Le Jardin by Perrier-Jouët at the Winery, Surry Hills. Already the name brings about an element of elegant appeal before I even progress onto the nitty gritty details. Perrier-Jouët, one of the worlds finest and most exquisite champagnes have taken residence in Surry Hill’s (not so hidden) gem this Autumn, and this is a residency I am delighted by. The Winery Surry Hills, one of Sydney’s most adored hotspots boasts beautiful post surroundings, and has fast become the ‘local’ for many of Australia’s most beautiful people.
Nestled down an alleyway amongst a plethora of greenery, Le Jardin by Perrier-Jouët transforms the patio of the Winery Bar & Restaurant into somewhat of an Eden garden dreamland. Perrier-Jouët believes the role of nature is very important with its almost mystical power to conjure a sense of beauty and wonderment. This is fantastically reflected when it comes to the alluring and seductive pop-up garden, presenting a blissful picturesque location for a glass of bubbly or two. Fairy lights, white wrought iron chairs and ornate tables, swing chairs covered in vines, and large white umbrellas. Plenty of lush greenery and of course only the finest champagne flutes and bottles being served from the outdoor bar, Le Jardin by Perrier-Jouët presents as the perfect place for an after dinner drink, a date, a drink with friends, or a celebration.
With vibes like no other I ever did see, I was unable to say no to returning once again during the Fashion Week mayhem, organising even business meetings to be held at the garden! Le Jardin presents the perfect atmosphere – not too noisy, not too quiet, just a nice relaxing garden space (with an indoor area for those who please). Also on show was Sydney art design duo, Lyn Balzar and Tony Perkins, art pieces’ from their recent collection as well as a captivating bespoke conceptual art sculpture.
Given I popped in later on in the evening, I opted for a small cheese board to accompany my bottle of Perrier-Jouët. Creamy cheeses, delectable green apple chutney, flavour bursting muscatels, all accompanied by crispy lavosh acted as the perfect compliments to the crisp champagne. Of course, no “nibbles” are complete without a feature of the divine sourdough and Meander Valley butter, which accompanied the rest of the canapés ever so perfectly!
Expecting to stay only for half an hour or so, three hours later I left enthusiastic to return to my new favourite hotspot for a repeat of my Perrier-Jouët escapade. Perrier-Jouët is a part of Martell Mumm Perrier-Jouët, the prestige champagne and cognac business of Pernod Ricard, the International co-leader in the Wines & Spirits sector. The champagne house is a champagne house in the purest tradition with exceptional vineyards, recognised for the floral, diamond-cut and elegant notes of its wines, from the savoir-faire of only seven Cellar Masters since 1811.
Open until the end of May every Thursday to Sunday, I highly suggest paying a visit to this enchanting and captivating space! If in search of the perfect after work drinks destination on Friday, they even have a resident DJ to accompany the “PJ” from 5pm onwards!