Kick off the festive season in delicious style at Síso’s Christmas dining experience

Whether you’re a fervent foodie, a cocktail connoisseur or simply a lover of festive cheer, beloved Remuera eatery Síso is the place to be this silly season. From the 9th of November until early January, diners can expect a fully immersive and enchanting experience with the eatery’s ‘Tis The Season Christmas offering, in partnership with Malfy Gin. From visual delights to indulgent eats to refreshing libations and a healthy dose of convivial ambience, there’s no better place to celebrate the joys of the season in impeccable style.

Right: The Merry Fairy

Transforming the establishment into a glittering, whimsical Christmas wonderland, festive decor inspired by the exuberance of London’s The Ivy Chelsea Garden covers every corner. Adding a decidedly antipodean spin, Síso is bringing the vibrancy of summer in the southern hemisphere to life, drawing on the bright colours of Malfy Gin’s bottles (blue and yellow joined by tangerine and a touch of pink) to theme the space.

When it comes to the all-important drinks menu, Síso has teamed up with Malfy Gin to ensure excellence. A uniquely crafted cocktail menu steeped in festive influences features delightfully effervescent gin cocktails in abundance, each a reflection of the radiant and vibrant spirit of Malfy Gin. The Merry Fairy is the height of festive cheer, pairing Malfy Con Arancia with Aperol, Crème de Rose, citrus and fairy floss, while the delightfully fresh and fragrant Síso X Tree sees Malfy Gin Rosa mixed with Lillet Rose, pomegranate, rosemary and Mumm Marlborough Vintage Rose.

Left: The Malfy Bram-Bell

When it comes to the food, in typical Síso fashion, quality produce and beautifully balanced flavours take centre stage. Chef Michael Hill has curated a fresh, Mediterranean-inspired take on the classic Christmas menu, striking a balance between modern and traditional; light and decadent. Here, Akaroa salmon is cured in Malfy Gin’s Con Limon, paired with fermented fennel, cucumber and dill, while pork chop is topped with smoked jus and served alongside panzanella salad, Sicilian olives and pancetta. To finish, an experimental take on trifle sees the traditional variation given a citrus twist with Malfy Gin’s Limon, paired with whipped pannacotta and thyme.

Diners have the option of two or three courses, available for $79 and $99 respectively, and each includes a cocktail on arrival. Whether you’re looking for the perfect spot for an end-of-year function, or simply an exceptional meal to get you in the spirit, ’tis the season to visit Síso. Book here.

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