Because a Disney-themed degustation is what we need to save 2020. 

After making global headlines in 2019 and selling out in a matter of weeks, chef Nelly Robinson’s Disney-themed degustation menu is reimagined for 2020, as he gets ready to serve up his whimsical creations once again. Animated by everyone’s favourite childhood films, the latest instalment of Robinson’s Once Upon A Time degustation brings more of our favourite childhood films to life with his distinct, creative touch in the form of 11 mouth-watering feats of food engineering.

From the savoury ‘Eat Me’ cookies from Alice in Wonderland, to ‘Imagination’ Custard Tarts sprinkled with fairy dust, diners will experience the perfect combination of whimsy and nostalgia.

Whilst Robinson wishes to keep many details of the menu under wraps (so that guests can be truly surprised), we can reveal that some of the other 11 dishes in this degustation include You Shall Go To The Ball, a pumpkin bread served with dukkah and oil; Just Keeping Swimming, pan-fried dory served with fennel (a little depressing for the Finding Nemo character but absolutely delicious for you); and Roses Are Red, Beasts Are Blue, which serves up an Opera Cake with a side of smashed rose.

“After the raging success of last year’s Once Upon A Time menu, we couldn’t wait to do it all again! It was so much fun to create a whole new menu around some of my favourite films and we have carefully crafted dishes that will make diners feel like a child again, whilst enjoying it in an adult environment paired with fun cocktails and great wine to match” says chef Nelly Robinson. And we agree! Be sure to choose either the alcoholic beverage match (additional $105) or non-alcoholic pairing ($50) to take your dining experience to the next level.

Bookings are available now for dining between 4 August to 7 November 2020, each week from Tuesday to Saturday. And, for the first time ever, degustation menus will also be available for lunch on Saturdays. It’s the perfect happily ever after for 2020!

nel. restaurant Once Upon A Time
$135 per person
Where: 75 Wentworth Ave, Sydney NSW 2000
For more information and to book visit: nel. Restaurant

After more Sydney restaurant news? Check out the opening of a new Fratelli Fresh restaurant in Manly, or discover more about the new KitKat Boutique in Sydney’s CBD. Or, if this has you craving a good old Disney binge, we’ve already popped together the ultimate animated Disney films list.