three acclaimed chefs and 23 events in one unique space.

WHERE: 12 -20 Argyle Street, The Rocks, Sydney

WHEN: 17th February – 31st March

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