Top Trends for Event Styling


Deciding on the theme of your next celebration can, at times, be daunting.
There’s the risk of colour clashing, not maintaining a story throughout your event, or ending up with something a little too , how shall we say, blazé?
So, to end all the confusion, our events team have created a list of must-have looks to assure your next event will be an exceptional hit.

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New Years 2016


El-Phoenician invites you to join a spectacular New Year’s Eve right on the Harbour Foreshore.
Indulge in a dedicated NYE 3-course banquet with Champagne on arrival.

First seating available at 6:30pm, with guests departing at 8:45pm.
A short 3 minute walk will find you right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to watch the 9:00pm fireworks.

Second seating available at 9:15pm, with guests departing at 11:30pm.
a short 3 minute walk will find you right under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to watch the 12am Midnight fireworks.

2015/16 NYE bookings are essential, and places are filling fast!
Tables are allocated on the day, and tables are reserved on first booking basis, so be sure to secure your table as soon as possible. Exact table locations cannot be confirmed, but we will do our best to accommodate all requests.

Please e-mail your booking through via
or call directly on 0421 667 777


Feta Served with lettuce, tomato & extra virgin olive oil

Bread Fresh & crisp bread

Mixed marinated pickles Kabees A plate of kalamata olives, pickled cucumbers, turnips, radish & whole chillies

Chick pea Homous A puree of chick peas blended with tahina & lemon juice

Eggplant Baba Ganouje Smoky chargrilled eggplant blended with tahina & lemon juice Yoghurt Labne Fresh home-made yoghurt

Tabouli Parsley, tomato, shallot, crushed wheat & mint, with lemon juice & extra-virgin olive oil Chefs Salad Chefs selection of the day

Chick pea croquettes Falafel A mixture of chick peas, broad beans, onions, garlic, herbs & spices Served with mixed pickles & tahina

Lamb pastry Sambousik Minced lamb, pine nuts & onion wrapped in fine pastry Cauliflower Arnabeet Crisp fried cauliflower, served with pickles & tahina

Skewered chicken Shish tawouk Marinated with traditional Middle Eastern spices, 7 a hint of garlic Skewered lamb Shish kebab Marinated in vinegar & traditional Middle Eastern spices Potato coriander Batata b-kizibra Diced potato fried & tossed in a fresh coriander dressing


Traditional Baklava & Seasonal Fruit Platters


– Food-only package (including one glass of champagne) @ $120.00 per person – Or opt for a 2-hour beverage package @ $150.00 per person
(Beverages included in package are Bay of Stones Shiraz, Bay of Stones Sauvignon Blanc, local beers & soft drinks)


– Food-only package (including one glass of champagne) @ $150.00 per person – Or opt for a 2-hour beverage package @ $180.00 per person
(Beverages included in package are Bay of Stones Shiraz, Bay of Stones Sauvignon Blanc, local beers & soft drinks)


Seafood option – Additional $30.00 per person for a premium seafood course.
Includes natural oysters, grilled king prawns and salt & pepper.
Premium Beverages – Additional $20.00 per person (in addition to the standard beverages already included, we also offer premium wines (TBC) imported beers & fresh fruit juices).

*El-Phoenician does not encourage nor support drink driving.
We urge all patrons to have a designated driver or arrange appropriate transportation. *El-Phoenician adheres to the Responsible Service of alcohol and will refuse service to those deemed intoxicate.


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Many things come to mind when considering the greater western suburb of Parramatta.

Some think of it as a hub for commercial and business opportunities with major developments being the flavour du jour of late.

Others consider the mix of culture apparent in the delectable food offering of the Eat Street precinct.

There’s also die-hard football fans that refer to the suburb as home of the Eels.

However, there’s a lot more than meets the eye when it comes to Parramatta.

Here is a list of five must-dos when venturing through the streets of ye old town.

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Melbourne Cup 2015


Enjoy the lavish tastes and flavours of a carnival-style banquet* before engaging in our sweepstakes and giveaways.

complimentary glass of Mumm will await you before you catch the race live and in style on our big screen.

And, as our gift to you, live belly dancing will round off your will grand and glorious day away from the green.

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Top Tips To Book Your Perfect Christmas Party

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It seems, with every year, that Christmas rolls around a lot sooner than imagined and that means a procession of end of year parties to attend.

One function rolls into another, rolls into another, until you can’t differentiate one from the next. All you’re left with is a raging hangover and no recollection of how you got it.

It’s even worse if you were placed in charge to organise the event and it ended up pear-shaped.

Fear not! Our events team has put together a few tired and true tips to assure your party runs perfectly and is a memorable one at that.

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The four Key Elements of Lebanese cuisine


Sitting in one of the many sidewalk cafés in Beirut, inhaling the air tinged by the essence of burnt orange smoke provided by an army of billowing nargila, is the stuff travel dreams are made of.

Then there’s the food.

Who can pass up the smoky flavours of a good baba ganouje? The decadence of a buttery sambousik? The char of grilled meat accompanied by a gorgeous red and a dash of creamy tahina?

The idea of dropping your schedules and running off to Beirut to enjoy such decadence is tempting. However, not many of us can travel to the wondrous world of Lebanon at the drop of a hat.

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The Science Behind Sharing Food

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If you’re the type that enjoys ordering their own main at a restaurant, you may be missing out on a vital exchange between you and your guests.

According to experts, the lack of sharing food in your diet could be doing your wellbeing a great disservice.

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