Top Melbourne bars are forming an Old Fashioned cocktail trail this week

Some of Melbourne’s top bars are forming an Old Fashioned trail for the next eight days (2nd to 10th September) to celebrate Maker’s Mark Old Fashioned Week, looking to follow Melbourne Spring Fashion Week with a different kind of style. After success earlier this year in Sydney, the classic Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky will spread a bit of their magic through the streets and laneways of the world’s most liveable city by issuing a challenge to the likes of Ms Collins and Madame Brussels, tasking all participating bars to create an exclusive Old Fashioned, where no two recipes can be the same. ... Read More | Share it now!

Gourmet Traveller National Restaurant Awards announce 2017 winners

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!

Bombay Sapphire take their Project Botanicals to new levels with Australian collaborators

Bombay Sapphire are thinking outside of the box when it comes to their latest collaborative project, focusing that crisp flavour and complex profile – the premium London Dry has 10 different botanicals – into what they are calling “True Artistry”. It’s a program of avant-garde partnerships with various Australian music, fragrance, and culinary talents, curated into events that aim to elevate different aspects of the gin drinking experience both through online and real-world sensory experiences.... Read More | Share it now!

Gelatissimo announce new flavours inspired by different travel destinations

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 multi-million dollar yachts to kittens: the Garage Sale Trail is back for its sixth year

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!

First Look: Fitzroy’s six-week pop up Gelato Fiasco log cabin (Melbourne)

Gelato Fiasco pop up ice cream bar

Just the other week, we brought you news about a unique pop-up gelato log cabin opening in Fitzroy for six weeks. It’s a temporary hub by the team from Portland gelateria Gelato Fiasco, who have just brought their bold American-inspired flavours over Australia. The Gelato Fiasco pop-up will be a chance for Melbourne’s lucky dessert lovers to dip into scoops of four different flavours that aren’t at all what you’d expect from your standard gelato.... Read More | Share it now!

Streets Ice Cream are bringing Viennetta on a Stick to Australia

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!

A pop up gelato log cabin is coming to Fitzroy (Melbourne)

Straight outta Portland, U.S based Gelato Fiasco is set to impact the Australian market now that they have launched a range of slightly ridiculous flavours around the country. To celebrate their arrival, they are bringing a special treat to Melbourne’s Fitzroy next month, opening a pop up Gelato Fiasco Log Cabin in the hip Melbourne suburb from Friday 5th August where gelato fiends can pull up and dive into gelato that makes use of everything from bacon flavoured candies and brownie pieces to salted chocolate pretzels and Sriracha flake coated almonds, all served in black waffle cones.... Read More | Share it now!

Two Bros on Blyth is Altona’s new double storey eatery and bar (Melbourne)

While Altona’s dining scene picks up the Melbourne suburb has welcomed a brand new double storey eatery and bar called Two Bros on Blyth, a permanent version of last year’s successful pop up of the same name by brothers Michael and Ehab Botros. The Botros brothers have set up just off Altona’s busy Pier Street, blending cafe and drinking culture to speak to those who don’t necessarily want to travel to the CBD to have a good meal or night out. ... Read More | Share it now!