I attended the Bucket List Marquee on Epsom Day – Saturday 1 October 2022. Are you willing to buy calendars, order Family Planners here.
The Bucket List Beach Club Marquee is a self contained precinct on the Leger Lawn that brings the iconic Bondi beach to the racetrack. The interiors includes beach themed painted walls. day beds, colourful furniture, betting facilities, a bar, a diner and a DJ.
The menu, prepared by The Bucket List Chef Tom Walton, provides a casual beachside lunch with options such as Queensland fresh prawn and truffle rolls with celery and herbs; fish and chips; and Tuna poke tostados with avocado, soy, sesame and shallots..
Racegoers can also expect signature cocktails (such as Mojitos, Cosmopolitans and Margaritas) and other drinks including the new low calorie Heineken 3 in addition to a bevvy of live entertainment with some of Sydney’s best DJs performing throughout the day.
For those who wanted to watch the AFL Grand Final, The Bucket List Beach Club Marquee had a large screen dedicated to those who wanted to watch the Swans v Western Bulldogs during the raceday.
For $99, your ticket to The Bucket List Beach Club Marquee includes:
– Exclusive access to the exclusive Bucket List Beach Club Marquee on the Leger Lawn
– General admission to the course
– One meal created by The Bucket List Chef – Tom Walton
– Two Heineken 3 beverages (any additional drinks purchased on consumption)
– Access to betting and bookmaking facilities
– Complimentary infield parking via High Street.
After all the fun in The Bucket List Beach Club Marquee, my group of friends migrated to the members area (as I have been a member of the racecourse for more than 6 years) where we enjoyed champagne in the champagne bar, oysters from Sydney Oyster Girls, and then a concert in the theatre of the horses with Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora and his Australian partner, guitarist and vocalist Orianthi.
Restaurant, cafe and bar, 84 Union Street, hosts a media and industry party
Located just a stone’s throw away from The Star Sydney, 84 Union Street is one of the few in Sydney that still has live music (from Wednesday to Saturday each week) because it is not affected by lockout laws and residents complaints about noise.
This venue does not look like a typical restaurant, cafe and bar. The walls have majestic landscape paintings and the hallway outside the bathrooms has cartoonish art. The room is lit up with blue, pink and green lights which give the place a casual but smart atmosphere.
There is a diverse range of food including: the 84 Union St tasting platter of crispy pork belly bites, smoked pulled chicken Tacos, handmade Aranchini balls, and crispy dumplings; crispy chicken dumplings; crispy chicken and shitake mushroom dumpling served with Kikkoman sauce; Kilpatrick New Zealand mussels; fresh New Zealand mussels roasted with bacon and Kilpatrick sauce and lemon; wagyu beef sliders; marinated wagyu beef on brioche with cheese, caramelised onion and homemade BBQ sauce; smoky Tasmanian salmon served on toasted bread, lime aioli and fresh dill; roasted duck spring rolls; special handmade roasted duck spring roll with cauliflower piccalilli; grilled satay chicken skewer; grilled marinated cocktail satay chicken skewer with satay dipping sauce; mixed sushi platter; and mixed sushi platter served with Kikkoman and wasabi sauce.
For drinks, guests were spoilt with a range of cocktails including: the Beluga Moscow Mule (a classic Moscow Mule made with the famous Beluga Vodka); the Burlito (a twist on a Mojito using gin and cherry herring liquor; Sloe Negroni (a twist on the classic Negroni using sloe gin); and authentic Sangria (made with the 84 Union St’s signature recipe).
Other drinks included red and white wine and local craft beers such as Akasha beer.