6 super healthy summer dishes

Luis Tan Bondi Food, THE F 5

Summertime in Australia means fresh ingredients, the gorgeous Aussie sunshine and top healthy dishes to keep you satisfied all summer long. Image: Wikipedia So what are you waiting for? Fire up the barbie, pick those wild berries and get cooking. Here, we’ll give you some fresh, vibrant and easy recipes to follow to make the […]

Recipe: Bolognese biance with pappardelle, by Bar Machiavelli

Bar Machiavelli biance pappardele

If there’s one venue in Sydney that does quality Italian food, it’s Bar Machiavelli in Rushcutters Bay. Here’s how to make one of their own delicious creations at home! Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 500g pork and veal mince 250 good chicken or vegetable stock 200g Parmesan ½ cup brandy ½ cup […]

Bosozoku is a new Japanese joint in South Yarra you need to try

Bosozoku Japanese South Yarra Melbourne log

Bosozoku is Melbourne’s latest addition to the Japanese food scene. Smartly situated just off Chapel Street, this edgy new eatery seems almost too cool to join the rest. But with Melbourne’s already overpopulated coloured burger bun providers, can this new fine-dining burger joint make it’s stamp on the food scene? After making your way past […]

The best Italian food in Sydney is from Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano

It’s the kind of place that you wouldn’t know existed unless someone told you about it, but once you do, it will be hard to forget. Machiavelli Ristorante Italiano is one of those Sydney restaurants and authentic eateries that serves-up food to rival the most hatted restaurants in the city, without all the overly gratuitous […]

Recipe: Baked dark chocolate mousse

Baked dark chocolate mousse cake

This decadent chocolate dessert is somewhere between a mousse, a cake and a soufflé. Served warm, boasting intense chocolate flavour and truly indulgent.  Preparation time: 30 minutes Servings: 6-8 Difficulty: Easy   Ingredients: For the mousse cake 75g Lindt Dessert chocolate, 70% cocoa 60g butter 3each eggs, separated Pinch Salt 90g raw caster sugar 15g […]

Celebrate World Chocolate Day in Sydney this 7 July

Chocolate warm couverture ganache_BLACK Bar & Grill

World Chocolate Day is back, so if you’re not hitting-up the chocolate festival in Sydney, then perhaps hoeing into some of these babies is a better option… Catalina Rose Bay Chocolate marquise, hazelnut dacquoise, chocolate cremeux and chocolate sorbet (Gf). Bay Vista Dessert Bar ‘A list’ deconstructed hot chocolate board and ‘D-lux’ hot chocolate milk foam. […]

The most delicious reason to visit Canberra this winter

Truffle Negroni cocktail drink

The world’s most delicious fungus, truffles is all the rage this season and of course, nowhere does it quite like the Canberrans. Truffle fever has hit the city and QT Canberra is showing their support with numerous in-house offerings and a much celebrated truffle package that combines an overnight stay with a hunt for the […]

George Calombaris, Colin Fassnidge & Luke Nguyen threw a cocktail party

Colin Fassnidge, George Colambaris, Luke Nguyen, Alaistair McLeod Celebrity Chefs Meet Greet at Gilt Bar at QT Hotel Sydney - Thursday 22nd June, 2017 Photographer: Belinda Rolland © 2017

Celebrity chefs George Calombaris, Colin Fassnidge and Luke Nguyen threw a cocktail party at the QT Hotel Sydney and its super luxe Gilt Lounge, just ‘cos. The result? Out of this world. The three celebrity chefs crafted bespoke little tidbits that were nothing short of ideal for the quality often associated with the QT Sydney. […]

The ultimate guide to a quality feed in Sydney, Smudge Eats

Smudge Eats Sydney book

Whether you’re hungry, thirsty or just want something new to try, the Smudge Eats ‘Flavours of Sydney‘ book is the ultimate bible to it all. It’s the product of Smudge Publishing whose Sydney and Melbourne offerings pick apart the best of what each city has to offer and puts it out there to the world […]

Recipe: Margherita pizza with prosciutto and wild rocket

Da Mario Rosebery prosciutto pizza recipe

Da Mario is one of Sydney’s finest Italian food restaurants that know how to make a terribly good pizza. Just read about how amazing they are here. Here’s the recipe to make their margherita con ruchetta e crudo pizze.  Preparation time: 15 minutes Cooking time: 25 minutes Ingredients: (For 1 pizza (approx. 270g dough ball)) 160g flour 100mL water […]

Recipe: Tia Mint Americano cocktail

Coffee Cocktails

A refreshing Tia twist on the classic Americano. Preparation: 10 minutes Servings: 1 Ingredients: 50mL Tia Maria Double shot espresso 10mL sugar syrup 6 mint leaves Splash of sparkling water Method: In the cocktail shaker add Tia Maria, espresso, sugar syrup, mint and ice. Shake well and double strain over cubed or crushed ice in a highball […]

Why you need to try the new Metaxa 12 Stars

Metaxa 12 Stars silhouette

Greek, smooth and strong, Metaxa 12 Stars is the stuff of your dreams. Well, maybe not all of your dreams but while Achilles is still moaning about his heel, Metaxa 12 is likely to outpace his place in your heart. Created in 1888 by the man Metaxa himself, this nectar holds more power and mystery […]