Wine is Coming: Game of Thrones themed wine festival “Game of Rhones” returns

After sell-out events across Australia and New Zealand last year, Game of Rhones will make it’s noble return as it tours Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Auckland, and Wellington once again this year across May, June, and July. Obviously inspired by HBO smash Game of Thrones (for which the season six trailer can be found HERE), this wine festival is a celebration of the classic grape varieties of the Rhone Valley in France, bringing in everything from Shiraz to Roussane in some of the best venues across the above cities for a wine festival to end all wine festivals.... Read More | Share it now!

Belleville is hosting a Chicken & Beer festival in Chinatown’s Globe Alley (Melbourne)

Late-night bar The Belleville are gearing up to celebrate their first birthday in a big way this month, opening up Chinatown’s Globe Alley for the inaugural chicken and beer festival. For around 10 hours on Saturday 12th March the entire alleyway will be filled with The Belleville’s wildly popular rotisserie chicken, craft beers and spirits from the likes of Barrow Boys Brewing, Kelly Brothers, and West Winds Gin, and an impressive lineup of live music and DJ sets soundtracking all those good eats and drinks with the finest local funk, soul, and hip hop.... Read More | Share it now!

Saké Restaurant & Bar to open in Flinders Lane, with sister venue Saké Jr not far behind (Melbourne)

Urban Purveyor Group are expanding their multi award-winning Saké brand in a big way this year, as Melbourne is set to get not one, but two new venues that fall under the renowned contemporary Japanese restaurant, first with Saké Restaurant & Bar in Flinders Lane, and then with new concept, fast-fine venue Saké Jr launching on Bourke Street. ... Read More | Share it now!

Pardon My French relocates to permanent shop in Prahran (Melbourne)

Originally a crêpe stall in South Melbourne Market, Pardon My French has now opened a permanent shop at 396 Chapel Street, Prahran. The famed crêperie is the brainchild of head crêpe-maker John Milic and his partner Pauline Henley- Smith, and the move is a welcome one for their loyal customers, who wait patiently in line for a crêpe at their former location.... Read More | Share it now!

The Chateaux of Bordeaux roadshow extravaganza comes to Sydney and Melbourne in March

You’re going to want to pay attention to this one wine lovers because Langton’s, Australia’s premier fine wine specialists, have just announced that they are bringing a dozen Bordeaux Grande Cru Classé Chateau proprietors and winemakers to Australia for a little tour in early March (that’s next week mind you). From 2nd to 6th March, the inaugural Chateaux of Bordeaux roadshow extravaganza will host events in Sydney and Melbourne featuring the latest vintages and rare museum wines from the fabled Bordeaux region, more specifically the communes of Margaux, Saint-Julien, Pauillac, Saint-Émilion, Pessac-Léognan and Sauternes, represented by wines like Brane-Cantenac, Beychevelle, Grand-Puy-Lacoste, Larcis Ducasse, Chevalier and Guiraud.... Read More | Share it now!

Highpoint Shopping Centre to host community dinner for newly arrived Australians this week (Melbourne)

Melbourne’s Highpoint Shopping Centre will be the site of a large community dinner this Wednesday 24th February as the first ever for non-profit initiative The Welcome Dinner Project, part of grass-roots movement joiningthedots aimed at connecting newly arrived Australians with established local residents over a shared feast. This comes after Highpoint was announced as a year-long major sponsor of the initiative.... Read More | Share it now!

Teeling Whiskey is planning St Patrick’s Day Eve party for Melbourne at Bar 1806

Multi-award winning Irish Whiskey, Teeling Whiskey, launched their entire range in Australia last year, and they plan to launch a new limited edition expression, The Revival 15 Year Old Single Malt in the near future, just in time for St Patrick’s Day and released to commemorate their opening of the first new distillery in Dublin in 125 years, which was realised last year. Now with an established presence on the local market, the brand are taking things up a notch with a takeover planed for Bar 1806 mid-March, falling on St Patrick’s Day eve, 16th March.... Read More | Share it now!

Cucina & Co. brings classic Italian to Brighton (Melbourne)

Melbourne’s Brighton has welcomed in Cucina & Co., the new Italian restaurant from Riccardo Bianchini (Caffe’e Cucina) aimed at fresh, classic and traditional flavours showcasing what Italians do best: pizza e vino. The 65-seat venue will be offering a seasonal a la carte menu which brings it back to simple Italian cooking with wood-fired pizzas, homemade gnocchi, and daily specials, with hearty soups and stews planned through winter.... Read More | Share it now!

Melbourne’s Gardens by Twilight is the best looking night picnic event of the year

Well this one is sure looking like a winner. Next month, as part of the 21st Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show (MIFGS), the city’s picturesque Carlton Gardens will play host to the show’s very first “Gardens by Twilight”, a hungry blend of fire acts, glow performances, street buskers, music, food, and drink set in a space designed to impress. The show, which runs over four days in March, will be transforming the city into a horticultural wonderland with a series of events, with this night-time extravaganza being one of the most exciting. ... Read More | Share it now!