Our top picks for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2016

One of the most delicious and eye-opening months on the city’s busy calendar is back this March as the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) returns from 4th to 13th March. Over a week of exploratory culinary events and wine showcases will take place throughout the city, with a very loaded program featuring some of the biggest restaurants, cafes, chefs, sommeliers, and winemakers across Victoria. We’ve spent the past few weeks trying to wrap our heads around the program and have selected some of our essential events of the festival.... Read More | Share it now!

Nathan Sasi’s artisanal ice creamery, “Good Times”, opens in Potts Point (Sydney)

Ex-Nomad, future-Mercado Chef Nathan Sasi now has his very own ice creamery, Good Times, a joint venture with wife Sali which, for it’s first week (now unfortunately over), had it’s entire menu curated by culinary goddess Christine Manfield. Now in it’s second week Good Times’ official menu will launch on Tuesday 1st March, ready to show Sydney just what Sasi and Sali have been waiting to unleash upon the city’s most discerning dessert lovers.... Read More | Share it now!

The Balvenie brings a high-powered telescope and exclusive Whisky cocktails to Shangri-La’s Blu Bar (Sydney)

A dizzying 36 floors above Sydney, atop the famous Shangri-La Hotel, now sits a one-of-a-kind handcrafted telescope thanks the team behind single malt The Balvenie. From March 1st to April 10th, the masterfully crafted telescope, which has been handmade by Mark Turner of Moonraker Telescopes and master wood maker Paul Cruickshank-Inns, will be facing the harbour-bridge side of the lavish Blu Bar, after which it will continue to be exhibited in a series of exclusive bars and restaurants across Australia throughout the year. ... Read More | Share it now!

Silvereye teams with Evil Twin Brewing for an exclusive craft beer dinner (Sydney)

Still a new kid on the block but with a reputation beyond it’s years, Silverye, will be teamed up with the world renowned Evil Twin Brewing to stage an exclusive craft beer dinner this month. Head Chef Sam Miller (who earned his stripes at Noma in Copenhagen) will be collaborating with Evil Twin founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø on a special menu for the one-night-only event which includes four snacks, four mains, and two desserts with six craft beer pairings.... Read More | Share it now!

Recap: Here is everything we either ate or feared at Sydney’s inaugural Bacon Brewfest

This past Saturday saw Cuckoo Callay’s inaugural Bacon Brewfest take over Central Park for a full day of over 30 food and drink stalls dishing up their best bacon-centric creations. From 12pm to 9pm, two areas throughout the unique precinct (aMBUSH Gallery on the top floor and the lawn area downstairs) were packed out with people scrambling to try all these quirky, exclusive creations which came from the likes of Black Star Pastry, Brewristas, Mr Bao, Textbook Boulangerie, Burgers by Josh, and The Stinking Bishops; all of whom gave us our fill of bacon from bacon ice creams and bacon cakes to bacon burgers, bacon shakes, smokey bacon tea, bacon baos, bacon mac’n’cheese, bacon pizzas, bacon croissants…you get the point.... Read More | Share it now!

The Chateaux of Bordeaux roadshow extravaganza comes to Sydney and Melbourne in March

You’re going to want to pay attention to this one wine lovers because Langton’s, Australia’s premier fine wine specialists, have just announced that they are bringing a dozen Bordeaux Grande Cru Classé Chateau proprietors and winemakers to Australia for a little tour in early March (that’s next week mind you). From 2nd to 6th March, the inaugural Chateaux of Bordeaux roadshow extravaganza will host events in Sydney and Melbourne featuring the latest vintages and rare museum wines from the fabled Bordeaux region, more specifically the communes of Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion, Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes, represented by wines like Brane-Cantenac, Beychevelle, Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Larcis Ducasse, Chevalier and Guiraud.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Little Creatures “Dog Days” (Limited Release)

One of Australia’s most celebrated brewing companies, Little Creatures have hopped into spring with the release of Dog Days, a brew that continues their seasonal series, which began with winter’s Return of the Dread. While ‘dread’ was a strong beer with a lot of punch to warm you up, Dog Days is somewhat of an opposite, with an ABV of just 4.4% and a stronger focus on flavour.... Read More | Share it now!

Adidas have opened their first Sydney concept store in Chatswood

Footwear giant adidas have finally brought their Originals Neighborhood concept store to Sydney after successful openings in Shanghai, London, Berlin, and Seoul, seeking to draw inspiration from the local community and youth culture. The concept is designed to flow seamlessly with the city it’s based in, so those heading along can expect a unique sneaker hub that stocks all the originals and latest releases including the Superstar and Yeezy Boost collections.... Read More | Share it now!