Crane Bar Restaurant, Sydney’s newest Japanese bar, dining and event venue launched to industry representatives, celebrities, socialites and the media last week, (8 May) in a sumptuous evening of eclectic live entertainment.
Crane Bar Restaurant transports guests to an oriental oasis, serving the best in Japanese fusion cuisine and signature beverages – and the launch event was certainly no exception.
Media and VIP guests, including X Factor Host Luke Jacobz, Home and Away’s Dan Ewing and wife, Marni Little, were on hand to celebrate the arrival of this unique venue to the infamous Potts Point strip.
Japanese percussionists greeted guests on arrival with a rousing performance on traditional drums. The performers were flanked by a bevy of stunning Geishas who roamed the venue serving carefully selected canapés from the restaurant’s enticing menu.
Once inside, Crane Bar Restaurant Executive Chef Taichi Ito wowed guests by transforming a 50kg whole, fresh Tuna into bite sized servings of the highest-quality sashimi.
Chef Ito served up Japanese classics and Crane fusion specialities throughout the evening, including delicate Sea Barramundi in White Soy, Crispy Chicken Karaage with Wasabi Mayo and Crane’s legendary Spicy Prawn Rolls.
Cocktails and beverages created by Crane Bar Restaurant’s resident mixologist Thiago Santos included Ketel One Citron Vodka, La Prova Sparkling Pinot Grigio, Ashbourne Shiraz and Front Row Sauvignon Blanc.
The signature cocktails were garnished in Crane’s characteristic style with the restaurant and bar’s namesake, miniature paper cranes, perched delicately on the rim of guests’ glasses.
Crane Bar Restaurant has late night dining options with an enviable 24 hour license. Corporate and social events can be held throughout the distinct spaces suitable for 2 – 350 guests.