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 […]

3 Catalina Rose Bay cocktail recipes to set you right for winter

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Winter’s cold, so cocktails kind of take a back seat when it comes to deciding what to drink. Though if any of the recipes to come out of Catalina Rose Bay in Sydney have anything to do with it, that doesn’t need to be the case. Here are three refreshingly wintry cocktails to keep you […]

Recipe: The Matron’s hot gin punch

Hot gin punch

Preparation: 10 minutes Serves: 6-8 Ingredients:  700ml Hendrick’s Gin 700ml Cold, English Breakfast tea 700ml cranberry juice 150ml port wine 1/3 dup brown sugar Peel and juice of 2 oranges Peel and juice of 2 lemons 5 cinnamon quills 7 cloves 1 star anise Method: Add all to pot and bring to a hot drinking temperature, do not allow […]

The Glenmore is helping to get your whiskey rocks off this Rye July

Glass of Whiskey with Ice

The Glenmore Hotel hosts its fourth annual Rye July series to celebrate all things whiskey this July. So, if you’re a whiskey-lover or are looking to become a connoisseur in spirit, the Night of Whiskies on Thursday 13 July is just what you need.  The Glenmore’s cosy middle level will be turned into a whiskey wonderland. “This […]

Recipe: Roasted Brussels sprouts with crispy onion

Brussels Sprouts onion

Preparation: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients: 1kg Brussels Sprouts, stem removed and cut in half lengthways 1 red onion, finely sliced 4 large cloves of garlic, finely sliced 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp salt squeeze of fresh lemon juice Directions: Preheat oven to 200 degrees Celsius fan forced. Place the garlic, onion […]

Recipe: Primus Hotel Sydney’s winning espresso martini

PHS Espresso Martini w Nitrogen

Preparation time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 30 mL infused vanilla Belvedere unfiltered vodka 30 mL cold dripped coffee 20mL Kahlua 10mL Frangelico shaken on ice Method: Pour all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a martini glass and serve in chilled martini glass and garnish with 3 roasted coffee beans. Note: […]

Here’s how Archie Rose Distillery is your new favourite tattoo parlour

Archie Rose Distillery gin Japanese Winter cocktail 2

Sydney’s Archie Rose Distilling Co. has teamed with Horisumi-Winter to create the second of four rare gins in collaboration with tattoo artist, Horisumi. It’s great. It has been created to conjure the familiar scents and emotions of the colder months – the freshness and purity of winter air and the clarity of aromas whilst using […]

Best indulgent winter reds to keep you warm this winter

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Everyones loves a good glass of wine and there’s no time better to knock some back than in winter when you want that extra cuddly, warm indulgence of a good drop. There are thousands of varieties and vineyards out there that try to make what’s ideal for winter in Australia, but none come quite as […]