Popolo expands kitchen, welcomes Naomi Lowry as new head chef (Sydney)

Three years in and Popolo still stands as one of the best and most popular restaurants in the Rushcutters Bay. Their award-winning Southern Italian food has built owner Flavio Carnevale a solid reputation, and he’s set to further this with the recent addition of Naomi Lowry (ex-Biota Dining; Pilu at Freshwater) as Head Chef, who is dedicated to introduced new dishes every week to keep things interesting.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne Burger Spotlight: Easey’s – Collingwood (Melbourne)

As far as burgers go, Jimmy “The Burger Lord” Hurlston, also known as the man behind Jimmy’s Burgers, just may be the most experienced and well-traveled guy in history. He has spent years trekking all over the world tackling one of the most famous food creations of all time, attempting to eat, record, and review an outrageous amount of burgers. It then makes sense that after all these years of scoffing down burgers, cooking up his own creations for other venues, and even publishing a book on burgers, that Hurlston would become co-owner of an unprecedented burger restaurant and bar in Melbourne – one that is five stories high.... Read More | Share it now!

Cucina Vivo – Broadbeach (Gold Coast)

Further to our look at Kiyomi last week, we also explored the other new restaurant leading the charge in the $345 million transformation that is sweeping through Jupiters Gold Coast. Italian restaurant Cucina Vivo is in stark contrast to Kiyomi in design; whereas the neighbouring Japanese restaurant is dimly lit and moody, Cucina is endearingly bright with the added bonus of having a massive outdoor dining area overlooking Jupiters’ revitalised pool area.... Read More | Share it now!

Recipe: Flying Fish’s Stout Cake with Fermented Fig Jam and Pearl Barley Ice Cream

Acclaimed Sydney restaurant Flying Fish are in the midst of a menu change, preparing for autumn with a brand new range of tempting dishes. With food as stunning as that million dollar view at the Jones Bay Wharf in Pyrmont, the award winning restaurant remains one of the cities best and so we thought it’d be good to preview their new autumn menu with a dish from Executive Chef Stephen Seckold. This here is their Stout Cake with fermented fig jam, blackberries, and pearl barley ice-cream.... Read More | Share it now!

Kiyomi – Broadbeach (Gold Coast)

Gold Coast’s Jupiters is in the midst of a $345 million dollar refurbishment, aimed at completely revitalising the impressive building from the endearingly simple pool area to the in-house dining scene. I was kindly flown up there to check out the two starry restaurants that have opened due to the transformation, the first of which was Kiyomi, a modern Japanese restaurant opened by celebrated chef Chase Kojima of Sydney’s Sokyo fame.... Read More | Share it now!

Recipe: InterContinental Hotel Group’s Mai Tai, Mojito, and Whisky Sour

The IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) has partnered with renowned wine and spirits company Pernod Ricard to launch their new BAR150 programme, aimed at celebrating 150 years of mixology. The focus of the new programme and partnership will be to revamp cocktail menus across IHG’s many hotel bars, adding new signature cocktails. To help celebrate this occasion, the AU has been given three classic cocktail recipes which will be available at IHG hotel bars like those at InterContinental, Crowne Plaza, and Holiday Inn hotels and resorts across the globe. Get your shakers ready because here are some reliable recipes for Mai Tai, Mojito, and Whisky Sour.... Read More | Share it now!

Recipe: Summer Strawberry Pie

Just try to keep your neighbours away when you bake up this bad boy. The summer strawberry pie has that look and feel that perfectly captures everyones favourite season; just try not to picture this cooling on a window sill and letting that freshly baked smell let everyone know that you’re the most valuable person on the block. Try this one out this summer and I guarantee your Facebook friend count will shoot up by at least 100.... Read More | Share it now!

Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Sandwich

Over the years, the festive season has become associated with excessive, and indulgent eats, and so what better way to further this connection than with a series of dessert recipes? First up we have some Strawberry and Cream cookies, so no matter what the dynamic is in the annual (obligatory) family get-together, there is no possible way any argument could occur when these beauties are sitting at the table.... Read More | Share it now!

Recipe: Gourmet Garden’s Baked Snapper with Chilli and Ginger

Chances are you already have a couple of packets of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs and spices on hand. These products are simple and convenient ways to capture the flavour of herbs without sacrificing any of that freshness that comes with chopping the herbs yourself. To showcase the authenticity of Gourmet Garden Lightly Dried herbs, the AU have been permitted to publish some of their incredibly tempting recipes.... Read More | Share it now!