Arrivals & Departures Foodies hit top note with Taste of the Opera House

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A new degustation tour takes visitors on a culinary tour of the Sydney Opera House.  

The new all-inclusive Taste of the Opera House degustation experience takes foodies on a three-hour guided tour of the Opera House’s restaurants and bars, including Opera Bar, Opera Kitchen, Portside Sydney and Bennelong.

To be held once a month on a Sunday, tickets cost $295 per person, with a maximum group size of 10 guests.

The experience includes cocktail-making at Opera Bar with a mixologist followed by a seafood and charcuterie tasting at the Raw Bar and Meat and Cheese Room.

Next visitors head for a sushi-making masterclass at Opera Kitchen, where they'll learn the tricks of the trade from one of its top chefs. They'll also get to eat their creations and sip sake.

Then they'll enjoy lunch with matched local wines at Portside with chef Lauren Murdoch.

Lastly, a signature dessert and theatrical cocktail experience at Peter Gilmore’s Bennelong will be served, hosted by bar manager Aaron Gaulke.

“More than 450,000 people now take a tour of the Opera House each year. Taste of the Opera House takes them behind the scenes of our celebrated restaurants for the first time to experience the drama and theatre of food while delving into the history, architecture and insider stories of this world-famous cultural icon,” Sydney Opera House visitor experience director Jade McKellar said.

Booking and dates can be made at sydneyoperahouse.com/tasteoftheoperahouse or by phoning (02) 9250 7250.

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