Fully loaded
The Sydney Restaurant Group – which is behind eateries such as Ripples Milson Point, Ormeggio at the Spit, The Fenwick and Aqua Dining – is doing a full degustation menu ($239) to tackle at home this weekend. Like an in-restaurant degustation, every course has a paired wine (100 millilitres per course, per person). You’ll start with focaccia, then work your way through five courses that include slow-cooked octopus with borlotti-bean puree, lobster spaghetti doused in an heirloom-tomato bisque with bottarga, Wagyu beef cheeks with truffled potatoes, and a miso-chocolate and caramel tart to finish. Expect drops such as a pinot grigio from Italy’s Friuli region and a syrah/nebbiolo blend from Victoria. Order now for pick up until this Saturday. sydneyrestaurantgroup.com.au

Bean playing
Coffee and alternative milk company Minor Figures is marking International Coffee Day (October 1) by launching a game to play on your laptop or phone. Lenny: The Game is a bit like the lo-fi game that appears in Chrome when your internet has gone offline. But instead of controlling a dinosaur and avoiding plants and birds, you’re manoeuvring a skateboarder named Lenny, who’s jumping over and ducking under clouds, coffee plungers, cafetieres and milk-steaming jugs. lenny.minorfigures.com

A dumpling feast
In case you weren’t aware, it’s World Dumpling Day this Saturday September 25. To celebrate, Lotus Dining Group is serving a dumpling feast ($115, serves two) via Providoor on September 25 and 26. It comes with a range of wontons and dumplings, slow-cooked beef ribs and baked Brussels sprouts. Plus, Lotus is throwing in two free pre-batched cocktails (a Davidson Plum Negroni and its Ly-Chi Martini), and a $25 voucher to dine with Lotus once lockdown ends. Sydney.providoor.com.au

Save an agave
It’s the ideal weather right now to knock back a zesty, refreshing Paloma or two. And tequila brand Tequila Tromba is currently marking its sixth annual International Paloma Appreciation Week with a range of Paloma-adjacent drinks – and some are in collaboration with fun Aussie brands. Pick up a DIY Paloma pack for all the fixings you need to create the perfect Paloma at home. For beer-lovers, it’s teamed up with Melburnian brewer Moon Dog on a hibiscus-Paloma IPA. And, for perfect picnic drinking, there’s the ready-to-drink Tromba Paloma in a can, in collaboration with Curatif. So far, so delicious. But it’s also doing its bit to reverse the destruction of endangered agave populations by reclaiming land in Mexico from corporate farmland to plant more agave. tequilatromba.com.au

Community coffee
Indigenous-owned coffee brand Dhuwa aims to train and employ Aboriginal people. And it’s just hit the shelves of more than 900 Woolworths stores across the country. Five per cent of every sale of a Dhuwa product in Woolies will go to Dhuwa’s charity partner Dreaming Futures, which gives Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who are in out-of-home care the chance to experience their Country and culture. The coffee comes in a light, medium and dark roast. dhuwacoffee.com.au