Sydney style: dine in with Tayim’s virtual dinners

34 Harrington St, The Rocks NSW 2000

by James Wilkinson

Sydney’s Harbour Rocks Hotel, part of Sofitel’s MGallery collection, recently launched a series of virtual wine and dine experiences and they have quickly become incredibly popular.

Each virtual dinner experience includes a brilliant four-course meal from the hotel’s Tayim restaurant, complete with an interactive demonstration by executive chef Leron Ben Avraham, along with three bottles of vino from legendary De Beaurepaire Wines in Rylstone or direct from Lebanon thanks to Vins du Liban.

Harbour Rocks Hotel General Manager, Silvia Kypriotis, said the idea of the virtual wine and dine experiences was to create “an element of escapism during these turbulent times”.

“Covid has created some uncertainty during these times, I am glad that we can be connected in this virtual space, through food, wine, music and stories,” she said.

The dinners include top drops from either DeBeaurepaire Wines or Vins du Liban matched with Chef Avraham’s notable contemporary Mediterranean cuisine.

Chef Avraham is known for a menu that centres around contemporary cuisine with bold flavours and fresh produce.

Headlining the drinks for the virtual dinners are De Beaurepaire Wines, based in Rylstone (located near Mudgee and Bathurst), a family business at the forefront of Australian wine production which makes a variety of award-winning sustainably cultivated wines.

During the dinners, you’ll hear from winemaker William De Beaurepaire, who guides you through the wine tasting experience in a relaxed and entertaining style, as he shares his expertise and insight into the featured wines from his family’s vineyard.

Vins du Liban, Wines of Lebanon are based in Sydney and feature imported boutique Lebanese wines from historic and picturesque Lebanese vineyards, with unique and distinctive flavours.

They are a favourite among Tayim regulars and on the nights they are showcased, you’ll hear from passionate owner Nicole, and taste for yourself why Lebanese wines belong on the map. Nicole has specially curated a selection of boutique wines to feature on the night, which is sure to delight and inspire.

The dinners are priced at $209 per couple (AccorPlus members $188) and have been selling out fast, so book in quick.


Friday, 13th August 2021, 7-9pm: DeBeaurepaire Wines
Friday, 20th August 2021, 7-9pm: Vins du Liban
Friday, 27th August 2021, 7-9pm: DeBeaurepaire Wines

Further events are expected to be scheduled and more details are available on Tayim’s website.