Argyle Xchange is making a huge splash in down at The Rocks this month and last week I was lucky enough to take a friend down to try the Premium Xchange, a concierge-hosted full three-course dinner accompanied by matching cocktails and wines, beginning with entrée at Sake, main at The Cut and dessert at Ananas.
Each restaurant has their own individual acclaim, however many people (including yours truly) don’t realise the proximity these three establishments share. In fact, they all back on to a common courtyard.
We started at Sake, which has to be my favourite Japanese restaurant in Sydney. With the freshest sashimi you can buy it really is hard to go wrong here. A huge selection of sashimi and a light sake cocktail was the perfect way to start the meal.
We then moved Sake’s darker and more intimate neighbour, The Cut. I truly believe we ate the most delicious piece of beef that ever existed. Words and photos do not do it justice. Their signature dish, the Sher Wagyu F1 Standing Beef Rib is slow cooked at 150 degrees for 4-4.5 hours and it was like butter melting in our mouths. The piece each guest received could have fed several small countries but it was so good we physically had to stop each other from finishing it and making ourselves ill. Two beautiful red wines and a selection of sides accompanied this component of the meal perfectly.
Feeling (majorly) full we moved on to our final destination, Ananas Bar and Brasserie. After cottoning on to the fact that ‘ananas’ is a Native American term for the pineapple, the venues fascination with pineapple made sense. We enjoyed a pineapple cocktail and two kinds of dessert: their signature Salted Caramel Éclair and the Ananas Four Ways and Coconut Mousse. It was a great way to end the night.
If the progressive dinners are not your thing there are plenty of other ways to be involved in ArgyleXchange this March.
Start with a Japanese cocktail and a side of sashimi at Saké and end with French dessert, late-night cocktails and DJs at Ananas Bar. Or indulge in a New York-style steak at The Cut, then hit the dance floor at The Argyle ‘til the early hours. Or maybe just wing it with friends – have a drink in the courtyard and see where the night takes you.
A special ArgyleXchange Concierge service also takes the hard work out of planning your night by doing it all for you. Simply contact the concierge via email, phone, online or even in person and you will be taken care of by a team of professionals whose job it is to ensure you have the best experience ArgyleXchange has to offer.
Don’t forget there are $25 lunches and $35 dinners at every venue, every day in March.
12-20 Argyle Street, The Rocks, Sydney
Open seven days a week
Phone 02 9009 0806
Olivia and guest dined as a guests of The Cru Media.