Johnnie Walker whisky dinner with Matt Preston

Johnny Walker Dinner

Matt Preston, award winning food journalist, best-selling author, co-host and judge of MasterChef Australia, will host a one-of-a-kind Johnnie Walker whisky tasting and dinner experience at The Star’s BLACK Bar & Grill at 7pm, Tuesday 4 June. Limited tickets are available now via

Preston will be joined by Katie Nagar, Johnnie Walker’s Australian whisky ambassador, and Dany Karam, Executive Chef at The Star’s BLACK Bar & Grill, who has curated a three-course menu of fresh and flavoursome ingredients that pairs perfectly with the rich Johnnie Walker Whisky portfolio. The three hosts will talk diners through the menu and flavour profiles of the whisky servings throughout the evening, encouraging guests to enjoy the exploration and appreciation of the incredible flavours. The menu will feature:

Crispy ocean trout, smoked crème fraiche, trout roe
Freshly shucked Oyster
Johnnie Walker aged 18 Year Old


Maremma duck breast
Honey & five spice glazed, rhubarb chutney, spinach, banana shallots, pepper sauce
Johnnie Walker Blue Ghost + Rare ‘Brora’


Wagyu rump cap MBS 9+
White polenta, exotic mushrooms, charred onion, crispy sweetbread
John Walker & Sons King George V


Bread and Butter Pudding
Orange jaffa sorbet
Johnnie Walker The John Walker

Johnnie Walker is the world’s best-selling Scotch whisky brand and enjoyed in more than 180 countries worldwide. First crafted in a humble grocer’s shop, Johnnie Walker has taken blended Scotch whisky from the four corners of Scotland to the four corners of the world. Today, this pioneering and innovative spirit has seen the brand become a global icon.

Speaking of the event Matt Preston commented: “This is a unique opportunity to understand the stories behind the Johnnie Walker whisky collection and why these rich tasting profiles are perfectly paired with this outstanding menu”.

Katie Nagar, Johnnie Walker added: “I’ve worked closely with Matt and Dany to ensure each whisky pairing is perfectly complimentary of each course and I am delighted to be giving guests privileged access to some of the most exclusive blends Johnnie Walker has to offer.”

Dany Karam, Executive Chef of BLACK Bar & Grill commented: “I’ve sourced only the very best, premium ingredients to deliver total luxury to diners seeking an experience that goes above and beyond. We are excited to be collaborating with Matt and Katie, and to be able to offer our guests this unique experience here at The Star.”

Tickets are available at $250 per person

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