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Bar Red at The Dolphin Hotel

Celebrate Negroni Month with 'Newgronis' at the stylish Surry Hills haunt.
By Orlaith Costello
September 20, 2023
By Orlaith Costello
September 20, 2023

In honour of Negroni Month, The Dolphin Hotel is hosting a pop-up Red Bar in collaboration with Campari, slinging a range of 'newgronis' — twists on the popular tipple — from Wednesday, September 20, to Sunday, October 22.

Not only will the bar-inside-a-bar be stirring out reinterpretations of the cocktail, but the bar will also be bathed in red light and red accents — so it'll be akin to walking into a glass of the red stuff.

Bar Director Josh Reynolds has compiled a bespoke drinks list that includes four reimaginings of the cocktail made with Campari. If you aren't in the mood for a newgroni, there is a range of spritzes, sodas and additional cocktails made with Campari and inspired by Italian summer available on the drinks list.

You can choose between the Tiramisu Negroni made with Mr. Black and clarified with Messina's coffee ice cream, or go for tropical vibes with the London Passion Week made with suze, Unico Pomelo and clarified with Messina passionfruit ice cream. For lovers of berry flavours, there's the Raspberry Beret Negroni made with wild raspberry eau de vie and freeze-dried raspberry; and finally, the Black Truffle & Cacao Husk Negroni with — you guessed it — black truffle, Martini Rosso, cacao husk and white chocolate.

Complete your evening at Bar Red with some nibbles from executive chef Danny Corbett's snack menu created for the event. You could go for house-made focaccia loaded with classic Italian cured meats, buffalo mozzarella, the fritto misto (fried veggies and seafood) with prawn, calamari and ling, or opt for something more substantial such as a classic spaghetti carbonara or the tramezzino (lamb shoulder with verde sauce).

What's a bar without a good backing track? Bar Red will be spinning out tunes courtesy of local artist DJ Kali. It's only available for one month, so check it out while you can.

Bar Red is in action from 4–6pm daily on Wednesday, September 20, to Sunday, October 22. No Bookings. For more information, check out the Dolphin Hotel's website.

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