Forbidden Forest activation at Regatta Hotel this winter

The iconic Regatta Hotel in Brisbane is tempting pub-goers into their very own forbidden forest of dreams this winter, set to take over The Regatta’s popular Courtyard from 1st June. Guests can immerse themselves in the moody florals transforming the courtyard, whilst dining from an exclusive pop-up food menu and sipping on a specially curatedContinue reading “Forbidden Forest activation at Regatta Hotel this winter”

Endless Summer Events at Friday’s

Summer themed cocktails, snacks and views this winter It is all about summer feels at Brisbane’s iconic riverside rooftop bar. Fridays Riverside is partnering with everyone’s favourite tropical spirit, Bacardi to bring everyone an Endless Summer, this winter! From Sunday sessions with a cocktail jug and bottomless summer snacks to a Thursday evening luau withContinue reading “Endless Summer Events at Friday’s”

Travel Around the Globe for World Gin Day at Brogan’s Way

Grab a boarding pass to be-gin the cocktail flight of dreams Brogan’s Way Gin are giving guests the chance to travel around the world one cocktail and canapé at a time this World Gin Day, on Saturday 11th June, at their unique boutique Distillery in Richmond. In a one-day-only menu curated in celebration of WorldContinue reading “Travel Around the Globe for World Gin Day at Brogan’s Way”

Masterfully Crafted Patrón Tequila invites you to celebrate World Paloma Day with the Patrón Paloma Samba

Masterly handcrafted Patrón tequila invites you to celebrate World Paloma Day and embrace a modern twist on the national drink of Mexico, this time with the Patrón Paloma Samba. The smooth, oak flavour of Patrón Reposado, the zesty bitterness of grapefruit, the thirst-quenching fizz of soda, and a glass decorated with a tangy spiced rimContinue reading “Masterfully Crafted Patrón Tequila invites you to celebrate World Paloma Day with the Patrón Paloma Samba”

DISHING OUT ONE-OF-A-KIND DRIP COFFEE AND A DROOL-WORTHY BREAKFAST

ROYAL STACKS OPENS MELBOURNE QUARTER RESTAURANT Today, Melbourne’s cult-favourite burger joint, Royal Stacks opens its eighth venue, landing on the west side of the city at retail and food destination Melbourne Quarter, a stone’s throw from Southern Cross Station. In a Royal Stacks first, the team will bring something unique to Melbourne’s electric food sceneContinue reading “DISHING OUT ONE-OF-A-KIND DRIP COFFEE AND A DROOL-WORTHY BREAKFAST”

Dine with Dari | Botswana Butchery (Melbourne)

Melbourne wasn’t the first in line to take the throne. In fact, it was 4th on the list. The reign of this mighty family began in New Zealand with the first two crowned in Queenstown and Auckland and next up Sydney. Finally, this city was fortunate to join the Botswana Butchery group, and the latestContinue reading “Dine with Dari | Botswana Butchery (Melbourne)”

Top chefs headline Heritage Harvest Weekend

Jo Barrett | Jung Eun Chae | Derek Boath Ballarat’s iconic living museum Sovereign Hill has today announced three award-winning Australian chefs will headline its Heritage Harvest Weekend on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May. Jo Barrett (Future Food System), Jung Eun Chae (CHAE) and Derek Boath (Underbar) will take over Sovereign Hill’s Victorian TheatreContinue reading “Top chefs headline Heritage Harvest Weekend”

Mad Hatter’s G&Tea Party at State of Grace

Wonderland is coming to the Rooftop Wonderland is coming to Melbourne, with the State of Grace Rooftop hosting the Mad Hatter’s G&Tea Party on Saturdays from 21st May until 27th August. The State of Grace rooftop will not only be serving up drinks and bites worthy of the Mad Hatter and his friends, there willContinue reading “Mad Hatter’s G&Tea Party at State of Grace”

Botswana Butchery Opening on Flinders Lane Next Week

Three levels of dining rooms and bars to seat 300 guests Renowned New Zealand restaurant Botswana Butchery will open the doors to its Melbourne venue next week, on Tuesday 24th May. Botswana Butchery will offer guests the very best Australian and New Zealand produce in opulent surrounds at Collins Place on Flinders Lane. The kitchenContinue reading “Botswana Butchery Opening on Flinders Lane Next Week”

Upcoming Foodie Calendar Events in Byron Bay

14 May: Luna Wine Store’s FULL MOON Wine Festival On 14 May 2022, join Luna Wine Store for a celebration of some of the best wine talent in Australia. Featuring over 20 growers and distributors of natural wine, FULL MOON is Byron Bay’s first natural wine fair. All the producers and importers attending produce biodynamicContinue reading “Upcoming Foodie Calendar Events in Byron Bay”

Celebrate World Hummus Day with Maha and Providoor

World Hummus Day is this Friday 13 May, and the timing couldn’t be better! With winter upon us, a taste of the Middle East is just what we need to warm our spirits. Join millions of people around the world in enjoying the best that the dip has to offer with Maha’s dedicated Providoor box,Continue reading “Celebrate World Hummus Day with Maha and Providoor”

A big bold IPA in celebration of women in beer

Bodriggy launches new brew – TamePunk Abbotsford’s Bodriggy Brewing is set to release its newest beer, TamePunk on Friday 13 May, in collaboration with Pink Boots Society Australia. TamePunk is being released in celebration of Pink Boots Society Australia’s 10th anniversary and honours the mighty women standing up, speaking out and starting courageous conversations.  AContinue reading “A big bold IPA in celebration of women in beer”

Frankies Gelato Naturale: The Scoop on Byron Bay’s New Italian Gelateria

Frankies Gelato, a fusion of Italian artisanship with Australian flavours and ingredients, has opened at 8/8 Fletcher St in Byron Bay. Co-owned by Franco Giordano, Kim Stephen and James Sutherland, of Light Years Asian Bar and Diner, Frankies Gelato uses authentic Italian practices to create both traditional and fun, one-of-a-kind gelato flavours. Handmade and all-natural,Continue reading “Frankies Gelato Naturale: The Scoop on Byron Bay’s New Italian Gelateria”

THE BRISBANE NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS PRESENTED BY CITI ARE BACK!

The iconic foodie event to take place at Brisbane City Botanic Gardens in June One of Queensland’s most iconic foodie events is back! Announced today, the 2022 Brisbane Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi will return for 12 nights from Wednesday 15 June until Sunday 26 June. Last held in 2019, this year’s Night NoodleContinue reading “THE BRISBANE NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS PRESENTED BY CITI ARE BACK!”

The New Neighbourhood Local

Richmond Restaurant Changes Its Offer to Be the Everything to Locals As the local restaurant increasingly becomes the go-to, Richmond restaurant, Mr Joe has taken a new direction – providing a fine-dining global-fusion set menu alongside a casual a la carte line-up of tapas – an offering set to satisfy a variety of tastes and excuses toContinue reading “The New Neighbourhood Local”

Melbourne’s lofty Longsong reopens

The large lavish bar and events space reveals a new look under the helm of the Scott Pickett Group Longsong, located on level one of the iconic Melbourne restaurant Longrain, reopens the doors to its expansive Thai-inspired cocktail bar and events space. Set in a converted horse stable from the 1900s, Longsong is a sophisticated space andContinue reading “Melbourne’s lofty Longsong reopens”

HISTORIC DARLINGHURST PUB REBORN AS THE STRAND BISTRO, HOTEL AND ROOFTOP

Public Hospitality is breathing new life into a centuries old icon in the heart of Darlinghurst The Strand, a 99-year-old pub in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, is set to celebrate a new era of the roaring twenties, as it transforms into a four level dining and hotel precinct. With two distinct phases of the extensive refurbishment, TheContinue reading “HISTORIC DARLINGHURST PUB REBORN AS THE STRAND BISTRO, HOTEL AND ROOFTOP”

WORLD WHISKY DAY AT THE DISTILLER

Unlimited tastings of Australian made whisky The Distiller Melbourne, within the Welcome to Thornbury precinct, will be celebrating World Whisky Day on Saturday 21st May with unlimited tastings of Australian-made whisky and an opportunity to meet the makers. From 1-4pm, guests will be greeted with a whisky cocktail of their choice from the World WhiskyContinue reading “WORLD WHISKY DAY AT THE DISTILLER”

Now Open: Pearl Chablis & Oyster Bar

Old-world meets new in a casual-luxe CBD venue combining world-class French Chablis with Australia’s best oysters The team behind Pinchy’s Champagne & Lobster Bar has opened Pearl Chablis & Oyster Bar, with Jeremy Schinck and Malcolm Singh (Pei Modern. Press Club) at the helm of the new decadent sequel venue, next door.  Tucked away behind theContinue reading “Now Open: Pearl Chablis & Oyster Bar”

Josh and Julie Niland announce Fish Butchery Delivered

Josh and Julie Niland are excited to announce the launch of Fish Butchery Delivered. For the first time their dry-handled, restaurant-quality fresh fish, seafood, sausages, charcuterie, condiments, soups, easy dinners and meal kits will be available for delivery direct to customers’ homes.  Many Mr Niland at Home meal kit customer favourites are available, including the Cheeseburger Party Box, which makes four Double Yellowfin Tuna CheeseburgersContinue reading “Josh and Julie Niland announce Fish Butchery Delivered”

Brogan’s Way Launches Strawberries and Cream Gin

Brogan’s Way is all about innovation and the boutique distillery in Richmond is today launching its latest seasonal product, Strawberries and Cream Gin, to add to its award winning range of drinks. The Strawberries and Cream flavour was conceived by Brogan during one of 2021’s lockdowns. She started a small-scale trial on her lab benchContinue reading “Brogan’s Way Launches Strawberries and Cream Gin”

Dine with Dari | Albert Park Hotel

After the State closed its doors for nearly 2 years, it’s been interesting seeing things resurface. For some – COVID was unkind – people gained some weight, their hair become unruly and they let themselves go. Yet others used the time wisely, to undergo massive transformations and come out the other end of the pandemicContinue reading “Dine with Dari | Albert Park Hotel”

El Camino Cantina unveils colourful Cinco de Mayo celebrations

El Camino Cantina is honouring Cinco de Mayo, the annual Mexican celebration fallingon Thursday, 5 May, with DJs, face painting, tequila-infused festivities and limited-edition menu items. From Sunday, 1 May to Saturday, 7 May, El Camino Cantina locations across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast will tap into the annual festivities. ThereContinue reading “El Camino Cantina unveils colourful Cinco de Mayo celebrations”

An Evening With Goldie’s Angels

Chef and Star Studded Charity Fundraiser for Ataxia – Telangiectasia Raising awareness and much needed funds for ongoing research in Australia and around the world, Goldie’s Angels in partnership with BrAshA-T, is hosting a fundraiser for Ataxia – Telangiectasia (A-T) on Saturday June 18 at Royal Yacht Squadron with a star studded chef and entertainmentContinue reading “An Evening With Goldie’s Angels”

EXPERIENCE TASTES FROM ALL OVER ITALY AT CUCINA PORTO WITH THE LAUNCH OF NEW AUTUMN MENU

Cucina Porto, The Star Sydney’s signature Italian restaurant renowned for its simple honest food and old-world hospitality and charm, has launched a brand new autumn menu featuring dishes originating from all over Italy’s beautifully diverse regions. While Cucina Porto’s menu has traditionally be inspired by Executive Chef Martino Pulito’s upbringing in Puglia, the new menuContinue reading “EXPERIENCE TASTES FROM ALL OVER ITALY AT CUCINA PORTO WITH THE LAUNCH OF NEW AUTUMN MENU”

Mother’s Day at Yugen Tea Bar

Treat mum to an exquisite afternoon tea at Yugen Tea Bar this Mother’s Day, 8th May. This exclusive, one day only afternoon tea will be filled with bottomless tea, or sparkling rosé if you want the extra indulgence, and a selection of divine sweet and savoury treats by pastry wizard Chef John Demetrios. Date &Continue reading “Mother’s Day at Yugen Tea Bar”

Spice Temple Lights Up for Vivid

Spice Temple is adding some sparkle to Sydney’s dining scene during Vivid, with a dazzling pre-Vivid set menu and bar banquet menu available throughout the festival, from Friday, 27 May to Saturday, 18 June. Vivid spectators can enjoy an early reservation in Spice Temple’s main dining room from 5pm to 6.30pm, with a special VividContinue reading “Spice Temple Lights Up for Vivid”

Made in the Shade | Cheers to Mum this Mother’s Day

If you’re looking for the perfect gift, The Everleigh Bottling Co. has curated hampers that include a boutique collection of artisanal goods from Melbourne and beyond to eat, drink and enjoy, from decadent chocolates to specialty olive oil and, of course, their own pre-bottled cocktails. To make mum feel extra special on the day, unique ginContinue reading “Made in the Shade | Cheers to Mum this Mother’s Day”

Support Local Businesses at the Barangaroo Artisan Market this Mother’s Day weekend

When: Saturday 7th MayTime: 10:30am – 4:30pmWhere: Barangaroo Avenue, Shipwright Walk, Mercantile Walk & International Tower Lobbies. The Barangaroo Artisan Market will feature more than 40 stalls boasting handmade treats, Indigenous art, jewellery, ceramics and more. The Streets will come alive with free live entertainment and a wide selection of eats and drinks alongside stunningContinue reading “Support Local Businesses at the Barangaroo Artisan Market this Mother’s Day weekend”

PETITE MAMAN – Movie ticket giveaway

PETITE MAMAN: In cinemas May 5Director: Céline SciammaTrailer: https://youtu.be/mdORAHCydyYRating: PG – Mild themesRuntime: 72 minutesLanguage: FrenchCountry: FranceStarring: Joséphine Sanz, Gabrielle Sanz, Nina Meurisse, Stéphane Varupenne, Margot Abascal Synopsis: Master filmmaker Céline Sciamma is back with PETITE MAMAN. A captivating coming of age story that explores childhood and a mother-daughter relationship that crosses through time. 8-year-oldContinue reading “PETITE MAMAN – Movie ticket giveaway”

The Anchor in Autumn – New Menu & Midweek Specials

You’ll want to hoist the sail and head to Elwood pronto! Since opening at the end of last year, Anchor has been impressing guests with its Mediterranean inspired dishes and people have knot been disappointed with the quality local produce that is carefully sourced by co-owner Rosalin Virnik. With the changing of the season comesContinue reading “The Anchor in Autumn – New Menu & Midweek Specials”

World Cocktail Day with BACARDÍ (13 May)

World Cocktail Day, Friday 13 May is fast approaching and this year BACARDÍ wants to help you celebrate in style through a tour of signature cocktails from around the globe. Grab a recipe from your favourite destination below, and mix up your very own  little vacation in a glass during your next cocktail hour. FirstContinue reading “World Cocktail Day with BACARDÍ (13 May)”

White + Wong’s: Where East Meets West

Asian Fusion Dining at 25 Martin Place Sydney’s newest Asian fusion restaurant White + Wong’s opened at 25 Martin Place last month and the vividly designed eatery has already proved a hit with the delicious Asian-fusion dishes. Offering two levels of fun-fusion dining, White + Wong’s seats up to 300 guests. There are many differentContinue reading “White + Wong’s: Where East Meets West”

Cannoleria Launching Custard Flavour Ricotta Cannoli

Settling the age-old debate as to which is better – custard or ricotta! Cannoleria is always looking to create innovative flavours, so when yet another customer asked about a custard filled cannolo, the team decided they had to do something about it. There is an age-old debate raging across the world as to whether cannoliContinue reading “Cannoleria Launching Custard Flavour Ricotta Cannoli”

Ishizuka Reveals Its New Autumn Menu

A New Menu Honours The Season At Ishizuka This Autumn, And Pairs Perfectly With The Restaurant’s Award-Winning Drinks And Refined Service Esteemed Kaiseki restaurant Ishizuka honours the seasonal change with its Autumnal menu created by Head Chef Hitoshi Miyazawa. Hitoshi carries on the legacy of Creative Director Masahiko Yomoda with Ishizuka’s Autumn menu reflecting the colours,Continue reading “Ishizuka Reveals Its New Autumn Menu”

Chef Grant King hosts a one-of-a-kind feast ‘A Taste of Turkey’ at Anason

Anason and Grant King’s ‘A Taste of Turkey’ event, which was previously postponed, has landed on a new date, Tuesday 26 April.  As before, renowned modern mezebar, Anason will be hosting acclaimed chef Grant King (Pier, Gastro Park, The Antipodean Restaurant, Smile Catering) for a delicious night of harbourside Anatolian feasting, down at the StreetsContinue reading “Chef Grant King hosts a one-of-a-kind feast ‘A Taste of Turkey’ at Anason”

Chiswick celebrates 10 years at the heart of the Woollahra community

Unveiling a month-long program of special activity from Friday 6 May Celebrating 10 years at the heart of the Woollahra community, Matt Moran’s Chiswick will unveil a program of activity this May; with a special birthday menu, digital recipe book and special edition Providoor box, to recreate the Chiswick experience at home. The venue willContinue reading “Chiswick celebrates 10 years at the heart of the Woollahra community”

Bar Patrón Is Back

New Menus, New Margaritas, New Energised Mexican Dining Experience Sydney institution and a flagship of the Pacific Concepts restaurant group, Bar Patrón, is reopening its doors on Wednesday, 27 April after a three-year hiatus. The harbourside, casually chic restaurant and bar, located at 2 Phillip Street, Circular Quay, will reopen for lunch from 12pm, revealingContinue reading “Bar Patrón Is Back”

Rocco’s Bologna Discoteca now a fixture on Gertrude Street

Rocco’s Bologna Discoteca has gained a cult-like following for its hot Italian sandwiches, pasta, salumi and other Italian specialties and now has a permanent home on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy. Rocco’s first gained its popularity during the pandemic, while sister venue, Poodle Bar & Bistro were still getting a fit out. The team decided to haveContinue reading “Rocco’s Bologna Discoteca now a fixture on Gertrude Street”

Lotus Dining Group serves up an exciting new venue in Sydney’s inner-west

Lotus Dining Group is introducing a brand-new venue to Sydney’s thriving inner-west with the opening of its newest restaurant, Lotus Dumpling Bar Summer Hill on Wednesday 25 May. Located in the heart of Summer Hill at 26 Lackey Street, the new relaxed restaurant and bar will be an extension of Lotus Dining Group’s popular WalshContinue reading “Lotus Dining Group serves up an exciting new venue in Sydney’s inner-west”

Brookfarm’s Limited-Edition Gourmet Macadamia Hamper with Meru Miso

A gift for Mum on Mother’s Day needs to express years of gratitude and thanks. Who doesn’t love macadamias? Prepare to blow your siblings’ gifts out of the water and cement your status as Mum’s favourite with Brookfarm’s limited-edition Gourmet Macadamia Hamper, in collaboration with Meru Miso. In their first collaboration with Meru Miso, Australia’sContinue reading “Brookfarm’s Limited-Edition Gourmet Macadamia Hamper with Meru Miso”

What’s open this Easter

IshizukaBasement, 139 Bourke Street, Melbourne, 3000Good Friday, CLOSEDEaster Saturday, CLOSEDEaster Sunday, CLOSEDEaster Monday, CLOSEDAnzac Day, CLOSED Bonnie205 All Saints Road, Wahgunyah, Victoria, 3867Good Friday, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-9pm (15% surcharge)Easter Saturday, 12pm-3pm, 6pm-9pm (15% surcharge)Easter Sunday, 12pm-3pm (15% surcharge)Easter Monday, 12pm-3pm (15% surcharge)Anzac Day, CLOSED Chancery Lane430 Little Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000Good Friday, 6pm–late (15% surcharge)Easter Saturday, 6pm–lateEaster Sunday, CLOSEDEaster Monday, CLOSEDAnzac Day, CLOSED Estelle243-245 High St, Northcote VIC 3070Good Friday, 6pm–late (15% surcharge)Easter Saturday, 6pm–lateEaster Sunday, 12pm–5pmContinue reading “What’s open this Easter”

Happy Easter at Fratelli Fresh, The Bavarian & Munich Brauhaus

Pacific Concepts casual restaurants Fratelli Fresh, The Bavarian and Munich Brauhaus are dialling up the Easter fun with generous feasts, an Easter egg hunt, an abundance of chocolate goodness and Willy Wonka style golden tickets to win a year’s supply of schnitzels. Fratelli Fresh is tapping into its family-friendly dining credentials with an Easter roastContinue reading “Happy Easter at Fratelli Fresh, The Bavarian & Munich Brauhaus”

Final Summer Night Market, Wednesday 6 April: Only one night to enjoy Melbourne’s iconic night market

Queen Victoria Market is reminding locals and visitors that there is still time to experience Melbourne’s favourite night market before the sun goes down on its spectacular 2022 season on Wednesday 6 April. Night Market-goers will be treated to the season’s most popular dishes along with a line-up of not-to-be-missed live music and free entertainment.Continue reading “Final Summer Night Market, Wednesday 6 April: Only one night to enjoy Melbourne’s iconic night market”

Burritos Morning, Noon and Night On World Burrito Day

with recipes by celebrity chef Justine Schofield This World Burrito Day (7 April) get ready to toast your tortillas and celebrate with La Banderita. Bringing the taste of authentic Mexican to your table, labanderita.tv. shares delicious step-by-step recipe videos and ideas from celebrity chef Justine Schofield, all wrapped in La Banderita’s authentic Mexican tortillas.  With its suitabilityContinue reading “Burritos Morning, Noon and Night On World Burrito Day”

Bacardi’s latest report highlights hot mustard as a drink trend to watch!

Top trend is ‘Luxury Libations’, as consumers seek high-quality drinking experiences. This looks set to drive another wave of premiumisation across spirits categories, including RTD and pre-mixed offerings. In fact, 50% of bartenders worldwide reported their customers are drinking more premium beverages as many looks for alternatives to drinking beer. In the past people have turned firstContinue reading “Bacardi’s latest report highlights hot mustard as a drink trend to watch!”

Souper Bistro – “Eat good, do good!”

What is Souper Bistro? “At its very core, Souper Bistro is a social enterprise café, nourishing people heart, body and soul!” It’s a social enterprise café, providing delicious and nutritious kosher meals with an Eastern European flavour! All Souper Bistro profits go to Souper Kitchen charity. By eating at Souper Bistro, you are directly supportingContinue reading “Souper Bistro – “Eat good, do good!””

FELLR LAUNCH ‘A LAND OF FIZZ’ WITH ONDINE SEABROOK, CLOUDYRHODES AND SAM BRUMBY

Returning to the land that bore birth to FELLR, the hard seltzer company is championing local artists with the launch of their latest campaign ‘A Land of Fizz’. The project features work by highly regarded artists Ondine Seabrook, Cloudy Rhodes and Sam Brumby from a trip to Yarrangobilly in the Snowy Mountains of NSW. WithContinue reading “FELLR LAUNCH ‘A LAND OF FIZZ’ WITH ONDINE SEABROOK, CLOUDYRHODES AND SAM BRUMBY”

DARTS LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE: SYDNEY IS SCORING ITS FIRST-EVER AUGMENTED REALITY DARTS VENUE!

La Di Darts, Sydney’s first ever augmented reality darts venue, launched in Darlinghurst on March 18th Whether you’ve played darts before or have only heard about the game, it’s usually surrounded by the smell of stale beer and old carpet – introducing darts, like you’ve never seen them before! La Di Darts – Funlab’s firstContinue reading “DARTS LIKE YOU’VE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE: SYDNEY IS SCORING ITS FIRST-EVER AUGMENTED REALITY DARTS VENUE!”

Experience Cherry Blossom Season without leaving Aus

To celebrate the bloom of the Cherry Blossoms synonymous with Japan, premium teppanyaki restaurant  Koko has launched a bespoke cherry blossom themed menu available throughout April. The limited-time menu boasts an array of savoury & sweet treats, cocktails and sake, inclusive of the following:  Savoury & Sweet “Mankai” (Full Bloom) Sakura-inspired chef’s selection of assorted sushi  “Kaika”Continue reading “Experience Cherry Blossom Season without leaving Aus”

Easter long weekend | Restaurant offerings and opening hours

Aria:  To mark the Easter weekend, Aria will have a special menu on Friday 15 April and Saturday 16 April. The exclusive seafood tasting menu consists of a five-course menu at $240 per person. Indulge in a spread curated by executive chef Tom Gorringe including:  Spencer gulf kingfish, white soy, coastal greens, native lime AlbrolhosContinue reading “Easter long weekend | Restaurant offerings and opening hours”

Middle Park Hotel’s Grand Prix Street Party Is Back!

Friday 8th – Sunday 10th April Melbourne is back, and so is the Middle Park Hotel Grand Prix Street Party! Over the three days of racing, the popular pub will be taking over Armstrong Street, serving up fantastic eats, drinks and entertainment, just moments away from the track. No one will miss out on anyContinue reading “Middle Park Hotel’s Grand Prix Street Party Is Back!”

MOTHER’S DAY AT THE DISTILLER

Cocktail School and Mother’s Day Yoga to Celebrate the Best Mums Coming up with the perfect way to celebrate mum is a lot easier this year with a Mother’s Day Cocktail School and a special Stretch & Sip session at The Distiller. The Northcote bar has put together these ideal packages that will ensure mumContinue reading “MOTHER’S DAY AT THE DISTILLER”

SAY HOLA TO LOS AUNTIES: HELLO AUNTIE RESTAURANT’S NEW MEXICAN POP UP

Hello Auntie Restaurant is hosting a Mexican fiesta “Los Aunties” at Marrickville every Saturday from April 2nd. Known for its new-school Vietnamese twists and unique flavour combinations, Hello Auntie is celebrating the culture behind the kitchen – fusing its traditional Vietnamese flavours with the South American heritage of its staff. Head chef and owner CuongContinue reading “SAY HOLA TO LOS AUNTIES: HELLO AUNTIE RESTAURANT’S NEW MEXICAN POP UP”

The Shell House team head East, opening Topikós Dining Room & Bar

The Point Group, behind Shell House and The Dolphin Hotel, will launch a brand new dining room and bar in Bondi Beach on Thursday 14 April, opening Topikós Dining Room & Bar – the embodiment of modern Greek dining. Opening just in time for the Easter long weekend, Topikós (‘local’ in Greek), features a modernContinue reading “The Shell House team head East, opening Topikós Dining Room & Bar”

The gift of luxury this Mother’s Day // Gift Pink Lady’s Premium chocolate this Mother’s Day

As Mother’s Day is fast approaching, Fyna’s Pink Lady chocolates are the perfect sweet treat to gift the special women in your life. The Pink Lady chocolate brand is made using the finest ingredients for a touch of luxury in every bite, giving the ultimate chocolate experience.  The perfect stand-alone gift, or combine it with some extra gifts,Continue reading “The gift of luxury this Mother’s Day // Gift Pink Lady’s Premium chocolate this Mother’s Day”

Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival is back for 2022

This autumn enjoy picnics, glamping, rowing, and Australia’s largest maze – all set within one of NSW’s most extensive and picturesque gardens, just 2 hours from Sydney! Mayfield Garden, Australia’s largest privately-owned cool climate garden, has announced its annual Autumn Festival will return from Saturday April 2nd through to ANZAC Day, Monday 25th April. DuringContinue reading “Mayfield Garden Autumn Festival is back for 2022”

Vasse Felix visits Rockpool Perth for prestigious chef collaboration and wine showcase

Rockpool Bar & Grill is preparing to host Vasse Felix for a fascinating chef collaboration and prestigious dinner featuring the coveted 2018 Tom Cullity Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec in May. Vasse Felix Head Chef Brendan Pratt joins Rockpool Perth Head Chef Brendan Owens in the Rockpool kitchen on Tuesday, 24 May where together they will createContinue reading “Vasse Felix visits Rockpool Perth for prestigious chef collaboration and wine showcase”

Meet The Rover – the newly polished evolution of former Surry Hills’ institution, The Wild Rover

The Rover, a reinvigorated dining and drinking destination has officially opened its doors in Surry Hills. A polished version of its former self, The Wild Rover, The Rover brings the bustling charm of a dapper New York cocktail bar to the reinvigorated inner-city precinct. While respecting the rustic charm and good-time Irish heritage of theContinue reading “Meet The Rover – the newly polished evolution of former Surry Hills’ institution, The Wild Rover”

COCKTAIL TREES AT THE DISTILLER, NORTHCOTE

The Distiller in the Welcome to Thornbury precinct in Northcote is serving up Cocktail Trees to ensure that groups large and small can sip on the very best spritz and cocktails in the contemporary bar venue. Serving up twelve cocktails at a time, The Distiller Cocktail Trees are the perfect centrepiece and will ensure anContinue reading “COCKTAIL TREES AT THE DISTILLER, NORTHCOTE”

Seasonal Autumn Menus + Recipes Perfect for the Cooler Months

Alibi at Ovolo Woolloomooloo As Australia and New Zealand’s first vegan hotel restaurant, Alibi Bar & Kitchen at Ovolo Woolloomooloo is no stranger to plant-based cuisine; but Ovolo Hotel Group has also just become the first hotel brand globally to commit to a vegetarian-led offering across all of its hotel restaurants in perpetuity, through itsContinue reading “Seasonal Autumn Menus + Recipes Perfect for the Cooler Months”

The Hub Hall Street bids farewell to Daylight savings with a ‘Summer Sundown’ street party

Bondi’s backstreets come alive with gourmet street food, art and music Marking the last day of Daylight Savings, Bondi’s all-day retail and gourmet dining precinct, The Hub Hall Street, has announced the launch of its inaugural street party, ‘Summer Sundown’ taking place on Saturday 2nd April from 1pm until dusk. The Hub Hall Street’s ‘SummerContinue reading “The Hub Hall Street bids farewell to Daylight savings with a ‘Summer Sundown’ street party”

FEEL LIKE ROYAL-TEE ON THE GREEN AT YOUR NEXT DATE NIGHT WITH HOLEY MOLEY’S “GOLF CLASS” VIP EXPERIENCE

Holey Moley x Southern Comfort are pairing up to offer an un-fore-gettable experience from 14 March Known for making mini golf fun again with its wacky and unique courses, every Holey Moley location is posh-ing up its offering with the new Golf Class package, presented by Southern Comfort, from 14 March. It’s Holey Moley, butContinue reading “FEEL LIKE ROYAL-TEE ON THE GREEN AT YOUR NEXT DATE NIGHT WITH HOLEY MOLEY’S “GOLF CLASS” VIP EXPERIENCE”

Two Northern Rivers chefs raise over $170,000 and deliver over 200,000 meals to communities cut off by floods

The Northern Rivers community answered the calls from open fire chef Pip Sumbak of Pip’s Plate and legendary ice-cream man Wal Foster of Natural Ice-cream Australia, and came together to cook and feed those who lost everything from the floods. Byron was flooding and there were rumours that Lismore was about to breach. Wal, PipContinue reading “Two Northern Rivers chefs raise over $170,000 and deliver over 200,000 meals to communities cut off by floods”

Victoria’s Hottest Chefs Joining Together For Flood Victims

Hospo Hands Flood Fundraiser, Sarah Sands Hotel, Monday 4th April Victoria’s hottest chefs will come together on Monday 4th April for a flood fundraiser at Sarah Sands Hotel in Brunswick. Hosted by journalist Dani Valent and Australian Venue Co Executive Chef Telina Menzies, guests will be treated to three hours of roaming canapes and VictorianContinue reading “Victoria’s Hottest Chefs Joining Together For Flood Victims”

The Flying Winemaker Group and Indulge Announce Distribution Partnership for Korea

The Flying Winemaker Group & Indulge Co. Limited Korea are delighted to announce a distribution partnership across Korea. About Indulge Co. Ltd Indulge, is a leading alcohol company that creates culture and trends, not just with alcohol, but by forming deeper bonds with customers who are trendy and stylish. Since 2004, Indulge has constantly introducedContinue reading “The Flying Winemaker Group and Indulge Announce Distribution Partnership for Korea”

Shell House Presents WET, COLD + DELICIOUS A Deep Dive Into Tuna

Good Friday 15th April, Lunch & Dinner This upcoming Good Friday, we are delighted to welcome our hosts, John Susman and Narito Ishii as very special guests to Shell House for our first edition of Wet, Cold + Delicious – ‘A deep dive into Tuna’. Culinary Director, Joel Bickford and Head Chef, Aaron Ward haveContinue reading “Shell House Presents WET, COLD + DELICIOUS A Deep Dive Into Tuna”

Unmissable debuts and exclusive pours with the best in beer-business The High Country Hop – Saturday 2nd April, 2022

Bridge Road Brewers have partnered with Australia’s largest hop grower (HPA) to debut a first-of-its kind collaboration at the annual High Country Hop. With the harvest in full swing, Bridge Road Brewers joins forces with renowned brewers from Mountain Culture and Garage Project, carefully producing two new beers in a creative endeavour to express theContinue reading “Unmissable debuts and exclusive pours with the best in beer-business The High Country Hop – Saturday 2nd April, 2022”

7-Eleven launches The Convenient Store for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

It’s convenience, reimagined 7-Eleven is teaming up with the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival to bring Melbournians a retail experience like no other. From 25 March to 3 April, Melbourne’s favourite convenience store is setting up shop at the Queen Victoria Market. A food-lover’s haven, The Convenient Store, presented by 7-Eleven, is a Melbourne-twist onContinue reading 7-Eleven launches The Convenient Store for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

That’s Amore Cheese Ricotta Festival To Return This May

Celebrating ricotta with tastings, entertainment, cocktails & masterclasses with Julia Ostro After a successful inaugural event last year, That’s Amore Cheese is bringing back its Ricotta Festival and it is bigger and better for 2022! The Italian style festa will take place on Sunday 1st May and will feature delicious dishes to try, cocktails, entertainmentContinue reading “That’s Amore Cheese Ricotta Festival To Return This May”

Avo-taste of this: Fuel your Shepard avocado obsession with For the love of Shepard Avocado festival

New research shows Aussies’ love food exploration and experimentation, with 82% keen to try a Shepard avocado recipe at home this season Australian Avocados partners with iconic Sydney café, Cuckoo Callay, creating a limited-edition menu to celebrate the start of Shepard avocado season, with a festival named For the love of Shepard Avocado   This comes as newContinue reading “Avo-taste of this: Fuel your Shepard avocado obsession with For the love of Shepard Avocado festival”

CHASE KOJIMA WELCOMES BACK HIS HIGHLY COVETABLE OMAKASE MENU TO SOKYO AND KIYOMI

Kojima’s signature restaurants at The Star Sydney and The Star Gold Coast is inviting diners to experience a modern, creative take on the traditional Japanese chef’s table Sokyo, the acclaimed Japanese dining venue at The Star Sydney, has launched a new omakase menu by Executive Chef Chase Kojima, featuring an innovative take on the traditionalContinue reading “CHASE KOJIMA WELCOMES BACK HIS HIGHLY COVETABLE OMAKASE MENU TO SOKYO AND KIYOMI”

YALUMBA BRINGS CHIN CHIN TO SA FOR TASTING AUSTRALIA

Angaston, Australia Melbourne institution Chin Chin will make their South Australian debut at Yalumba as part of the Tasting Australia program in May 2022. On 6-8 May, Yalumba will be converted to an exciting pop-up restaurant for Group Executive Chef Benjamin Cooper to share Chin Chin’s famous South East Asian cuisine alongside Yalumba Barossa wines.Continue reading “YALUMBA BRINGS CHIN CHIN TO SA FOR TASTING AUSTRALIA”

Yellow Presents Adam Wolfers, Wednesday 6th April

The Yellow Presents series is back on for 2022, kicking off on Wednesday 6th April with a takeover from Adam Wolfers (Executive Chef at Gerard’s Bistro, Brisbane).  Originally postponed from last year, Yellow is thrilled to finally be able to welcome Adam and the team for a night of fun with exciting plant-based flavours.  Highlights from the menu include Laffa BreadContinue reading “Yellow Presents Adam Wolfers, Wednesday 6th April”

FLOODING FORCES SYDNEY NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS TO BE POSTPONED

The City of Sydney has deemed park grounds unsafe for public events due to sustained rain saturation Due to sustained rain saturation at Prince Alfred Park, The City of Sydney has advised that the Sydney Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi cannot go ahead from Tuesday 22 March until Sunday 27 March, and will needContinue reading “FLOODING FORCES SYDNEY NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS TO BE POSTPONED”

Recipe: Luke Nguyen’s Angus Beef Sirloin & Brisket Fat Pho

Angus Beef Sirloin & Brisket Fat Pho March is National Noodle Month – and this recipe from Executive Chef Luke Nguyen from The Star Sydney and Treasury Brisbane shares some exclusive tips and tricks for how to nail pho at home – so you will end up with a fragrant, nourishing and delicious bowl ofContinue reading “Recipe: Luke Nguyen’s Angus Beef Sirloin & Brisket Fat Pho”

Sydney art exhibition transports you across the globe to check out the Mona Lisa via virtual reality

This Friday, award-winning artist, Luke Cornish (E.L.K), will launch his ground-breaking Edge of Chaos art exhibition at Barangaroo. Following Friday’s opening night, the exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 12th March.  Set to deliver a poignant interpretation of the divisive state of the world, the exhibition is the first of its kind in SydneyContinue reading “Sydney art exhibition transports you across the globe to check out the Mona Lisa via virtual reality”

Melbourne’s Newest Pontoon Bar & Eatery – Yarra Botanica – Opening 16th March

Championing Victorian produce and Melbourne city’s comeback Unique, two-level floating bar and eatery Yarra Botanica will open in Southbank next week, on Wednesday 16th March, giving Melburnians and visitors alike another new reason to return to the heart of the city.  Bookings are now open for the highly anticipated new all-year-round venue, which cost $5.2millionContinue reading “Melbourne’s Newest Pontoon Bar & Eatery – Yarra Botanica – Opening 16th March”

Matt Moran’s The Rockley Pub re-opens, with renovations continuing for completion of stage one by Christmas 2022

Chef and restaurateur Matt Moran is reopening The Rockley Pub, which he purchased mid 2021, in the NSW village of Rockley, south of Bathurst and just down the road from his farm. The pub will reopen on March 17, with a new Moran-style pub menu and drinks list in the classic country pub setting. MoranContinue reading “Matt Moran’s The Rockley Pub re-opens, with renovations continuing for completion of stage one by Christmas 2022”

Londres 126 launches VIVA LA FRIDA: The Revolution

Londres 126 comes alive with a sensory dining experience inspired by Frida Kahlo The latest jewel of the Milpa Collective hospitality group, Londres 126 speaks opulence, indulgence, and style. Meticulously designed in a heritage building on Loftus Street, the 1940s inspired venue is rich in timeless detail. Its namesake – the residency of Frida Kahlo.Continue reading “Londres 126 launches VIVA LA FRIDA: The Revolution”

One month to go! Don’t miss out on the iconic Summer Night Market before the sun goes down on 6 April

With one month left of the Summer Night Market, Queen Victoria Market is reminding locals and visitors that there is still time to experience Melbourne’s favourite night market before the sun goes down on its spectacular 2022 season on Wednesday 6 April. Over the next five Wednesdays, Night Market-goers will be treated to the season’sContinue reading “One month to go! Don’t miss out on the iconic Summer Night Market before the sun goes down on 6 April”

Monopole Extend IWD to Month-Long Celebration

To mark IWD (International Women’s Day), Monopole are hosting a special event – and they decided that one day didn’t feel like long enough. In a nod to the incredible women of the hospitality and wine industry, the Monopole team have created a female only wine-by-the-glass list featuring some of the best female winemakers fromContinue reading “Monopole Extend IWD to Month-Long Celebration”

ROYAL STACKS KICKS GOALS WITH NEW MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND PARTNERSHIP

Royal Stacks secures two new outlets at the MCG ahead of the 2022 AFL Premiership Season In a move to support Melbourne’s local hospitality industry, Royal Stacks has announced it has opened two venues at the Melbourne Cricket Ground following the new partnership between the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) and Delaware North ahead of theContinue reading “ROYAL STACKS KICKS GOALS WITH NEW MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND PARTNERSHIP”

This weekend: Bodriggy’s sour beer festival Electric Kool-Aid returns 11-13 March

A weekend dosed in sour power, art and music Bodriggy Brewing Co. is set to once again host its summer sour beer festival Electric Kool-Aid. Taking place over three days from 11-13 March Bodriggy Brewpub will play host to ten of the best breweries in the industry, with a jam-packed program of diverse performances including dance,Continue reading “This weekend: Bodriggy’s sour beer festival Electric Kool-Aid returns 11-13 March”

Hot spots to cash in your Midweek Melbourne Money

Where to dine and drink across Melbourne’s municipality The hugely successful Midweek Melbourne Money program is back for a third serving. From Monday, 7 March you can get up to 25% back on your bill. Here is where to wine and dine to make the most of Midweek Money!  The Douglas Club472 Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000SetContinue reading “Hot spots to cash in your Midweek Melbourne Money”

Chef Matt Stone X Feels Botanical eau de vie bespoke dinner

Iconic Australian chef Matt Stone, arguably the leading sustainable chef in Australian dining, has teamed up with all Australian eau de vie grape spirit Feels Botanical, for an exclusive once-in-a-lifetime dining experience on 11 March. Stone takes inspiration from many traditional cooking techniques. Fermenting and pickling are on trend but have been used for health benefitsContinue reading “Chef Matt Stone X Feels Botanical eau de vie bespoke dinner”

Congratulations Andrew Ballard for taking out Chef of the Year 2021

Andrew Ballard has been named Chef of the Year 2021, winning the prestigious title as well as $6,000 cash and valuable prizes from major sponsors Unox, Anchor™ Food Professionals and Australian Pork. As a previous finalist of Chef of the Year, Bocuse d’Or New Zealand Chef 2019-2021 as well as a kitchen judge for thisContinue reading “Congratulations Andrew Ballard for taking out Chef of the Year 2021”

QT SYDNEY REVEALS A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE

THE EVOLUTION OF GOWINGS, A SYDNEY DINING INSTITUTION, IN COLLABORATION WITH SEAN CONNOLLY, INSPIRED BY NEW YORK’S LITTLE ITALY QT Sydney’s signature restaurant, Gowings, reopens today under the creative culinary direction of one of Australia’s most respected and acclaimed chefs, Sean Connolly. Gowings’ next iteration begins on the edge of nostalgia, inspired by New York’sContinue reading “QT SYDNEY REVEALS A NEW DINING EXPERIENCE”

Lucky Kwong open to dine-in & now taking bookings

After several months of take away only – alongside Lucky Kwong’s community collaborations with South Eveleigh, Addi Road Community Organisation and RPA – Kylie Kwong and the Lucky Kwong team are excited to announce that they will reopen for dine-in customers from Monday March 7th. Customers are now able to book a table online via luckykwong.com.au “The pandemic hasContinue reading “Lucky Kwong open to dine-in & now taking bookings”

Regatta takeover at Friday’s to celebrate International Women’s Day – Sun 6th March

With the Walrus Club at The Regatta cleaning up after the flood, the International Women’s Day event will be moving to Friday’s Riverside where it will be a Regatta Takeover. Please see below details of the event. Regatta Takeover at Friday’s Riverside To celebrate International Women’s Day Sunday 6th March, 5-10pm Celebrate girl power withContinue reading “Regatta takeover at Friday’s to celebrate International Women’s Day – Sun 6th March”

Stretch and Sip yoga and cocktail session at The Distiller

The perfect way to start the weekend is here with Stretch & Sip at The Distiller bar in Northcote.  Guests can relax and unwind with a yoga session led by Nicole May of Yoga-Nic in the contemporary and air-conditioned surrounds of The Distiller while sipping on delicious cocktails! Suitable for all experience levels, everyone will leave recharged and energised.Continue reading “Stretch and Sip yoga and cocktail session at The Distiller”

Bottega 1900 champions biodiversity of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil

EVOO specialists Bottega 1900 offer an education in variety and terroir While many of us slosh some ‘cheaper’ olive oil into a pan or drizzle some ‘extra virgin’ over a salad without too much thought, the Northern Beaches-based couple behind Bottega 1900 are working hard behind the scenes to broaden Australian’s understanding of olive oil.Continue reading “Bottega 1900 champions biodiversity of Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil”

Providoor x Lankan Filling Station Live Masterclass

On Friday 25 March, Providoor will be hosting a masterclass with Lankan Filling Station – available to customers across both NSW and VIC. The masterclass is to celebrate the release of O Tama Carey’s new cookbook, Lanka Food, which will be inserted into every Lankan Filling Station Providoor box purchased.  Providoor is partnering with Lankan Filling Station to present the Instagram live cooking class onContinue reading “Providoor x Lankan Filling Station Live Masterclass”

PRAHRAN MARKET’S ANNUAL SIZZLEFEST IS BACK NEXT MONTH

Celebrating everything BBQ 18th – 20th March Prahran Market is excited to announce that things will be getting a little hotter at the Market next month with the return of Sizzlefest. Held from 18th to 20th March, the event will celebrate everything BBQ with pop-up food stalls in Market Square, Deed’s Brewery beer garden, demonstrations,Continue reading “PRAHRAN MARKET’S ANNUAL SIZZLEFEST IS BACK NEXT MONTH”

Ovolo Hotel Group continues global ‘Plant’d’ initiative

The designer hotel collection will become the world’s first to commit to an ongoing vegetarian-led offering Independent and dynamic designer hotel collection, Ovolo Hotels announces its latest move in an ongoing pledge to ethical eating, conscious cuisine and cutting-edge veg, becoming the first hotel brand globally to commit to a vegetarian-led offering, Plant’d across itsContinue reading “Ovolo Hotel Group continues global ‘Plant’d’ initiative”

THE SYDNEY NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS PRESENTED BY CITI ARE BACK!

The iconic foodie event to take place next month, debuting at a new location Sydneysiders, mark the diaries because one of the city’s most iconic foodie events is back! Announced today, the 2022 Sydney Night Noodle Markets presented by Citi will return next month for 6 nights from Tuesday 22 March to Sunday 27 March.Continue reading “THE SYDNEY NIGHT NOODLE MARKETS PRESENTED BY CITI ARE BACK!”

ACE HOTEL FEATURES GROUND-FLOOR ALL-DAY EATERY, COFFEE SHOP, LOBBY COCKTAIL BAR AND DRINKS MENUS FROM MIKE BENNIE

Ace Hotel Sydney has brought together a world class team for Kiln, its wood-fired rooftop restaurant set 18 stories above Surry Hills. The inventive Mitch Orr leads the kitchen as the restaurant’s Chef-Partner, with acclaimed Melbourne-based interior designer Fiona Lynch as the design partner for the space. The ground floor of the hotel — designedContinue reading “ACE HOTEL FEATURES GROUND-FLOOR ALL-DAY EATERY, COFFEE SHOP, LOBBY COCKTAIL BAR AND DRINKS MENUS FROM MIKE BENNIE”

The Most Poppable Cheese Toastie!

Two of Melbourne’s cheese icons, That’s Amore and RIPE Cheese have joined forces to create the first ever Burrata Toastie. This Burrata Toastie is filled with Caciotta Pepper, Smoked Caciocavallo and Beetroot Marmalade. It is then topped with a whole burrata and freshly cracked pepper (mix of black, white, pink and sze chuan). The BurrataContinue reading “The Most Poppable Cheese Toastie!”

Brick Lane partners with BWS and Dan Murphy’s for One Love ‘Loud & Proud’ Pale Ale ahead of Mardi Gras

Ahead of the 2022 Mardi Gras celebrations, Brick Lane Brewing, Australia’s number one independent brewer, has partnered with BWS and Dan Murphy’s to launch a limited edition version of its award-winning One Love Pale Ale. The ‘Loud & Proud’ One Love Pale Ale will enable people to spread a message of hope, love and inclusionContinue reading “Brick Lane partners with BWS and Dan Murphy’s for One Love ‘Loud & Proud’ Pale Ale ahead of Mardi Gras”

18 FEBRUARY – 5 MARCH: SYDNEY MARDI GRAS

Let’s not overcomplicate this because Mardi Gras is one of the most fun and exciting events in the calendar year and this means over-the-top cocktails and crowd-pleasing pitchers. We’ve pulled together a collection of stand-out & show-off recipes that will have your pre-parade party the talk (and envy) of everyone that didn’t make the cut. Continue reading “18 FEBRUARY – 5 MARCH: SYDNEY MARDI GRAS”

Foodservice Australia returns bigger and better

After two years without shows the food and hospitality industry is eagerly awaiting the opening of Foodservice Australia at the Melbourne Exhibition centre this Sunday.     Event Director Tim Collett says ‘after surviving lockdown the food industry is on the crest of a massive rebound. Everyone wants to reconnect and rebuild. A tradeshow is theContinue reading “Foodservice Australia returns bigger and better”

For The Margarita Lovers

Celebrate this World Margarita Day at The Douglas Club Taking place on Tuesday, 22 February, World Margarita Day is a well deserved celebration of this heavenly tequila fuelled cocktail.  Opening specially for World Margarita Day, The Douglas Club will be serving three Margarita specials created by Bar Manager Gee Shanmugaman – an expert in decadentContinue reading “For The Margarita Lovers”

MAZDA AUSTRALIA UNVEILS “THE PUB THAT TRADE MADE”

Built by Aussie tradies and towed by the Brand-New Mazda BT-50 SP, “The Mazda BT-50 Pub That Trade Made” will visit Melbourne, Lennox Head and Brisbane this month, serving Heaps Normal non-alcoholic beer To raise a cold one to our tradies and showcase the outstanding towing capabilities of the Brand-New Mazda BT-50 SP, Mazda AustraliaContinue reading “MAZDA AUSTRALIA UNVEILS “THE PUB THAT TRADE MADE””

Melbourne’s Newest Pontoon Bar & Eatery – Yarra Botanicals – To Open 10th March

Championing Victorian produce and Melbourne city’s comeback Unique, two-level floating bar and eatery Yarra Botanicals will open in Southbank on Thursday 10th March, giving Melburnians and visitors alike another new reason to return to the heart of the city.  Bookings are now open for the highly anticipated new all-year-round venue, which cost $5.2million to buildContinue reading “Melbourne’s Newest Pontoon Bar & Eatery – Yarra Botanicals – To Open 10th March”

Chef Alastair Waddell: Making the Cut

Nose-to-tail workshop and long lunches showcasing regeneratively farmed beef in the Byron Bay Hinterland Over the last weekend in March, Frida’s Field restaurant and farm will pay homage to their holistically reared Angus-Wagyu cattle by hosting a special nose-to-tail beef celebration. Located just 10 minutes from Bangalow in the Byron Bay Hinterland, the weekend willContinue reading “Chef Alastair Waddell: Making the Cut”

PAYO CONTINUES TO PIONEER THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WITH THE LAUNCH OF ‘PAYO CHECKOUT’

Following the success of its launch last year, payo, Australia’s first, ‘Eat Now, Pay Later’ app, is excited to announce a new way to pay, with the launch of its payo checkout offering. The first of its kind, the new time saving platform will be rolled out from this month across payo’s partnering restaurants andContinue reading “PAYO CONTINUES TO PIONEER THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY WITH THE LAUNCH OF ‘PAYO CHECKOUT’”

With an epic line-up of bands and breweries, Beechworth’s High Country Hop will be music to your beers

Saturday 2nd April, 2022 Match an IPA with afrobeat or a sour with psych-folk when Beechworth’s High Country Hop returns in April. Join Bridge Road Brewers in celebrating the Victorian hop harvest by indulging in Australia’s favourite destination beer and music festival. Step into beer-music heaven for a day of eclectic and transformative sounds. TheContinue reading “With an epic line-up of bands and breweries, Beechworth’s High Country Hop will be music to your beers”

Conversation with the critics (Part 8 – Stress, Joy and Passion)

In the eighth episode of this ongoing series, experienced restaurant critics Brian Steel, Jeremy Ryland and Dane Richards discuss the diverse emotions of the overall dining experience whether you are a critic, chef or diner. Watch previous episodes: Conversation with The Critics (part 7 – The Experience) Conversation with The Critics (part 6 – anonymity,Continue reading “Conversation with the critics (Part 8 – Stress, Joy and Passion)”

Knives out – Finalists ready to battle at Bocuse d’Or Australia 2022

Four chefs will compete in Melbourne on Sunday 27 February for the title of Bocuse d’Or Australia 2022 and the honour of representing their country in the world’s most prestigious culinary contest. Tom Milligan, President Bocuse d’Or Australia and himself a previous competitor, says he is thrilled to present the contest at Foodservice Australia, afterContinue reading “Knives out – Finalists ready to battle at Bocuse d’Or Australia 2022”

Dine with Dari | Copycat

Nanas and flicks. That’s what comes to mind when you talk about Gordon street Elsternwick.  Known fondly by many for the Classic cinema that’s been around for decades, showcasing the latest movies and film festivals, this quiet neighbourhood location tends to skip the gregarious gen Y and attract an older crowd. The next door eateryContinue reading “Dine with Dari | Copycat”

DOSHII ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS THAT CATAPULTS INNOVATION WITHIN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY

Today Doshii, Australia’s leading hospitality tech integration platform, announced strategic partnerships with innovative apps EatClub, Payo, Consillion, Windcave and Restoke, in a significant move that cements Doshii as a true champion and partner of the hospitality industry. Doshii enables hospitality businesses to simplify the way they operate by getting a venue’s apps talking to theirContinue reading “DOSHII ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS THAT CATAPULTS INNOVATION WITHIN THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY”

Tipico X Starward Whisky

For one night only join Tipico and Starward whisky as Aussie liquor meets polished Italian cuisine Windsor’s favourite Italian joint Tipico and Melbourne-whisky brand Starward have teamed up to host a one-night ‘miscuglio’ (that’s Italian for ‘mixture’) on Thursday, 24 February at the High Street restaurant.  Hosted by the team at Tipico and Matty Follent (Starward ambassador) the eveningContinue reading “Tipico X Starward Whisky”

That’s Amore Cheese Kicks off Class Program for 2022

The art of making cheese and pasta That’s Amore Cheese has kicked off its Class Program for 2022 and there are some exciting classes coming up. The Tortelloni & Ravioli Class will take place on 26th March followed by the Beginner Cheese Making Class on 9th April. Who better to learn from about making cheeseContinue reading “That’s Amore Cheese Kicks off Class Program for 2022”

Ovolo Hotel Group continues global ‘Plant’d’ initiative

The designer hotel collection will become the world’s first to commit to an ongoing vegetarian-led offering Independent and dynamic designer hotel collection, Ovolo Hotels announces its latest move in an ongoing pledge to ethical eating, conscious cuisine and cutting-edge veg, becoming the first hotel brand globally to commit to a vegetarian-led offering, Plant’d across itsContinue reading “Ovolo Hotel Group continues global ‘Plant’d’ initiative”

Iconic Sydney bar The Wild Rover is reimagined, opening the doors on a new chapter as The Rover this March

Toasting goodbye to it’s wilder days of foot-stomping shenanigans, The Wild Rover is undergoing an evolutionary refurbishment. The Surry Hills institution will be unveiled as a sophisticated new dining and drinking destination – The Rover – this March. Bringing the bustling charm of old and the sophistication of a dapper New York cocktail bar, TheContinue reading “Iconic Sydney bar The Wild Rover is reimagined, opening the doors on a new chapter as The Rover this March”

Sunday Feels at the Roadhouse

Introducing Sunday Feels at the Roadhouse in Byron Bay with a selection of Feels Botanical eau de vie cocktails by Dylan Leacey. “The Roadhouse Bar menu focuses on sustainability as we try to approach a zero waste cocktail program, and Feels Botanicals is in line with our ethos of supporting local, quality, craft produce. TheContinue reading “Sunday Feels at the Roadhouse”

Providoor to launch in Queensland – delivering Brisbane’s best restaurants to your door

Restaurant delivery service Providoor will launch in Brisbane this week. Online orders will open on Thursday 17th February, with delivery from Thursday 24th February. Prepared by restaurant chefs for delivery, the at-home meals eschew the ready-to-eat status quo, where, with little effort,  they’re finished by the customer in their kitchen, actively involving people in aContinue reading “Providoor to launch in Queensland – delivering Brisbane’s best restaurants to your door”

Celebrate the Return of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival at Rockpool Bar & Grill and Spice Temple

Rockpool Bar & Grill and Spice Temple are celebrating the long-awaited return of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival with exclusive guest chef appearances and dining experiences available during the prestigious event. Acclaimed Chef Christine Manfield and Minyunbal woman, food activist and educator Arabella Douglas takeover Rockpool for one night, on Tuesday, 29 March. The GuestContinue reading “Celebrate the Return of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival at Rockpool Bar & Grill and Spice Temple”

BALLARAT IN FULL BLOOM FOR 70TH BEGONIA FESTIVAL, 11-20 MARCH

Begonia Byway installation by Hattie Molloy and Esther Olsson | Presenter program featuring Jamie Durie, Tim Bone and Simon Toohey The full program for the 70th Ballarat Begonia Festival (11-20 March 2022) has been released with the free, outdoor event bringing Ballarat’s Botanical Gardens and city precincts to life with spectacular flower displays, installations, gardeningContinue reading “BALLARAT IN FULL BLOOM FOR 70TH BEGONIA FESTIVAL, 11-20 MARCH”

Bodriggy’s sour beer festival Electric Kool-Aid moves to 11-13 March

A weekend dosed in sour power, art and music Bodriggy Brewing Co. is set to once again host its summer sour beer festival Electric Kool-Aid. Taking place over three days from 11-13 March Bodriggy Brewpub will play host to ten of the best breweries in the industry, with a jam-packed program of diverse performances includingContinue reading “Bodriggy’s sour beer festival Electric Kool-Aid moves to 11-13 March”

THE PICCOLINA GELATO PROJECT : 8 CHEFS IN 8 WEEKS : SEASON 2

Celebrating the end of summer has never been so sweet, with The Piccolina Gelato Project: 8 Chefs in 8 Weeks coming back for a second season. The Piccolina Gelato Project sees 8 of Melbourne’s top chefs take over the specials board for a week. Each chef has designed 3 gelato flavours that the Piccolina teamContinue reading “THE PICCOLINA GELATO PROJECT : 8 CHEFS IN 8 WEEKS : SEASON 2”

Romance the night away this Valentine’s Day 2022 in Sydney

MONOPOLE This Valentine’s Day, enjoy a modern Australian shared-style dinner ($150pp) with your loved one at Monopole in the heart of the CBD. Menu highlights include cucumber with whipped mullet roe and finger lime; lamb rump with barbecued radicchio, marjoram fries and aioli; and white chocolate mousse with strawberry and basil to end the nightContinue reading “Romance the night away this Valentine’s Day 2022 in Sydney”

Hanoi Hannah Entertaining Now Available

Melbourne’s Vietnamese street-eats favourite Hanoi Hannah extends its brand with Hanoi Hannah Entertaining — a new food provision service for group social events  “This is an exciting take on entertaining because it’s not your typical catering or takeaway. It’s our crowd-pleasers boxed up and ready to eat. No assembly is required; just unbox and dig in. We’re taking theContinue reading “Hanoi Hannah Entertaining Now Available”

Hola to the Catalan inspired fine diner in Potts Point

Restaurateur Andrew Becher, owner and operator of French brasserie Franca, will open Parlar, a Catalan-inspired restaurant and bar, in mid-March. Located next to Franca in the heart of Potts Point, the 55-seat Parlar (to speak in Catalan) is an ode to Becher’s love for Barcelona and the French coastline. From the design, to the foodContinue reading “Hola to the Catalan inspired fine diner in Potts Point”

Introducing the Matilda Charcoal Chicken

Leave lunch or dinner to Matilda as it introduces a new charcoal chicken. Brined for 24 hours, marinated, and stuffed with rosemary and lemon before being cooked on the rotisserie over charcoal, Matilda’s charcoal chicken is succulent perfection.​​​​​​​ Served right off the rotisserie and ready for pick up with gravy, seasonal sides and house-made mayonnaiseContinue reading “Introducing the Matilda Charcoal Chicken”

Sydney’s Darling Square transforms into Hello Kitty Town

A three month festival fusing art, flavour and fun Today, Darling Square officially launches Hello Kitty Town, an immersive street festival paying homage to the worldwide phenomenon, Hello Kitty, and her friends. In partnership with Sanrio, Hello Kitty Town will be housed at Darling Square for three months and feature themed food and drink offerings,Continue reading “Sydney’s Darling Square transforms into Hello Kitty Town”

World Pizza Day This Wed – How to Nail Pizza Dough At Home

Courtesy of Executive Chef of Cucina Porto at The Star Sydney, Martino Pulito Makes: Two pizzas Ingredients: 1L water 1.6kg 00 flour 50g salt 2g yeast 20g sugar 50ml extra virgin olive oil Method: Sift the flour in a large bowl and mix in the dry yeast. In a separate container, dissolve the salt inContinue reading “World Pizza Day This Wed – How to Nail Pizza Dough At Home”

Indulge On World Pizza Day With 400 Gradi’s ‘Aragosta’ AKA Lobster Pizza

The 400 Gradi ‘Aragosta’ pizza will be available for one day only this Wednesday, 9 February to celebrate World Pizza Day For one day only head into any 400 Gradi restaurant and order Johnny’s Aragosta pizza special, which features tender lobster meat – tossed with lemon, fresh chilli, olive oil and parsley – with sweetContinue reading “Indulge On World Pizza Day With 400 Gradi’s ‘Aragosta’ AKA Lobster Pizza”

Botswana Butchery Announces New Dining Experience ‘Botswana Gold’

A new ultimate dining experience is coming to Sydney with ‘Botswana Gold’ being announced by Botswana Butchery at 25 Martin Place. Served in the stunning Gold Private Dining Room, Botswana Gold offers guests an opportunity to indulge in a menu with the very best premium produce with a gold twist, including the signature 1.6kg WagyuContinue reading “Botswana Butchery Announces New Dining Experience ‘Botswana Gold’”

Valentine’s Day 2022 from Cannoleria

Limited Edition Cannoli and Launch of Cannoleria Spreads Love is in the air at Cannoleria with a limited-edition cannoli and candle bundle the week of Valentine’s as well as the launch of Cannoleria Spreads, in time to spread the love. Whether it’s to enjoy at home with a loved one, to send as a giftContinue reading “Valentine’s Day 2022 from Cannoleria”

Dine with Dari | Gimlet

The gimlet at gimlet. So cliche, yet hands down possibly one of the best Melbourne experiences the city has to offer, (and given we’ve been locked down for so long, that’s a mighty big call).  The unfortunate part is, you may have had to book for this experience practically before the pandemic began, as the wait list forContinue reading “Dine with Dari | Gimlet”

INTRODUCING ELE BY FEDERICO AND KARL

NEW DINING EXPERIENCE BY FEDERICO ZANELLATO AND KARL FIRLA TO TAKE OVER MOMOFUKU SEIOBO SITE AT THE STAR SYDNEY The Star Sydney is set to open a new dining concept, ELE by Federico and Karl, in early Autumn. Conceptualised and lead by head chefs Federico Zanellato (Lumi Bar & Dining) and Karl Firla (Oscillate Wildly,Continue reading “INTRODUCING ELE BY FEDERICO AND KARL”

Lotus Dining Group and Tokyo Lamington launch three limited edition Year of the Tiger flavours

To celebrate the start of Lunar New Year, Lotus Dining Group has teamed up with Tokyo Lamington to create three exclusive Year of the Tiger lamington flavours: The Tiger: Charcoal black sponge cake with a stripey yuzu, sesame cream and orange curd centre, dipped in white chocolate, covered with black sesame and orange coated coconutContinue reading “Lotus Dining Group and Tokyo Lamington launch three limited edition Year of the Tiger flavours”

Chiswick launches its Croquet Summer Sessions in partnership with Arras

Kicking off this February, Chiswick will be holding croquet on the lawn for a series of sessions in partnership with Arras. It’s the perfect Thursday night activity for some summer fun and winding down before the end of the week.  Chiswick’s Croquet Summer Sessions will see a specially-curated drinks menu of two cocktails (‘Chiswick Royale’Continue reading “Chiswick launches its Croquet Summer Sessions in partnership with Arras”

Recipe: Chef Dan Webb’s Vegemite Butter

Talented Chef Dan Webb at Banco shares his simple but delicious recipe for the Vegemite butter at Banco in Manly. 500 grams unsalted cultured butter500 grams unsalted normal butter1 tablespoon Vegemite (add more/less to your taste) Leave butter out overnight to soften.Using paddle attachment on KithenAid mixer, add all ingredients into bowl and whip untilContinue reading “Recipe: Chef Dan Webb’s Vegemite Butter”

A Culinary Experience of Lunar New Year

Aria For the first week of February welcome in the new lunar year by celebrating the finest flavours, as Aria pays homage to Chinese New Year. Aria will be offering an exclusive six course Chinese New Year tasting menu curated by Executive Chef Tom Gorringe. Price: $248 per person Available: Wednesday 2nd – Saturday 5thContinue reading “A Culinary Experience of Lunar New Year”

Josh and Julie Niland announce an opening date for Fish Butchery Waterloo

Their fourth venue located at 965 Bourke St Waterloo. Fish Butchery Waterloo will open for retail and takeaway on Thursday 3rd of February 2022 “Julie and I designed Fish Butchery Waterloo with a dual purpose; expanding our retail and takeaway experience for our guests and customers and acting as the central fish processing kitchen forContinue reading “Josh and Julie Niland announce an opening date for Fish Butchery Waterloo”

We talk California Pomegranates with Nicole Bampton Head Chef at Capriccio Osteria

With more Chefs and consumers embracing California Pomegranates, we talk to Head Chef Nicole Bampton at Capriccio Osteria about her special dinner event that showcased this versatile ancient fruit to a restaurant of diners keen to learn more about this incredible produce. Nicole shares her insights on how she composed the menu, and how sheContinue reading “We talk California Pomegranates with Nicole Bampton Head Chef at Capriccio Osteria”

Big River Distilling Co teams up with Mezzanine for National Distribution of its gin & vodka

Canberra based Big River Distilling Co is thrilled to announce the appointment of Mezzanine The Fine Wine Specialist as its exclusive national distributor, commencing this year from 1 February.  Established in 2017, Big River Distilling Co creates premium quality gin and vodka with all products distilled at its Dairy Road site in Fyshwick, ACT.  BigContinue reading “Big River Distilling Co teams up with Mezzanine for National Distribution of its gin & vodka”

The return of the Evergreen Chef Series with Alejandro Saravia and Peter Kuruvita

At last, the highly anticipated Evergreen Chef Series has been locked in for 2022, with Peruvian chef Alejandro Saravia and Alba Noosa’s Peter Kuruvita (ex-Noosa Beach House) taking over the Evergreen kitchen at Crown over the next two months. You can find the details below, including two decadent degustation-style dinners and High Tea but not as youContinue reading “The return of the Evergreen Chef Series with Alejandro Saravia and Peter Kuruvita”

Lunar New Year at Longrain

Celebrate new beginnings over a feast at Longrain with your friends and family. This year, Longrain will be offering special dishes, drinks, and live entertainment to ring in the Year of the Tiger. Think crab X.O fried rice, steamed barramundi with ginger spring onion and black garlic, beef dumplings, and other signature dishes available onContinue reading “Lunar New Year at Longrain”

Valentine’s Day at Corso Brio

Eat well, laugh often, love much Corso Brio has you covered this Valentine’s Day – We all know that good Italian food is always irresistibly sexy, and the most romantic places include a bit of privacy between tables and enough of an atmosphere to let people talk in confidence at a sensible volume. Head chefContinue reading “Valentine’s Day at Corso Brio”

Cheers to the Ultimate Summer Spritz from Yarra Burn

New Yarra Burn Spritzes arrive on-shelf, ready to celebrate Australia’s long-awaited summer Iconic Australian sparkling wine brand Yarra Burn has released its latest innovation to market with a collection of premium spritzes in a ready-to-drink can. The convenient and stylish Yarra Burn Spritzes are available in four delicious and refreshing styles: Prosecco Spritz, Rosé Spritz,Continue reading “Cheers to the Ultimate Summer Spritz from Yarra Burn”

Summer dining is going strong at Three Blue Ducks Rosebery

Enjoy Bottomless Brunch ($60pp) every Saturday and Sunday –  the place to be if you’re in the mood for a signature Ducks brekkie and unlimited Mimosas or Bloody Mary’s (perfect for brunching in the sun!) alongside brunch classics such as the Ducks’ huevos rancheros with blue corn tortilla, halloumi, chipotle mushrooms, black bean, fried eggContinue reading “Summer dining is going strong at Three Blue Ducks Rosebery”

Introducing Aperitivo at one of Melbourne’s most talked about new rooftop bars, Fable Melbourne

Acclaimed new Mediterranean inspired rooftop bar Fable Melbourne launches Aperitivo this Friday 28 January. Aperitivo cocktails and bites will be served from 3-6pm Fridays-Saturdays. Enjoy a classic Italian Aperitivo experience, while savouring the venue’s exceptional 14th floor views from the East End of the city all the way to the Arts Centre, Marvel Stadium and theContinue reading “Introducing Aperitivo at one of Melbourne’s most talked about new rooftop bars, Fable Melbourne”

El Camino Cantina launches Summer of Swirls dual frozen Margarita flavours

Plus limited-edition taco and wing flavours A question for all the Margarita fans: what’s better than one of El Camino Cantina’s frozen Margarita flavours? Answer: two of those fabulous flavours swirled into one glass. Cult followers of El Camino Cantina’s legendary Ritas can enjoy twice the lip-smacking action throughout February when the new limited-edition SummerContinue reading “El Camino Cantina launches Summer of Swirls dual frozen Margarita flavours”

PRAHRAN MARKET ‘PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA’ SEAFOOD SESSIONS NEXT MONTH

Every Friday evening in February from 5pm Prahran Market’s Plenty of Fish in the Sea seafood sessions kick off in less than two weeks! Held every Friday evening in February from 5pm, guests will enjoy food pop-ups, fun games, local DJs and entertainment. Think balmy nights in Market Square with the very best in localContinue reading “PRAHRAN MARKET ‘PLENTY OF FISH IN THE SEA’ SEAFOOD SESSIONS NEXT MONTH”

CULT UK BRAND – DASH WATER – FINALLY
LANDS DOWN UNDER

After much anticipation, Dash Water is thrilled to announce that it will be shaking up the Australian soft drink market with the launch of its renowned ‘wonky fruit’ infused sparkling waters – officially landing in 1,500 stores nationwide this September. A trailblazer in the sustainability sphere and a celebrity favourite, Dash Water has built aContinue reading “CULT UK BRAND – DASH WATER – FINALLY
LANDS DOWN UNDER”

A New Two-Level Floating Bar & Eatery is Coming to Southbank

Melbourne will welcome Yarra Botanicals to Southbank in March 2022 – a floating botanical garden oasis on the Yarra River offering casual pub-style eating and drinking with stunning views of the city skyline. The new outdoor pontoon bar and eatery will span across two levels with Melbourne’s cityscape as the backdrop and has been createdContinue reading “A New Two-Level Floating Bar & Eatery is Coming to Southbank”

Yugen Tea Bar Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day offerings

Luna New Year On Tuesday 1st February, Yugen Tea Bar will be opening for a special banquet style dinner to celebrate Lunar New Year and the year of the Tiger. The menu is based around the lucky number 8 comprising 8 dishes for $88pp with the option of adding on a sashimi platter. There willContinue reading “Yugen Tea Bar Lunar New Year and Valentine’s Day offerings”

See what’s open on Australia Day Wednesday 26 January

400 Gradi – Brunswick99 Lygon St, Brunswick East VIC 3057Open from 12:00–11:00pm15% surcharge applies  400 Gradi – Eastland 175 Maroondah Hwy, Ringwood VIC 3134Open from 12:00–10:00pm15% surcharge applies  400 Gradi – Mornington 25 Main St, Mornington VIC 3931Open from 12:00–11:00pm15% surcharge applies  Gradi at Crown8 Whiteman St, Southbank VIC 3006Open from 5:00–10:00pm15% surcharge applies BonnieAll Saints Estate,Continue reading “See what’s open on Australia Day Wednesday 26 January”

Eye of the Tiger | Ring in the Lunar New Year with Lotus Dining Group

Sydney’s Lotus Dining Group is ready to ring in the Year of the Tiger across its six venues with a range of mouth-watering celebrations including tiger-themed banquets, lion dancers and lucky red envelope giveaways. From January 29 until February 13, each venue will serve up its own unique Lunar New Year inspired banquet with everythingContinue reading “Eye of the Tiger | Ring in the Lunar New Year with Lotus Dining Group”

Sydney’s Kepos & Co to close

Award winning chef, Michael Rantissi will close Kepos & Co, his Middle Eastern neighbourhood restaurant in Waterloo, when the lease ends in mid-February. Located in the hidden garden courtyard of the Casba complex on Danks Street, Waterloo, Israeli born chef and owner, Michael Rantissi opened Kepos & Co in 2015. The sophisticated and relaxed partnerContinue reading “Sydney’s Kepos & Co to close”

Introducing Little Pearl Bar & Dining

New waterfront venue opens at iconic beachside location  Australian Venue Co has opened Little Pearl Bar & Dining, a new waterfront bar on Manly’s picturesque beachfront. The venue takes the place of local favourite, Manly Wine, which recently closed its doors after an impressive twelve-year run. Little Pearl is a casual, all-day destination offering hawker-styleContinue reading “Introducing Little Pearl Bar & Dining”

Global Korean food icon opens its first-ever Australian restaurant

A celebrated global food icon, Bonchon is bringing its succulent fried chicken and signature savoury sauces to Australia with the opening of its first-ever restaurant at Craigieburn Central (Melbourne). Proud of its Korean heritage, Bonchon draws upon traditional Korean ingredients and cooking techniques to ensure the highest level of flavour and authenticity in every dish. Continue reading “Global Korean food icon opens its first-ever Australian restaurant”

Game On! Bottomless wings at Winghaus

Wing fiends and fanatics can get their fill at Winghaus, located in the Gateway dining precinct at Sydney’s Circular Quay, with bottomless buffalo wings available every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. The wing-packed, sauce-smacked, 40-tap sports bars will load up guests with these classic wings, served with celery, carrot and blue cheese dip,Continue reading “Game On! Bottomless wings at Winghaus”

NOMAD’s bombolones are back in Sydney and Melbourne

NOMAD’s weekend bombolones are back this weekend, across Sydney and Melbourne venues.   Executive Chef Jacqui Challinor brought the sweet treats to life last year in lockdown and with the way the current climate is going, people could do with a little sunshine in their lives right now. There’ll be two flavours on offer this Saturday and Sunday fromContinue reading “NOMAD’s bombolones are back in Sydney and Melbourne”

Get served Bottomless Brunch at The Distiller – 29th January

Get Served – Taste of Tennis Bottomless Brunch at The Distiller celebrates the Australian Open with an all-inclusive package that includes 2 cocktails, bottomless drinks (GRAINSHAKER and NED spirit basic mixers, GRAINSHAKER and NED spirit RTDs, tap beer, house wine and soft drinks) and a brunch grazing plate. Saturday 29th January, 12pm–2pm, $85 per person. Plus,Continue reading “Get served Bottomless Brunch at The Distiller – 29th January”

Stir your cocktail creativity this summer with sippable artworks from leading gin brand, Bombay Sapphire

The world’s number one premium gin, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE, is shaking it up this summer and bringing sippable cocktail art to a bar near you, by partnering with popular visual artist, Ellen Porteus. As part of the ‘Stir Creativity’ campaign, BOMBAY SAPPHIRE has commissioned one of Australia’s most in-demand artists, Ellen Porteus, to use cocktails asContinue reading “Stir your cocktail creativity this summer with sippable artworks from leading gin brand, Bombay Sapphire”

Dine with Dari | Yakimono

Oops. I told my friend we were meeting for dinner, not at a club. Not sure if I had it mistaken or if it’s an intentional mistake. Yakimono, the latest Chris Lucas venture under the opulent ‘Society’ is like a neon bright lighted Japanese powerhouse. You practically need your sunnies inside as the vibrant kitschContinue reading “Dine with Dari | Yakimono”

Sydney Good Food Month kicks off its first week with an incredible line-up of sensational dining experiences

Sydney’s Good Food Month, presented by Citi, will commence the first week of January with an incredible line-up of one-off experiences, masterclasses, and stand-out culinary collaborations to explore.  Featuring some of the biggest names on the Australian dining scene, this week’s curation of exclusive events will span some of New South Wales’ top restaurants – bothContinue reading “Sydney Good Food Month kicks off its first week with an incredible line-up of sensational dining experiences”

What’s your Margarita moment?

Celebrate the salty-sour cocktail the right way during Margarita Month (February) Ahead of International Margarita Day on 22 February, Bacardi-owned Patrón Tequila has launched Margarita Month, a nationwide campaign in February, celebrating the classic cocktail and encouraging fans to share their favourite Margarita Moments.  As evidenced by 3.4 million #margarita tags on Instagram, Margaritas are whatContinue reading “What’s your Margarita moment?”

Electric Kool-Aid 2022 announces more acts and brewers

A weekend dosed in sour power, art and music, 11–13 February.  Bodriggy Brewing Co.’s summer sour beer festival Electric Kool-Aid has a jam-packed program of diverse performances including dance, live music and more. The extended line-up has just been announced: Friday, 11 February:Ben Fester, Big Yawn, Jon Jones, Lush Life, Micah Heathwood,Otologic and Squid NebulaContinue reading “Electric Kool-Aid 2022 announces more acts and brewers”

Capriccio Osteria Californian Pomegranate Dinner

For centuries the pomegranate has tantalised and tempted and Capriccio Osteria will tempt and tantalise you with a special dinner featuring pomegranates on Tuesday 11 January 2022. For one night only Capriccio Osteria’s talented executive chef Nicole Bampton will create an enticing pomegranate feast that will excite the senses with that luscious mix of sweetContinue reading “Capriccio Osteria Californian Pomegranate Dinner”