A restaurant meal can leave you feeling nurtured and loved. Imagine if that meal could also make a difference to someone else’s life. At Song Kitchen on inner-city Wentworth Avenue, Sydney, it can and it does.
Song Kitchen is located at street level beneath the YWCA NSW’s Song Hotel (formerly the Y Hotel). As one of the YWCA NSW’s profit-for-purpose businesses, all proceeds from the restaurant, café and bar fund essential services and support for domestic violence victims.
Head chef Charlotte Gonzales-Poncet, who has worked at Merivale’s Uccello and Fred’s restaurants in Sydney and prior to that with Jean-Luc Rabanel in France, has created a menu of Mediterranean-inspired bistro classics that are authentic and well cooked.
The share-friendly menu changes seasonally, with additional daily specials, while the wine list, carefully curated by renowned sommelier and consultant Sophie Otton, focuses on wines from artisanal producers with an emphasis on NSW labels. Notably half the wine list is comprised of wines by women winemakers or female estate owners, reflecting the raison d’être of the YWCA.
YWCA NSW Ambassador, Anna Bligh says the organisation is very pleased with the rebrand of the Song Hotel and the new Song hospitality venues, especially Song Kitchen, which will help fund much needed services and support for domestic violence victims.
“People want to make a difference and support a cause and Song Kitchen leads the way in allowing you to do exactly that," says Anna Bligh, ambassador YWCA NSW. "Guests at Song Kitchen can enjoy speciality coffee, delicious food, wine and service and know they are making a difference.”
Image by Alana Dimou.