Top chefs join forces for UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal for Children (Melbourne)

Following the inspiring success of #CookForSyria in the UK, Australia’s top kitchen talent join forces to do their bit for children displaced by the conflict in Syria. Throughout March, UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal for Children launches a month-long campaign where restaurateurs, chefs, bakers and café owners from around the country cook their favourite signature dishes, or create a new one, and put a ‘Syrian inspired twist’ on them. A donation of $3 from sales from each of the specially made dishes will be made to the #CookForSyria fund. Dishes include baharat quail with tamarind at Firedoor in Surry Hills, or pickled octopus with Aleppo pepper at Restaurant Hubert in Sydney’s CBD.... Read More | Share it now!

Esprit de Figues: world’s first fresh fig liqueur launches in Australia

Crafted from age-old French techniques, Esprit de Figues has been perking interest around the world from the fact that it’s the very first true fresh fig liqueur to be made. It didn’t take long for demand to bring it to Australia either, as now anyone is able to buy themselves a bottle of the rich French liqueur that is said to highlight the earthly delights of full-flavoured and fresh figs, infused into the liquid by artisan distillers at a 150 year old distillery in Burgundy.... Read More | Share it now!

Introducing Dunies Lager: Dune Rats are releasing their very own beer with Young Henrys

With a description promising a “slightly hazy, summer smasher of a beer with a full blown dank hop nose and flavour, courtesy of some late addition hop hash”, the Dunies Lager sounds like the perfect liquid to pour into your shoe and skull on a scorching Sydney day. What’s Dunies Lager you ask? Oh it’s just a collaboration from Newtown icons Young Henrys and Brissy lads Dune Rats, releasing ahead of the band’s forthcoming 11-date tour. It’s the result of a cheeky bet made by the Young Henrys crew who promised Dune Rats they’d let them toil around in their beer labs if the lads’ new album hit number one on the ARIA charts. It did; they did.... Read More | Share it now!

Tasmanian distillery Southern Wild releases new gins using native botanicals

It ain’t all about whisky and cider down in Tasmania. New local distillery Southern Wild have dove into the domestic market in a big way, making a splash with a range of gins named after the two wild rivers which run from the snowmelt of Cradle Mountain through the hinterland to the pristine coast of Tasmania’s northwest. Dasher + Fisher is the new range, and it’s not just the name which echoes nature, but the botanicals used to bring these flavour profiles to life. ... Read More | Share it now!

Monte Alto Roasters bring coffees from all over the world to the lower north shore (Sydney)

A globe-trotting coffee menu defines new Crows Nest roster Monte Alto, who offering a “Round the World” coffee experience which also explores different ways a well-made cuppa can be served. Focusing on the distinctive differences between the likes of an Austrian wiener melange, American red eye, Portuguese mazagran, Vietnamese ca phe sua da and others, the roasted-on-site selection of coffee looks to provide enthusiasts and casual sippers with a great insight into how diverse this caffeinated world really is.... Read More | Share it now!

The Roosevelt makes a strong case for more whisky masterclasses in Sydney

“I don’t drink whisky” is a sentence I often hear from friends whose experience with the spirit doesn’t really extend beyond one or two harsh drams downed much too quickly, or a poorly made cocktail with an overload of sugary ingredients. Each to their own I guess, but to write off such a wonderfully diverse and accessible beverage based on next to nothing seems a bit foolish to me. Aside from our palates changing over time, the vast world of whisky has been well documented with fans regularly in awe of how much it has to offer when compared to similar spirits.... Read More | Share it now!

Ovolo Hotels celebrate Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia with a massive giveaway

It’s almost that time of year again when Carriageworks transforms into a gigantic runway for the top Australian and international fashion designers, to showcase their 2017/18 resort collection. Sydney will become a hub of all things glitz and glamour, with industry leading designers, editors, buyers, and enthusiasts gathering to celebrate the art of fashion design.... Read More | Share it now!

Archie Rose Distilling Co. release Japanese inspired gin with red miso, sesame seed and Sansho pepper

Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. are always into something new, but this latest collaboration is a bit different for them, paying homage to native Japanese ingredients with a new gin collaboration. The partnership has the Archie Rose crew teaming up with acclaimed tattoo artist Kian Forreal, better known as Shodai Horisumi, resulting in an expression they are calling Horisumi Autumn. ... Read More | Share it now!