Why Campari is all you need from July to August

Negroni

Australia is turning on its hospitality for the next few months thanks in large part to the sensational sensation that is Campari. The time to get excited is now. From July 13 to August 20, 2017, Campari will be bringing a touch of iconic Milanese style, sophistication and flair to The Streets of Barangaroo in Sydney as […]

Piccolino is a city-cool Italian restaurant in the suburbs worth visiting

Piccolino Mount Waverley Melbourne Italian restaurant food restaurant street

There are few places out in the suburbs of Melbourne that have something so oozingly inner-city-cool about them that you’re baffled as to what it’s doing there in the first place. Piccolino in Mount Waverley is just that. It’s a warm, yellow-lit, aesthetically flooring restaurant run by a family for whom quality Italian fare is […]

Taronga Zoo is brewing up a new festival worth going to

Zoo Brew Taronga view

The Zoo Brew festival is hitting Sydney this weekend, giving the city’s renowned Taronga Zoo a brand new purpose. Zoo Brew will proudly showcase over 20 breweries and provide a taste of some of the world’s top craft beers and ciders from one of Sydney’s most iconic and picturesque locations, Taronga Centre in Mosman. Festivalgoers […]

Turn your winter upside-down with a wintry wine getaway with St. Hugo

St Hugo winery dining room

Finding a way to turn your winter frown upside-down can be half the battle of staving-off the wintry cold and depressed feeling that takes us all over as the mercury takes a dive. Though, if you ask Dan Swincer, St. Hugo wines’ chief winemaker, it needn’t be hard. Dan has given us his five top […]

Dinner at Old City is an old Newtown must

Old CIty Newtown restaurant bar

With a name like ‘Old City‘, the restaurant in Newtown conjures up images in your mind of deliberately dilapidated interiors with olde worlde fittings and furnishings to really add that comfort factor. Though, that’s not the case. Instead, they keep the interior quite functional, allowing nothing more than the suspended maze of corded light bulbs […]

6 tips to incorporating the winter chill into your next event’s festivities

Merivale Felix Angel Place French Bastille Day wine

Winter is a wonderful time to host an event. Unlike summer or even spring, winter has the benefit of having next to no flying, crawling or jumping insects around anywhere, and also the lack of heat allows for some creative heating solutions. Hiring a marquee for your next event is a good idea, as a […]

Celebrating the 4th of July at the Eastside Grill

Eastside Grill Chippendale Kensington Street Sydney Fourth July 3

Aussies love any reason to celebrate, right? Well, Eastside Grill on Kensington Street in Chippendale are fast-becoming the Fourth of July party masters worth knowing about. To celebrate the United States’ Independence Day it turned on a show of gastronomic proportion to a throng of hungry Americanisers. Tucked away on Kensington Street in Sydney’s new, […]

A rum carnival in Marrickville? Yes, please

Kraken Karnival - Hotdog and Espresso Martini

The Kraken spiced rum is one hell of a yo-ho-ing good kinda drink that will do all sorts of things to change your otherwise regular perception of what the scallywag’s favourite tipple is. And now this year from Friday, the Kraken Black Spiced Rum is set to cast a shadow over Sydney’s gritty inner-west, as the Kraken […]

Where to celebrate Bastille Day in Melbourne

Mrs Sippy Double Bay Chefs Table Sydney food table

Bastille Day is France’s celebrated national day that has a special place in the hearts of Francophiles around the world. If you’re one and live in Melbourne, then you’re going to want to know where to go to sample to finest French fare the city has to offer. Here they are… L’Hotel Gitan European inspired gastropub, L’Hotel Gitan, […]

Recipe: ‘Wu Tang Clan Dream’ cocktail

Wu Tang Clan dream

Preparation time: 10 minutes Serves: 1 Ingredients: 60ml Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M Premium Liqueur 30ml Frangelico Hazelnut Liqueur 15ml Banana liqueur 15ml cream Method: Blend with 1 cup of ice until smooth and pour into a highball glass, and serve. Garnish with a glazed cherry or slice of banana.

Recipe: Spanish lentil soup by Souperchef Camzoro

Chef Frank Camorras Spanish lentil soup recipe

The Salvation Army’s Be A Souperhero campaign raises funds for those in need by encouraging people to eat soup for a week from Saturday 29th July to Friday 4th August, and participate in soup challenges whilst fundraising. MoVida’s Frank Camorra (aka Souperchef Camzoro) is a Souperhero this year and he has created his bespoke Spanish Lentil, Chorizo and Black Pudding Soup for […]

What are you doing for Bastille Day? Going to Ananas, of course

French restaurant Ananas Sydney

France’s favourite national holiday, Bastille Day is coming up on 14 July and this year in Sydney, Ananas will pay tribute to its French roots with an elegant three-course dinner on 14 July in honour of the revered day. They will be serving classic French dishes and marvellous views of Circular Quay, to the romantic tunes of a […]