This International Women’s Day, Solotel will be celebrating its brightest female hospitality talent with two days of delicious food and wine at Lil Sis. Curated by Ella Collins, Solotel’s Relationship Manager, the event will shine a light on female chefs, sommeliers and food and wine producers.  


Chefs include Aoife Noonan, Head Pastry Chef at Aria and Naomi Xavier, Senior Sous Chef at Opera Bar. They will be creating unique dishes for the two-day event using ingredients from some of Australia’s leading female artisanal producers including Alto Olive Oil, Holy Goat Cheese, Garlicious, Grassland Poultry, Allous chocolate and Singing Magpie figs. 


Solotel’s sommelier team is led by Master of Wine, Annette Lacey and will include Zoe Brunton, Lil Sis; Georgie Davidson-Brown, Chiswick; Eva Santaguida, Chez Blue and Vikki LouPeng, Aria. The sommeliers will be on hand pouring female produced wines including Vignerons Schmolzer & Brown, Chalou Wine, Inkwell and Eminence.


DATES: Thursday 7th March: 2pm - close & Friday 8th March: 4pm – close 

WHERE: Lil Sis, 100 Broadway, Chippendale NSW, Australia 2008


the menu


$55 per person (wines can be bought on consumption)


Cherry Moon Fig Leaf Sourdough, Alto Olive Oil

A selection a of cold cuts from the Lil Sis’ Berkel

Naomi Xavier – Sous Chef Opera Bar:

Holy Goat Fromage Frais, heritage beetroots, Nonie’s Buckwheat crackers

Jamon & Manchego Croquettes, Black Garlicious Aioli

Grassland Poultry Chicken Ballotine, Butternut Squash, Agradolce

Aoife Noonan – Head Pastry Chef Aria:

Alouss Chocolate Puff Pastry, Coffee Cremeux, white chocolate and vanilla cream, Amaretto caramel

Holy Goat La Luna, Singing Magpie Figs