Category: SYDNEY

New market in Sydney: Maroubra Beach Markets

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Nestled along the picturesque shores of Maroubra Beach, a new wave of excitement is set to sweep through Sydney’s east as the vibrant Maroubra Beach Markets make their debut on Sunday 5 May 2024. Boasting a stunning backdrop of sun-kissed sands and azure waters, these monthly markets at Broadarrow Reserve promise an indulgent mix of more than 100 stalls brimming with high-quality offerings, ranging from fresh produce to artisanal delights, fashion statements, homeware treasures, botanical wonders, creative crafts, blooming flora, and captivating art pieces. Market enthusiasts can tantalize their taste buds at the onsite dining areas, savoring delectable treats from a diverse array of hot food vendors. For those with a passion for sustainable shopping, a dedicated section showcasing vintage and recycled goods awaits, providing a treasure trove of eco-friendly finds to explore and cherish. Initiated by the Randwick City Council in collaboration with esteemed market provider Cambridge Markets, these seaside markets aim to foster community spirit and invigorate the local economy. Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch lauds the markets as a vibrant addition that not only brings the residents together but also beckons visitors from afar to immerse in the coastal charm of Maroubra Beach. Mayor Veitch expresses, “The Maroubra Beach markets will not only enliven our outdoor spaces but also create a recurring event for our community to eagerly anticipate each month, enticing Sydneysiders to discover the beauty of our beachside suburb.” Director of Cambridge Markets, Madelienne Andersen, echoes the sentiment, hailing the beachside location as the perfect setting for a monthly celebration of… Read More

What’s on at this year’s Pyrmont Festival in Sydney

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Prepare your palates for an extraordinary journey of flavours, as Pyrmont Festival makes its grand return to Sydney this May 2024. Celebrating its 12th year, the festival promises an even grander array of delectable food, exquisite wines, craft beers and gin tastings, coupled with vibrant live entertainment. Over two family-friendly days, on 18-19 May, experience the pinnacle of NSW’s rich culinary heritage set against the picturesque backdrop of Sydney Harbour at Pirrama Park. Alex Gibbs, the Pyrmont Festival Director, highlighted, “This year, we have welcomed an impressive lineup of winemakers, brewers, and distillers from across NSW, featuring producers from regions such as Orange, Mudgee, Murrumbateman, and the Hunter Valley. Local businesses will shine throughout the festival, including an Aburi and Oyster Bar in Pirrama Park. We’ve created an event that’s welcoming for families and perfect for a first date. Everyone is welcome.” Anticipate a sensory explosion with over 20 wineries, breweries, and distilleries showcasing their finest alongside gourmet food trucks and stands offering a smorgasbord of cuisines. Elbourne Wines, Tulloch Wines, and Hungerford Hill are just a few of the renowned names attendees can look forward to, along with the first-ever Canberra District winery to participate, McKellar Ridge Wines. For those with a penchant for spirits, the festival does not disappoint, featuring distilleries like Finders Distillery and Scylla Distilling Co., plus craft beers by White Bay Beer Co. Culinary delights will range from dynamic Asian street food at The Star’s Fat Noodle stand, created by chef Luke Nguyen, to a variety of cuisines provided by… Read More

Mexican in Sydney at Sydney’s Lansdowne Hotel

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Sydney’s culinary scene is about to get hotter with The Happy Mexican making its much-anticipated debut at the iconic Lansdowne Hotel. Known for bringing the authentic taste of Mexico to Melbourne, The Happy Mexican is ready to sprinkle some of that magic in Sydney. And what better way to start than with a bang? In an unprecedented move, they’re giving away 500 free tacos and tequila shots in April to celebrate their grand opening. Yes, you heard it right – a free taco and tequila fiesta, and everyone’s invited! View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Lansdowne Hotel (@thelansdowne) Since opening its doors in the 1920s, The Lansdowne has become a staple of Sydney nightlife, cherished for its historic charm and rock and roll spirit. Now, it’s adding a fresh twist by swapping its usual beers for margaritas, courtesy of The Happy Mexican. Beginning April 10th, Sydneysiders can pop into the newly revitalized space to indulge in mouth-watering free tacos that promise to make their taste buds dance, paired of course with that essential shot of tequila to kick start the fiesta vibes. But the generosity doesn’t end there. The Happy Mexican will continue the fiesta throughout April with a $2 taco happy hour from 5-6 pm every evening, starting on the 3rd. The menu boasts an array of tantalizing flavors, from juicy roasted chicken breast and zesty marinated pork, to crispy beer-battered fish, and their signature blockbuster, slow-cooked beef birria tacos. And for those seeking something a little different, they’ve got… Read More

There’s a new high tea at El Primo Sanchez in Sydney

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High tea, traditionally an elegant affair reserved for the afternoons, often conjures images of fine china, delicate pastries, and an air of sophistication that feels a step removed from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Historically, it was seen as a somewhat staid and elderly pursuit, reminiscent of cosy gatherings with grandparents, not unlike how Whiskey on the Rocks has been pegged as a drink for the older generation, and Cosmopolitans have started to seem a touch passé. Yet, in an era where blending tradition with contemporary sensibilities is more en vogue than ever, an innovative transformation is afoot. Breaking away from the conventional, Jose Cuervo, in partnership with Abbie Chatfield — a figure renowned for her challenge against puritanical norms — is pioneering the introduction of High TeaQuila. This refreshing twist on the classic high tea experience is set to redefine social gatherings. Set against the vibrant backdrop of El Primo Sanchez, High TeaQuila presents an opportunity to trade the customary tea pots for tequila cocktails, shedding the rigidity of yesteryear for a more laid-back vibe. With Jose Cuervo’s storied legacy as the most ancient tequila brand globally, this event marks a significant departure from its traditional roots, inviting attendees to loosen up and immerse themselves in this novel concept. Those keen to be part of this revolutionary blend of tradition and modernity can secure their spot by booking tickets on TryBooking. The event, open to the public, unfolds over the weekend of the 20th and 21st of April, at El Primo Sanchez,… Read More

New gallery in Sydney: A Secondary Eye opens

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Sydney, Australia is set to welcome a profound addition to its art scene as A Secondary Eye announces the launch of a new gallery space nestled in the arts district of Woollahra. Opening its doors on Friday, 3 May 2024, this new venture promises a fresh perspective on Australian Indigenous and contemporary art. Founded in 2020 by Jesse-Jack De Deyne, a seasoned specialist in the secondary market for Australian Indigenous art, and Boris Cornelissen, formerly of Sotheby’s London and Hong Kong, A Secondary Eye has quickly established itself as a key player in the art world. Their focus on developing the secondary market for art and collectibles in Australia has led to the exhibition and sale of works by prominent artists like Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Sidney Nolan, and Fred Williams, among others. The gallery’s efforts have not gone unnoticed, with several pieces entering the collections of Australia’s most prestigious art institutions. Strategically located in Queen Street, a spot historically linked with the crème de la crème of secondary market art dealers, the new gallery is poised to continue its tradition of excellence. The inaugural exhibition will shine a spotlight on Rover Thomas, a luminary and trailblazer in the Australian art landscape. Known for his significant influence on the East Kimberley school of painting, Thomas’s works are lauded for their modernist abstraction and profound connection to ancestral land and Indigenous life. The exhibition, titled “Rover: Master of the Kimberley”, marks the first solo presentation of Thomas’s work in Sydney in nearly two decades. It will showcase… Read More

Rugby on the water at Sydney’s Darling Harbour

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This April, Sydney’s iconic Darling Harbour is set to host the adrenaline-pumping BSc Energy Aqua Rugby Festival, Australia’s only floating rugby tournament, for its thrilling third season. From Thursday 11th to Saturday 13th April, a 30 x 30 meter floating pontoon will become the battleground for a unique three-day rugby fiesta unlike any other. With an intriguing mix of sport and spectacle, the festival promises rugby action with a twist — players battling it out on a floating pitch, with the Sydney Harbour waters waiting to receive anyone who dares to take the plunge off the pitch. The Aqua Rugby Festival is not just about the sport; it’s an event that encapsulates the Australian spirit of camaraderie and celebration. Sydneysiders and visitors alike can witness a star-studded lineup of players showcasing their skills, making spectacular dives and crash-tackles, all in pursuit of scoring that elusive try. This quirky version of rugby not only pays homage to the traditional sport but also brings a fresh, exhilarating twist that is sure to captivate Australians and visitors. For those seeking an elevated experience, the festival offers an exclusive VIP package. Imagine watching the game from a luxurious cabana sponsored by Bollinger Champagne, with bottomless champagne and a dedicated staff member at your beck and call. This ultra-luxe VIP area is the perfect vantage point for indulging in the delectable offerings from Nick’s Seafood, all while soaking in the best views of the action. Priced at $440 per person, it’s an opportunity to feel like rugby royalty, even if… Read More

Inaugural Sydney Spirits Festival launches this May

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Australia’s spirits scene is on the brink of an exhilarating elevation with the announcement of the inaugural Sydney Spirits Festival. Set to unfold from 10-12 May 2024 at the splendid Overseas Passenger Terminal, Sydney Cove, this landmark event promises to be a confluence of spirits enthusiasts, industry experts, and world-renowned brands. With over 148 spirit brands on display, the festival is shaping up to be a monumental celebration of craftsmanship and culture in the world of spirits. Among the festival’s highlights are two new masterclasses designed to intrigue and delight. The first is an exclusive exploration of Planteray Sealander Rum, led by the distinguished Grazia di Franco. Participants will be taken on a flavorful voyage through the unique rum profiles of Barbados, Mauritius, and Fiji, uncovering the nuanced tastes and traditions that define each. The second is a celebratory Espresso Martini masterclass on Mother’s Day, offered by Kendor Distillery. This engaging session offers a joyful blend of coffee culture and cocktail craft, making it an ideal gift to share with the remarkable mothers in your life. The Sydney Spirits Festival is more than a gathering; it is an immersive experience that extends beyond tastings and masterclasses. Industry legends, including Tasmanian whisky pioneer Bill Lark and bourbon aficionado Gee David from Buffalo Trace Distillery, will share their insights and stories, enriching the festival with their profound knowledge and passion for spirit-making. The event also caters to the gastronomically adventurous, with an array of international cuisines and unique offerings like HUGO Vodka tastings paired with a Caviar… Read More