Heating up for its second year in Portland, Maine will be Sunaana (an inuit word meaning “what is it”), a winter beer and music festival taking place across the enormous 30-acre Thompson’s Point and representing a surprising connection between the New England city and the Nordic country of Iceland. It was such a roaring success last year that the festival has now expanded to two days, perking interest from locals and visitors keen to dive deeper into Portland’s vibrant, and oft unexplored, cultural scene with a festival dedicated to the city’s identity.... Read More | Share it now!
Singapore might be known for its South East Asian street food and buzzing hawker centres, but it also has a thriving café culture well worth exploring. Visitors to the lively city can expect to see familiar faces on the menu like avocado on toast and interpretations of the good ol’ big breakfast, but keep an eye out for items inspired by the local cuisine. Here are eight cafes that are changing the brunch scene while still incorporating some quintessentially Singaporean flavours into their menu.... Read More | Share it now!
Maurice Terzini, the renowned chef behind Australian icon Icebergs Dining & Bar in Sydney (and others), has teamed up with Adrian Reed (of Motel Mexicola) once again to open Luigi’s Hot Pizza in the heart of Bali’s Canggu junction. The duo, whose first Bali collaboration Da Maria Bali is a beloved spot for Italian dining, have designed this new venue to offer locals an affordable, lo-fi and unpretentious approach to high quality pizza with drinks, music and the playful, relaxed atmosphere that mirrors the beachside locale. ... Read More | Share it now!
Sydney’s beloved Award-winning Malaysian restaurant Mamak (known for it’s long queues and late opening hours) has opened their first international restaurant in Bali, bringing their bold traditional flavours to the island’s metropolitan Seminyak area. Located in the heart of Seminyak, Mamak Bali will showcase their beloved Malaysian Rotis, Curries and Satays to Bali locals and visitors with a strong commitment to consistency and local produce.... Read More | Share it now!
As we near the end of 2017, it seems Bali’s famous Seminyak neighbourhood is getting all kinds of new dining destinations. We brought you news of Sarong Group’s new steampunk-inspired Thai restaurant recently, now we turn our attention towards the newly opened AYA Restaurant. Coming from owners Juanjo Suárez, Christian Gastaldi, Marco Cueva and Rafael Sanchez, the new addition to Seminyak’s kinetic dining scene is a hungry blend of Peruvian-Asian fusion food with a bright atmosphere inspired by street art.... Read More | Share it now!
Aussie visitors to restaurants like Mama San and Sarong already know what Bali’s renowned Sarong Group are capable of. So it should come as no surprised that the hospitality group’s latest venture is one of the island’s most anticipated openings of 2017. The restaurant, titled Som Chai, is a sophisticated Thai-influenced fine diner carved into a grand cavern with a distinctive bar set to host many nights out with a roster of live DJs spinning every week – as is expected of Bali’s famously festive late-night scene.... Read More | Share it now!
Beginning 1st October of this year, the recently opened Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands will be taking part in an ongoing global program designed to bring the hotel brands 225+ properties closer to the cultural scenes in their respective cities. And by cultural scenes we mean the tasty dynamic local craft beer scenes of the world, sifting through local breweries looking for the “best brew” to showcase on-site and on-tap to international and local guests. And considering the incredible reach the hotel brand has, with presence in almost 40 countries and territories, that’s an invaluable platform for creative local brewers to have. ... Read More | Share it now!
If you’re heading to Flow Festival in Helsinki this week then congratulations; you’ll be spending a weekend (11th-13th August) immersed in what has been named one of the very best and most inventive music and arts festivals in Europe. Though it’s not just music and arts for responsible for Flow Festival’s universal acclaim; the annual event also maintains strong relationships with some of the country’s top chefs, restaurants and bars, netting them an enviable food and drink program that will provide necessary fuel in between performances by likes of Frank Ocean, Lana Del Rey, the xx, Angel Olsen, and stacks of other international and local artists. ... Read More | Share it now!
Don’t call it comeback. Australian beef producer Jack’s Creek have, for the third year in a row, dominated London’s coveted World Steak Challenge, walking away with the title of World’s Best Fillet Steak. Bringing home one of the competition’s top awards, this has solidified Jack’s Creek as a serious force despite being a relative newcomer on the scene, besting 17 countries and over 100 entries to emerge in the first place.... Read More | Share it now!