The trend for boozy brunches is continuing in Australia, with St-Germain teaming up with Sydney’s Darlo Country Club for a Brunch Club party series. Only this brunch is focused on lighter, aperitif-style drinks instead of the traditional champagne and Bloody Mary combo.
Launching last weekend, 25 March, the series of brunch events will run monthly until September and channels 1920s Paris, with live music, a six course menu, and matched cocktails.
The food ranges from granola with elderflower-infused yoghurt, right through bagels and smoked salmon, to a dessert flourish that features flambéed crepes.
Camille Ralph Vidal, global St-Germain brand ambassador said: “I can’t wait to see the brunch scene to bloom in Sydney to rival New York, London and of course Paris, where great music, cocktails and food all come together in a stylish party atmosphere in the middle of the day. In true St Germain style we’ve added a twist by recreating the glamour of 1920s Paris.
“Those who attend the St-Germain Brunch Club will have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a unique Parisian culture of frivolity whilst enjoying St-Germain sparkling cocktails with their closest friends.”
As well as the signature St-Germain Spritz, the brand has teamed up with local bartending wunderkind Jenna Hemsworth, who has created a cocktail for the event that she says is the “lighter, earthier" version of a Bloody Mary-Bellini hybrid, featuring St-Germain and celery – and aptly named the Champ-Elysee (pictured far left).
Three brunch packages are on offer from $65, including the six course French-inspired set menu with the St-Germain Spritz on arrival, plus optional St-Germain and champagne beverage packages.
Location: Darlo Country Club, 235 Victoria St, Darlinghurst
Tickets: Brunch packages vary from $65 – $105, visit website for full menu and offerings
Session dates and times: 11:30am Saturday, 15 April, 27 May, 10 June, 8 July, and 9 September. Beverage service concludes at 2:30pm.
Bookings essential through the Darlo Country Club website. To book visit www.darlocountryclub.com.au.