Wok On with Merivale

March in to Merivale is coming to an end in only a couple of days, and to cap off a month of amazing food and delicious drinks, Establishment threw a one night only celebration of the best Asian fare the Merivale group has to offer. Wok On brought together three chefs – Paul Donnelly, Dan […]

Work in Progress at Merivale

For the inner American and Asian in us all, Merivale’s Work in Progress bar in the heart of Sydney exists for one purpose only: to dish-up deliciousness. Since 26 February, the Work in Progress bar – baby of Patrick Friesen, Papi Chulo’s head chef – has had its doors open in conjunction with Merivale, Sydney’s […]

March into Merivale and the Chandon Pop-Up

Even a born-and-bred Melburnian like me knows that if there’s one word you associate with Sydney hospitality, it’s Merivale. Some of the city’s most glamorous night spots and best restaurants sit under the Merivale umbrella: we’re talking The Beresford, Establishment, Uccello, the Coogee Pavillion, Mrs G’s and of course The Ivy. It’s at The Ivy […]

Cooking authentic Italian food in the heart of Melbourne

Hidden down a quiet street away from the bustle of Bridge Road in Richmond you’ll find a little slice of Italy in the form of Sandra and her Italian Kitchen at La Cucina di Sandra. She will welcome you, as only an Italian nona can, into her beautiful Mediterranean style home to ply you with her traditional and […]

Taste of Sydney by Victorinox

Over four delicious days, the Taste of Sydney event celebrated some of the city’s finest and hottest restaurants thanks to the support of leading players in the knife game, Victorinox. Taste of Sydney is a spectacular food celebration showing Sydney’s cultivating dining scene. The park was filled with a variety of stallholders keeping you busy throughout […]

The Grey Goose Taste by Appointment

It was with great anticipation and excitement that I ventured out to the much-hyped Saint Crispin in Collingwood to take part in the Taste by Appointment evening hosted by Grey Goose. The ingenious premise of fine-dining coupled with vodka had already garnered my full enthusiasm, however, even my already galvanised hopes were not prepared for […]

Fromage a Trois Melbourne

This weekend, Fromage a Trois graces Melbourne. For those who love cheese, love cider and love the two together, the festival is for you. Returning to the lush, lavish and beautiful grounds of the Werribee Park Mansion in Melbourne’s west, the festival has a bigger and better line-up of guests, exhibitors and attractions than ever […]

Boozy Brunch #4

Boozy Brunch is fast becoming a Melburnian establishment, celebrating all that’s good in the city by way of food, style and decent music. Taking over Melbourne’s Japanese themed restaurant in bustling St. Kilda, Ichi Ni, the Boozy Brunch phenomenon descended; turning what is normally a relatively peaceful slice of by-the-bay real estate into what turned […]

March into Merivale

It is the season of culinary again and Sydney-siders are in for a treat with the March Into Merivale 2015 food and wine festival. Now in its seventh year, the festival kicked off on Wednesday February 25th with a launch party and Merivale sure knew how to throw a good party.  Taking up space within the […]

10 years of Burger Brilliance: Grill’d celebrates in Style

By Jane Pendry.  A dual celebration for Grill’d in the heart of the city: the launch of the newest addition to the family on Flinders Lane and 10 years of supplying Australia with gourmet burgers. Grill’d has turned ten and so has made every effort to proclaim the next ‘X’ number of years to be just […]

Eating at Criniti’s, Wooloomooloo

Criniti’s is like the unassuming gatekeeper of the fabulous stretch of restaurants and bars that make-up the Wooloomooloo warf and walkway in Sydney’s inner east. Perched humbly below where some of Australia’s top ‘celebrities’ call home (for some of the year), the spread of the restaurant is massive and extends shoulder-to-shoulder with Sydney’s ever-popular Otto bar […]

Catalina at Rose Bay

There aren’t a many great place in Sydney one can sit with connoisseur concocted cocktails, watching the sea planes splash about in the shallows just off shore. That is, until you arrive at Catalina in Rose Bay, a stone’s throw from Sydney’s CBD and are swiftly introduced to just how picturesque a scene as this you […]