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Someone Clearly Wished Upon A Star Because Sydney Is Getting A Disney-Inspired Degustation

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If ever I wish upon a star, it’s generally for more Disney content to enter the world. Apparently dreams do sometimes come true, because Sydney’s nel. Restaurant is once again bringing us all a brand-new Disney inspired ‘Once Upon a Time’ degustation menu.

nel. Chef, Nelly Robinson, has re-imagined his world-famous, 11-course, Disney-inspired menu in celebration of the hospitality industry returning to normal (almost) after COVID hit it pretty hard.

‘Dead Man’s Chest’

“After the raging success of the first two Once Upon a Time menus, we couldn’t wait to bring it back after the long and difficult year we’ve all had,” said Robinson.

“It’s always so much fun creating dishes around my favourite films, and we have again crafted some incredible dishes that will make our guests feel like a child again because, after the year that was 2020, we could do all do with a little of that.

‘Hundred Acre Woods’

In the first round of these degustations, Robinson’s ‘Bambi’s Mum’ dish made headlines around the world. This time around, the line up includes a dish inspired by Winnie the Pooh. A little confrontingly, it features pork belly glazed in Winnie the Pooh’s favourite snack: honey. Then it’s topped off with carrots (inspired by Eeyore, obviously).

‘Boo’s Best Friend’

Then there’s ‘It’s A Flounder’, obviously for the Little Mermaid‘s bestie, which involves flounder, cauliflower and sea herbs. Add sugar milk bombs inspired by Coco and The Aristocats to that list and you’re beginning to get a glimpse of the magic that awaits.

‘Man’s Red Fire’

The menu hits nel. from June 29 until October 9, and it sold out in under three weeks when it debuted last year, so you’d better get on it.

It’ll cost you $145 per person, with either another $105 to pair dishes with wine or cocktails, or $50 for non-alcoholic pairings. You can book via their website, here.


(All Images: Provided / nel.)