Bar Patrón by Rockpool opening in Circular Quay

06 March, 2018 by Tam Allenby

Patrón Tequila and Rockpool Dining Group have collaborated to bring a sophisticated, modern Mexican restaurant and bar to Sydney’s Circular Quay.

Bar Patrón is the latest establishment in the Rockpool Dining Group portfolio, with Patrón curating a bespoke spirits collection that includes exclusive and special edition tequilas for the venue.

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Rockpool Culinary Director Neil Perry overseas the menu, which features quintessential Mexican favourites – from empanadas, quesadillas and tacos, to soups and small plates, to larger plates of enchiladas and enmolada con pollo.

Keeping with the theme of the concept, Patrón is the exclusive tequila on the drinks menu. A core range of Silver, Reposado and Añejo tequila is enhanced by Roca Patrón and Gran Patrón luxury collections. Five limited and numbered barrel select tequilas have also been distilled exclusively for Bar Patrón by Rockpool.

The menu also features the rare Patrón en Lalique Serie 1 and 2. There are just 500 bottles of Lalique Serie 1 worldwide and only 299 bottles of Lalique Serie 2. Each limited-edition crystal decanter costs over AU$10,000.

A signature Margarita is available with Silver, Roca or Platinum tequila, while the ‘Millionaire Margaria’ – made tableside and featuring Gran Patrón Platinum tequila, freshly squeezed citrus juice and a salt and sugar-laced rim – is on offer for big spenders.

The wider cocktail list delivers a refreshing take on classic Mexican drinks, such as the Paloma, Cantarito and Ponche de Granada. The wine list is focused on the Iberian Peninsula, including Spain and Portugal, as well as classic wine regions such as Argentina, Chile and the United States. Australian wines feature strongly, as does Champagne.

Patrón Spirits International AG Global Chief Marketing Officer Lee Applbaum said: “Neil Perry is deservedly one of Australia’s most iconic chefs, and Rockpool Dining Group has an admired portfolio of fabulous and diverse restaurants.

“The opportunity to collaborate with them on this very special new restaurant is a real honour, and we’re delighted to work together to present the authentic flavours of Mexican cuisine and our range of artisanal tequilas to Australians in this iconic setting overlooking Circular Quay.”

Bar Patrón will open with an exclusive launch party tomorrow night (Wednesday 7 March), opening to the public the following evening (Thursday 8 March).