Tomotaka Ishizuka introduces Japanese Kaiseki to Melbourne

Acclaimed Japanese chef Tomotaka Ishizuka is opening a restaurant under his namesake on Melbourne’s Bourke Street in the hopes of introducing the local food scene to a truly refined and delicate Japanese food art form comparable to Western haute cuisine. For anyone fortunate enough to get into the 16 seater restaurant a unique sensory experience will await in the form of  a traditional dinner consisting of eleven small and beautifully presented dishes known as Kaiseki. ... Read More | Share it now!

Australia’s first ever 24/7 Pho restaurant has opened in Melbourne

They are the anti soup nazis of our generation, three humble lads set on making Vietnamese Pho available 24/7 for Melbourne locals and visitors. Thai Ho, Midawell Phal and George Do are hoping to wow late night crowds with a magical bowl of Pho any time of day, any day of the week with this recently opened venture. Basically, instant gratification is at hand for any human in the vicinity of Melbourne’s CBD with a sudden hankering at 3am to slurp down on what the founders of Hochi Mama claim to be the best Pho the city has ever wrapped its chops around.  ... Read More | Share it now!

There’s a free Nutella food truck making its way along the East Coast this month

Yes you heard right, as if New South Wales wasn’t Nutella crazed enough, as if we already didn’t have enough Nutella cafes or Tella bars or chocolate festivals where Nutella is uber prominent in everything or infamous donuts filled with chocolatey hazelnut goodness (I’m looking at you Krispy Kreme). Those sexy evil geniuses at Nutella headquarters have come up with a dastardly scheme to lure the fair people of our state outside, to their giant toaster moonlighting as a food truck for FREE Nutella based goodies.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Pullman Quay Grand’s Q Dining impresses with new menu (Sydney)

The Pullman luxury hotel chain has been a strong leader in Australia’s hospitality sector, with highlights in the last couple of years including the opening of their new location at Sydney airport and a sleek refurbishment of Pullman Quay Grand’s Quadrant restaurant now dubbed Q Dining.  Led by Executive Chef Stefan Brademann (Bennelong, The Fat Duck) the restaurant’s spectacular location overlooking East Circular Quay and the Harbour Bridge is seconded only by its modern yet elegant theme of glass and steel, its suspended dome lights making it instantly recognisable.... Read More | Share it now!

Ananas introduces new menu just in time for Vivid Sydney

It’s grown to be one of the most popular and chaotic events of the year with hoards of tourists flocking to Sydney for the sensory overload that is Vivid Festival. There is more than one way to enjoy Sydney’s lit up surrounds during this event and given the chaos and crowds sometimes it’s nice to start off in a comfy spot eating good food, taking in a view of the harbour lights.... Read More | Share it now!

Good Food for Good Cause: YWCA’s Song Kitchen to support domestic violence victims

Nourishment is a fundamental part of life and a way of connecting with our loved ones regularly, so why not make those nights out count even more by supporting a good cause? This notion seems to be gaining momentum across the food industry with Song kitchen’s profit for purpose model aiming to do just that. Located beneath the YWCA NSW’s Song Hotel (formerly the Y Hotel) all proceeds from the restaurant, café and bar fund services and support for domestic violence victims.... Read More | Share it now!

FLUX contemporary Hawaiian designer pop-up rides a wave into Sydney this week

This time of year it’s mighty tempting to fight them winter chills and head off somewhere sunny, welcoming and familiar. Hawaii remains a top destination for us Aussies which is unsurprising, given how similarly laid back and beachy the vibe is over there. So for anyone craving an eternal summer or daydreaming about their next trip, a visit to the FLUX Hawaii Shop pop-up heading to Sydney this week may be a good start. ... Read More | Share it now!