There was no doubt that spring had sprung at Saké
Restaurant & Bar's first birthday party, which coincided with their launch of their cherry blossom festival. Guests supped on the delicious morsels prepared by Executive Chef Shaun Presland, while revelling in the first warm evening of Melbourne this season. Everyone had a superb vantage point for people-gazing - the restaurant is set on the river front of Southbank, and overlooks the Yarra and CBD. Of course, after a few classes of Veuve champagne, the view got slightly hazy.
For the month of September, Saké's celebration of cherry blossom festival includes a one hour Japanese Nikka Whiskey masterclass, and cherry blossom-inspired dishes added to the menu this month.
Photos by Jim Lee
Velco Dojcinovski and Shiva Singam (wearing cherry blossoms to fit the theme)
Chantel Thornton and Sreko Lorbek
Clint Drieberg and Jo Tran
Daniel Russian, Brodie Young and Doug James
Designer Jenny Bannister and stylist Philip Boon, just before they held their Fashion Torque event.
Kristy Taylor, Shaun Presland and Jo Moody
Marnie and Nick Haddad
Rick Molinsky and Josh Koko
Simon Holland and Nick Bracks
All photos courtesy of Jim Lee