By Sacha Delfosse

Pocket Bar’s Jean Munos has teamed up with Darren Vadamootoo and Le Pelican chef and owner, JF Salet, to bring back last year’s Island BBQ party, which will be held on Sunday, December 4th.

“This year, Island BBQ is taking a new turn. The party will be outside at Le Pelican restaurant’s secret backyard in Surry Hills, which we will be transforming into a Caribbean paradise.

“Of course, the pig is back but also we will be serving jerk chicken and Island style salad. And there’s no need to mention all tropical cocktails,” Munos says.

The Island BBQ party has evolved over the years, from a small gathering of friends to an informal summer party for the local bartending community, many of whom will be helping out on the day – behind the bar and the decks.

“Island BBQ was pretty much my balcony every time friends were coming over, jerk chickens and a lot of rums. We had such good times we decided to bring the balcony at the good old Lincoln to open summer season with hospo and friends around a pig and some Caribbean-style drinks.”

“And when you say Tiki, straight away a smile appears on your face, that’s why I wanted to use that element for this party. Tiki is more than a style, it is a real culture.”

This year’s Island BBQ kicks off at 1pm, and will continue till late into the night. The event is free and open to everyone, with guests encouraged to dress for the occasion.

“Cocktails and food are the only costs involved, or maybe a swimmer outfit. The venue will be dressed up so why not following the trend,” Munos says.

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