Collaborative Dinner – Sixpenny Comes To Clooney

Everyone is in for a treat with a very special trans-Tasman chef collaboration taking place at Clooney.

For one evening only, our head chef Nobu Lee will join forces with Daniel Puskas, the head chef and co-owner of Sydney restaurant Sixpenny, to create a truly memorable seven-course tasting menu.

With the menu’s focus on New Zealand’s exceptional seafood, both chefs will spend two days prior the dinner at sea between Bluff & Fiordland, gathering kaimoana for the event before returning to the kitchen to create a menu with their bounty.

“We believe New Zealand’s cuisine is defined by its exceptional ingredients and the diverse interpretations of these. This dinner with Daniel Puskas and Nobu Lee is the interpretation that makes New Zealand’s cuisine so good. This is about two very accomplished chefs using their craft to inspire others.”

The seafood focussed seven course tasting menu will create a story through food.

“It’s a New Zealand story. It’s one that celebrates our diversity, our climate and our natural environment.”

“I believe Daniel and Sixpenny have the same drive and determination for excellence that we strive for at Clooney. This is what attracted us to him and I’m confident this dinner will be a night to remember.”

Sixpenny is named after the sixpence restaurants that operated in Australia in the late 1800s and is a small, independent, three-hatted restaurant which has been operating since 2012. In 2018 Daniel won the coveted Sydney Morning Herald Citi Bank Chef of the year, in the first year the guide went National. It is now one of Sydney’s leading restaurants. In 2019 Sixpenny gained three chef’s hats in the Sydney Morning Herald and two stars in Gourmet Traveller and over the last three years it has been consecutively been named in the top 10 restaurants for Australian Financial Review’s Australia’s Top 100.

Much like Clooney, it utilises local suppliers, growers, producers and craftsmen to focus on a complete dining experience.

The collaboration dinner will take place on Thursday, May 9 at Clooney.


Tickets are $220 per person for a seven-course tasting menu, canapés and Perrier-Jouët champagne on arrival. They can be purchased via the Clooney booking site. The menu will be strictly seafood focused and some dietary restrictions cannot be catered to. Wine pairing will be available.