4 Fine Dining Ideas That Won’t Break the Bank

Christmas is around the corner! It's time to move on from the woollen jumpers and chocolates and buy your loved ones something more exciting! Buy them an experience. We’ve compiled a list of some great dining and cooking experiences around Australia that you can gift this Christmas or enjoy yourself.

Just remember to use YSB20 as the promocode to enjoy our special Your Salary Benefits member pricing.

Waterfront 2 Course Lunch or Dinner with Wine for 2 - NSW

Price: $80 | YSB Price: $60

Looking for a nice 2-course waterfront lunch or dinner for 2 in the heart of Sydney? Spoil yourself at Nick’s Bar & Grill with a delicious 2 course meal which includes a complimentary glass of Australian wine and a gorgeous view of the harbour.

Entrée - choose from the following options
  • Signature seafood chowder
  • Traditional Caesar salad with double smoked bacon, croutons and parmesan cheese
  • Roasted forest mushroom tartlet with rocket and truffle oil
Main - choose from the following options
  • Grilled barramundi fillet served with fries and tartare sauce
  • Chargrilled topside sirloin with creamy mash served with mushroom sauce
  • Vegetarian linguine with roast vegetables, pesto cream sauce
  • A glass of wine to accompany your meal
Click here to enjoy a waterfront dining experience.

American Smoking BBQ Cooking Classes – VIC, QLD, NSW

Price: $140 | YSB Price: $120

Duration: 3 hours

Summer’s around the corner and Aussie’s love a good BBQ. Learn how to spice up your skills at the BBQ by learning how to produce mouth-watering, fall off the bone meat American style. This is a hands on experience that will teach you BBQ techniques from Texas, Memphis, Carolina and Kansas. By the end of the class you’ll have learned how to smoke using charcoal and how to cook using low, slow cooking techniques.

On Arrival
  • Toasted Turkish Bread with Pukara Estate oils and Balsamic
  • Bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers
  • Uncle E-Rock’s 20 flavours K.C, MO baby back ribs with apple bourbon BBQ sauce
  • Memphis style pulled pork with Memphis Mop sauce and cabbage and apple slaw
  • Texas style low and slow cape grim basket
  • Smoked corn with jalapeno and lime butter
  • Spicy cinnamon and chilli chocolate brownie 
Click here to become the new BBQ master this summer - NSW, VIC, QLD 

Meat Dining Experience with Wine for 2 – VIC

Price: $95 | YSB Price: $75

This meat dining experience at Hunter and Barrel in Ringwood is a sophisticated take on the ritual of hunting and home cooking. You will enjoy succulent, coal roasted meat with delicious sides and accompanied by a glass of award winning wine in a luxe cabin-in-the-woods theme.

Sample menu: 

  • Beef rump skewer
  • Chicken skewer
  • Crispy pork belly
  • Wagyu sausage
  • Thick cut chips
  • Chopped green salad with lemon dressing
  • Grilled flatbread
  • Chocolate & Walnut Brownie
  • Glass of the Brokenwood Cricket Pitch wine for each of you (red or white varietal)
Click here to enjoy a throwback to hunting and home cooking days.

Indian Delicacies Cooking Class – WA

Price: $130 | YSB Price: $110

Duration: 3 hours

After taking this hands on cooking class you’ll be able make authentic Indian curries from scratch with the help of an experienced facilitator who provides individual attention and guidance. You’ll be working in a modern kitchen with state of the art equipment and you’ll get to eat everything that you produce with no washing up! The dishes that you can expect to learn include:
  • Lamb Palak Curry
  • Indian Spiced Yellow Pilaf Rice
  • Pumpkin and Tamarind Black Dal
  • Mint and Cucumber Raita
  • Housemade Garlic Naan Flat Bread and Puppodums
  • Finish with freshly brewed Masala Chai
Click here to learn how to become a multicultural cook.


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