New Year’s Eve on Cockatoo Island: Dining Menus

Say goodbye to 2021 and welcome 2022 in style! What better way to celebrate than by gathering friends and family to join Opera Australia for a sparkling evening of lyrical highs topped off with Sydney’s famous New Year’s Eve fireworks – all on the UNESCO World Heritage listed Cockatoo Island.

Here, astonishing voices and breath-taking views are complemented by these dining options.

Pre-performance Fine Dining (from 5:30pm)

Three-course Fine Food Picnic Box

Post-Performance Party Menu

Please note: Vegetarian and vegan options must be ordered in advance. To order, please specify your preference in the dietary requirements section when booking.


Pre-performance Fine Dining Menu

Start your evening on the right note with this exclusive gala dinner in Cockatoo Island’s historic industrial precinct where ambient lighting and artful decorations set the scene. Dinner is served from 5:30pm so you have time to enjoy three courses with our sommelier’s matched selection of NSW’s finest wines.

$499 (or included in the Platinum Package) for three courses

Our chefs and their cuisine team have created a flavour-packed contemporary menu that showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients and local produce. Dishes will be served to the table alternately, so feel free to swap or share to savour the plate of your choice.

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Reservations

To book, simply add your selection of Pre-Performance Fine Dining or the Fine Foods Picnic Box and/or the Post-Performance Party to your cart after choosing your tickets to New Year’s Eve on Cockatoo Island.

If you already have tickets to New Year's Eve on Cockatoo Island, simply sign in to your account and go to 'upcoming performances' to make your dining and after-party selections.


New Year’s Eve on Cockatoo Island


Abbreviations:

V Vegetarian
GF Gluten Free
DF Dairy Free


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Entrée

  • Oak smoked salmon, pickled beetroot, dill & new season potato GF, DF
  • Seared tamarind beef, fresh pickles, Vietnamese mint & peanut sambal GF, DF
  • Pickled & fermented heirloom carrots, sake caramel, puffed quinoa & pistachio GF, DF, Vegan

Main Course

  • Slow cooked lamb, cumin spiced pumpkin, green bean, pomegranate & dukkah GF, DF
  • Organic chicken, miso corn custard, tender stem broccoli with hemp seed gremolata GF, DF
  • Quinoa & caponata filled mushroom, harissa coulis & zucchini flower  GF, DF, Vegan

PLUS

  • Sour dough bread rolls & cultured butter

Dessert (served boxed so you can roam if you choose)

  • Persian orange & rose petal cake, crushed pistachio GF, V

AND

  • Dark chocolate fudge, freeze dried berries GF, V

AND

  • Lemon curd & blueberry macaron GF, V

Beverages (included in package)

  • Twelve Signs 2018 Classic Brut (NSW Hilltops)
  • Twelve Signs Sauvignon Blanc (NSW Hilltops)
  • Twelve Signs Shiraz (NSW Hilltops)
  • Sydney Brewery Lager
  • Hahn Premium Light
  • Lightly sparkling water
  • Soft drinks: Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Sprite
  • 100% Arabica coffee and T2 teas

Three-course Fine Food Picnic Box Menu

Savour the flavours in this three course Picnic Box to be enjoyed before the gala performance.

$70 for three courses

Three course hamper sample

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What's in the box?

Menu

Entrée

  • Beetroot & tahini hummus, spiced pepita, corn tostadas GF, Vegan
  • Bombay spiced mixed nuts GF, DF,  Vegan

Main Course

  • Green pea & ricotta frittata, tomato relish GF, V
  • Creole dry rub chicken breast, charred corn & black bean salad, buttermilk ranch GF

Dessert and Cheese

  • Australian aged cheddar, rosemary, quince paste, rustic wafers GF
  • Dark chocolate, raspberry & popcorn brownie GF, DF, Vegan

Vegan Menu

If you would like the Vegan Picnic Box, please specify your preference in the Special Requests when booking.

Entrée

  • Beetroot & tahini hummus, spiced pepita, corn tostadas GF, Vegan
  • Bombay spiced mixed nuts GF, DF,  Vegan

Main Course

  • Kale & pine nut falafel, tomato relish GF, DF, Vegan
  • Black pepper tofu, quinoa, semi dried tomatoes, lime & herb dressing GF, DF, Vegan

Dessert and Cheese

  • Australian vegan cheddar, rosemary, quince paste, rustic wafers, grapes GF, DF, Vegan
  • Dark chocolate, raspberry & popcorn brownie GF, DF, Vegan

Post-Performance Party Menu

Once the performance finishes, kick up your heels to a live band and dance into 2022. Enjoy canapés and beverages served by our roving waiters as you mingle and ring in the new year.

$419 for exclusive entry, entertainment and refreshments.

Cold Canapés

  • Smoked salmon on corn cake, date & lime jam GF
  • Rare beef tataki, yuzu aioli, wasabi tobiko, seaweed cracker DF GF
  • Holy goat & lemon parfait, charcoal sable, candied fig V
  • Smashed broad bean, mint, toasted brioche & pecorino V

Hot Canapés

  • Chermoula spiced swordfish, prosciutto & orange dressing GF DF
  • Mini duck & shiitake pies, ginger glaze
  • Sichuan pork meatballs with sweet & sour glaze GF
  • Coriander & corn fritter, chilli caramel GF V 

Tasty Bites

  • Leek & baby spinach tart, honey gorgonzola & red chard leaves V
  • Chicken parmigiana slider with bacon & melted maffra cloth cheddar
  • Thai-spiced tofu skewer, fragrant satay sauce GF DF Vegan

Beverages

  • Twelve Signs 2018 Classic Brut (NSW Hilltops)
  • Mumm Champagne
  • Twelve Signs Sauvignon Blanc (NSW Hilltops)
  • Twelve Signs Chardonnay (NSW Hilltops)
  • Twelve Signs Shiraz (NSW Hilltops)
  • Pocketwatch Pinot Noir (Mudgee)
  • Sydney Brewery Lager
  • Sydney Brewery Cider
  • Hahn Premium Light
  • Archie Rose Gin & Tonic
  • Archie Rose Vodka & Soda
  • Archie Rose Vodka Mango Spritz
  • Soft drinks: Coca-Cola, Coca-Cola Zero Sugar, Sprite
  • Still water, Sparkling water