A new vista bar Hacienda is launching later this month. Inspired by the grand plantation architecture of Cuba, mixed with the lux yet playful modern vintage hotels of 1950’s Miami, Hacienda, situated in the Pullman Quay Grand Sydney Harbour, is a botanical oasis overlooking Sydney’s iconic harbour!
Seasoned hospitality professionals Applejack Hospitality (owners of numerous venues including Bondi Hardware, The Butler and Della Hyde) have collaborated with AccorHotels to redesign and transform the venue, as well as the food and beverage offering. Applejack Hospitality have also worked alongside the hotels Food & Beverage Manager Adam Leonardi and Executive Chef Stefan Brademann.
The drinks menu, just like the venue design, draws its inspiration from the lux-vintage hotels of Miami and pulls on techniques from classic Cuban drinks. The back bar is as well stocked in rum as it is in American whiskey, and the cocktail list features classic Cubanesque fruit driven drinks; think banana, guava & custard apple alongside heavier liquor based concoctions designed to appease even the most discerning palate. A few noteworthy drinks include The Tropical Sour – banana infused Encanto Pisco, Tio Pepe, lime & honey or the Old smoked Presidente – aged rum, orange curacao, dry vermouth, house spiced raspberry syrup and Angostura bitters.
The food offering is intended to match the drinks, and will be both light enough for a nibble or substantial enough for a feast. The menu takes inspiration from Cuba’s traditional trading partners, and their local, abundant ingredients, to create dishes unique to Hacienda. Featuring Latin and American delights such as Yuka fries, buttermilk fried chicken, pork neck mojo, Cuban Reuben, and it wouldn’t be Sydney without a few delicious burger options as well!
With panoramic views of the city and Sydney Harbour, and an interior with subtle botanical and lux-vintage Latin American themes, Hacienda will have an emphasis on sharp service, delicious food and a stylish drinks selection in a truly unique Sydney setting.