Din Tai Fung will be offering chocolate and banana monkey buns for Chinese New Year

Famed dumpling chain Din Tai Fung will be celebrating The Year of the Monkey in the most adorable way possible next month, offering specially created Monkey Buns along with new additions to their comprehensive menu. Available throughout February in Sydney and Melbourne, these steamed bao monkey buns will come filled with a creamy mix of banana and chocolate, priced at just $4.80 each.... Read More | Share it now!

Woollahra’s Phoenix Hotel reopens with a Mediterranean edge (Sydney)

A big slice of Woollahra history has risen back up from the ashes with beloved venue The Phoenix Hotel being transformed by Greek-Australia brothers William, Alex, and Andrew Cooney into the simply named Phoenix. After more than a year of just sitting there empty after Champagne Bar One Moncur closed for business, the space seems ready to slot into the comprehensive pub market that characterises Woollahra and Paddington nowadays, put forth as a contemporary Greek restaurant and wine bar with a shared menu designed by Chef Nick Alexeeff (ex-Brown Sugar in Bondi). ... Read More | Share it now!

The GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of 2015 list has been revealed

Australia has spoken! The ‘other’, more delicious Hottest 100 list has been unveiled, looking at the ever-growing craft beer industry across the country and helping rank the best of the best brews of 2015. Since 2008 the poll, started by The Local Taphouse, has sifted through barrels and barrels of creative brews to give us a nice and ordered list of Australian craft beers. Titled The G.A.B.S Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers of the Year, the public voted system pulls in the opinions of thousands of craft beer lovers all across the country.... Read More | Share it now!

Rene Redzepi reveals the menu for Noma Australia (Sydney)

René Redzepi’s hotly anticipated Noma Australia is finally here, popping up in Barangaroo on Australia Day for a sold-out, ten-week residency that runs until April 2nd. The arrival of Noma has been met with so much speculation, given Redzepi’s dedication to local produce and the team’s singular level of creativity in the kitchen; they all embarked on multiple excursions to Australia in the lead-up to the restaurant, learning about native ingredients, local wines, and new cooking methods. Now, the full menu has been revealed, and unsurprisingly it sounds like those lucky enough to nab up the expensive tickets (in a matter of seconds as well) are in for a dining experience of a lifetime.... Read More | Share it now!

A real life fruit ninja will be chopping up fruit that you throw at him this week in Sydney

Ice cream brand Streets have been real busy in Sydney as of late. They’ve already brought us the world’s best jumping castle and now it seems they want to let loose an actual samurai in Wynyard Park this Thursday. As part of a state-wide tour for their Fruttare truck, Streets have trained up a Fruttare Samurai, three-time Australian Martian Arts champ Andy Trieu, who will be showing off his fruit slicing skills this week. ... Read More | Share it now!

Piccolo Me are now serving a Nutella and Malteser fried ice-cream dessert (Sydney)

Sydney brand Piccolo Me are known for their indulgent savoury and sweet creations, delivering everything from Nerdtella Bombs to Cheeseburger Crossaints. They are best known for their playful, quirky creations and reliable cups of coffee, but now they are looking to be recognised for one of the country’s most ridiculously over-the-top, and highly tempting, desserts: The Fried Maltella. ... Read More | Share it now!

Westfield Sydney announces series of Lunar New Year events

Westfield Sydney will celebrate the start of the Chinese (or Lunar) New Year, the Year of the Monkey, by hosting a range of in-centre activities. From 28th January onwards, shoppers and visitors alike will be able to get a taste of Chinese culture by participating in beautiful events such as the Chinese Calligraphy demonstration or the Tea-Tasting events, or even something as fun as the Dumpling Eating Contest!... Read More | Share it now!

Orange F.O.O.D Week announces ten-day program of events (NSW)

Orange F.O.O.D (Food or Orange District) week is celebrating 25 years in 2016, making in Australia’s longest running regional food festival, once again paying homage to the substantial food and culture scene of the renowned New South Wale’s region. From 8th to 17th of April, the ten-day festival will bring a diverse program to the Central West region of NSW, once again contributing significantly to the state’s regional tourism economy and showcasing local produce across six signature events as well as more than 90 pop-up events hosted by local restaurants, cafes, caterers, and cellar doors.... Read More | Share it now!

New dining project ‘A Moveable Feast’ set to debut on Bondi Beach this March

Sydney is nothing without its adventures in dining, and Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, Bondi Beach to be exact, will be the site of the first dining project and experience, in a series of events designed to take Sydneysiders on a range of dining journeys, showcasing the beauty of Sydney in each season. Aptly named A Moveable Feast, the first event will be a bittersweet farewell to summer, and will see guests revelling in a celebration of exceptional food, champagne and wine, alongside a selection of curated entertainment. The event will take place on Saturday, 12th March on the sands of Bondi Beach. Entry into the event will commence from 6:30pm, and the night will end at 11pm. ... Read More | Share it now!

McDonald’s Australia is now selling Big Mac Special Sauce in 500ml bottles for a limited run

Last year, fast food giant McDonald’s Australia started pushing exclusive 500ml bottles of their famous Big Mac Special Sauce to a selected few across the country, with the rest of the public able to get their hands on 25ml tubs from national outlets. But that was last year. In 2016, McDonald’s are taking the ‘exclusive’ label off of the popular product and adding them to the Macca’s menu, meaning anyone can purchase these highly sought after 500ml bottles from selected McDonald’s restaurants in Australia.... Read More | Share it now!