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The domes are back at the Crystalbrook Kingsley

The Crystalbrook Kingsley Winter Lodge dining experience will return this weekend.

In partnership with Iceland’s premium craft distillery, Reyka Vodka, this European-inspired winter wonderland is a unique blend of warmth, elegance, and gastronomic delight.

With plush rugs, leather seats, and wooden accents, the private dining domes give of some pretty heavy luxe European chalet vibes.

“This year we have built on the Winter Lodge experience to add a new larger dome, a communal firepit, falling snow, mulled cocktails and new menu with decadent winter delights like Swiss cheese fondue and a flambe dessert,” Crystalbrook Kingsley General Manager, Josquin Crepelliere said.

“Winter is the best time to experience our city and we look forward to welcoming Novocastrians and visitors to experience the magic of the Winter Lodge.”

If you’re keen to try it out, you’ll need to choose between two packages, the Winter Wonderland or the Chateau Kingsley.

Both options feature a three-course, European-inspired share-style menu. You can expect dishes like scallop and fennel pie, rigatoni alla vodka and Braised lamb shoulder with salsa verde and macadamia crumb and flambe cointreau and vanilla cannelé served with crème anglaise providing a sweet finale.

Reyka Vodka is the star of the pop-up’s drinks menu. It features drinks like the Puffin Collins, an elderflower and grapefruit concoction inspired by Iceland’s native bird. This mix-master sits alongside classics like Espresso and Butterscotch Martini and mulled cocktails.

The Crystalbrook Kingsley Winter Lodge will run from this weekend until 1 September 2024. Prices start at $99 per person. To find out more visit