Sydney Fine-Diner Nel Is Dishing Up a Spectacular 'Moulin Rouge!'-Themed Nine-Course Degustation

Joining the menu to coincide with 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' hitting Sydney, the decadent spread is inspired by truth, beauty, freedom and love.
Sarah Ward
Published on May 20, 2022

When you've just given Australia the culinary experience we didn't know we needed — that'd be a luxe 11-course KFC degustation that definitely doesn't just involve slowly eating a big bucket of the Colonel's finest — what comes next? At Sydney fine-diner Nel, it's time for a bit of truth, beauty, freedom and love. Renowned for its creatively themed multi-course spreads before going fancy with chicky chicky fry fry (see also: its Christmas and Disney offerings), the restaurant is next taking its cues from Moulin Rouge! The Musical.

The film-to-theatre production is about to dance its way into Sydney, kicking off at the end of May. So, if you're wondering what's inspired Nel's decadent feast, now you know. Designed as a pre-show option, it'll be available for lunch on Saturdays and Sundays in June and July. And yes, it's your spectacular spectacular reason to both see the musical and treat yo'self to a lavish meal. If you don't live in Sydney, it's also so exciting that you might want to stomp, cheer and head to the NSW capital.

The world-first collaboration sees chef Nelly Robinson whip up a selection of dishes dripping with French nostalgia (no, not literally), including one dubbed 'Beauty', which is a savoury crème brulee. Or, there's also the 'Truth' steak tartare for a quintessential Parisian culinary option.

Other dishes span Nel's take on pain au chocolat, beef bourguignon tarts, duck, French onion soup, beetroot with popcorn and opera cakes.

"When creating this menu, I straight away saw the bohemian ideals aligned with our values, which is truth, beauty, freedom and love," said Robinson, explaining the new two-month-long menu.

"I can't wait to showcase what we do. Come in, sit back and relax in my home. Then, go and enjoy yourself at the theatre."

If you're ready to for your tastebuds to say "come what may", bookings are available now, with multiple sessions each Saturday and Sunday starting (at 11.30am, 11.45am, 12pm and 12.15pm). That'll set you back $145 per person, with four matching wines also available for an extra $75 each.

Tickets to Moulin Rouge! The Musical aren't included in that price — and yes, this is definitely a treat yo'self kind of weekend lunch.

Nel's 'Moulin Rouge! The Musical' degustation lunch is on offer on Saturdays and Sundays throughout June and July, at 75 Wentworth Avenue, Sydney. For more information or to book, head to the Nel website.

Published on May 20, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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