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Suntory Time Dinners

Sip on a $3000 limited-edition whisky paired with a multi-course Japanese feast for House of Suntory’s 100th anniversary.
By Marley Ng
August 09, 2023
By Marley Ng
August 09, 2023

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This year, acclaimed whisky-maker House of Suntory is inviting you to celebrate 100 years of whisky with three elegant dinners at renowned restaurants in Sydney. In honour of the brand's roots, the Suntory Time dinners will be held at Japanese restaurants Toko on Wednesday, August 30 and Saké on Tuesday, September 12. The Lobby Lounge at the Hyatt Regency Sydney will also be showcasing Japanese-inspired dishes on Thursday, September 21.

Tickets vary depending on the venue, but cover a lavish five-course meal and the chance to sample a selection of Suntory's premium whiskies, including the special 100th anniversary edition of their 18-year-old Yamazaki Mizunara and Hakushu Peated Malt, which retails for over $3000.

Diners can expect seafood galore at Toko — you'll be greeted with salmon tartare and caviar upon arrival, followed by a sushi platter, lobster tempura, miso salmon and wagyu beef cheeks with wasabi crème fraîche. Saké will be serving up a mix of signature dishes and one-off specials, including yakitori, miso-glazed toothfish and a moriawase of wagyu tartare, beef tataki and charcoal-grilled wagyu. And while The Lobby Lounge's menu — curated by executive chef Sven Ullrich — is still under wraps, it promises to take you on quite a journey with tantalising courses named The Awakening, The Bubble and The Skyline.

Since opening the first malt whisky distillery in Japan in 1923, Suntory has now established itself as a leading purveyor of spirits recognised the world over, and has expanded the offering to include the award-winning Roku gin and Haku vodka.

Whisky connoisseurs who can't make it to the dinners should keep an eye out in bottle shops for the release of limited editions of the 18-year-old Yamazaki Mizunara and Hakushu Peated Malt, along with anniversary labels of the 12-year-old Yamazaki and Hakushu.

Book your spot at Toko for $595 on Tuesday, August 22 at the website; Saké for $395 on Tuesday, September 12 at the website; and Lobby Lounge at Hyatt Regency Sydney for $375 on Thursday, September 21 at the website.

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