Sydney’s Harbour Rocks Hotel, part of Sofitel’s MGallery collection, recently launched a series of virtual wine and dine experiences and they have quickly become incredibly popular.

Each virtual dinner experience includes a brilliant four-course meal from the hotel’s Tayim restaurant, complete with an interactive demonstration by executive chef Leron Ben Avraham, along with three bottles of vino from legendary De Beaurepaire Wines in Rylstone or direct from Lebanon thanks to Vins du Liban.

Harbour Rocks Hotel General Manager, Silvia Kypriotis, said the idea of the virtual wine and dine experiences was to create “an element of escapism during these turbulent times”.

Tayim’s Executive Chef, Leron Ben Avraham

“Covid has created some uncertainty during these times, I am glad that we can be connected in this virtual space, through food, wine, music and stories,” she said.

The dinners include top drops from either DeBeaurepaire Wines or Vins du Liban matched with Chef Avraham’s notable contemporary Mediterranean cuisine.

Chef Avraham is known for a menu that centres around contemporary cuisine with bold flavours and fresh produce.

The De Beaurepaire family of Will, Janet, Richard and Amanda and their award-winning wines

Headlining the drinks for the virtual dinners are De Beaurepaire Wines, based in Rylstone (located near Mudgee and Bathurst), a family business at the forefront of Australian wine production which makes a variety of award-winning sustainably cultivated wines.

During the dinners, guests hear from winemaker William De Beaurepaire, who guides them through the wine tasting experience in a relaxed and entertaining style, as he shares his expertise and insight into the featured wines from his family’s vineyard.

Tayim serves up some of the best hotel cuisine in Sydney

Vins du Liban, Wines of Lebanon are based in Sydney and feature imported boutique Lebanese wines from historic and picturesque Lebanese vineyards, with unique and distinctive flavours.

They are a favourite among Tayim regulars and on the nights they are showcased, guests hear from passionate owner Nicole, who was specially curated a selection of boutique wines to feature on the night.

The dinners are priced at $209 per couple (AccorPlus members for $188) and events are being held tonight, August 13, as well as on August 20 and 27.

James Wilkinson

Editor-In-Chief, Hotel Management