Montreux Jazz Café makes down under debut...

SSP in the News 1-April-2010

AUSTRALIA. The Montreux Jazz Café is set to open its first outlet outside Switzerland through SSP at Sydney Airport’s new-look International Terminal (T1) in May.

The concept, which made its first appearance at Geneva Airport, takes its name from the annual Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. SSP said it would be popular with Sydney Airport travellers. “The iconic music festival is well known among Australia’s music fans, who make up a high percentage of the event’s audience each year,” the company said.

“Sydney is a vibrant and innovative city that loves its music and culture and partners with those brands that share its identity and have similar values,” said Sydney Airport General Manager, Retail Derek Larsen. “With a growing appetite for good food, Sydney Airport is a fitting showcase for Montreux Jazz.”

He added: “The addition of the first Montreux Jazz Café outside of Switzerland completes the stable of iconic SSP outlets at the International Terminal and adds another dimension to the experience for passengers and customers.”

The Montreux Jazz Café was developed in partnership with Claude Nobs, founder of the renowned festival. The café serves a menu described as high quality casual dining, incorporating signature dishes inspired by Nobs’ favourite artists and their best-known work. Visitors can enjoy rare footage of the festival, as well as live performances.

The new café will follow a similar formula as the original outlet in Geneva, but it will offer a more casual menu specially developed to appeal to the Australian traveller.

SSP already runs five food & beverage outlets at Sydney. These are The Bambini Wine Room, created by husband and wife team Michael and Angela Potts, and Danks Street Depot, which is also an iconic venue on Sydney’s culinary landscape.

Sydney Airport’s new International Terminal also features a Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar, a sushi concept called Itacho Sushi, and the Italian-style Trattoria Prego.

Published: 01/04/10

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By Dermot Davitt

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