Easter recipe: Callebaut peanut butter cream frosted cupcakes with bunny ears

Callebaut peanut butter easter cupcakes

Easter is the time for a good ol’ guilt-free binge. Within reason. And chocolate masters, Callebaut are serving the goods this chocolate season with this tantalising recipe for cupcakes that are worth the effort. Preparation time: 20 minutes, makes 12 large cupcakes Cooking time: 40 minutes approx. Ingredients: Cake 300g Callebaut Dark Couverture Fairtrade Callets 54.5% chocolate […]

Get free coffee for a year at the new Veneziano Coffee Surry Hills Sydney

Coffee barista machine

There’s a new cafe in Surry Hills you need to know about. Weekend brunches, workday caffeine hits, tasty treats, the uje, but in a particular style that is all its own – Melburnian style. Veneziano Coffee in Surry Hills Sydney is the newest addition there from the city’s southern sister, offering up the usual with […]

NOLA Smokehouse: the place to go in Sydney for your New Orleans fix outside America

Nola private dining room Sydney

There’s nothing like a good seafood gumbo to make you feel like you’re in the Deep South. Even if you’ve never had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans, with rich flavours, flowing drinks and a speakeasy hideaway vibe; nowhere does the pursuit of pleasure like NOLA Smokehouse. NOLA Smokehouse is a welcome addition to Barangaroo’s […]

New wine night coming to Sydney at Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano

Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano Sydney

Tucked unassuming underground lies Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano Sydney. They know Italian food, do it well and have even carried the traditional theming throughout the decor to really drive that home. Complete with portraits of political figureheads past, present and from all over the world, the Machiavellian storyline runs strong throughout the restaurant and bursts to […]

Recipe: recipes you never thought of using grapes

You think of grapes for two things: snacking and freezing to later put in your wine to keep it cool. But grapes in a meal? A salad, sure, but a pizza or icy-poles? Preposterous! The grape masters at Grape Co. are pioneering some new varieties of the little green bean that are changing what they […]

Johnnie Walker’s first Blue Label ‘Ghost and Rare’ release

Johnnie Walker whiskey blue glasses

For any whiskey connoisseur, there’s a thrill of excitement that comes with getting to have a sip of something truly rare. Not just, ‘top shelf at the local pub, $15 a glass’ rare, but once-in-a-lifetime rare; a whiskey that’s either made in very small quantities, comes from extremely far away, or has even stopped being […]

The Hilton Hotel Sydney paints the town yellow with Veuve Cliquot champagne

Is there anything more appealing than the thought of sitting pretty at The Hilton, sipping Veuve Cliquot and nibbling on oysters and sashimi? If there is, I can’t possibly think of what it may be. Just when you thought Summer was over and all the fun has ended, The Hilton Hotel Sydney is keeping the […]

Coogee Pavillion has a Pimm’s and oyster bar now

Coogee Pavillion Pims oyster bar bottle

All about that decadent life? Yeah, we all are. So when the Coogee Pavillion by Merivale makes a space on its rooftop for a dedicated Pimm’s and oyster bar, you know it’s worth your next weekend. The Pav has transformed its rooftop glasshouse into a stunning London-style oyster bar, which is opening its doors on Friday […]

Women in the wine industry: a toast to International Women’s Day with CellarMasters

Cellarmasters women wine 4

The world of distilling, brewing, and viticulture can seem like an exceptionally male-dominated one. Almost every woman has a horror story of having a bearded bartender mansplain craft beer to her, or a self-dubbed whiskey expert drone on and on about the difference between scotch and bourbon. It’s enough to drive one to drink, literally, […]

Jamaica Blue: go behind-the-beans with Head of Coffee, Jeremy Regan

Jamaica Blue Media Roastery Tour coffee cup machine

Jamaica Blue has been around for twenty odd years and they are showing no signs of slowing down. It’s probably down to all that coffee they’re about. Sourcing from hither and thither, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama, Ethiopia and other such gloriously exotic places, these beans have been intrepidly hunted down and we get to be […]

There’s a coffee pop-up in the city with Mr Black you need to know about

Mr Black caffeine pop up

Coffee enthusiasts, this one’s for you. The coffee liqueur masters over at Mr Black have teamed up with Three Bottle Man bar to transform Australia’s distinctive coffee culture into an evening affair with a caffeine-fuelled pop-up bar. For three nights, they’ve taking over a CBD laneway to prove once and for all that Sydneysiders are […]

The best place to watch the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras 2018 in Sydney

Mardi Gras parade Sydney THE F 1

The annual Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is celebrating one hell of a milestone in 2018, the 40th anniversary of boots-on-the-ground campaigning for equality. Now we’ve achieved it, it’s more about party times and the celebration of getting there and this year, there’s no better place to take part than the Pullman Hotel Hyde […]