Paddington’s embodiment of English charm, The Lord Dudley Hotel, is hosting a unique gin and food pairing series with England’s longest serving Gin distilling family, Hayman’s Gin. From 1st to 31st October, the series dubbed the ‘Hayman’s Supper Club’, will invite Sydneysiders to a specially curated experience of gin cocktails expertly paired to English style fare.
The Supper Club will take place in the Garden restaurant, Dudley’s newly renovated whimsical garden oasis set within the basement of this iconic British pub.
From a French 75 cocktail with Cured Salmon, to a Lamb Rump with a Sloe & Tonic or a Negroni with a Pork and Veal Terrine, diners will be invited to explore the menu and choose from food and drink combinations ranging from $25.00 for an entrée and cocktail, $40.00 for a main and cocktail and the Supper Club Special featuring one entrée, one main and two cocktails for the pretty price of $60.00.
Co-founder and fifth-generation distiller, James Hayman, said that it’s an exciting time to be rolling out this collaboration as Australia’s love of gin is soaring to an all-time high.
“The Australian gin category has grown by 20% over the last three years, testament that there is a real appetite and thirst for knowledge about this great tipple. It is one of the fastest growing spirits in Australia in the past 12 months2, with 97% of all gin consumed in Australia imported from overseas distillers.
“With a desire to build on this trend we are excited to be partnering with The Dudley – an iconic family run pub that, like Hayman’s, is stepped in English heritage.
“Diners will have the chance to try our award-winning range and see how versatile gin can be. That is, you can have a lamb roast with a Sloe and tonic or a pork and veal terrine with a Negroni, just as you would consider ordering a wine alongside your meal.” James added.
Since 1863 the Hayman’s family have been perfecting the art of distilling traditional English Gin styles using family techniques and processes handed down through the generations.
The family’s story is entwined with history of gin itself – from the current family-members’ great-great-grandfathers’ origins as a 19th Century pharmacist-distiller through to the more recent introduction of their flagship small-batch London Dry and Old Tom gins.
Today the Hayman family are the longest serving Gin distilling family in England headed by 5th generation family members, James and Miranda Hayman. Their range includes Australia’s bestselling Sloe gin made from a long-standing family recipe boasting plummy aromas, hints of almond nuttiness and fruity flavours. Other favourites include the London Dry, Old Tom, Family Reserve and Royal Dock.
Hayman’s Supper Club
Address: The Garden Restaurant, The Lord Dudley Hotel, 236 Jersey Road, Paddington
Dates: 1 – 31 October, 2017
Pricing: Entrée + cocktail for $25.00, Main + Cocktail for $40.00, Supper Club Special: one entrée + one main + two cocktails for $60.00
Bookings: 02 9327 5399 or visit www.lorddudley.com.au.