Sat 12th Oct, 2019
Sydney favourites The Dolphin and Scout are headed to Bali
Prepare yourself for An Afternoon in Sydney with a full venue takeover of Canggu's The Slow.
Australians have long flocked to Bali in the pursuit of a sun-smothered holiday, but it’s not so often that a restaurant does the same. That was until now, with two of Sydney’s favourite venues making the trip to the Island of the Gods. On Saturday October 12, Canggu oasis The Slow is hosting An Afternoon in Sydney with a full venue takeover for one-night-only courtesy of The Dolphin and Scout.
Those familiar with Surry Hills will be well-acquainted with the former, a haven of natural wines and casual Italian fare helmed by revered duo restaurateur Maurice Terzini and executive chef Monty Koludrovic. Joining The Dolphin team Bali-side will be Scout Sydney, the Australian incarnation of a London favourite which was created by one of the world’s most celebrated mixologists. The bar has garnered plenty of attention around the globe courtesy of its experimental takes on tipple, from cocktails intertwined with native ingredients to ‘orange’ wine, made from fermented orange, mandarin and cumquat.
The night is a twist on the traditional aperitivo, for which The Dolphin has become famed. Kicking off from 7.00pm till 9.00pm, Reverse Aperitivo will dole out everything for which the Sydney venues have amassed a reputation. Sip on natural wines and specialty drinks inspired by Bali and dreamt up by Scout Sydney, accompanied by an Italian-inspired menu of aperitivo bites forged by Monty Koludrovic and Sarah Atton of The Dolphin.
The night doesn’t end there. From 9.00pm till late there’s the after party, led by the sounds of Sydney DJ Kali (Picnic), who has flown over especially for the occasion. The immersive experience will be enhanced by the projections of artist Carla Uriarte, whose works will be strewn across the walls of The Slow, joined by creations courtesy of Beni Single and Brett Chan.
The collaboration was an easy decision for Terzini, who is a long-time friend of The Slow’s creator George Gorrow. “The Slow is my favourite concept in Bali. It represents all the things I treasure in life; art, fashion, music, simplicity, sustainable practices, good food and good drinks. Let alone it being done by my dear friend George who we’ve now collaborated with on several projects. If our past collabs are anything to go by, this will be epic.”
Gorrow is just as excited about the event. “Maurice and I go way back, so much so he is like family to me. I have always admired him as a person and entrepreneur, restaurateur, experimentalist and connoisseur of music. His professionalism balanced by his punk ‘let’s rock this thing’ attitude to everything has always been super inspiring, he’s not scared to put it all on the line and try new things.
We first started working together on ksubi back in the day, now 15 years later, I’m working in his world, and I’m grateful to be looking to him as a mentor. His hospitality is second to none, and 15 years later he still hasn’t lost his punk attitude and he is still super current, fresh and pushing boundaries.
Last year we had the honour of showcasing The Slow’s take on art, music, food and drink at his infamous Dolphin pub in Sydney, which was great. Now here we go again, but in reverse we now showcase the Dolphin in Bali. The opportunity to do something experimental and most importantly fun with Maurice, to me is always a pretty big pat on the back. I don’t take the opportunity to work with this guy lightly, it’s always an honour, because let’s be honest, the guy’s one of the greats. Right?”
The Dolphin x Scout Sydney’s takeover at The Slow, An Afternoon in Sydney, will take place from 7.00pm on October 12.