Category: SYDNEY

Hunter Valley winery you need to visit

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Nestled in the heart of New South Wales, the Hunter Valley is a premier destination for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Known for its sprawling vineyards, the region boasts some of Australia’s finest wines and offers visitors a chance to tour world-renowned wineries. Beyond its wine heritage, the Hunter Valley is also home to stunning landscapes, including rolling hills and lush countryside that provide a perfect backdrop for outdoor activities such as hot air ballooning, horseback riding, and hiking. With charming villages, gourmet restaurants, and vibrant local culture, the Hunter Valley promises an unforgettable escape for travellers seeking both relaxation and adventure. Nestled in the heart of New South Wales, the Hunter Valley is a premier destination for wine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Known for its sprawling vineyards, the region boasts some of Australia’s finest wines and offers visitors a chance to tour world-renowned wineries. Among these, the much-loved Hunter Valley winery, Harkham, is set to open a restaurant on their grounds on Thursday 18 July. The restaurant will have a relaxed atmosphere, with a simple menu designed for sharing and live music from local talent on Saturdays from 3-6pm. Harkham is a small, family-owned and operated winery set in the heart of the Hunter Valley, overlooking the picturesque Brokenback Range. Here, the focus is on small batch single-vineyard varietal wines which are hand-harvested and left to ferment with minimal intervention. The Harkham family released their first vintage in 2005, and were the first Hunter Valley winery to produce natural and orange wines,… Read More

TEDxSydney Youth 2024: pioneering change in Parramatta

TEDxSydney Youth is set to return to Parramatta’s Riverside Theatre on 29 August, in collaboration with Presenting Partner, the University of Sydney, following a successful 2023 event. A true celebration of Australian creativity and thought leadership, TEDxSydney Youth spotlights the next generation of creative and innovative young minds. This year’s event will feature an inspiring first line-up of talented speakers and performers, each ready to share their unique perspectives and ideas with the overarching theme of ‘CTRL > SHIFT’. Each TEDxSydney Youth talk will delve into how the next generation plans to redefine the future, tackling issues that the adults of today haven’t been able to solve. From the spiralling cost of living to the existential threat posed by climate change, these young visionaries will offer their insights and hopes for a world they will soon control. As they prime themselves to take the reins, the event offers a platform to see the impending societal transformation through their eyes. The bright minds at this year’s event include notable individuals such as: TEDxSydney Youth 2024 promises to be an enlightening and thought-provoking event, demonstrating that the future is indeed in capable hands. Through the eyes of youth leaders, visionaries, and voices of the future, audiences will witness a dynamic shift in our world.

Aloha Freshie: celebrating Hawai’ian culture in Freshwater NSW

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This August, the newly established Freshie Precinct is bringing a taste of the sandy shores of Waik?k? to Freshwater with Aloha Freshie – from Friday 2nd August to Sunday 4th August. Featuring the very best of Hawaiian food, drinks, music, and entertainment, Aloha Freshie celebrates the special link between twin cities Waik?k? and Freshwater – thanks to the legacy of Hawaiian Olympian and surfer Duke Kahanamoku, whose surfboard demonstration at Freshwater Beach in 1914 put Freshwater on the map as the birthplace of Australian surfing. At Aloha Freshie, Sydneysiders will be treated to a series of pop-ups at Harbord Diggers’ Ocean Terrace, as Freshwater’s most loved businesses come together to celebrate the legacy of Duke Kahanamoku. Freshwater’s two-hatted fine-dining restaurant, Pilu at Freshwater, will be serving up piping hot shrimp scampi with their take on Hawai’i’s famous ‘Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck’. This will be led by Pilu’s own Executive Chef and owner, Giovanni Pilu. Husband and wife duo, Barry and Lucy Jones from Mrs Jones The Baker, have worked as pastry chefs around the world — from stints at Harrods in London to working in Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe, as well as being on call to the Sultan of Brunei. They will be presenting their delectable take on Leonard’s Bakery’s famous Malasadas (Hawaiian and Portuguese doughnuts). Harbord Hotel will be also dishing out fresh tropical poké bowls and pork rolls. To top it all off, there’ll be live Hawaiian music and Hula dancers. Aloha Freshie kicks off on Friday, August 2nd with a special outdoor screening… Read More

Allta does good Korean cuisine in Sydney

Allts Sydney Korean

Sydney is bracing itself for a culinary revelation as Allta, a degustation restaurant, is set to grace the dining scene on July 10th. This new addition promises to whisk guests away on a gastronomic adventure like no other, blending traditional Korean flavours with a touch of modern flair. At the heart of Allta’s allure is a meticulously curated 15-course menu that reads like poetry on a plate. Each dish, lovingly crafted and personally served by the esteemed Executive Chef Jung-Su Chang, is a testament to the culinary expertise behind Allta. As part of the esteemed Firestone group, helmed by Jangho So and Sunyoung Kim, Allta aims to redefine the perception of Korean cuisine in Sydney while offering patrons an unparalleled dining experience. Prepare your taste buds for a symphony of flavours with creations like the Tuna Bite, a marriage of cured tuna, grilled vegetables, and nori, or the tantalising Beef Tartare, featuring crispy taro, barley Doen-jang, and kimchi. Not to be missed are the exquisite Sweet Prawn, elevated with perilla oil, cured yolk, and capsicum, and the divine dessert, Makgeolli & Rice, a harmonious blend of makgeolli sorbet, rice granita, and pear. In the words of Chef Jung-Su Chang, “Allta transcends mere dining; it embodies a celebration of Korean culinary artistry and culture. Each dish narrates a tale—a fusion of tradition and modernity, a tribute to the kaleidoscope of flavours that define Korean gastronomy.” Beyond its culinary prowess, Allta exudes an ambiance of refined simplicity, where minimalism meets sophistication. The decor, awash with monochromatic tones… Read More

Chef of the month is Danielle Alvarez in Sydney

Danielle Alvarez Spicy Tuna Melt Toastie 2

Danielle Alvarez is one of Australia’s most celebrated female chefs who has gained her passion for farm-to-table cooking from an impeccable pedigree of restaurants both in the US and Australia. With her time as the creative visionary behind Fred’s in Paddington, Danielle’s cooking style and produce-driven ethos were the cornerstones of the restaurant’s success. Today, she brings her culinary brilliance to the Yallamundi Rooms at the Sydney Opera House as the culinary director. A long-standing friend of the social enterprise Two Good, Danielle has contributed to their latest cookbook, Change the Course, and has recently designed the menu for the latest LOAM x Two Good Chef Dinner Series event. Through the Chef of the Month (COTM) program, Two Good partners with top chefs to create delicious menus served at their cafe in Darlinghurst’s Yirranma Place. These meals are also available for purchase through their catering service, with all proceeds supporting at-risk women affected by domestic violence, homelessness, and trauma, helping them find employment. Danielle’s menu for Two Good includes an enticing selection: the Spicy Tuna Melt Toastie ($16), Pumpkin, Curry Leaf & Coconut Soup with Roti ($14), and Brown Butter, Macadamia & White Chocolate Blondies ($6.50). The June COTM menu by Danielle Alvarez is now available at Two Good’s cafe located at 262 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, or online at Two Good Catering. Through her remarkable contributions, Danielle Alvarez continues to inspire not just by her culinary expertise but also by her unwavering commitment to social good, making a tangible difference in the lives of many.