Goodtime Hospitality rework The White Cockatoo into West Village, Petersham (Sydney)

Petersham pub The White Cockatoo has gone through a substantial revamp by new hospitality group Goodtime Hospitality – co-owned by entrepreneur James Bodel and Locky Paech (ex The Norfolk; The Forresters). Now know as West Village, the conveniently located venue is a blend of local pub familiarity and modern design with an acute attention to detail, style, and design.... Read More | Share it now!

Gelato Messina launches new flavour inspired by Wellington, New Zealand, for one week only

In what is one of the more unique collaborations Gelato Messina have offered Australia, the renowned dessert kings have teamed up with New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, to create a Welly inspired flavour that will be available across all Messina stores for just one week. With the cheeky name of “Sweet As”, the very limited edition gelato is part of a joint campaign with Tourism New Zealand, Positively Wellington Tourism, and Destination Marlborough, titled “Inspired by Wellington”, which saw Messina founder Nick Palumbo fly to the capital of cool to adsorb everything the city has to offer and come up with a flavour inspired by the trip.... Read More | Share it now!

Belle’s Hot Chicken to open at Barangaroo (Sydney)

We already know that the Barangaroo precinct will be home to Sydney’s Noma pop-up, but details are slowly starting to roll in of the other exciting venues looking to complete the development’s food element. Melbourne’s hugely sought-after Belle’s Hot Chicken will open at Barangaroo from November 19th, staying on at the harbour-side hub for 10 months before looking for a more permanent venue somewhere around the inner-west.... Read More | Share it now!

Cake Wines plan community feasts in gardens and markets around Sydney

From now until mid-December, popular wine champs Cake Wines will be staging a series of weekend lunches and dinners in local community gardens and farmers markets with the help of some of Sydney’s best chefs, including Mike McEnearney (of Kitchen by Mike fame) and Richie Dolan (of Chiswick). With such talent on board, the Cakes Wines Community Feast series is set as a necessary food and wine experience to ’round out a strong year for Cake Wines.... Read More | Share it now!

Laphroaig planning exclusive Whisky pop-ups in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane

Iconic Islay distillery Laphroaig are celebrating 200 years in 2015, and before the year’s out they plan on bringing their Smoke on the Water Whisky Pop-Up to the east-coast of Australia to spread the love. Two centuries of distilling one of the world’s most unique and rewarding Whiskies is no small feat, so we expect these one-night-only events to be huge; they certainly sound quite ambitious, with 10k worth of Laphroaig up for grabs in each city.... Read More | Share it now!

La Puerta Latino Flavours opens in Neutral Bay (Sydney)

Neutral Bay’s growing dining scene has just taken a big step forward, welcoming Oscar Espinosa, ex-Head Chef of Mexicano, for his first solo venture, tapping into authentic South American food with La Puerta Latino Flavours. Just off the Military Road strip, on Waters Road, you’ll find the restaurant-bar and it’s heady tapas-style approach to flavours from Cuba, Argentina, Peru, and Brazil.... Read More | Share it now!

Kansas City Shuffle opens up in The Rocks (Sydney)

Kansas City Shuffle (KCS) has given The Rocks has a shiny new café to play around with, and this one is far from your standard newbie. For one, it comes from the ultra reliable Ben Sweeten, standing as his seventh café venture, after involvement in successful venues like Joe Black Café and Proud Mary. Secondly, it has shaped what is the former Cadbury Chocolate Factory and turned it into a clean mix of stone, wood and greenery; a multi-faceted dining space that is both adaptable and consistent.... Read More | Share it now!

Documentary about Noma and René Redzepi gets a trailer

With countless established restaurants around the world, the title of “Best Restaurant in the World” is one that cannot be taken lightly, and it has belonged to Copenhagen restaurant Noma on more than one occasion. What Chef René Redzepi has done with Noma has attracted people from all over the world, so immortalising his journey on the big screen makes perfect sense, especially with Noma set to shut up shop and move here to Sydney, Australia for 10 weeks.... Read More | Share it now!

Italian eatery One Ford Street opens in Balmain (Sydney)

Last week Balmain welcomed a brand new eatery attached to the recently re-worked Cricketers Arms Hotel on Darling Street. Named One Ford Street the attractive new spot will focus on fresh, authentic Italian food with a menu designed by Chef Sam Bennett (ex Bourke Street Bakery; Fix St James) who is working alongside floor manager, and former Gourmet Traveller Magazine “Maitre D of the Year”, Fabio Dore.... Read More | Share it now!