On the Shelf: Grand Ferrero Rocher

The nutty chocolate taste is perceptible almost immediately as soon as someone mentions the great Ferrero Rocher. One of the most distinctive and loved balls of chocolate has long been a big player on special occasions around the world. There’s something about those roasted hazelnuts embedded in a wafer-thin chocolate shell, filled with gooey hazelnut chocolate, that sends chocolate lovers into frenzy. It’s not hard to understand why Ferrero Rocher is so popular, though it is hard to understand why it’s taken so long for them to take the beloved chocolate to the next level.... Read More | Share it now!

Details revealed for The Old Clare Hotel’s third restaurant Kensington Street Social (Sydney)

It’s already been one of the liveliest openings Sydney has seen this year. The Old Clare Hotel continues to take shape, preparing for the opening of it’s third restaurant following Automata and Silvereye, Jason Atherton’s Kensington Street Social. The recently re-opened boutique hotel has become quite the destination for food and drink lovers across the city, helped along by it’s classy street-level bar and rooftop pool-bar.... Read More | Share it now!

On the Shelf: Chivas Regal 18 Ultimate Cask Collection – First Fill American Oak Finish

The instantly recognisable Chivas Regal have just launched their ‘Ultimate Cask Collection’ series, pushing it to travel retail and teaming up with a renowned experimental Chef to explore the affects of our environment on our Whisky experience. It gives us more than enough reason to re-visit the celebrated expression of Chivas 18, kick starting a close look at the range of ultra-premium Scotch Whiskies that make up this newly launched series, all of which take the classic Chivas 18 and finish it in a variety of first fill wooden casks, with each limited edition bottle released exclusively for Global Travel Retail.... Read More | Share it now!

Fine dining chef opens experimental ramen bar in Surry Hills (Sydney)

Chef Stephen Seckold of Flying Fish has just entered the world of ramen noodles, opening up a grungy, modern-day experimental noodle bar dubbed Salaryman in Surry Hills. The new restaurant seems to veer from the traditional bowl of ramen and offer up something a almost completely different, with a daily-changing menu that maintains a clear focus on quality, rare ingredients, seasonal broths, and misos fermented in-house.... Read More | Share it now!

Merivale are set to unveil their ambitious Northern Beaches venue, The Newport, next month

When Merivale purchased the iconic Newport Arms earlier this year from long-running owners The Bayfield Family, interest was almost immediate. What would Justin Hemmes and his crew do the new venue? They had already showcased their ambition and knack for creating super-sized and extravagant hospitality hubs with the likes of ivy and Coogee Pavilion, so the potential for this Northern Beaches icon, which is almost like a waterside fortress, was exciting to say the least. Now with a new title, The Newport, Merivale have revealed their plans.... Read More | Share it now!

Noodle spinning competitions are being held in Sydney and Melbourne

Noodle spinning and stretching just may be that undiscovered talent you had hiding inside all along, and to bring it out of you loved hot pot brand Simmer Huang are hosting ‘noodle challenges’ are all of their venues, across Sydney and Melbourne. The restaurant has become known for unique and theatrical cooking methods, with a common sight being noodles spinning all around their five – four Sydney, one Melbourne – venues.... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney’s best ticketed New Year’s Eve parties 2015-16

Now that we’re in December, Sydneysiders are no doubt scrambling to lock in those perfect NYE plans, and with so many options available around the famed Harbour City, one is definitely going to need some help sorting through all that’s on offer. Pretty much every venue around Sydney will be trying to coax you through their doors and into their ticketed event, but not all NYE parties are made equal. Because we’re a helpful bunch we’ve sifted through a shortlist of our favourite New Year’s Eve events around Sydney for the 2015/2016 period, trimming that down even more to present you this list of traditional events, new parties, and more.... Read More | Share it now!

Sydney gets a new three-level establishment with Lot.1

2015 is ending with a burst of exciting new openings for Sydney and front and centre is Lot.1, a lush three-level establishment in the heart of the CBD that offers a premium dining experience, leaning towards classic Italian favourites and focused on local seasonal ingredients handled with a refined modern twist. The venue has a capacity of 400 people and boasts stunning architecture completely befitting it’s multi-million dollar development. ... Read More | Share it now!