Sunday, 22 July 2012
The Century opens at The Star
Golden Century Group reveals The Century
New Cantonese restaurant at The Star now open
Sydney: The Golden Century Group today opened its new Cantonese restaurant at The Star, THE CENTURY, with a traditional Chinese dragon ceremony for over 200 Sydney siders. Greg Inglis and Sam Burgess from the Rabbitohs, Dr Charlie Teo and Sami Lukis were amongst those to enjoy the colourful display and get a sneak preview at the new restaurant which opens to the public at 6pm on Sunday 22 July.
THE CENTURY, which when translated in Cantonese means, ‘essence of Golden Century’, is the latest dining experience from The Golden Century Group, which has opened some of the most popular dining institutions in Sydney since 1989. THE CENTURY still retains the menu and seafood offered by Golden Century restaurant in Chinatown, but also showcases a new interior concept, which has been designed by Paring Onions based in Hong Kong. THE CENTURY’s new look playfully incorporates symbolisms of Chinese culinary culture with a refreshing and modern twist.
Innovative design features that visitors will experience at THE CENTURY include:
· The Great Wall of Chopsticks! The interior of THE CENTURY features a Great Wall of Chopsticks that pays respect to this imperative Chinese dining utensil. Paring Onions designed a series of handmade wall tiles compiled by 82,320 chopsticks, creating a unique wall surface and subtle texture
· Over 300 tea cups and 5kms of fibre optics to create an eye catching light feature that again pays its tribute to a symbol of Chinese cuisine
· Fifteen double glazed aquarium tanks line the entrance, emphasising the use of the very best fresh and live seafood, prepared and served multiple ways by the award winning chefs
Alex Wong, Director at Pairing Onions said, ”When designing THE CENTURY, it was critical to keep the Golden Century’s unique culture in mind, but it was also a great opportunity to introduce a refreshing modern side of the group, inspired by a creative take on Chinese dining customs.”
THE CENTURY offers a menu designed to highlight the use of live seafood and fresh ingredients in creating authentic Cantonese classics and favourites of the well-known and original Golden Century.
Following on from the acclaim and recognition of the Golden Century wine list by Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine and Wine Spectator, THE CENTURY has also compiled a wine list worthy of the modern design concept and setting of the new restaurant.
Frederic Luvisutto, managing director of The Star, added, ”We’re delighted to have such a well respected and much loved business, like the Golden Century Group, join our award winning suite of restaurants here at The Star. From the modern design to the delicious menu, we’re predicting THE CENTURY will be a must visit destination for our guests.”
THE CENTURY is located on the ground level of The Star on Pirrama Road and completes The Star’s culinary collection of restaurants following its $870 million redevelopment. THE CENTURY now joins David Chang’s Momofuku, Teage Ezard’s BLACK by ezard, Stefano Manfredi’s Balla, and modern Japanese restaurant Sokyo, as well as Zumbo Patisserie, Flying Fish and Chips, Fat Noodle and Bistro 80.
The restaurant seats 220 people and houses stylish private and semi-private dining rooms for groups of 6 to 70 people. It serves lunch and dinner seven days a week.