Pilgrim Bar launches ‘Taste + Talk’ series with Four Pillars Gin (Melbourne)

Melbourne’s popular riverside haunt Pilgrim Bar have introduced a new series aimed at connecting food and drink aficionados to local producers from around Australia. Titled ‘Taste + Talk’, the string of events will begin this week on Thursday 18th February, bringing in on of Australia’s most loved Gin distilleries, Four Pillars for an hour-long event designed to be informative and educational, giving guests a chance to learn the secrets behind producing this acclaimed quality Gin.... Read More | Share it now!

Merivale previews new venues and dishes at extravagant launch party for March Into Merivale

Last week, Merivale celebrated the start of their one-month March Into Merivale festival with it’s traditional launch party throughout their famed ivy, presenting stalls from all Merivale venues new and old, with all chefs on hand to offer some of their latest creations, some old favourites, and future staples. AU’s Head Photographer Johnny Au was in attendance and brings you these photos of all the action at the incredibly busy, incredibly delicious three-hour party which saw previews of anticipated venues like Queen Chow, Fred’s, and The Newport as well as established favourites like Mr Wong and est..... Read More | Share it now!

Rising star Clinton McIver opens Amaru on Armadale’s High Street (Melbourne)

Clinton McIver,  of Clayton Bowls Club fame, has launched Amaru, the name being a hyrbid of an Aboriginal term “Amaroo” meaning “beautiful place” and the Portuguese word “Amar”, which means “to love. Roughly translated to “a beautiful place to love”, it’s the ideal way to describe a luxurious, intimate, tasting-menu-only space, located on High Street in Armadale.... Read More | Share it now!

Bondi pop up Waterman’s Lobster Co. expands menu (Sydney)

Though Waterman’s Lobster Co. in Potts Point is the brand’s official location, Bondi Beach really does seem a natural fit for them, which is why they opened up a very well received pop-up at the start of summer, bringing their Maine and Connecticut lobster rolls to Hall Street. Since kicking off the three-month residency, locals have been eagerly devouring the seafood rolls located in the former digs of Mexican staple Mr Moustache.... Read More | Share it now!

Suntory Whisky global ambassador Mike Miyamoto to host masterclass at Four Season’s Grain (Sydney)

Four Season’s Grain bar will welcome its fourth international Master Distiller in less than a year this week as they lock in Mike Miyamoto, the Global Ambassador for Suntory Whisky. Miyamoto will lead an exclusive Whisky masterclass this Wednesday 17th February as his only consumer event scheduled for Sydney. The intimate event will be a one-off, three hour exploration of the art and history of Japanese Whisky, a style which has been steadily gaining more and more interest during these past years. ... Read More | Share it now!

Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival teams up with Mercure Canberra for an all-in capital experience

The annual Canberra Craft Beer & Cider Festival is back for its 9th year on Saturday 19th March from 11am to 6pm in the the gardens of the heritage Mercure Canberra in Braddon, and will showcase Australian breweries as well as live bands, food and family entertainment.  The Festival will present more than 80 beers and ciders for tasting, and visitors can take part in beer/cider food matching sessions, hear guest speakers, and meet the brewers. It’s the perfect day out for beer and cider enthusiasts of any level.... Read More | Share it now!

SoCal heat things up with a “Cali Tequila Shack” and chilli eating competition (Sydney)

Applejack Hospitality’s popular Neutral Bay small bar SoCal will spice things up in March when they team with Olmeca Altos Tequila to launch an outdoor ‘Cali Tequila Shack’, which will be showcasing a range of the brand’s Tequilas including Plata and Reposado Tequilas, and Avion Espresso throughout the month. The launch of this new feature will be accompanied by a good ol’ fashioned chilli eating competition, set for Tuesday 1st March, kicking off at 7pm. ... Read More | Share it now!