There's the new kid on the block who's just turned ONE. She can get quite loud, is well dressed and well groomed, charming and already the center of attention. Oddly enough even at the tender age of one, her taste buds are more mature than most with her lunch box being filled with all sorts of exotic Japanese goodies that have all the other kids envious. Boy her parents must be proud indeed.
Crane Bar and Restaurant is that child's name and her parents decided to celebrate her 1st birthday in style. The motif of the night being the Golden Ages really typifies the sort of extravagance the place exudes. Everything is taken a notch up with this after hours bar and restaurant. The space is amazing, with the spot boasting several different rooms. With each step forward you're going from one world into the next.
Start off the beginning of the night at the chill synthetic grassed front court for those keen to observe the outside world of Darlinghurst street...
... gradually make your way back to the sprawling bar and granite sushi slicing bench tops complete with an extravagant floral arrangement...
...and end your night dancing into the wee hours at their lush sprawling garden chamber.
The night starts off with some liquid courage. Pineapple cocktails get the heart pumping with the sweet and sour first followed by the delicious boozing kick afterwards. Party time.
There was a lot happening but we were quite content gouging ourselves on the impeccably fresh sashimi and nigiri on offer. We marvel about how eye-rollingly soft and remarkably clean the kingfish was, in contrast to the slightly chewier but still fresh salmon.
Expert Japanese chefs were slicing and dicing their way through a massive tuna at one stage, declared with a chorus of chants and ringing, delighting keen bystanders and observers of the fine arts.
Their bald, wonderfully cheerful man Taichi carves up the beauty with expert precision, cutting closely to the bone and crowning the whole jewel with the larger tuna head.
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Crane Bar really know how to host a cracking birthday party. Bringing in the cool crowd by the masses, they've got the whole theatre covered along with sweet vibes and some really top notch Japanese food. Bring on the good times and many more birthdays I say.
Petit4s attended Crane's 1st Birthday courtesy of Simon Hancock from Simon Says.
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