Brisbane’s four-day Maroon Festival set to showcase Queensland’s finest eateries

The Maroon Festival will be a hub for Queensland fans, with the inaugural event kicking off on the days leading up to the State of Origin. Running from Sunday 28 May to Wednesday 31 May along Brisbane’s South Bank, the free family event blends all things rugby league and Queensland’s booming culinary culture across four days jam packed with things to do for locals and visitors.... Read More | Share it now!

A Night with the Nail: Drambuie is bringing a five-week bar experience to Brisbane this June

Scotch Whisky Liqueur brand Drambuie is celebrating the revival of its most renowned cocktail, The Rusty Nail,  with a five-week bar experience called ‘A Night with the Nail’. The pop up follows success in other Australian cities, highlighting one of the most iconic whisky cocktails and how the simply beautiful recipe has stood the test of time.... Read More | Share it now!

Diageo has named Australia’s top 20 bartenders for 2017

Each year the authoritative judging panel of Diageo Reserve World Class enters, analyses, and awards the Australia’s bar scene to celebrate its top performers. Swarms of talent stand behind bars across the country each and every night, ensuring that not only are we pulled into a world of well-made cocktails and well-selected spirits, but we feel welcomed and comfortable at our favourite drinking establishments. The ones who perform the best are curators to the highest degree, helping us cultivate our tastes and discover new favourites so that we get the most out of our visit to some of the best bars in the country. This top 20 list lets us know which bartenders are going that extra mile for their customers.... Read More | Share it now!

Glenfiddich’s “Artist in Residence” prize is on the look out for whisky-loving Australian artists

For the third year in a row, Glenfiddich Distillery in Dufftown, Scotland is offering Australian artists something pretty darn unique with their annual “Glenfiddich Artists in Residence Prize”. Open from now until June 30th of this year William Grant & Sons are on the look out to award one very (and we mean very) lucky artist a unique residency valued at $21,000, where they will work and live for three months at the iconic distillery in 2018.... Read More | Share it now!

Aussie Wine Month is here to kickstart your vino knowledge

Following last month’s celebrations of the world’s 50 best restaurants, it’s time to narrow our focus and look to our homegrown champions in food and wine; especially wine. Aussie Wine Month has arrived to help fill your May with quality drops, an arrival marked earlier this week with a intimate feast at Sydney’s highly regarded Bentley, where the restaurant’s sommelier Nick Hildebrandt and Taras Ochota of Adelaide Hills’ ochota barrels went head-to-head with a friendly wine pairing competition for each course (Everyone won in the end because two different pairings of top Australian wines per course is way better than just one pairing, we’d say.) The celebratory dinner was the perfect teaser of what’s to come over the next few weeks. With events being held across all of Australia, our antipodean craft will be championed through masterclasses, workshops and tastings from major cities, to regional wine havens.... Read More | Share it now!

Noosa’s four day food and wine festival returns this month (QLD)

Food and wine lovers are being well catered for this month as Noosa Food & Wine Festival returns to the sunshine coast, bringing with it a stacked program of events spread across two festival villages, one at Noosa Main Beach and the other in “The Woods”. Top local restaurants will be getting involved in the multi-day festival, which runs from 18th to 21st May, with over 45 visiting chefs from across the country head along to make this the festival’s biggest year yet.... Read More | Share it now!

Over 100 events planned for Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane during World Class Cocktail Week

Returning for another year of boozy, balanced and innovative fun, World Class Cocktail Week is bringing over 100 experiences to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, spread across seven days with some of the country’s finest bartenders and chefs getting involved. A range of masterclasses, tasting events and tutorials will be spread through the three cities, underlining some of the leading bars and restaurants that are driving the continual evolution of Australia’s cocktail scene.... Read More | Share it now!

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2017 have been announced, here’s the full list of winners

The anticipation was at an all time high this past Wednesday at a special ceremony held at Melbourne’s historic Royal Exhibition Building. With the highly authoritative World’s 50 Best Restaurants already announcing their 100-51 positions last week, with some very fine entries, discerning diners all across the world were speculating as to which destinations would make it into the prestigious top 50. Well, the results are out now, and they may be surprising for some as there’s been plenty of big changes as restaurant’s the world over have taken their menus in new, exciting directions. ... Read More | Share it now!