The Calyx in the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney is this spring’s hot spot

Sydney Calyx Royal botanic Gardens exterior

The Calyx – in case you’ve never heard of it – is Sydney’s ultimate architecturally designed living garden of a venue that is all the rage this spring and it’s easy to see why. Located in the Royal Botanic Garden, The Calyx is a fusion of art, theatre and flora, immersed in greenery and makes the perfect […]

There’s a beer festival coming to the Inner West at The Royal Hotel

Royal Hotel Leichhardt beer festival THE F

Leichhardt is known for its easy urban feel, Inner West coolness and proximity to more-or-less anything you’d need at a whim, so it’s no surprise it’s the new home to a beer festival in Sydney. The corner of Leichhardt’s Norton and Carlisle Streets is coming alive from 18-19 November for a beer festival, celebrating 12 […]

Make your own gin at Taste of Melbourne

Taste of Melbourne THE F 4

A gin-making masterclass at Taste of Melbourne is coming to Melbs from 30 November to 3 December at the MCG’s Yarra Park. MORE: See what’s on in Sydney this Good Food Month It’s encouraging invites crafty spirit-loving festival-goers to learn the art of distilling with an Archie Rose expert and take home a 200ml bottle of their own blended gin. The […]

Good Food Guide reveals Australia’s top dining destinations for 2018

Good Food Guide Awards logo

In what is ubiquitously Australia’s most beloved and prestigious totem of recognition in the world of gastronomy, the Good Food Guide Awards have named their winner and other notables for the coming year. Hint: they’re good. MORE: There’s a new Mexican restaurant with style, Chula, opening in Potts Point Ben Shewry’s Attica (VIC) received the night’s top honour […]

Recipe: East London’s ‘Grow a Pear’ cocktail

East London Grow a Pear recipe

45mL Sailor Jerry’s spiced rum 30mL spiced pear puree 30mL apple juice 15mL lime juice 15mL Frangelico 10mL sugar syrup Add ingredients to shaker. Shake thoroughly Pour over fresh ice into rocks glass Garnish with cinnamon stick and mint and a dash of bitters on the top. MORE: See what else is on at the […]

There’s a free cheese festival, Bon Fromage, coming to Sydney this weekend

Bom Fromage cheese festival Carriageworks Sydney

Last year Melbourne copped its own cheese festival, satisfying the cheese needs of thousands but this year, it’s Sydney’s turn. Carriageworks will come alive this weekend from 14-15 October, celebrating with half a tonne of European fromage, presented by the one-and-only Centre National Interprofessionel de l’Economie Laitiere (CNIEL) with the support of the European Union.  With […]

Vidal wines from New Zealand is taking wine to new heights

Vidal Legacy Vintage Hugh Critchton THE F wine waiter

Vidal is a New Zealand wine that will have you ‘please and yes and and more sir’–ing until Galadriel gets wind of the nectar and its no more for you. Until that days comes, it’s eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow. We might have to admit to the neighbours across the sea that they […]

Kings Cross’ old Hugo’s site is being born again with the launch of Chula

Chula Mexican restaurant Potts Point Sydney THE F dining room

When a group of hospitality leaders fly a guy in from Mexico to head their kitchen in a new Mexican restaurant, you know the result is going to be good. That’s exactly what Peter Lew and Nicole Galloway – the brains behind the well-loved Barrio Cellar and Fei Jai in Sydney – have decided to […]

Wild Sage has opened a second restaurant in Barangaroo and you NEED to go

Wild Sage Barangaroo THE F

Think urban-cool, mixed with all the bells-and-whistles of contemporary interior design coupled with a seriously f&%$-off good menu and you have the latest iteration of Wild Sage Sydney. Since opening their first restaurant in Cammeray NSW, the name has become one in the same enough with seriously quality food and a nice atmosphere that the […]

There’s a Tiny Tokyo at the ivy Pool Club for the month of October

ivy Pool Club Sydney Tony Tokyo rooftop bar THE F swimming

Say konichiwa to the tiny bars at Tiny Tokyo at the ivy Pool Club in Sydney. Almost everyone you speak to lately is off to Japan to ski the slopes at Hokkaido, take in the views of Mt. Fuji and explore the laneways of Tokyo. Now you can get a glimpse of all the wonder and […]

A Melbourne and Sydney bar have been named two of the world’s best

Black pearl Bar Melbourne cocktail bartender Chris Hysted Adams

It’s pretty often these days some amazing feat of Australian ingenuity, taste, sophistication and talent gets recognised internationally, because we really are quite awesome, BUT these are especially good. Two Australian cocktail bars have nabbed a spot in the top 50 ranking of the world’s best bars in Europe, giving tastemakers from around the world […]

Recipe: Barzaari muhallebi-arak sorbet, candied fig, meringue, rose dessert

Barzaaris Muhallebi

Muhallebi Muhallebi is a milk-based rice custard, historically from Cyprus, Greece and the Middle East. It’s simple and versatile and delicious. Preparation time: 20 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Makes: 6 portions Ingredients: -4 cup milk -1/2 cup rice flour -1/2 cup caster sugar -2 vanilla -2 cinnamon quill Method: -Remove vanilla from its pod, cutting along the […]