The Four Pillars Martini Collective in Sydney

Wed 1st May, 2024 – Sun 2nd June, 2024
Various locations
Price: Varies according to the location
Get your Martini on throughout May, thanks to the Four Pillars Martini Collective – a partnership with some of Sydney’s best restaurants, who will be serving up aperitif-style mini martinis with a bespoke snack while you peruse the menu.

From its original heyday in the Roaring Twenties to the present-day cocktail craze, the Martini has truly stood the test of time. In Australia, Yarra Valley-born gin distillery Four Pillars is one of the country’s most recognisable names. It launched in 2013 and very quickly became Australia’s top craft spirit brand and last year was named the World’s Best Gin for a third time.

Whether you’re a lifelong Martini lover or a newcomer to the classic cocktail, one thing’s for sure: a Martini made with Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin is in a category of its own. That’s all thanks to a gloriously savoury infusion of olive leaves, cold-pressed olive oil from three olive varieties, plus rosemary, bay leaf, native macadamias and fragrant lemon myrtle. A gin literally made to put in a Martini.

This May, Four Pillars teams up once again with some of Sydney’s favourite restaurants to celebrate the enduring legacy of the Martini. Visit a selection of venues and enjoy an aperitif-style Mini Martini (made with Four Pillars Olive Leaf Gin of course) paired with a specially matched snack plate at each location. It’s a cost-effective – and delicious – way to try out the food at some of Sydney’s best restaurants, while you also get to sip away at an iconic cocktail.

At Middle Eastern eatery Aalia, downsized Martinis will come paired with Paul Farag’s specialty, a sea urchin pastry tartlet. Steakhouse favourites Liquid and Larder The Gidley and Bistecca are also involved in the action. At The Gidley, enjoy a taramasalata filled bagel bun, topped with a pickled shallot, tobiko and chives. Meanwhile, Bistecca will serve up a blow-torched gilda of squid, gordal olive and pickled onion, dressed with olive brine and olive oil.

There are plenty of other participating venues across the CBD, including Khanh Nguyen’s new venture King Clarence, Matt Moran’s Aria, multi-venue mainstay Shell House, art deco brasserie The Charles, Bentley at Radisson Blu and Mediterranean-inspired restaurant Le Foote. Over in Surry Hills, pair the Mini Martini with Middle Eastern-inspired eats at Nomad, or culinary delights from Kiln at the Ace Hotel just around the corner.

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This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Four Pillars.