Last night Parched March, Sydney’s only month-long celebration of bar culture in support of Animal Welfare League NSW relaunched as BARS MARCH for its fifth year! The new name says it all: a whole month of responsible drinking of fabulous cocktails in great bars – for a good cause. The launch was held at Café del Mar Sydney, with a huge event for over 300 guests, including top media, the bar industry, and pet pooches such as Fashion Dog and Oscar & Frank from the trendy optical brand. Celebrities who attended included Dr Katrina Warren, Miss World Australia Erin Holland, Wade Osborn and Cameron Laing from Amy Meredith, Tim Robards and girlfriend Anna Heinrich from The Bachelor Australia, Richard Wilkins from the Today show, and TV personality David Whitehill.
BARS MARCH partner Suntory provided a selection of amazing cocktails for guests, including the Russian Mule made with Russian Standard Original vodka; the Side Car which consists of Remy Martin VSOP, Cointreau and lemon juice; and the Midori Fizz which mixes Russian Standard vodka, Midori, soda and lime. Delicious mediterranean-inspired canapés were provided by Café del Mar Head Chef Ben Fitton and Brand Ambassador Miguel Maestre such as Chermoula crusted chicken, rouille and endive, watermelon, Persian fetta and jamon serrano, Rock oysters with lemon sandwiches, and Padron peppers, pink salt and cumin. A live art show by the incredibly talented Mambo artists kept guest entertained throughout the evening, along with a photo booth provided by JL Images.