Grey Goose French-themed summer pop-up

06 December, 2015 by Stefanie Collins

Following on from the recent success of Salon de Martini, Grey Goose Vodka has teamed up with Vine restaurant in Sydney’s Double Bay to create a French-themed summer pop-up bar.

The Salon at Vine will run until 31 January and features a “contemporary French-inspired canapé menu” paired with five Grey Goose cocktails – all inspired by Vine executive chef Drew Bolton’s recent sabbatical at Paul Bocuse & Epicure in France.

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“Designing a menu to pair with a spirit like Grey Goose has been a lot of fun,” he says. “The vodka is renowned for its smooth, sweet and almost buttery characters, and that really inspired us to fuse these notes with other flavour profiles and textures.”

Each canapé utilises the finest seasonal produce, and has been developed to match each individual cocktail.

“After seeing Salon de Martini in action earlier this year, we’re thrilled to be able to put our own spin on and bring it to life here at Vine,” says Vine general manager, Mikee Collins. “With innovative Grey Goose cocktails, paired canapé dishes and our French Riviera-inspired décor and outdoor area, we have no doubt Salon at Vine will be the perfect spot to enjoy summer.”

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Priced at $25 per pairing, the menu includes:

Hiramasa Kingfish sashimi, lemon puree, avocado, paired with a Le Fizz cocktail (Grey Goose Vodka, St~Germain Elderflower Liqueur, fresh lime, chilled soda water)

Baby baked potato, crème fraiche, Oscietra caviar, paired with a classic Grey Goose Martini (Grey Goose Vodka, Noilly Prat Dry Vermouth)

Crispy Cone of chicken liver parfait, spiced apple chutney and orange blossom, paired with a Grand Pomme (Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, apricot brandy, Cynar, yuzu curd, house apple soda)

Seared swordfish, smoked bone marrow, salsa verde, paired with a La Vedette (Grey Goose Le Citron Vodka, Star of Bombay Gin, De Kuyper Crème de Cacao Liqueur, mandarin sorbet, Kilakanoon Vouvray)

Mandagery Creek venison tartare, beetroot, barberries, bitter chocolate, paired with an Espresso Frappe (Grey Goose L’Orange Vodka, Locale espresso, De Kuyper Crème de Café & Curaçao Liqueur, fresh mint)

Salon at Vine will be open from 4 December, 2015, until 31 January, 2016 at Vine, 2 Short Street, Double Bay.