Silvereye restaurant might have shot through quickly, but the Chippendale site where it traded is quietly gaining a reputation as a pop-up venue for some of the state's best regional restaurants.
Following hot-on-the-heels of Biota Dining's tenure, Pokolbin two-hatter Muse Restaurant will take up residence there from March 6 to 10.
Owner-chef Troy Rhoades-Brown is bringing a dozen Muse staff to the big smoke with him.
"I've stayed at the Old Clare a heap of times and I love the [restaurant space]," he says.
As well as bringing some banging and rarely spotted Hunter Wines to Sydney with him, the chef wants to promote some of his favourite local producers, including Little Hills Farm and even his retired next door neighbours' 400-tree pecan orchard.
Rhoades-Brown will go all out replicating Muse's details.
"The restaurant's florist is going to come down and dress the room, and a ceramist is making something for the [Sydney] dinners," he says.