Unlock Zeta Bar's Secret Garden At Hilton Sydney

Blossoming With Cocktails And Afternoon Tea Every Friday Night

This information originated in Australian English.

February 11, 2013

SYDNEY - Ladies pull out your best Friday frock and gents don your most dapper suits, Zeta Bar is set to bloom with the launch of ‘The Secret Garden'. Soak up the summer sun whilst imbibing on a mix of whimsical cocktails, sparkling icy poles and jellies and nibble on a traditional afternoon tea with a Zeta twist.

Hilton Sydney's internationally acclaimed Zeta Bar launches its latest Friday night concept, ‘The Secret Garden' - a playful celebration of garden parties served with a side of the unexpected.

Held every Friday from 15 February starting at 6 p.m., Zeta Bar's outdoor terrace will be fancifully transformed into a magical garden with beautifully manicured lawns and garden furniture making it the perfect spot to while away a Friday afternoon.

Take a peek inside and wander through the hedge lined terrace or perch in one of the garden pockets while listening to jazz presented by renowned Sydney band ‘The Press Club'. Moving statues, frivolous garden gnomes and dreamlike topiary complete the story.

All this combined with a range of specially concocted garden party inspired cocktails ranging from molecular to playful twists on classic cocktails. The menu features a mixture of sprightly and herbaceous cocktails including the Applicious Air, Tweedle Dum, Citric Bloom and the Secret Garden. Zeta's gardeners will wander through the garden offering a selection of sparkling icy poles and jellies.

Partnering with Moët & Chandon, the cocktails have been carefully conceived to incorporate the flavours of the sparkling wine and spirits. Colin Tam, Zeta bar head bartender, said, "Working with the two can be difficult due to the delicate flavours of the wine. It's highly important for both to be perfectly balanced, we don't want to overpower the wine but at the same time ensuring that the flavours enhance the notes of the wine and compliment the flavours of the spirits"

For the first time Zeta will serve a ‘Mistress Mary afternoon tea' that's quite contrary, guests can complement their cocktails, icy poles and jellies with a selection of chic bites that have been matched to the cocktails on offer. A mixture of sweet and savoury the menu features dainty sandwiches including crab, cucumber and watercress; and house smoked salmon, rocket and cream cheese served on homemade brioche.

The culinary playfulness continues with sweet treats such as raspberry mousse, chocolate and pistachio, an assortment of macarons; chamomile cremeux served with fried basil accompanied with classic home baked scones served with rose petal cream.

Adding to ‘The Secret Garden' frivolity will be Sydney fashion blogger ‘Sneakypeek' also known as Monique Friedlander who will add a fashionable perspective to ‘The Secret Garden'. Monique will be tasked with covering ‘The Secret Garden' for her blog ‘Sneakypeek' and Zeta Bar's social media channels. She will go behind the ‘The Secret Garden' and cover the fashions each Friday night and will also select the most fashionable lady on the night who will win prizes from Moët & Chandon.

Monique said "I'm excited to be partnering with Hilton Sydney and Zeta Bar for ‘The Secret Garden'. Sneakypeek is whimsical, girly and all about frocking up, it's the perfect fit for The Secret Garden and Zeta Bar, I look forward to seeing the fashionable ladies of Sydney frocking up for The Secret Garden"

‘The Secret Garden' has been whipped up by head bartender Colin and his highly trained Zeta Bar team who were also behind the successful ‘Coney Island' and ‘Farmers Market' concepts. Each of the Zeta mixologists has created a cocktail with inspirations ranging from their childhoods and interpretations of the book ‘The Secret Garden'.

Colin said, "Zeta Bar is renowned pioneering innovative cocktail concepts. ‘The Secret Garden' at Zeta is a quirky and interactive way to showcase the talent of our mixologists, each of the mixologists is telling their own story of ‘The Secret Garden' through cocktails. We always have fun showcasing to our guests the creative construction and inspirations that goes behind creating the Zeta cocktail concepts"

"'The Secret Garden's cocktail offering seamlessly combines molecular mixology and classic cocktails with the quirky list featuring carefully crafted bespoke cocktails and twisted classics. Sparkling wines, spirits and seasonal ingredients including summer berries, citrus and garden herbs take centre stage, reinforcing Zeta's philosophy of progressive cocktails in sleek surroundings".

Step inside ‘The Secret Garden' at Zeta Bar every Friday night from 6.00pm, launching Thursday 14 February* until March 2013.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Sydney at http://news.hilton.com/Sydney.

*Launching Thursday 14 February and continuing every Friday night from 15 February until March 2013. Dates are subject to availability, refer to www.zetabar.com.au for dates.

About Hilton Sydney
Aspire to Hilton Sydney...centrally located in Sydney CBD close to shopping and entertainment, Hilton Sydney offers 579 luxury accommodation rooms and suites plus four dedicated levels of conference and events space catering up to 3000 delegates. The hotel also features Luke Mangan's renowned restaurant glass brasserie, the stylish and award winning Zeta Bar, iconic Marble Bar and LivingWell Premier Health Club and Day Spa. Connect with Hilton Sydney www.facebook.com/hiltonsydney www.facebook.com/zetabarsydney www.twitter.com/hilton_sydney www.hiltonsydney.com.au twitter: @Hilton_Sydney


Kimberley Roberts
Hilton Brisbane
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