Interview: Glenfiddich Malt Master Brian Kinsman and the story behind a new $4000 whisky

Glenfiddich’s Malt Master Brian Kinsman has selected, overseen and nurtured the latest expression releases as part of the extremely rare and sought after Glenfiddich Rare Collection Programme. The Glenfiddich 1977 Rare Collection Cask No. 15176, priced at around AUD $4,352 and released exclusively to travel retailer Heinemann Duty Free (in Sydney and Kuala Lumpur airports) and its partners, is a single cask whisky aged for 40 years, and it goes without saying that whisky enthusiasts have been awaiting this release for quite some time.... Read More | Share it now!

Following its 13th consecutive Chef’s Hat, Wollongong’s Caveau is as focused as ever (NSW)

Having been awarded their thirteenth chef’s hat in a row and evolving under new management, Wollongong’s treasured Caveau is enjoying an eventful 2017. The award-winning fine dining institution is now being managed by chefs Simon Evans and Tom Chiumento, both whom have been running the kitchen since late 2015 and have a strong sense of Caveau’s place in the local food scene, as well as how to ensure the acclaim is consistently met while the menu is changed every 6-8 weeks according to local Illawara and South Coast produce.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Balla’s Gabriele Taddeucci talks teaming up with LuMi Bar & Dining for Good Food Month

Good Food Month is once again fixing to take over Sydney with a ridiculous amount of exclusive food and drink focused events. In addition to the always jam-packed Night Noodle Markets, the program each year gives the best chefs from Sydney and beyond a chance to collaborate, showcase, and experiment to feed the masses (or lucky ticket-holders). ... Read More | Share it now!

How to cook the perfect steak with two-time winner of best steak in the world, Dany Karam of Black Bar & Grill

Across Australia this weekend, thousands of barbecues will be lit up on Father’s Day to show appreciation for the paternal figures in our lives. To help you look like a pro and impress at the dining table this weekend, learn the best secrets and tips from two-time winner of best steak in the world chef Dany Karam of Black Bar & Grill at The Star.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: in conversation with Southern Comfort’s national cocktail champion Jacob Cohen

Cairns bartender Jacob Cohen has recently won the Southern Comfort Traveling Tales cocktail competition. It consisted of numerous rounds around the nation before the Finals held at NOLA Smokehouse and Bar in Barangaroo, Sydney. Jacob has a chat to us before he sets off to New Orleans to experience his first-place prize as well as the story and ingredients behind his winning cocktail – The Bootlegger.... Read More | Share it now!

Interview: Jake Smyth on bringing The Unicorn Hotel back to Splendour in the Grass

Jake Smyth, best known for Sydney’s cult-burger joint Mary’s and award-winning pub The Unicorn Hotel, and his team will once again be bringing their mega popular fare up to this year’s Splendour in the Grass. Representing just how far festival food has come in the last few years, both Mary’s and The Unicorn will be operating up at the three-day festival, held in North Byron Parklands, after proving invaluable in recent years. Mary’s will be landing at the VIP Gold Bar as per usual, but The Unicorn will be out leading the impressive line-up at Splendour’s pop-up neighbourhood “The Very Small Suburb”, which also includes Gelato Messina and Allpress Espresso.... Read More | Share it now!

We talk cannabis with Anastasia Suraev ahead of The Hemp Health & Innovation Expo & Symposium

It’s just about time for the controversial but incredibly insightful The Hemp Health & Innovation (HHI) Expo & Symposium to return to Sydney after thousands of Sydneysiders turned up to the inaugural event last year. The two-day symposium has gathered a lineup of brilliant minds, both global and locals speakers, to fill the space across 27th and 28th May, alongside 80 exhibitors and the largest ratified hemp crop in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Read More | Share it now!