On the Shelf: Hayman’s Family Reserve Gin

London’s famous Hayman’s Distillery has long been a go-to for lovers of handcrafted Gin, a consistent presence in ‘top Gin’ lists around the world, particularly with their Hayman’s 1850 Reserve, an acclaimed, subtle, and smooth expression, notable for being rested in Scotch Whisky barrels for 3-4 weeks in line with the old world style of Gin. The expression has also seen an updated version, the recently released, limited edition Hayman’s Family Reserve, distributed n Australia by SouthTrade.... Read More | Share it now!

Laneway Festival announces huge food and craft beer menus for each leg of the tour

It’s only right that one of the first touring Australian festivals to really nail the trend of good festival food take it to the next level in 2016, right? Today, Laneway Festival has revealed that in addition to the delicious shapes and sounds that’ll be thrown down by the likes of Grimes, Chvrches, Vince Staples, Flume, The Smith Street Band, and Purity Ring, each city will be getting a carefully curated culinary lineup pulling on the most delicious food vendors each city has to offer. All this will be in addition to a lineup of craft beers, and market stalls including a vinyl store.... Read More | Share it now!

Pepe Saya announce the Last Supper pop-up in Alexandria (Sydney)

Ever been blown away by butter? That answer should be yes if you’ve walked into any premium restaurant in Australia, as most source their cultured butter from the country’s leading supplier, Pepe Saya. The business is well known amongst food lovers and chefs for their smooth, delicious products such as truffle butter and creme fraiche, as well as other dairy produce, and starting this February they will bringing all of that together for a little pop-up they are calling Last Supper.... Read More | Share it now!

Chef signatures and a sixteen room feast feature on the 2016 March into Merivale Festival program

Sydney’s hospitality behemoth Merivale in the midst of their biggest changes to date, with several venues opening up within the past few months and several more planned for the year ahead. It then makes sense that they make their annual March into Merivale as jam-packed as possible, and with a program that features a sixteen-room feast, a series of Chef Signatures, and a Merivale Chef Burger Challenge, it looks like they have done just that.... Read More | Share it now!

Newtown’s Cuckoo Callay will bring back their popular Bacon Festival this February (Sydney)

Last year Newtown cafe Cuckoo Callay zipped into fame with their inaugural Bacon Festival proving a massive success, spread out over several weeks and offering a variety of dishes using free-range bacon in interesting ways. This year, they’ll be bringing the concept back, kicking off with a huge event on February 27th at Chippendale’s Central Park and aMBUSH Gallery titled Bacon Brewfest, and then continuing with a 12-week bacon menu at Cuckoo Callay.... Read More | Share it now!

South Yarra gets a new dining hot spot with Sth Central (Melbourne)

Newly opened in Yarra Street is a contemporary social and dining venue titled Sth Central, operated by partners Tommy McIntosh and Ben Avramides (of Tommy Collins fame) who have brought in Chefs Daniel Southern (Est Est Est, Circa) and Simon Winfield to bolster the kitchen alongside Leroy Smith (Stokehouse). The solid lineup have brought together their love and knowledge of the industry to make for a laid-back, high quality venue to start Melbourne’s new venue openings for 2016 off right.... Read More | Share it now!

Conchita Wurst joins the lineup for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2016

One of the most memorable winners to ever emerge from the Eurovision Song Contest, “Queen of Austria” Conchita Wurst, has announced that she will be joining a massive lineup for this year’s Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, taking over The Party stage at the Mardi Gras after-party in Moore Park. This will be in addition to her show at the Sydney Opera House which was announced last year in November. ... Read More | Share it now!

Hunter & Barrel – Cockle Bay Wharf (Sydney)

Seagrass Boutique Hospitality Group enjoyed a good reputation thusfar, having various brands on their portfolio including The Meat & Wine Co. and Ribs & Burgers, both multi-location restaurants that know a thing or two about good, juicy meats. The latest addition to the hospitality group’s scope is an interesting concept titled Hunter & Barrel, looking back to the days of the hunter for coal-inspired cooking and bringing in the ever-growing trend of barrel-aged drinks. The new concept will have a few locations in both Sydney and Melbourne, and the most picturesque so far is on the roof of Cockle Bay Wharf, in the unique, round-shaped space that used to be Chinta Ria (which has now moved to Double Bay).... Read More | Share it now!

Young Henrys team with Art Gallery of NSW to create an exclusive boutique beer

It seems Newtown brewers Young Henrys have joined in on the adoration of Art Gallery of NSW’s current major summer exhibition, The Greats: Masterpieces from the National Galleries of Scotland, drawing inspiration from the works on display to craft an exclusive boutique brew for the gallery’s Up late with The Greats series. Titled Old Master the brew has been designed to celebrate the free program of events, which has activities running at the gallery every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.... Read More | Share it now!