Anna Polyviou’s epic gingerbread house and festive high tea take over Shangri-La Hotel (Sydney)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Sydney’s Shangri-La Hotel. Executive Pastry Chef, Anna Polyviou and her team of elves have outdone themselves this year with a life-sized gingerbread house full of lolly decorations on display, as well as a Christmas-themed carousel. The introduction of these annual decorations have transformed the atmosphere in the hotel’s famously lavish lobby, so it’s only right that they offer a few yuletide specials to celebrate.... Read More | Share it now!

The Festival of Nonna: top chefs are celebrating homemade Italian at 107 Projects (Sydney)

Grandmothers – or Nonnas in Italian – are often the glue in a family. They feed us, treat us and look after us. Sandhurst Fine Foods know all about this and are celebrating our beloved family matriarchs with a Festival of Nonna at 107 Projects in Redfern. It’s a series of Italian lunches, dinners and cooking workshops where you can learn techniques that have been perfected over multiple generations and enjoy great food and the company of some leading Italian-Australian chefs and their “nonnas.” It’s a fun and heart-warming occasion that is just like being embraced in a big, king hug by your grandma.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Saké Jr – CBD (Sydney)

Saké Jr proves that eating healthy does not need to leave you feeling hungry or unhappy. This fast and casual Japanese eatery located in the recently revamped Grosvenor Place complex in Sydney is the sister store to the fine-dining favourite, Saké Restaurant & Bar. It has a variety of fresh foods and drinks for sale but their biggest drawcard is that you can build your own Korean-inspired bowl ($15) or enjoy your own bowl and beer combination ($10) during their daily happy hour from 4pm until 7pm.... Read More | Share it now!

Fratelli Famous and The Bavarian team up for dual opening in World Square (Sydney)

Hands up who thinks pizza and beer is a winning combination. For those who agree then there’s a new restaurant to add to your bucket list, a clever dual-concept pairing of Fratelli Famous and The Bavarian at World Square from the rapidly expanding Urban Purveyor Group. The restaurant features a communal bar, shared indoor and outdoor seating and separate kitchens producing pizzas – with a DIY focus – and assorted German finery.... Read More | Share it now!

A Chef’s Table: The Civic Hotel’s new menu + a preview of David Tsirekas’ 1821 – CBD (Sydney)

The company of others is an essential and inseparable aspect of Greek eating. The Greek table is all about celebrating the things that matter like friendship, love, food, wine (even, at times, shouting at each other). This is what we were told by chef, David Tsirekas., former Head Chef of Xanthi and Perama and the star of a recent “Chef’s Table” evening at The Civic Hotel. In addition to showcasing the new bistro menu at the CBD institution, the event was also a very special preview of Tsirekas’ fine dining Greek epic 1821, which is soon to be open on Pitt Street.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Margherita’s Vinoteca – CBD (Sydney)

The word “Margherita” is normally synonymous with pizza. It could also be mistaken for a cocktail, as this could be how you would spell it after drinking one too many. But “Margherita’s” is also the name of a new restaurant, vinoteca and charcuterie in the heart of World Square in Sydney. It is located in a laneway beside that large bull statue and it’s a seamless transition to a gorgeous Italian piazza where you could relax and enjoy the finer things in life, like hearty, good quality Italian food and wine.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Margherita & Co – CBD (Sydney)

Margherita & Co is like a little slice of Italy. The new restaurant in the Hordern Arcade at World Square in Sydney looks poised to bring food that is buona and bella (good and beautiful – doesn’t everything sound better in Italian?) to a spot previously renowned for Asian eateries. The concept is courtesy of owner Jim Kospetas (Universal Hotels). The restaurant is essentially a fast-paced café where you can get good quality Italian food.... Read More | Share it now!

Chocolate fans rejoice! A Nutella food truck is making stops in NSW and VIC

The days of eating Nutella on white bread are over. The team behind the beloved chocolate hazelnut spread are on a food drive designed to get people thinking about new ways to eat and enjoy Nutella. In an Australian first a Nutella food truck will be travelling through New South Wales and Victoria handing out yummy samples to lucky punters on a first come, first serve basis.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Ternary – Pyrmont (Sydney) (revisited February 2016)

Both Sydneysiders and visitors to this great city may know the large, salmon-coloured Novotel building in Darling Harbour. What they may not realise is that this hotel also houses a great restaurant called The Ternary. This is the brain-child of Executive chef, Anthony Flowers and the perfect place to experience a memorable dining experience, which we were fortunate enough to do.... Read More | Share it now!