OzHarvest CEO CookOff kicks off again in Sydney and Brisbane

Time for the 1% to get their hands dirty!  The fifth annual OzHarvest CEO CookOff is back again on 7th March, and it means 50 of the country’s top chefs, alongside 150 business leaders, will feed 1,300 homeless and disadvantaged people from Sydney and, for the first time ever, Brisbane.  The events will take place at The Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve (a new location) in Sydney and at the Royal International Convention Centre in Brisbane. Performances by Gurrumul Yunupingu and the Bangarra Dance Company will take place.... Read More | Share it now!

Saké Restaurant & Bar to open in Flinders Lane, with sister venue Saké Jr not far behind (Melbourne)

Urban Purveyor Group are expanding their multi award-winning Saké brand in a big way this year, as Melbourne is set to get not one, but two new venues that fall under the renowned contemporary Japanese restaurant, first with Saké Restaurant & Bar in Flinders Lane, and then with new concept, fast-fine venue Saké Jr launching on Bourke Street. ... Read More | Share it now!

Nathan Sasi’s artisanal ice creamery, “Good Times”, opens in Potts Point (Sydney)

Ex-Nomad, future-Mercado Chef Nathan Sasi now has his very own ice creamery, Good Times, a joint venture with wife Sali which, for it’s first week (now unfortunately over), had it’s entire menu curated by culinary goddess Christine Manfield. Now in it’s second week Good Times’ official menu will launch on Tuesday 1st March, ready to show Sydney just what Sasi and Sali have been waiting to unleash upon the city’s most discerning dessert lovers.... Read More | Share it now!

The Balvenie brings a high-powered telescope and exclusive Whisky cocktails to Shangri-La’s Blu Bar (Sydney)

A dizzying 36 floors above Sydney, atop the famous Shangri-La Hotel, now sits a one-of-a-kind handcrafted telescope thanks the team behind single malt The Balvenie. From March 1st to April 10th, the masterfully crafted telescope, which has been handmade by Mark Turner of Moonraker Telescopes and master wood maker Paul Cruickshank-Inns, will be facing the harbour-bridge side of the lavish Blu Bar, after which it will continue to be exhibited in a series of exclusive bars and restaurants across Australia throughout the year. ... Read More | Share it now!

Silvereye teams with Evil Twin Brewing for an exclusive craft beer dinner (Sydney)

Still a new kid on the block but with a reputation beyond it’s years, Silverye, will be teamed up with the world renowned Evil Twin Brewing to stage an exclusive craft beer dinner this month. Head Chef Sam Miller (who earned his stripes at Noma in Copenhagen) will be collaborating with Evil Twin founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø on a special menu for the one-night-only event which includes four snacks, four mains, and two desserts with six craft beer pairings.... Read More | Share it now!

Pardon My French relocates to permanent shop in Prahran (Melbourne)

Originally a crêpe stall in South Melbourne Market, Pardon My French has now opened a permanent shop at 396 Chapel Street, Prahran. The famed crêperie is the brainchild of head crêpe-maker John Milic and his partner Pauline Henley- Smith, and the move is a welcome one for their loyal customers, who wait patiently in line for a crêpe at their former location.... Read More | Share it now!

The Chateaux of Bordeaux roadshow extravaganza comes to Sydney and Melbourne in March

You’re going to want to pay attention to this one wine lovers because Langton’s, Australia’s premier fine wine specialists, have just announced that they are bringing a dozen Bordeaux Grande Cru Classé Chateau proprietors and winemakers to Australia for a little tour in early March (that’s next week mind you). From 2nd to 6th March, the inaugural Chateaux of Bordeaux roadshow extravaganza will host events in Sydney and Melbourne featuring the latest vintages and rare museum wines from the fabled Bordeaux region, more specifically the communes of Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion, Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes, represented by wines like Brane-Cantenac, Beychevelle, Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Larcis Ducasse, Chevalier and Guiraud.... Read More | Share it now!