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Chroma Vivid 4D sensory dining experience
This 360-degree interactive dining experience will take guests on a culinary journey, with each dish and cocktail matched to a light show inspired by the same colour. The Chroma dinner utilises Red, Green and Blue colours native to any imagery creation as the basis of their creations. Step into a world of colour and discover how combining food, art and technology can stimulate the work of gastronomy. Try the Hiramasa Kingfish Sashimi in a striking green chlorophyll-coloured stracciatella sauce, and dip into the Sweet Canvas to finish off – a unique creation that lets you blend the colours of RGB with a white ice-cream base and create any sort of combination your imagination allows you.



The Chroma Vivid 4D sensory dining experience is priced at $145 per person and is available only during the period of the Vivid Festival which runs till 15th June.



PS. It’s so special that children aren’t allowed to dine here!



WHERE: 199 George Street, The Rocks | OPEN 15 May – 15 June, 6.45pm – 9pm daily



GRAIN BAR

The talented team at Grain have created three fun, vibrant and delicious Vodka-based cocktails inspired by the colours of Vivid. Marshmallows, sprinkles and fairy floss top off these cocktails – perfect for sweet-tooth lovers and perfect for those looking to capture something for the ‘gram. Drop in at Grain Bar for a glowing fireplace and even more mesmerising cocktails.



WHERE: 199 George Street, Sydney | OPEN Daily 2pm – 12am



FOUR FROGS CREPERIE

In celebration of Vivid, Four Frogs Creperie have also come up with a Vivid-themed crepe that has our mouths watering. Savour crushed white chocolate Tim Tam and homemade berry coulis flavours topped off with melt-in-your-mouth chocolate ice cream. If you’re heading to Taronga Zoo to enjoy the Vivid animal light sculptures, you’ll also find Four Frogs Creperie conveniently located in Mosman – open until late from Wednesday to Sundays. If not, your best bet is at Circular Quay – open daily.



WHERE: Circular Quay – Gateway Sydney, 1 Macquarie Place | OPEN Monday to Friday 7am – late, Saturday & Sunday 10am – late 

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THE ARGYLE

Over at The Argyle, one of Sydney’s largest dance-music institutions, you’ll find Espresso Martinis served to you in neon glasses for just $5 from 5pm to 7pm daily. A pre-Vivid dining package is also available between 5pm and 6pm, and includes an antipasti sharing platter and a Belvedere vodka, strawberry and lime cocktail jug for $50. Did we mention they also have cocktails served in light-bulb shaped glasses? The Argyle’s Light Up cocktail ($15) comes with a blend of tequila, triple sec, passionfruit and lychees.



WHERE: 18 Argyle Street, The Rocks | OPEN 11am – 2.45am daily



THE ENDEAVOUR TAP ROOMS

Over at The Endeavour Tap Rooms, a collaboration between Applejack and Endeavour Brewing Co, the team has created every kid’s childhood dream – the Unicone. Filled with raspberry ice cream, homemade mini meringues, Chantilly cream, hundreds and thousands, and topped off with fairy floss – it’s a sure-fire winner that celebrates the kaleidoscope of colours and creativity of Vivid Sydney and we love it.



WHERE: 39/43 Argyle Street, The Rocks | OPEN Daily 11am – 12am



OPERA BAR

Any Sydneysider will know that the Opera Bar is the place to go to catch all the Vivid happenings – after all, what can beat a spectacular view of the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay precinct all in one frame? We’re giving you an option now to round off your night with these neon cocktails – the Green Light with vodka, midori, aloe, citrus and tonic, Fantatastic as the name suggests, fanta, Bacardi carta Blanca, Cointreau, citrus, or the Electric Blue with Bombay dry, martini bianco, and blue soda.



WHERE: Sydney Opera House | OPEN Monday – Friday 10am – 12am, Saturday 9am – 1am, Sunday 9am – 12am

HACIENDA SYDNEY

At Hacienda Bar, round up your crew for some Tropical Glow Vivid Cocktails and Cuban inspired bar food – set against a backdrop of the stunning Sydney Harbour immersed in colour. Try the ROJO Glow with flavours of Stolichnaya vanilla, pama liquer, Chambord, pineapple juice, lemon juice, berry puree, and agave or the AMARILLO Glow made with Ketel One vodka, Joseph Catron, mango liqueur, Crème de Cacao white, mango nectar, mango puree and orange juice. For something a little snazzier with a crisp apple flavour, you’ll want the VERDE Glow – created from Bulleit bourbon, Appleton Estate rum, Midori, apple juice, lime juice and Falernum liqueur. Available exclusively during Vivid!



WHERE: 61 Macquarie Street, Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour | OPEN Sunday to Thursday 12pm – 10pm, Friday & Saturday 12pm – 12am  

BLACKLIGHT DESSERT LAB

Turns out black lights aren’t just for raves, they’re for dessert, too. Across the 23 nights during Vivid, Darling Square will be home to a multisensory dessert bar featuring sweet treats from Gelato Messina. Step into a sleek black cube featuring colour-changing panels made from dichroic glass. There are four desserts available each night, with Messina collaborating with DOPA, Edition Coffee Roasters and Bubble Nini on the weekly rotating menu.



The gelato giant is pulling out all the stops – their Dr Evil’s Magic Mushroom cake has had a luminescent makeover and will be served in a single serve for the duration of the event.  They’ll also be dishing up a three-layer dulce de leche gelato cake ‘Dulce-de-lighted’ with milk sponge and cream topped with glow-in-the-dark warm strawberry and roasted cinnamon anglaise. We are sold!



WHERE: 35 Tumbalong Boulevard, Haymarket | OPEN 24 May – 15 June, 6pm – 11pm daily

PLANAR

For those exploring the lights at Darling Harbour, the area is rife with restaurants dishing up their own slide of Vivid fare. The area’s newest restaurant and bar on the block, Planar, will be spinning out neon-coloured cocktails in their inaugural participation in Vivid Sydney. Already known for their colourful concoctions in celebration of Vivid, they will create the SPACELand Sphere – an adventurous mix of vodka, rum, gin, peach liquor, blue curacao, grenadine, lemon, and a sphere of ice which houses ingredients that are blended in as it melts. If this doesn’t shout ‘Instagram!’ we’re not sure what will!



WHERE: International Convention Centre, Darling Harbour | OPEN Daily 7am – 12am



THE LIGHTWALK – ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS SYDNEY

The Light Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens is back, and this year explorers will be rewarded at the end of their journey with a pop-up bar and eatery. Inspired by an old-school fisherman’s wharf, the kitchen will serve up fish and chips, pineapple fritters and warm mac and cheese. If you’re really looking to heat things up, the H.M.A.S Royal Archie Bar has your answers – a dizzying blue cocktail with Archie Rose gin, mixed with pineapple and macadamia, or the exotic Harbour Rose with Archie Rose vodka, watermelon, citrus and pink lustre.



WHERE: The Light Walk, Royal Botanic Gardens | OPEN 24 May – 15 June, 6pm – 11pm daily

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