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A tropical, fun filled pop-up is landing in the CBD this summer!

Lost Luau is a promise of lost paradise in the heart of the concrete jungle. It is all about the chance to escape from the city, relax and have a bit of fun. The fruits of a collaboration between Burrow Bar duo Chau Tran and Bryce McDonough, and Sydney Rum Club’sTom Bulmer, Lost Luau is all about the chance to escape from the city, relax and have a bit of fun.

After holding a number of highly successful rum-fueled parties and festivals throughout 2016, the team decided the natural progression would be for them to start an endless summer and keep the drinks flowing all season. The party became a pop-up and Lost Luau was born. Chau Tran said that it felt like the most sensible next step for the collaboration partnership.

‘There was always a feeling that our parties had potential to evolve into a longer-term proposition, and ‘Luau’ being Hawaiian reference for a family gathering or celebration, resonated with the team.’

The scent of fresh pineapple will be wafting into the street, and with all the features of a beach paradise inside, you’ll be transported to a rum oasis. Running the bar will be Tom Bulmer (ex MsG’s, ex Lobo Plantation) who is a rum and tiki fanatic. You can expect tropical classic cocktails with a playful flair, pineapples, coconuts and umbrellas, all injected with a whole lot of fun and a bar team with plenty of banter.

‘Even in the city sometimes you just want to get tropical’ Tom said.

They aren’t messing around in the restaurant either, poaching Joy Mou (ex-Eau de Vie/Monopole) as restaurant manager. The kitchen will run late into the night with share friendly rustic Island bites. Think fun, casual dining with serious flavour. The kitchen will be taken over by the Island Boys from Marrickville’s Factory Theatre, the charismatic team headed by Chef Phil Spence, who are ecstatic to bring a Caribbean flavour to complement the tiki pop up menu. Phil’s Jamaican heritage and training in London’s Michelin starred restaurants, as well as a stint as Luke Mangan’s sous chef, is the foundation for the creative influence you will see permeate the menu. Think fun, casual dining with serious flavour.

Gear up to have a party this summer. Lost Luau opens to kick off Summer on the 1st December at 4pm.

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