Recipe: Da Mario’s Beetroot and Gorgonzola Risotto

Beetroot gorgonzola risotto Da Mario

Cooking time: 35 minutes Preparation time: 20 minutes Servings: 3-4   Ingredients: Carnaroli Rice Gorgonzola Dolce Betroot Butter and Parmesan   Method: Lightly toast 80g of rice in a pot Add a glass of white wine Add 500ml of vegetable stock and 100ml of beetroot juice Add one table spoon beetroot puree Add 2 cubes of butter […]

Learn how to tailor with Belance and Campari

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When you wear suits, you’ll want to wear them well. Otherwise what’s the point? Looking slouchy and shabby in a suit is the same as wearing mismatched socks or white pleather shoes – you just don’t do it. Thankfully for Campari Week, Belance store in Sydney teamed with the leading spirits brand to teach drinkers […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]