Then get thee to Aria Sydney on July 6 for a one-off evening of unparalleled decadence. Whisky expert and Australian Gourmet Pages founder Franz Scheurer has collaborated with Matt Moran and Aria head chef Ben Turner on a five course menu designed to bring out the aromas and flavours of five robust aged Scottish whiskies.
Highlights of the tasting experience include (spoiler alert) poached marron tail with white beans and kombu butter, paired with a 25-year-old small batch William Cadenhead Scotch whisky, and Ajoblanco with piel de sapo melon and smoked eel, matched with a 17-year-old Springbank Sherry Wood. And if you love your Ardbeg, it features alongside dessert: an Iranian fig compote with barberries, hazelnuts, lemon and saffron sorbet.
The five-course menu with matching whiskies is $285 per person. Reserve your seat at ariarestaurant.com.
Aria, 1 Macquarie St, East Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW.