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Broadsheet and Hendrick’s Gin are hosting an exclusive long lunch for one winner and three friends at The Paddo Inn on Oxford Street in Paddington. The lunch – valued at $95 per person, plus “extra-special treatment” – will be a floral-inspired experience celebrating the release of the limited-edition Midsummer Solstice Gin created by Hendrick’s master distiller Lesley Gracie.

For the month of October, the venue will be changing its name from The Paddo Inn to The Paddo Ginn. The transformation will also see the venue garlanded in ornamental flower installations from award-winning artist and floral artist Dr Lisa Cooper, in tribute to the floral essences of the Midsummer Solstice. It’s safe to say you’ve never been to a long lunch quite like this.

Guests will begin with a Midsummer Solstice G&T or Spritz. Then, from the sharing menu, choose from either sourdough and butter, mixed olives or – after mains – a cheese selection with crackers and condiments. Then pick two of the following four dishes for the table: Hendrick’s-gin cured ocean trout with avocado; tomato salad, pickled shallots, straciatella and basil; chicken liver parfait, shallot chutney with sourdough; and tuna tataki, cucumber, fingerlime and Hendrick’s and citrus dressing.

For mains, choose from either Riverine striploin with baby gem lettuce and lemon; spring-greens risotto with aged parmesan and confit lemon; or pan-fried salmon with spring greens, sauce vierge and lemon. Finish your meal with bespoke G&T popsicles and juniper-berry cheese.

That’s not all – competition winners will go home with a goody bag of gin-centric accessories, including the limited-edition Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin and other surprises.

Inspired by the blooms of summer, Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice is a new small-batch, limited-edition gin that puts a decidedly floral spin on the Hendrick’s Original. The first release from Hendrick’s master distiller Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities range, Midsummer Solstice will be available for a limited time in 2019.

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