YWCA NSW opens The Song Kitchen with profits to fund services for women

28 February, 2017 by

The Song Kitchen has opened in the newly renovated Song Hotel with 100 percent of the new restaurant and bar’s profits going towards funding services and support for women experiencing domestic violence.

Now permanently located on Wentworth  Avenue, opposite Sydney’s Hyde Park, The Song Kitchen was launched in 2016 as a joint venture between Mirvac and YWCA NSW, which sees the not-for-profit organisation operate the caf and catering services in Mirvac’s George Street headquarters. 

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Led by head chef Charlotte Gonzales (ex-Uccello and Fred’s), The Song Kitchen features an a la carte menu that showcases seasonal produce and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The breakfast menu includes house-made granola, bacon and eggs, avocado on toast and buttermilk pancakes, while the lunch and dinner menu features entrees such as Sydney rock oysters, a charcuterie plate and pork terrine with apricot, pistachio and char-grilled bread. Mains include bistro-style dishes like duck breast with sauted potatoes and mushroom, grain fed sirloin with shoestring fries, and tagliolini pasta with spanner crab, zucchini, chilli and garlic.

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“We have a great team in the kitchen and a fantastic menu that we look forward to launching. I’m so excited to be joining The Song Kitchen at this very exciting time as we open our doors to a hip venue in Sydney that helps people make a difference every day,” said Gonzales.

Sommelier Sophie Otton has chosen to highlight NSW and Australian wines, curating a wine list 50 percent of which is produced by women winemakers or estate owners.

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“People want to make a difference and support a cause and The Song Kitchen leads the way in allowing you to do exactly that. Guests at The Song Kitchen will enjoy speciality coffee, delicious food, wine and service and know they are making a difference,” said YWCA CEO Anna Bligh.