Check out what’s happening at RDG venues during the month of March.
Rockpool Bar + Rockpool Burger + Resch’s beer = $20 lunch
The famous Rockpool burger at Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney can be partnered with a Resch’s Pilsner, or a glass of wine for $20, until the end of May.
The too-good-to-be-true (but it actually is) deal, is available for weekday lunches in the bar.
So what is the big deal? The famous Rockpool burger features the best Wagyu produced outside of Japan – David Blackmore’s full-blood Wagyu burger – with smoked bacon, nutty Gruyère cheese, zuni pickle, which is named for Judy Rodger’s Zuni Café in San Francisco, and house-made tomato and chilli relish, all of which is packed into a house-made brioche bun.
It’s the best lunch in Sydney – hands down! No bookings. Walk-ins only.
Oktoberfest Saturdays at The Bavarian – Saturday, 6 March (then first Saturday every month)
The Bavarian restaurants across NSW, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia and the ACT are turning on the Oktoberfest spirit on the first Saturday of every month, commencing Saturday, 6 March.
The Bavarian teams will host their mini-Oktoberfest themed days in full German costume of dirndls and lederhosen, with live oompah band vibes throughout the day and into the evening.
A Best of Bavaria set menu includes haus-baked pretzels warm from the oven, a Bavarian Signature Tasting Platter featuring crackling pork belly, the famous roast pork knuckle, German sausages, chicken schnitzel and all the trimmings, as well as apple strudel for dessert. Partner this hearty feast with a stein of beer for $49 per person (minimum two people).
There will be singing, dancing, feasting and plenty of prosting with beer steins and glasses of schnapps! Oktoberfest Saturdays are filling up fast, so don’t wait to make a booking.
Cheesy-garlicky schnits at The Bavarian
The Bavarian’s legendary Schnitzel of the Month is back in March. Now here’s the rub! This month’s golden-crusted chicken breast comes with a garlic and parmesan coating, delivering a non-traditional, but totally addictive, cheesy-garlicky kick. The Garlic & Parmesan ($24) is served with rocket, semi-dried tomato and parmesan salad, and a cheeky side of fries. Available at all The Bavarian locations for the month of March. Bookings here.
The Hottest Ritas come to El Camino Cantina
The votes (over 3000 of them) are in from El Camino Cantina’s Hottest 100 Rita competition and the top flavours are coming to an El Camino location near you, soon! Available from Tuesday, 2 March to Sunday, 30 May, the top four flavours are Mango, Watermelon, Passionfruit and Grape Nerd.
These best hits will be available at all locations: The Rocks, Manly, Entertainment Quarter and Miranda in NSW; Fitzroy in Melbourne; Bowen Hills, South Bank and Chermside in Brisbane; the Sunshine Coast and Robina on the Gold Coast. Signature strawberry and classic flavours will also be available at all venues.
Flagship cantinas in The Rocks and South Bank will be supercharged with four more top flavours: lychee, fruit tingle, sour apple and calypso crush. They are all served as Cadillac Margaritas, with a smooth, rich float of Grand Marnier. (15oz $20, 24oz $24). Bookings here.
Take the heat up a Nashville notch at WingHAÜS
WingHAÜS by Bavarian’s All-Star Flavour Series is taking inspiration from the traditional fried chicken that is a local specialty of Nashville, Tennessee, in the United States. The Nashville Burger ($20) showcases a whopping fried chicken breast laced with a crisped Nashville wet rub – a regional hot rub of cayenne, chipotle, paprika, other spices and brown sugar – which is scorched with three flames on the WingHAÜS heat index. The fried chicken is layered in a bun between lettuce and pickles and served with crisp fries.
The super-spicy rub is also available to douse on chicken wings, be they classic style, boneless, fried, or vegetarian-friendly cauliflower wings. Wing lovers receive a complimentary sauce or rub for every 10-piece serve of wings ($13). Additional sauces and rubs cost $3 each. WingHAÜS is located at Gateway dining precinct and Barangaroo in Sydney and Edward Street in Brisbane. Bookings here.
Main image: Michael Gribbin