The Calyx unveils new culinary experiences for summer

The venue's commitment to sustainability, nostalgia, and artistry takes centre stage in a range of new culinary experiences.

The Calyx, located in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, has launched a range of new summer food and beverage offerings such as cocktails with native ingredients, a caviar bar, pretty ice, and the soft serve ice cream.

Building on its ethos of climate-consciousness, The Calyx has introduced a selection of Australian native botanicals as ingredients to their cocktails.

Homegrown herbs and spices from the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney will feature in the new summer drinks selection, offering a local identity. Guests can choose from the Wattleseed Espresso Martini – a coffee cocktail infused with the rich, nutty flavour of native Australian wattleseed; and a zesty Finger Lime and River Mint Mojito – a sweet and refreshing mix perfect for balmy evening cocktail parties.

The Calyx will also introduce a caviar bar that promises to be the epitome of opulence.

“Not only will we feature our caviar bar with papas fritas, but these little gems will also be found in our chocolate desserts and of course alongside a clean, crisp, glass of champagne,” Laissez-faire Catering general manager, Sara Flaksbard, said.

The next summer treat available at The Calyx will be transforming cocktails with ice crafted into fun-shaped moulds, enabling organisers to request ingredients such as edible glitter or frozen fruit – whipping up eye-catching ice that can showcase company colours and themes.

The classic soft serve ice cream has also been reimagined into a sophisticated indulgence, going beyond the quintessential vanilla to feature an assortment of flavours ranging from exotic fruits to unexpected savoury elements.

In addition to the food and beverage options, the team at The Calyx is bringing to life summer theming with a complete venue experience.

“We’re seeing lots of demand from businesses wanting to incorporate natural elements and biophilic design principles in their events for summer, with earthy colour schemes and organic ambiances,” The Calyx sales manager, Astrid Renigeris, said.

“Eco-friendly and sustainable styling choices is still very much in high demand including re-usable fruit and vegetables, upcycled and recycled materials and environmentally friendly decorations.

“The Calyx, is very well placed to be able to offer this type of adaptation for our guests being situated in Sydney’s city garden.”

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