Premium French coffee capsule brand L’OR Espresso is offering you and a friend the chance to win a staycation in Sydney to experience Paris by Night, an evening of authentic French burlesque featuring Le Burlesque Klub, a dance troupe imported direct from Paris the likes of which Australia has never seen. The prize also includes two nights of extravagance at designer hotel QT Sydney, with dinner and a day-spa thrown in.
On Thursday, April 19, winners will be picked up and whisked away by luxury vehicle to a performance of the steamy French burlesque show Paris by Night in an atmospheric, completely-secret location somewhere in the city. This intimate Australian exclusive is an eye-opening insight into the sensual art of genuine burlesque, and will be performed in front of a strictly limited audience. Paris by Night is not merely a stage show, however: it’s a complete Parisian experience, transforming one iconic Sydney location into fin de sie-cle France. While we’ve been sworn to secrecy, guests can expect martinis and real champagne served by flamboyant bartenders, live musicians, dancers in elaborate costumes and very little English being spoken across the course of the night.
Once the party (and the after-party) is over, winners will be transported to QT Sydney, the boutique hotel in the historic Gowings and State Theatre buildings. QT blends Gothic-, Art Deco-, and Italianate-influenced architecture in a celebration of Old World design and has a cafe (Parlour Lane), a late-night drinking destination (Gilt Lounge), a bold European-style brasserie restaurant (Gowings Bar & Grill), and the ultimate destination for pampering: SpaQ. Inside your room, you’ll find a running bathtub filled with rose petals as well as complimentary chocolates, a personalised cocktail from Gilt Lounge and L’OR Espresso.
During your stay at QT, you’ll also receive an hour-long couples treatment at SpaQ, and dinner at QT’s signature restaurant, Gowings Bar & Grill. It’s a 120-seat European-style brassiere with quirky bespoke touches such as micro pineapples in ornament jars, lustrous black tables with caramel Art Deco chairs, glitzy thimble-shaped lampshades and walls lined with plates handpainted with images of fish and crustaceans. An open kitchen – led by executive chef Grant King – is in itself a theatrical experience; there’s a woodfired rotisserie and a dedicated glass seafood room housing flounder, molluscs and a gigantic piece of yellow fin tuna hanging at the ready for tartare and steaks.
There’s also 30 runner-up double passes to attend L’OR Espresso’s exclusive Paris By Night to be won.
For your chance to win A Golden Evening, in 25 words or fewer, tell us who you would take to L’OR Espresso’s Paris by Night and why?