Peer-voted list of top 100 restaurants in Australia revealed

The Australian Financial Review Australia has announced their 3rd annual peer-voted top 100 restaurants list, celebrating excellence across the nation. Going through and rounding down this country’s exceptional dining scene to a top 100, a challenge by any means, was once again done by a panel of insiders, positioning the list as a unique ranking decided upon solely by chefs and restaurateurs – the only one of its kind in Australia.... 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!

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!

Ben & Jerry’s free cone day will take place across Australia this Tuesday

Each year dominant ice-cream brand Ben & Jerry’s thank their many fans for a year of support with a day entirely dedicated to free ice-cream. They’ve been doing this public service since 1979, etching a nice little tradition for themselves and watching as demand piles up – last year they handed out over 103,000 scoops across the country. This Tuesday 4th April the B&J team are expecting the best that number by 20% across NSW, SA, WA, QLD and ACT stores (sorry Melbourne).... Read More | Share it now!

OzHarvest branches into the UK with help from Jamie Oliver & the Duchess of Cornwall

OzHarvest, the charity dedicated to reducing food waste and eliminating hunger, has landed overseas to tackle this growing issue on a global scale. UKHarvest is now a thing, and has the full support of some pretty influential people – HRH the Duchess of Cornwall as patron, as well as Jamie Oliver and his foundation. The announcement comes after the very first UK CEO CookOff took place last week in London where they raised over £500,000, which will help kick-start UKHarvest’s efforts.... Read More | Share it now!

The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017: positions 51-100 have been announced

In case you haven’t heard, the highly authoritative World’s 50 Best Restaurants ceremony is being held in Melbourne next week. Often referred to as the definitive ranking of culinary excellence across the globe, the anticipated list will be released on Wednesday 5th April after much deliberation by an anonymous panel made up of over 1,000 industry experts. But it doesn’t just stop at 50. A week out from the big reveal, the restaurants who made the cut from 51 to 100 have been revealed, featuring iconic dining destinations from 24 countries across six continents. ... Read More | Share it now!