Boots and scarfs are giving way to floral dresses. Wine is turning from a dark red to a more rosé hue. Veggies are staying fresh on the plate rather than being roasted. There is no doubt that Spring is here! To celebrate, The Glenmore hosted its first ever Spring Ladies’ Luncheon on Thursday 26 September.
The pub’s iconic rooftop was turned into a haven for lunching ladies – beautiful flowers adorned the tabletops and competed for attention with fruity jugs of Pimm’s, while bright deck chairs were perfectly positioned to absorb the amazing views across Sydney Harbour, the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.
Guests precariously balanced canapés in one hand while taking it all in, including Merimbula oysters with American style cocktail sauce and goat cheese and roasted cherry tomato tarts with pesto and micro basil. Their other hands were typically utilised by keeping a camera busy or a glass of Restless Rebel NV sparkling near.
Alternate mains of pan seared salmon fillet on fennel and citrus salad with pomegranate molasses dressing (what I had – yum!) and petit sirloins with asparagus, mash potato and dark beer gravy were served while inspirational blogger and professional life coach, Vashti Whitfield (aka Maybe McQueen), shared her insights about finding purpose, leaving a legacy and developing your personal brand.
Both mains were adapted from The Glenmore’s delicious new menu, which was launched on Tuesday 17 September.
The Spring Ladies Luncheon was held together with the League of Extraordinary Women, an Australian group that empowers and educates young female entrepreneurs to build better businesses. And it took place for a good cause, with all proceeds going to the Gidget Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation with the mission of promoting awareness of perinatal anxiety and depression amongst women and their families, healthcare providers and the wider community. Read more about it here.