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  • Quentin Von Essen

Muse Restaurant Takes the Best of Wine Country to Sydney!

The multi-award winning and two-hatted Muse Restaurant in Pokoblin is turning ten this March and to mark the occasion, Troy and his team will be taking their Hunter Valley dining experience along with some of the Hunter Valleys most iconic wines to Sydney. For one week (5 nights) from Wednesday 6 March through till Sunday 10 March, the restaurant will host a pop-up dinner event at the Old Clare Hotel in Chippendale.

Chef and Muse Restaurant owner, Troy Rhoades-Brown and Head Chef Mitchell Beswick will be operating the open kitchen with Restaurant Manager Lydia McNaughton, head Sommelier Stephane Pommier and Functions Manager Renee Foster on the floor.

“It’s a celebration of ten years of regional, fine dining for Muse Restaurant,” said Troy.

“I was 24 years old when we opened the doors, and with every year we have improved and grown stronger at what we do.”

“The majority of our guests over the years have been from Sydney, so it’s our turn to give back and visit them,” he said.

“We aim to take the absolute best of the Hunter Valley to Sydney, with some unique local produce, a selection of some of the Hunter’s most outstanding wines served with a selection of old and new Muse Restaurant favourites.”

“Dishes will include our Semillon verjuice with Lovedale finger limes over Port Stephens oysters. Wood fired local heritage birds and our sweet corn polenta. We will also be showing a range of unique ingredients from Newcastle greens and a wonderful selection of ingredients from small family producers along the Hunter River.”

When it comes to the wines – think Brut 1er Cru Champagne, and wines by the pour like Tyrrells Vat 1 Semillon, Lakes Folly Chardonnay, Keith Tulloch 'Field of Mars' Chardonnay, Tyrrell's Back Vintage 4 Acre Shiraz, Brokenwood Mistress Shiraz, McGuigan Personal Reserve Shiraz, Back Vintage Sweetwater and Lakes Folly Cabernet.

Tickets are on sale now for the set 5-course menu. Optional wine pairing, accommodation and parking are also available. Ticket pricing for the 5-course tasting menu is $165 per person with wine matching an additional $120 per person. To book, contact Muse Restaurant on 4998 6777 or email

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