But I am nothing if not curious, and the lure to check out one of Sydney’s happening nightspots proved too great. So I hit the local op-shops, pulled together a passable outfit and squired Mr. Kitchen Hand off to Zeta Bar’s 5th birthday bash.
Who's ready to party?
I did eventually get rid of the peel, just in the nick of time because the finger food started making the rounds. Of course I don’t have any photos of the food, I was busy eating wasn’t I? A couple of other more civilised bloggers have done a round-up of the repast on the night, and you can check out their posts here and here. My favourites were the mini-hamburgers and the fried ravioli thingies.
Light projections behind the bar
The place was packed and heaving by this stage, then out of the corner of my eye, I spied candy floss! By the time I got to the candy floss machine, it was refusing to spit out any more floss. Oh the disappointment! It was supposed to be Chandon flavoured candy floss too. Never mind, we scored a comfy position on a discreetly tucked away sofa so we could people-watch. I’d read some reviews of Zeta before hand and it was mentioned that this is where the “beautiful people” hang out. Mmm, hmm...certainly lots of eye-candy doing their air-kissing rounds.
Eye-candy :) (Models who helped set the tone for the beach-chic soiree)
Then I spotted candy floss again! But again disappointment struck thanks to the cantankerous machine.
Ah well, I grabbed a drink instead, which turned out to be the Raspberry Mule I mentioned before. Hello! Where have you been all my life? (I don’t get out much as you’ve probably gathered by now). Mr. Kitchen Hand pronounced it too girly, so it was mine, all mine to finish up.
And as luck would have it, I saw candy floss again, sent Mr. Kitchen Hand off to get me some and third time’s the charm, he returned triumphant. Unfortunately I couldn’t taste any Chandon-ness in it, but who cares, it was sugary and I was happy.
Now a week a half later, I’m even happier because I’ve just blitzed together a non-alcoholic version of the Raspberry Mule to enjoy in the sunshine. :)
Have a great weekend everyone!
Non-alcoholic rapberry mule-like drink
1/4 cup sugar syrup (I made a very simple version by dissolving 1/4 cup caster sugar in 1/2 cup boiling water. Let the resulting syrup cool before using)
1 cup frozen raspberries
Juice of 1 lime
Ginger beer to taste.
Blitz the syrup, raspberries and lime juice in a blender. Strain through a sieve into a jug or serving glasses. Top up with cold ginger beer.
Add a splash of vodka for the adults.
(If you want to know how to make a proper raspberry mule, I’m sure Google can help you :))