Happy Easter and Long Weekend Everyone!

Easter Weekend wouldn’t be complete without the usual tomfoolery, schinnanigans and merriment! So here’s our little Easter egg from us to you detailing how you can get involved in our top picks of the best, egg-cellent (sorry had to be done!) activities in and around Sydney.

The Morrison’s 2016 Crab Carnival 

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Grab your cast and join the festivities at The Morrison’s 2016 Annual Crab Carnival. Back for the third year running, this crabby affair is set to be bigger and better than ever so don’t be a hermit and get stuck in!

Crab fans can roll up for an array of crabalicious activities between 25th March to 22nd April including a limited edition Crab Menu created by Award winning Executive Chef and owner Sean Connolly. Salt & Pepper Crab Legs and bite sized Crab Hush Puppies will be mouthwatering additions this year, along with crowd favourites – Sean’s Soft Shell Crab Burger, Chili Crab Linguine and Chili Mud Crab to name a few.

Crab fanatics will rejoice as The Morrison’s renowned Crab & Lettuce Tacos will have their very own happy hour EVERYDAY throughout the carnival, going for a cracking $5 each between 6pm and 7pm. A host of drink specials will also be on offer, including Little Creatures Beer as well as the return of the famed Crabby Mary cocktail.

This year it’s going to get steamy, with the launch of Steam Pot night every Thursday throughout the festival. Roll up your sleeves and have your crackers, hammers and bibs at the ready as you’re in for a flavour-packed treat. Prepare to get messy as these delicious crustaceans get tipped on the table, with all hands in – as legs and shells are sent a flying!

Hermit crab racing will entice betting enthusiasts, providing them with a unique experience that’s guaranteed to entertain. A crabarama of competitions will also take place throughout the carnival, giving punters a chance to partake and win some crabtastic prizes along the way.

WHAT: The Morrison’s 2016 Crab Carnival
WHERE: The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room – 225 George Street, Sydney
WHEN: 25th March to 22nd April, 2016

 

Alice in Wonderland-inspired High Tea at InterContinental Sydney

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What’s Easter without Chocolate?? Chocoholics and Mad Hatters, this one is for you! Rediscover the magic of wonderland with an Alice in Wonderland-inspired High Tea at The Cortile, InterContinental Sydney.

The Cortile will transform into Wonderland with a whimsical blend of pocket watches, eccentric and mad hats and lollipop swirls this Easter long weekend for the Alice in Wonderland-inspired High Tea. Available on Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday, the scrumptious and sumptuous high tea will feature a delicious collection of savouries including classic sandwiches, buttermilk vanilla scones and Belgium waffles as well as a mouth-watering selection of sweets including milk chocolate toffee apples, Wonderful crème brulee, hot cross bunnies and marble cakes. Patrons are encouraged to dress in theme with special Easter treats being given to children dressed in their best Mad Hatter costumes

So be sure to follow the white rabbit down to The Cortile this Easter as many wondrous treats await! Cost: $65.00 per person Seatings at 1:00pm-3:00pm or 3:30pm-5:30pm Easter Saturday and Easter Sunday. #InterConSydney @InterConSyd

So hop to it and check out more details now: http://www.icsydney.com.au/dine-drink/the-cortile/

 

The Newport Is Back

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The newly refurbished The Newport is opening this Easter Long Weekend. Set on the stunning shores of Pittwater, The Newport is a vibrant gathering place for all ages. Incorporating various outdoor dining spaces and bars, the sprawling grounds include areas perfect for whiling the day and night away.
Crafted by Executive Chef Sebastien Lutaud, and pizza maestro Vincenzo Biondini, The Newport’s diverse marketplace of food experiences include Australian grass-fed beef burgers, ever-classic fish and chips, wood-fired pizzas, and a wide range of fresh salads. As well as an extensive wine, beer and cocktail list, fresh juices, smoothies, milkshakes, and freshly-brewed coffee by Sydney roasters Will & Co.
For children and the young at heart, The Newport features a games area reminiscent of a vintage gymnasium – think badminton, ping pong, a giant magnetic Scrabble board, and exercise bikes that can charge mobile phones. The Newport also offers an exciting programme of free events and activities, with national, and international  live music at the heart of the entertainment experience. There’s no better place than the gorgeous grounds of The Newport to take in stunning scenery while listening to some amazing live music.
EASTER TRADING HOURSGood Friday 12:00pm – 10:00pm
Easter Saturday 12:00pm – 12:00am
Easter Sunday 12:00pm – 11:00pm
Easter Monday 12:00pm – 12:00am
Head to the website for more details: http://merivale.com.au/thenewport Glebe’s Coloursound Festival

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Glebe’s Coloursound Festival  is on this Easter Long Weekend at various locations in Glebe. Coloursound is a live music, craft beer, food, & culture event featuring 70+ performers across 13 intimate & unique spaces such as craft beer bars, restaurants, cafes, and more. Coloursound aims to bring together the Glebe community and give independent bands, performers, and local businesses a platform to do what they do best!
Bands include: Terrible Truths (Vic), Buzz Kull, Dead Radio, Mere Women, Hideous Towns (Vic), kigo (Bris), SUIIX, Miners, Half/Cut
Other events include: Altairzine Photography Exhibition. Zine Fair.  Designer Markets. Publication talks by: Apathetic, Aevoe, Pitch,  Mug and Kettle Comedy Festival Gala. Staves Brewery World Record Tankard Challenge, Talks, Tastings, & Giveaways by Merchant Brewing Co., Feral Brewing Company, Badlands Brewery and Nomad Brewing Co.
WHAT: Glebe Coloursound Festival
WHERE: Glebe Point Road, Glebe, NSW 2037
WHEN: This weekend

 

SoCAL Neutral Bay

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Tequila cocktails on tap at the Cali Tequila Shack, and it is the perfect Easter Long Weekend activity!
Olmeca Altos Tequila have teamed up with SoCal for the whole month of March. The Tommy’s Margarita will stay permanently on tap, and the second tap will change serving up the likes of SoCal Mules (tequila, lime, ginger beer), Apple Shacks (tequila, Applejack, lime, apple, agave), Venice Peach (tequila, peach, agave, lemonade, bitters) and Punch Drunk Love (tequila, strawberry, lime, pomegranate, soda).
WHAT: Cali Tequila Shack
WHERE: SoCal Neutral Bay
WHEN: Wednesday-Fridays from 5pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 3pm

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