Last Thursday, Stella Artois turned its famous beer into a fine dining experience in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs

It's hard to believe Stella Artois has around 600 years of brewing experience (especially considering Australia isn't even that old), but the Belgian-style lager enjoys a heritage that far exceeds any of our local beers. So when it came to celebrating the many flavours of Stella Artois, the brand pulled out all the stops in an exclusive dinner hosted at a private residence overlooking Sydney's beautiful Gordon's Bay.

From the vast floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water below to the carefully designed menu inspired by the beer's diverse flavour profile, the Stella Artois Sensorium dinner was a veritable feast for the tastebuds. With a menu designed by celebrated chef Shannon Bennett (of Melbourne's Vue de monde fame) that featured delights such as hops-braised Wagyu beef cheek with wild garlic and fermented potato, and Rusty Wire oysters and finger lime, each degustation course was designed to complement the variety of flavours in the Belgian beer.

Guests of honour included actors Zoe Ventoura, Michael Dorman and Tim Ross alongside select media and hospitality insiders. Once dinner commenced, guests were given the chance to experience the Stella Artois 'nine-step pouring ritual' at the custom-designed bar.

Click through the gallery above to see highlights from the evening. 

Stella Artois presents a feast for the senses in Sydney