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Where to Experience an American Express delicious. Month Out Event No Matter Your Budget

From budget-friendly tostadas to cooking masterclasses, we've found an exclusive food and drink experience to suit any salary.
By Concrete Playground
May 05, 2022
By Concrete Playground
May 05, 2022


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From budget-friendly tostadas to cooking masterclasses, we've found an exclusive food and drink experience to suit any salary.

Throughout May, a huge selection of restaurants are serving up exclusive menus, offering generous discounts and sharing primo culinary intel as part of American Express delicious. Month Out. The program of events is extensive with experiences that cover a range of price points making it accessible for all foodies, no matter your budget.

Whether you've got a spare $20 to get your fix or you're willing to splurge on an immersive one-off dining experience, we've found something to suit all price tags — from budget to blowout.

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    The Butler might not be your typical go-to for a thrifty night out but during American Express delicious. Month Out, you’ll be able to nab a budget-friendly bite from this buzzy Potts Point bar and restaurant.

    On Thursdays throughout May, the venues’s bar Juanita’s will transform into Juanita’s Cantina, to serve $12 tostadas from 4-9pm. You can choose between the yellowfin tuna tostada with edamame, salsa macha and avocado; the ora king salmon with chipotle, tomatillo and salsa mexicana; or the sweet potato ceviche with beetroot and coconut crema. You can stop by for a quick afternoon snack and watch the sun sink behind the CBD. Or, if you find you have more cash to splash, stay all night and wash down the tostadas with Mexican beers and agave cocktails.

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    Few quality restaurants will sort you out with a delicious three-course meal and a cocktail for the tidy price of $60 but that’s exactly what you can get for lunch at CBD favourite Esteban throughout May.

    Head Chef Angus Harrison has put a modern Australian twist on Mexican dishes that champion local produce for the menu. You’ll start with a classic margarita and a prawn aguachile with cucumber, coriander, desert lime and avocado. Then, choose between the ironbark-grilled chicken with spring onion, guajillo and mulato salsa or the woodfired broccolini with pea mole, Patron blanco and lime vinaigrette. A trio of exceptional sweet potato treats in the form of a tart, meringue and ice cream will round out the experience.

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    In need of an Italian holiday but fresh out of annual leave? The next best thing is to take your tastebuds on a trip to regional Italy courtesy of the folks at Osteria Coogee.

    From Wednesday to Friday of each week in May, the beach-adjacent restaurant will explore a different region of Italy via a dinner series hosted by Head Chef Stefano Gagliardi. The curated four-course menus will set you back $80 per person and include dishes like truffled mashed potato, broccolini and sausage ragu, braised beef cheek ragu and cannoli stuffed with chocolate and ricotta. Ready for some tastebud travel? All you need to do is choose between the Abruzzo, Tuscany, Puglia and Sicily menu and you’re off and away.


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    Interested in learning more about eating meat in a sustainable way? The Botanist is hosting a one-off four-course dinner that’ll help you learn more about the world of ethical meat consumption while satisfying your hunger at the same time.

    On Tuesday, May 24, the Kirribilli restaurant will team up with Discovered Wildfoods to share a dining experience called Into the Wild which showcases the finest Australian game meat. The $120 menu includes wild-caught fish with local seaweed and cranberry hibiscus, wild boar and kangaroo island egg pappardelle, and a deer venison wellington with pine mushroom duxelles and venison jus truffles. Want to go all out? Add the matching wines for an additional $65.


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    Splurging on a food and drink event feels completely justified when there’s a secret location involved. Plus, if you’re a big fan of French food, the Porcine and P&V Special French Dinner Party will be worth the $190 price tag.

    The four-course feast will take place on Wednesday, May 26, at Porcine in Paddington with chef Nik Hill taking care of the food and Mike Bennie on drinks duty. Expect incredible French fare with a strong carnivorous bent and entertaining commentary and wisdom from seasoned raconteur Bennie, who’ll even take guests to a secret location for mini masterclasses between courses. 

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Ready to indulge in a month of brilliant food and drink? For more information on American Express delicious. Month Out and to book visit the website.

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