Sometimes referred to as the “Oscars of the Australian food world”, the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards has come around again to sort through the country’s stellar dining scene and celebrate excellence across several different categories. Being the country’s only national restaurant awards based on independent reviews, the awards serve as an authoritative guide to the best of the best, which were named at a ceremony last night held at Sydney’s Long Chim, a strong new opening from homecoming hero David Thompson.... Read More | Share it now!
Now that winter is almost behind us (fingers crossed), Gelatissimo have released a bunch of new flavours to continue their globe-trotting wave, designing four tastes that have been inspired by places like South Africa and France. This has resulted in some of the gelato chain’s boldest creations to date, surely spicing up their regular offerings to really make a mark on Australia’s vast gelato scene.... Read More | Share it now!
From a modest start to what is now a heavily anticipated national program, the Garage Sale Trail returns to Australia each October to encourage local communities to engage with and host good ol’ fashioned garage sales, and we aren’t just talking dusty old books and fur coats. On October 22nd, registered garage sales across the country will form one large, synchronised treasure hunt with people selling off their wares – big or small – or offering up some unconventional goods, like adoptable kittens, or multi-million dollar yachts (someone has legit registered the huge yacht that was used in Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby for sale this year).... Read More | Share it now!
Those unmistakable ripples of Streets’ fluffy Viennetta ice cream have been burned back into the hearts and minds of Aussies everywhere since an elusive image of a “Viennetta on a stick” product went viral a few days ago. It only to lead to sighs of disappointment when it was revealed that the holy grail of dessert products was not available in the country. However, as news.com.au report, that’s all set to change because Streets Ice Cream have confirmed that the bucketloads of demand that followed the image have forced them to officially launch Viennetta on a Stick in Australia.... Read More | Share it now!
Well this sure seems overdue doesn’t it? Well known chocolate brand Max Brenner, who had had chocolate bars and cafes dotted all over Australia, are finally making a play for the Adelaide market. The international chain has not had a presence to date in the southern city despite well known outlets in major cities like Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne, but that’s all set to change once Rundle Street becomes home to Adelaide’s very first Max Brenner Chocolate Bar. ... Read More | Share it now!
Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards, which are held each year in partnership with Gourmet Traveller WINE, have today been announced, a result of the heady task that is sorting through the country’s top restaurants to arrive at the very best being offered in 2016. Each year, the list of awards serves as an well respected guide to the best collections of wines sorted into categories, from the esteemed “Wine List of the Year” award, which was last year won by Bentley Restaurant & Bar (Sydney) and “Best New List” to “Best Food and Wine Matching List” and even “Best Beer List”.... Read More | Share it now!
OzHarvest are bringing back their annual Think.Eat.Save event this week, aiming to feed members of the public for free in cities both major and regional across Australia. Set up on Monday 25th July from 11:30am to 2:30pm, the food rescue organisation and some of the best Chefs in Australia will dish up plates made from “rescued” food. Sydney’s event will also feature a panel of food industry experts who will be discussing the issues of food waste, food security, and sustainability.... Read More | Share it now!
As if a three-hour set from The Cure and finally witnessing The Avalanches post-Wildflower wasn’t enough, this year’s Splendour in the Grass is promising its biggest food and lifestyle line-up to date. Following the success of having Mary’s up there last year (in the Gold Bar though), Secret Sounds have tapped into some of the most popular food vendors in the country to, in addition to all the regular food trucks and stalls, cater for the three-day festival. The likes of mega-popular Doughnut Time, pub food champ The Unicorn (from Sydney), and the forever-loved Bourke Street Bakery have jumped on board to bring all that delicious nosh up to North Byron Parklands next weekend, sitting in an area dubbed “The Very Small Suburb” along with a range of fashion and beauty pop ups.... Read More | Share it now!
Uber have partnered up with the team at OzHarvest to kick start a global event this Friday, bringing Australia the much loved “Uber Ice Cream” delivery service nation-wide, and this time some of the country’s top chefs are getting involved. People across Australia will be able to order in exclusive gourmet ice cream flavours designed by the likes of George Calombaris, Matt Moran, and Neil Perry through the Uber app from 11am to 5pm this Friday 15th July.... Read More | Share it now!
Australia has the good fortune to be in the midst of winter when World Chocolate Day (today, July 7th) rolls around each year, which usually means that across the country people will be dipping their marshmallows in a comfortable cup of hot chocolate. One of the most ubiquitous chocolate cafes in the country, Max Brenner acknowledge the power of a good cup of rich and creamy hot cocoa, and this year they are channeling that into two limited edition flavours to add to their current range of winter warmers.... Read More | Share it now!