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Inside Tanqueray’s Ultimate Dinner Party

The event was hosted by Matt Preston at the Sydney Opera House.

Last Thursday night, Tanquery hosted a dinner party at the Sydney Opera House to celebrate the launch of its new collaboration with meal kit delivery service Marley Spoon.

Hosted by Matt Preston, alongside Tim Phillips of Bulletin Place and Saskia Havekes of Grandiflora, the dinner took place in the Yallamundi Room. Guests sipped Tanqueray cocktails while enjoying the harbour backdrop, before sitting down to a three-course meal.

“I’m thrilled to host this exceptional evening of great food and Tanqueray cocktails in the spectacular setting of the Sydney Opera House. There’s no better place to be inspired to take your at home entertaining to the next level than at Sydney’s ultimate dinner party event,” Preston said.

The partnership will see the creation of a Tanqueray X Marley Spoon ‘Ultimate Dinner Party Box’ which contains locally sourced, pre-portioned ingredients to create the ultimate evening for family and friends with zero food waste.

The box will be released in two variations: French and Korean. On Thursday, guests were treated to a preview of the Korean box. The menu included bao buns with Brussel sprouts, peanuts and kewpie; gochujang eye fillet; and spiced dark chocolate and walnut torte.

Now available for pre-ordering, each box comes with an option to upgrade with a bottle of Tanqueray Nº TEN, a small batch gin crafted using fresh citrus fruits. Head to Marley Spoon for pricing and menu options.

Sydney Harbour provided a stunning backdrop for pre-dinner cocktails.

Matt Preston chatted with guests outside the Sydney Opera House before sitting down to dinner.

The bar served Tanqueray G&T’s, with Fever Tree the tonic of choice.

Matt Preston lead the evening’s panel discussion, alongside Tim Phillips and Saskia Havekes.

Guests enjoyed dinner in the Yallamundi Room at the Sydney Opera House.

On the menu: guests previewed a spiced dark chocolate and walnut torte from the Korean dinner box menu.

“With the launch of the new Tanqueray x Marley Spoon Ultimate Dinner Party Box, it couldn’t be easier for Aussies to get together and enjoy great food and drinks in their own homes,” Preston said.

Saskia Havekes of Grandiflora enjoyed a Tanqueray G&T.

Bao buns with brussel sprouts, lap cheong, peanuts, fish sauce caramel and kewpie – another dish from the new Ultimate Dinner Party Box.

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