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 […]

You can now enjoy Christmas in July at Sheraton on the Park, Sydney

Sheraton Park Hyde Sydney

Christmas is too far away when you’re in the middle of the year, so Christmas in July is now as big a thing than ever; thanks to the Sheraton on the Park, Sydney. Offering a full month of deliciousness, the hotel’s Christmas in July offering is all about the buffet brilliance, serving-up some seriously sumptuous […]

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 […]

Why ‘Sand Tropez’ is your next best holiday destination

Sand Tropez pasta wine

Because France is on the other side of the planet, but the good bits that come out of it never cease, there’s one group of people who’re doing their part to bring the best of the Riviera to Australia. And thank god! Just in case getting away for winter to the Cote D’Azure isn’t within […]

Tella Balls Dessert Bar is doing fish and chips like you’ve never had before

Tella Balls fish chips

Everyone loves that old time favourite fish ‘n chips, right? Well, what about when you take the traditional option and turn it into something even a little worse for you, yes, but pretty much better? The answer lies in the new menu offering by Tella Balls Dessert Bar. A fried fish-shaped hunk of ice-cream, coupled […]