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The launch of the GT x STILY Christmas Boutique

On 20 November, Gourmet Traveller launched their second Christmas Boutique with good friends Sorry Thanks I Love You, inviting our closest friends to STILY’s store in The Rocks for a sneak peek at the very special food, drinks and objects on offer. Here’s a look at the launch party. To start planning your gift list, take a look at the full list of producers and makersfeatured in this year’s store. We’re open right up until Christmas Eve online   and in-store at 140 George St, The Rocks, NSW and GPO Building, No 1 Martin Pl, Sydney, NSW.

Photography by James Evans.

Christmas has come early

Christmas has come early

On 20 November, Gourmet Traveller launched their second Christmas Boutique with good friends Sorry Thanks I Love You, inviting our closest friends to STILY’s store in The Rocks for a sneak peek at the very special food, drinks and objects on offer.

The curators

The curators

Sorry Thanks I Love You co-owner Caroline Ball and GT News Editor Maggie Scardifield.

Top-shelf condiments

Top-shelf condiments

Miellerie honey, Cornersmith marmalade, Jocelyn’s Provisions preserve, Four Pillars marmalade, J Friend & Co bee pollen and honey.

Dessert is served

Dessert is served

Nic Poelaert, chef at Choux Pâtisserie, with a tray of éclairs.

CHEF’S PICK

CHEF’S PICK

Dogboy hand-forged steak and cheese knives, nominated by GT Restaurant of the Year chef Jock Zonfrillo (Orana) alongside new Tow and Line linen napery, nominated by chef Danielle Alvarez (Fred’s).

Chef’s pick

Chef’s pick

The GT x Barossa Valley wine pack, nominated by Orana chef Jock Zonfrillo, courtesy of DRNKS.

PS40

PS40

Award-winning bartenders Michael Chiem and Thor Bergquist of PS40 served bespoke cocktails including a Tonic Basil Smash, Naked Ramos and Negroni in the Morning to guests.

WIN

WIN

Sydney artist Allie Webb’s Il Caffe (2017) has been created especially for the pop-up. Buy a gift card to go into the running to win the limited-edition print. All funds raised go to Chris O’Brien Lifehouse, an integrated cancer care facility in Sydney.

For the table

For the table

Cornersmith pickled fennel, Honk mustard, Nice Pickles jerk beans, Mercato del Grano cipolle in agrodolce.

Living gifts

Living gifts

A selection of plants by Leaf Supply, with Ambrosiana Classico Milanese Panettone, Jocelyn’s Provisions Christmas pudding and Maya Sunny Honey.

Makers

Makers

Dan Yee of Artificer Coffee (right) with Tracey Hein.

DESSERT

DESSERT

Sweet Stone created a custom selection of their brigadeiros – handmade chocolate treats from Brazil – for the launch party.

The Rocks store

The Rocks store

This year’s pop-up store has expanded to two Sydney locations – Sorry Thanks I Love You in The Rocks and Martin Place – as well as online.

Christmas spirit

Christmas spirit

Glazed Christmas ham, roast turkey breast with apple and sage stuffing and a charcuterie selection by Haverick Meats.

Christmas gifts

Christmas gifts

From wine and single origin coffee to the best olive oil, spreads and hot sauce, the GT x STILY Christmas Boutique is a feast for all occasions.

Friends and supporters

Friends and supporters

Chef Monty Koludrovic (Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, The Dolphin) with Nic Poelaert (Choux Pâtisserie).

Gourmet Traveller team

Gourmet Traveller team

GT‘s Editor Sarah Oakes, News Editor Maggie Scardifield and Publisher Fiorella Di Santo.

PS40

PS40

Sydney soda mavericks PS40 mixed cocktails all night using their all-natural sodas. The PS Lemon Myrtle was put to good use in a rum-based Naked Ramos.

Partygoers

Partygoers

GT‘s Editorial Coordinator Harriet Davidson chats with guests.

Natural wines

Natural wines

DRNKS kept the wine flowing all night, pouring riesling and montepulciano by Oiseau et Renard.

Ciccone & Sons

Ciccone & Sons

Sean O’Brien and Mark Megahey, owners of Ciccone & Sons Gelateria in Redfern, Sydney.

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