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A Taste of The Knot

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15 July 2021 - 5 September 2021
From 10am

Enhance your sensory experience of The Knot with a special dish, dessert or drink!

While Fed Square is awash in glorious pink light this winter – thanks to the presence of internationally-renowned French artist Cyril Lancelin’s The Knot – drop in at one of our many bars, restaurants and cafes to complete your Knot sensory experience!

Sip a classic French martini, dine on a delicious rosewater rice pudding or go the whole-hog and enjoy a full-blown French-inspired six-course degustation: we’ve got it all! And throughout the season of The Knot, we are also giving away special offers on many of these menu items, so keep your eyes peeled!

We also have a very special Knot-themed masterclass from the King of Desserts, Darren Purchese (of Burch & Purchese). Check out how to make his dessert that is Knot a Tarte below …

Bon appétit!

Special Knot-themed menu items on offer:

"La Riz en Rose" (rosewater rice pudding)

Available at atiyah, throughout The Knot season – $8.

A delicious rosewater rice pudding decorated with rose petals, this sweet treat is a real delight for both the eyes and the tastebuds! On launch evening, 15 July from 4.30pm, we’re giving away 50 of these beauties for FREE if you head to atiyah and show them a #FedSquare tagged picture of The Knot on your social media account. So be quick! They won’t last long.

La Knot Dégustation à la Taxi Kitchen

Available at Taxi Kitchen, only from Thursday 15 July–Sunday 18 July – $100pp + $10 extra for optional shaved truffle.

If you want to take your French experience to the next level, why not book a table for you and a loved one for our opening weekend of The Knot? Impress your beau with a six-course French-inspired degustation menu, from French-trained chef extraordinaire Tony Twitchett of Taxi Kitchen. This special menu is only available during opening weekend, so you’ll need to be quick! Allez allez! Menu includes:

  • Mushroom cappuccino
  • Tuna tartare with black caviar
  • Rabbit terrine, pear & ginger chutney, truffle toast
  • Crispy skin barramundi with champagne velouté
  • Roasted beef, potato, truffle butter
  • Passionfruit souffle with coconut sorbet
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"Boissons Roses" (pink drinks!)

Available at Transport Hotel, at all bars throughout The Knot season – $18.

If you like pink drinks, you’re going to love sipping a special Knot-themed cocktail to complement your Knot experience! Available at Transit Rooftop Bar, Transport Public Bar and at Taxi Kitchen throughout The Knot season, you can order a French Martini, a Sparkling Rosé or a Pink Grapefruit Spritz for $18 each. We know you’ll be tinkled pink!

French onion soup with gruyere crouton

Available at Transport Public Bar and Transit Rooftop Bar, throughout The Knot season – $16.

As winter chills our bones, warm yourself up from the inside out with this hearty taste-sensation and classic French dish. Available at Transport and Transit Rooftop bar throughout The Knot season.

Want to do some Knot-themed baking at home? Try this!

Knot a Tarte

Masterclass with Darren Purchese, online

Are you drooling yet? Want to learn how to make this delicious pink Knot a Tarte dessert? Darren Purchese from Burch & Purchese will show you how so you can impress your friends. Or just make one for yourself and hide it and eat it ALL yourself. You never know what this devilishly delish raspberry and almond dessert will make you do. Coming soon!

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TimeOut have created a delicious new French-themed menu…

To celebrate The Knot being at Fed Square, TimeOut have created a delicious new French-themed menu. You can sip on a chic French martini, enjoy delicious French toast, and more!

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