The sixth annual Sydney Craft Beer Week releases 2016 program

The full program for the sixth annual Sydney Craft Beer Week – the city’s largest and most comprehensive celebration of craft beer – has been revealed, promising a huge range of events from Friday 21st to Sunday 20th October. International brewery guests, hair of the dog brekkies, beer matched chocolate desserts, sausage making classes, history lessons, and even axe throwing competitions feature on the lineup, which looks to mirror the steady growth that continues to define scene both nationally and around the world.... Read More | Share it now!

Historic city hotel The Edinburgh Castle gets a complete revamp (Sydney)

The Edinburgh Castle, or ‘The Eddy’, has gone through a complete renovation, in both its interior styling as well as in its food and beverage offering. Once home to Australian writer and poet, Henry Lawson, this iconic Sydney landmark was where Lawson wrote many of his great stories. Paying homage to the venue’s history meant that the Luchetti Krelle designed interiors made subtle references to the venue’s impressive colonial past.... Read More | Share it now!

The Lobo Plantation team open Parisian inspired small bar Kittyhawk (Sydney)

This past week, the team behind Sydney’s wildly popular Lobo Plantation, launched their long awaited second venture Kittyhawk, a 175 capacity cocktail bar which draws influence from the historic Liberation of Paris on August 25th, 1944. Co-owners Jared Merlino, Michael Hwang and Eddie Levy, worked alongside Alex Zabotto-Bentley from the award-winning design agency AZBcreative, to bring an authentic 1940s atmosphere to their new bar. As a result, Kittyhawk features large antique French Walnut doors, authentic Parisian bistro lighting, original 1940s posters and WWII curios, all centered around a 12-metre-long handcrafted American Oak bar.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Margherita & Co – CBD (Sydney)

Margherita & Co is like a little slice of Italy. The new restaurant in the Hordern Arcade at World Square in Sydney looks poised to bring food that is buona and bella (good and beautiful – doesn’t everything sound better in Italian?) to a spot previously renowned for Asian eateries. The concept is courtesy of owner Jim Kospetas (Universal Hotels). The restaurant is essentially a fast-paced café where you can get good quality Italian food.... Read More | Share it now!

First Impressions: VIVE Cooking School – in the kitchen with Manu Feildel

I talk food, write food and occasionally cook food from the comfort of my own kitchen but can I put my money where my mouth is and deliver a truly authentic French dining experience? Probably not, but there is no reason why I shouldn’t give it a go.  Last weekend I was able to do just that at VIVE Cooking School, a beautiful space located at the heart of Saporium, Rosebery’s latest precinct that synthesises design and eating. VIVE Cooking School is a platform for passionate home cooks of all ages who are searching for a deeper connection with how they shop, source and share food. It’s actually even shaped like a glasshouse, allowing not just the passersby to peer right in, but further represents VIVE’s positioning to enhance the community dimension of freshly opened hub Saporium, being open to and utilising ingredients and skills from the artisan shops that surround it.... Read More | Share it now!

Champagne Piper Heidsieck collaborate with nel. restaurant on special dinner (Sydney)

The team at nel. restaurant have announced their collaboration with Champagne Piper-Heidsieck to host an exclusive dining experience with the renowned Cellar Master, Regis Camus on Tuesday 17th May at 7pm. As the only consumer event of its kind on Regis’ tour, this event focuses on the culinary journey of a delectable 6-course dinner crafted by nel. Restaurant’s executive chef Nelly Robinson, matched with the highly regarded champagnes of Piper-Heidsieck.... Read More | Share it now!