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March into Merivale, one of the most anticipated events on Sydney’s food calendar, is back for one incredible night on Wednesday 22 March at ivy. A celebration of the best of Merivale, bon vivants can sip, sample and savour an outstanding spectrum of food, cocktails and wine, as the group’s leading talent come together for a supercharged culinary extravaganza. Tickets are on sale now from  

Justin Hemmes, CEO of Merivale, said: “Since its inception nearly a decade ago, March into Merivale has offered Sydney a spectacular feast of culinary events and food experiences, evolving each year with our expanding portfolio. This year, fresh from the biggest period of growth in Merivale’s history, we want to deliver one exceptional experience that celebrates the group’s diversity and quality of offering, as well as the talent and creativity leading Merivale into our exciting future”.

March into Merivale 2017 will take over the entire ivy complex and surrounding laneways. On arrival, guests will experience Ash Street like never before as the space is transformed into a bustling Asian street food market led by the revered Dan Hong. The smells of BBQ meats and sizzling seafood will mark the start of the culinary adventure, with bao, charcoal, dim sum, wok and sushi stations serving up everything from pork belly bao to oysters with ‘jalapeño and ginger nuoc cham’ and ‘kimchi fried rice with king crab’.

Up at Palings, food lovers will enter a world of the weird and wonderful, with menus captained by Patrick Friesen and Christopher Hogarth. A whole lamb on the spit will be the hero, served alongside quesadillas, Baja fish tacos, Nachos supreme tostados and the duo’s famed burgers. Guests will then ascend to a heavenly high tea at The Den, overflowing with decadent pastries, sweets, desserts, champagne and cocktails.

In ivy’s magnificent ballroom, enthusiastic epicures will stumble upon a magical European garden, inspired by what the French call ‘trouvaille’, a lucky find. Surrounded by a lush floral canopy, guests will feast on dishes prepared by Merivale’s Events Chef John Wilson, collaborating with a host of Merivale’s finest chefs.

As the sun sets, playful party-goers can dive into the Balearic festivities at ivy pool. Inspired by his years living on the White Isle, Executive Chef Jordan Toft and his team will cook whole pork bellies over the fire, served and sliced with fennel aioli and summer fennel pollen, alongside wood-fired warm crème Catalan and patatas brava cones.

March into Merivale will also serve drinks expertly matched to the concepts of each area. Beer styles will be carefully selected to complement the menus, while classic cocktails are reimagined to reflect their respective surroundings. 

Tickets to this year’s March into Merivale are $60 and include all food, plus three drink tokens to be redeemed at the various bars throughout the precinct.

March into Merivale 2017 is proudly supported by:
Major partners: Jaguar, Absolut, James Squires, Chandon, Hostplus, AMEX, Comm Bank
Brand Partners: SanPellegrino, Villa Maria, URM, Secure Parking, Coca Cola, Havericks Meats, Vics Meats 

For media enquiries please contact:
Rebecca Gibbs, Publicity Consultant
Phone: 0468 916 482
Email: [email protected]

Originally a fashion house, Merivale, owned by the Hemmes family, has been established in Australia for over 60 years. The Hemmes family are developing and operating pioneers within the hospitality industry, owning a portfolio of more than 60 restaurants, bars, pubs, hotels and function spaces in Sydney. Justin Hemmes is the Chief Executive Officer of Merivale.

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