Thanks to the success of the vibrant Cantina del Sol pop up, Sol Beer is keeping the spirit of Mexico alive in Sydney as it continues to run the colourful cantina until the last weekend of October .
Guests have been treated to a Mexican sensation as Potts Point’s Villa Bar & Kitchen transformed into a Mexican escape, with influences drawn from the style and flair of iconic Mexican artist Frida Khalo – a name synonymous with Mexican arts and culture.
Raul Gonzales, part–owner of popular Kings Cross venue The Backroom, and Bondi Canteen part-owner Shane Moran were tasked with bringing Sol’s vision of Mexican sights, sounds and flavours to life. Gonzales says, “We were thrilled with the results of the opening weekend.
“Our aim was to bring an authentic side of Mexico – from the music to the décor, the drinks and of course the food. We are excited to announce our collaboration with celebrity chef, Phillip Davenport.”
For the last seven years, Davenport has been at the helm of the famous ocean side restaurant and bar KU DE TA, in Bali Indonesia, winning various awards and cooking for many high profile patrons. His global success has been backed by the release of his television series The Toque 12, released on the Australian Network. Davenport will be showcase his take on Mexican infused flavours this weekend to the cantina with a very special menu, “I’m bringing an authentic taste of Mexico and its street vendors. Think honest, rich flavours with a fresh twist.”
Cantina del Sol marks the first time that Sol Beer has opened a pop up bar in Sydney, this is just one part of an incredible calendar of events Sol will run every year to celebrate the spirit of Mexico. From the Sol Summer of Six to endless secret parties on pirate ships, catamarans, roof tops and in aquariums, Sol has become associated with adventure and discovery; the joy of making the most out of life.
With this reputation behind them, Gonzales says of this venue, “We want to take people away from it all, come and relax and enjoy the authentic world of Mexico in this new pop up bar.”