Summer nights at Westpac Openair with Croser Sparkling.

Croser Sparkling
📷 Croser Sparkling

This isn’t going to be a guide for the ultimate night out with bubbles and an outdoor film by the harbour. However, I will share my experience (check out my Instagram stories on @travel.lifestyleblog)

Each evening at Westpac OpenAir is the perfect place to enjoy Sydney’s harbour sunset views with dinner and bubbles prior to watching the film.

This summer Mike McEnearney of Kitchen by Mike has created a delicious range of dining options and offerings – all in a COVID Safe environment.

We opted for a little bit fancy and chose the Croser Garden Dining Area + Cinema Ticket, $49 per person, includes a reserved cinema seat and a table in the Croser Garden.

You can order your Kitchen by Mike boxes via the me&u app or by scanning the code on your table (which definitely hits the spot). Choose one of three mains, two salad/sides for $39pp – did I mention you will also receive a complimentary glass of Croser NV Sparkling. If you still feeling peckish, you can order desserts ($12) or a cheese hamper ($21).

As for the bubbles, I did try a few different sparklings on offer by Croser (don’t worry, there are other bevoirs available).

Croser NV Sparkling – a true aperitif style sparkling wine that blends the rich strawberry lift and fine mousse of Pinot Noir with the nectarine, cashew and biscuity Chardonnay characters.

Croser NV Sparkling Rose – a sublime Rosé displaying aromas of pomegranate, wild strawberry and cherry bursting from the glass which flood the palate with biscuity notes adding complexity and style. (*favourite)

Croser Vintage – a lovely wine with an alluring bouquet of floral citrus and red apple fruits with hints of biscuit and brioche.

Misbehaviour (mini film review): Starring Keira Knightly, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Greg Kinnnear. Based on a true story of three spirited women caught up in a provocative 1970s women’s liberation movement against the Miss World Pageant in London. Where the shenanigans made front-page news around the world, Bob Hope was the MC as was baffled at finding himself at the center of the feminist anger. To complicate things even further and breaking pageant tradition, two women were chosen from South Africa, one white and one black (the second competed under the name ‘Africa South’). The ending, well… I’ll leave you to watch the film. “We’re not beautiful, we’re not ugly, we’re angry”. 4/5 stars.

The breathtaking backdrop, incredible surround sound, and an unrivalled film program complete an unforgettable summer night in Sydney. Highly recommend bubbles and an outdoor film experiene.

Westpac OpenAir Cinemas
Fleet Steps, Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Film Program – ends 21 February 2021