Shop C2, Ground Floor, St james Trust Building
185 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Hitting the Mark with a punch
Thanks to Charlotte Ferrand from Burson-Marsteller for inviting me to the Rochefort Christmas Party celebrated in style with bar style canapés from Bambini Wine Bar and Maker's Mark punch in plentiful supply (recipe below). Arriving as the most underdressed and casual figure in my Columbia 100% polyester camping top, t-shirt, jeans and waterproof GORE-TEX walking shoes I was definitely in need of some gentlemen's tailoring by Shane Rochefort. Nevertheless after a couple of very delicious Maker's Mark punch drinks mixed with ginger beer, orange, spices and port I soon was able to relax and discover the nice looking ties around the small shoulder-rubbing tailor shop. For a moment there I was reminded of Stitch Bar with all the measuring tapes, suits and tailoring mannequins along with a drink in my hand. I never knew this tailor shop existed which apparently has been operating since 2001. Shane seemed to be a very nice down-to-earth chap who mentioned there should be more people wearing fashionable flat caps like his — perhaps he's right?
Enter the bespoke collection of tailor-made clothing
Maker's Mark, Peroni beer and Ginger Beer for the punch
Maker's Mark punch — really good combination of flavours while still being able to appreciate the whisky flavours
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)
Maker's Mark neat — although I've heard it goes well with ginger beer and orange
Grilled Chorizo & Saffron Potatoes ($15) — hearty and flavoursome
Hummus with Candied Orange ($11) — interesting with the candied orange which seems to work
Arancini balls with fish
Salt & Szechuan Pepper Calamari Lime Aioli ($18) — tasty and tender
Marinated grilled prawns — nicely flavoured although weren't fully deveined as I was hoping
WORTH TRYING :-)
Shane Rochefort (centre) sporting a flat cap
Maker's Mark branding ambassador Jared Plummer (centre)
Samuels Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice punch recipe
I think these are cufflinks but I'm not 100% sure — never had them before. They look like lollies, maybe they are?
Everything a fashionable man could ever need
Rochefort tie — nice colours
Buttons, measuring tapes and Dormeuil
Goodie bag of hip flask and mini bottle of Maker's Mark — NYE here I come!
I wonder if Matt Preston knows about this place?
Outside St James Trust Building
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