Sydney's Ivy complex was a vision in Veuve Clicquot yellow last night as the Champagne house kicked off the first of its winter soirées. Clicquot has long associated itself with après ski fun and the Winter Party marks the beginning of a string of events leading up to the five-day Clicquot in the Snow shindig which, this year, is set to transform Queenstown, New Zealand, into a brightly themed playground of snow, food and Champagne-fuelled fun.
The food The Ivy kitchen brought the alps to the city with canapés that included everything from discs of polenta topped with bratwurst and sauerkraut, to hot roast chestnuts and a fun (and inevitably messy) fondue station.
The drink Veuve, Veuve and - you guessed it - more Veuve.
We loved The toasty fires, faux snow and a big yellow cable car made for plenty of good times.