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Yulefest 50’s Christmas in July at The Paragon – 3 Course Gourmet Dinner & Show with Pat Drummond, Katoomba, Blue Mountains

Join us to celebrate a 1950’s Yuletide / Christmas in July in style at the iconic Art Deco Paragon Café, Katoomba, Blue Mountains.

Live Music + Stories + Trivia + Dancing!

Strictly limited tickets! Bookings Essential!

Tickets are exceptional value including a 3 course fine dining experience, mulled wine and show presented by Australian Singer/Songwriter Pat Drummond.

Pat Drummond is an iconic, eccentric and much loved singer/songwriter who has made a huge impact on fans of country and folk music, all over Australia.
His loyal band of supporters have followed him from his hugely successful shows at the Rest Hotel in Milson’s Point in the seventies on a journey that has taken him to large and small towns all over the country.
His highly original music crosses the genres of country, folk and rock ‘n’ roll and his musical career spans over three decades. His long career has seen him pass through a half dozen ‘reincarnations’ that have produced an incredible body of original work in as many different musical genres.
Drummond’s songs… witty, ironic, hilarious, thought provoking, angry and passionate are always beautifully crafted and are the fuel that drives his main career as a great entertainer.

Pat is presenting his unique “Rebel Without A Clue” – 1950’s themed Christmas show that will involve trivia, short films, story telling and sing-a-long songs.


We encourage guests to embrace the theme of the event and don your finest 1950’s attire and join us for a fun event in a beautiful historic venue.

Event concludes with Tea/Coffee, Biscotti and Chocolates and the opportunity to dance to recorded 50’s hits in the gorgeous back cocktail room!

Week 1
• 1) Saturday 4th July from 6pm X SOLD OUT X
• 2) Wednesday 8th July from 12pm X BOOKINGS CLOSED X

Week 2
• 3) Saturday 11th July from 6pm X SOLD OUT X
• 4) Wednesday 15th July from 12pm X BOOKINGS CLOSED X

Week 3
• 5) Saturday 18th July from 6pm X BOOKINGS CLOSED X
• 6) Wednesday 22nd July from 12pm – X SOLD OUT X

Week 4
• 7) Saturday 25th July from 6pm: X BOOKINGS CLOSED X
• 8) Wednesday 29th July from 12pm X BOOKINGS CLOSED X

Arrive 6pm for a glass of Mulled Wine followed by a gourmet Entrée, Main Course and Dessert and show served in the formal back Grand Dining “Blue Room”.
Concludes with tea/coffee, Biscotti and chocolates!

SAT TICKETS $95 pre-sale from PARAGON CAFE, 65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 or + booking fee via phone 02) 4782 2928 (10am-4pm daily)
Or online $97.90 (Inc. booking fees) as above.

Arrive 12pm for a glass of Mulled Wine followed by a gourmet Entrée, Main Course and Dessert and show served in the formal back Grand Dining “Blue Room”.
Concludes with tea/coffee, Biscotti and chocolates!

Wed tickets $70 pre-sale from PARAGON CAFE, 65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, NSW 2780 or via phone + booking fee via 02) 4782 2928 (10am-4pm daily)
Or online $72.90 (Inc. booking fees) as above.

Chef David Povelsen is currently incapacitated with a broken leg. We wish David a speedy recovery and in the meantime we are delighted that chef Barry O’Sullivan will be stepping in to create the 3 course gourmet meals for our upcoming special event shows at the Paragon.
Barry and his partner David Waters (also previous co-owner of Escarpment Modern Eatery with Barry) will be preparing the new Yulefest gourmet meals for all the upcoming Christmas in July dates.

Chef Barry O’Sullivan graduated from the internationally famous cookery school The Tante Marie Culinary Academy with a Professional Cordon Bleu Diploma and has worked in numerous UK eateries including La Tante Claire, Kensington and Simply Nico, Battersea and in Paris at the Ritz Escoffier. Throughout his career he has cooked for the regal and famous including a stint with the Royals and has appeared with Keith Floyd in his French Master Class cooking series on English television.  He has travelled extensively throughout regional France where he has nurtured his passion for flavoursome country food.

Barry has operated his own restaurants in Sydney-Frying Times Fish Café in Glebe, Simply French Restaurant in Ultimo, as well as The Divino Deli Café in Katoomba, The Gallery Restaurant at Katoomba Fine Art, and Escarpment Modern Eatery in Blackheath.
He is the recipient of two Chef’s Hats Awards and a People’s Choice Award from Australian Good Food Guide.

He has appeared on the ABC’s Saturday Mornings with Simon Marnie’s “Chef’s Challenge” and has had several food articles and recipes published in “Blue Mountains Lifestyle” and “Australian Gourmet Traveller” and “Delicious” magazines.

The New Yulefest Special Event 3 Course Gourmet MENU is as below:

• Entrée
Shortcrust pastry tartlet with marinated artichokes, gruyere cheese, caramelised eshcallots and fresh thyme
Salad of Tasmanian smoked salmon, figs and grana parmesan, quail eggs, snipped chives and vinaigrette

• Main
Roasted turkey breast with cranberry, pear and chestnut stuffing and a white wine sauce
With Maple syrup, honey and Dijon mustard oven baked glazed ham served with a Cumberland sauce of red currants and port
Plus Roasted potatoes and pumpkin – green beans with crushed hazelnuts

• Dessert
Traditional plum pudding with a brandy crème anglaise and berries

Please note that vegetarian options are also available by prior order. Please advise of any dietary requirements as soon as possible prior to the event date.

Established in 1916, The Paragon is arguably Australia’s oldest Café and certainly one of the most opulent ever built in this country. Situated in the heart of Katoomba the Paragon is an iconic landmark that is an essential stop on any visit to the Blue Mountains. The three rooms that comprise the Paragon: Café, Formal Dining Room and Cocktail Lounge are some the finest and most richly detailed Art Deco interiors anywhere in the world.

65 Katoomba St, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780.

CONTACT DETAILS: Charity Mirow 0409 042 869
For more information visit: www.fusionboutique.com.au

This is an intimate seating and tickets are strictly limited!