Does it feel like everyone you know went to Europe this winter but you? Us too. Luckily, Firefly has a solution. This buzzing Neutral Bay bar will temporarily ease the temptation to book flights with its bottomless sangria banquet. For a long, dreamy, boozy afternoon, you'll sip a glass that never empties, all while feasting on five courses of Mediterranean delights.
The sangria on offer isn't a concoction you'll find anywhere else — it's Firefly's signature rosé elixir, made in-house and spiked with white rum, rose syrup and lemon juice.
Once the sangria is flowing, a steady parade of share plates will make its way to your table. Look out for moreish zucchini fries, zingy juniper-cured ocean trout and baked pumpkin with caramelised raddichio and salsa verde. The banquet is rounded out with crispy drunken chicken pancakes and sous-vide pork loin served with pink peppercorns and charred squash.
It's pretty hard to think of a more delicious, decadent way to drift through a spring or summer afternoon. Or of a better excuse for catching up with your crew, without needing a special occasion. That said, if a birthday, engagement, wedding, graduation, divorce or some other celebration does happen to be on the horizon, then your organising is now sorted.
Firefly's bottomless sangria banquet is available on Saturdays, between midday and 4pm, and, at $59 per person, is a damn fine deal. This price includes endless sangria for two glorious hours, plus all the aforementioned food.
We have a hunch that spots are going to fill up quicker than you can say salud, so, head to the website to make a booking pronto.
Images: Jesse Jaco.