Category: AUSTRALIAN FOOD

A New Dawn in Whisky from the House of LARK

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Exclusively from the House of LARK, home to Australia’s No.1 Luxury Single Malt Whisky, DARK LARK 2024 emerges as the torchbearer in the New World of Whisky, designed to ignite the night. Best savored with friends, neat, on the rocks, or in an after-dark cocktail, this whisky is crafted to stir curiosity and creativity with every sip. DARK LARK embodies the adventurous spirit that has propelled Tasmania’s LARK to global acclaim since Bill and Lyn Lark crafted the first bottle of single malt whisky at their kitchen table in 1992. This whisky is a divergence from tradition, meant to be enjoyed in a multitude of ways. The 2024 edition of DARK LARK is renowned for its smooth yet complex flavour profile, showcasing Tasmania’s awe-inspiring terroir. The artwork for this year’s limited release features the enchanting Aurora Australis, capturing the ephemeral, celestial beauty best witnessed from Tasmania. As with this rare light show, each bottle of DARK LARK offers an experience that is both elusive and enchanting, with its warm purples and greens playing across your senses. Uncorking a bottle of DARK LARK 2024 reveals evocative aromas of mocha and sultanas, layered with light oak spice and a hint of cherry. The palate is a symphony of flavours: white peach enveloped in crème brûlée, rich blackcurrant crumble, honeycomb, and caramelised pineapple. Millie Tang, Australia’s No.1 bartender and DARK LARK ambassador, remarks, “DARK LARK is whisky done differently. It belongs in cocktails, on ice, and most importantly, in moments shared after dark.” LARK Master Blender Chris Thomson… Read More

There’s a new French Moroccan dining experience to try

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Monsieur, have you ever dreamed of indulging in a culinary experience that tantalises your taste buds and elevates your senses? Imagine savouring our spicy Moroccan chicken sandwich, a delectable delight that will transport you to the vibrant streets of Morocco, or perhaps savoring the famous lobster roll with brioche bread, a classic that promises to satisfy even the most discerning palate,” Bitton enthusiastically added. This exciting collaboration marks a significant stride towards enhancing the hospitality offerings of One Global Capital. By seamlessly blending design, food, and culture, we aim to curate an extraordinary and innovative experience for all those who grace the bustling streets of Sydney. “We are thrilled to propel SKYE Suites hotel to new heights, constantly seeking to enhance the guest experience akin to luxury international hotels. Our journey begins with the development of a new hotel chain starting with SKYE Suites Green Square, paving the way for our upcoming site at Macquarie Park,” Sunito expressed with zeal. SKYE SUITES GREEN SQUARE: Where Luxury Meets Innovation Nestled within the architectural marvel that is SKYE Suites Green Square lies a haven of 90 premium serviced suites spread across 20 storeys, meticulously designed as an ‘Urban Resort’ that boasts distinctive, statement architecture. Bask in the opulence of our property adorned with a glamorous infinity-edge swimming pool, a serene heated spa, chic sundecks adorned with private cabanas and sunbeds, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, lush gardens, and landscaping, along with a rooftop dining experience that promises to elevate your culinary journey. Recently graced by Channel Nine’s beloved series,… Read More

Unleash inner chef at Bottega Coco’s pasta classes

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If you’ve ever dreamed of mastering the art of pasta-making or simply seeking a delightful winter activity with friends or solo, look no further than Bottega Coco. Located in Barangaroo, this all-day Italian dining restaurant and Patisserie is ready to turn your carb-loving fantasies into a delicious reality. Monthly pasta cooking class with executive chef Dario Nencioni Led by the talented Executive Chef, Dario Nencioni, Bottega Coco’s monthly pasta cooking class is a culinary escapade not to be missed. In a 90-minute immersive session, Chef Dario will unravel the secrets of crafting authentic pasta from scratch, transporting you to the heart of Italian culinary tradition. By the end of the class, you’ll be wielding your rolling pin with finesse, cooking up dishes that would make Nonna proud! Indulge in a Masterclass experience Experience an array of delights during the pasta cooking masterclass: Event details Don’t miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in the culinary wonders of Italian cuisine at Bottega Coco’s Pasta Cooking Class. Book your spot now for an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, learning, and a whole lot of pasta-making magic!

New European restaurant in Melbourne, Elio’s Place

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This July, the culinary landscape of Flinders Lane is set to be transformed. This as the dynamic sibling duo, Adam and Elisa Mariani, renowned for their success with CBD hotspots Greta and Maverick, unveil their latest masterpiece – Elio’s Place, an all-day European-inspired bistro nestled in the historic Flinders House. Named in loving memory of their father, ‘Elio’, whose passion for great food and meaningful conversations lives on in their hearts, Elio’s Place is poised to become a hub of Italian hospitality, inviting guests to experience warmth, charm, and culinary delights in equal measure. Culinary Delights Throughout the Day From the enticing breakfast offerings that beckon city dwellers to embrace a European flair in their morning rituals to the shared plates at lunch and dinner designed for indulgent gatherings, Elio’s Place promises a gastronomic journey like no other. For those on the move, made-to-order sandwiches offer a quick yet satisfying option, ensuring that every palate finds its perfect match. Aperitivo Hours and Delectable Drinks Every day from 3 pm to 5 pm, indulge in the traditional Italian ritual of aperitivo at Elio’s Place. Immerse yourself in a carefully curated wine list featuring both local gems and international treasures, alongside classic cocktails and soon-to-be signature mixes that elevate your experience to new heights. Culinary Mastery by Group Executive Chef Gareth Flood Heading the culinary brigade is the esteemed Group Executive Chef Gareth Flood, a veteran collaborator with the sibling duo for nearly seven years, bringing to life a menu inspired by the rich culinary traditions of… Read More

Where to get pizza in Watson’s Bay Sydney

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Experience a slice of Italy right on the shores of Sydney with Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel’s latest culinary delight! This Autumn, we’re warming your hearts and plates with our new woodfired pizza menu, passionately crafted by Italian-born Pizzaiolo, Andrea Di Vaio. Indulge in authentic Italian-style pizzas adorned with imaginative toppings, all for under $30. Situated on the iconic harbour beach, our hotel is not just celebrated for its scenic views, clinching the 10th spot among the world’s finest rooftop bars (Mandoe Media study), but also for our luxurious bayside retreat with classic coastal interiors and a Hamptons-chic twist. Andrea’s latest creations, from the spicy kick of Sopressa Salami to the earthy tones of Fungai and hearty Double Smoked Ham pizzas, are hand-stretched, topped with the freshest seasonal ingredients, and fired to perfection in our very own pizza oven. For our health-conscious and diet-restricted guests, gluten-free and vegan options are thoughtfully available, along with indulgent add-ons like creamy burrata and delicately hand-filleted Olasagasti anchovies. Fancy a beachside picnic or a casual seaside gathering? All pizzas are available for takeaway from our kiosk daily, between 12-8pm. Dive into the luxurious world of waterfront dining and exquisite tastes at Watsons Bay. Your perfect Autumn treat awaits! ?? The menu: Margherita ($24) Tomato, buffalo mozzarella, basil, parmesan Sopressa Salami ($26) Fennel and garlic sopressa salami, mozzarella, chilli honey Smoked Chicken ($28) Smoked chicken, spinach, green olive, taleggio Fungai ($25) roasted mushrooms, pecorino, fior di latte, parmesan Zucchini & Prawn ($29) Prawn, passata, fior di latte, grilled zucchini, cherry tomatoes… Read More

Da Orazio pasticceria unveils new stuff at Bondi Beach

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In a delectable twist of fate, Orazio D’Elia has steered Alexandria’s beloved Mia Dolci pastry shop towards a fresh horizon. Now standing under his sole proprietorship and reborn as Da Orazio Pasticceria, this transformation marks the dawn of a new era for pastry enthusiasts in the region. As part of this thrilling metamorphosis, a six-week pop-up venture is set to grace the shores of Bondi Beach. Following the departure of his erstwhile partner, this Italian pastry haven harmoniously merges with D’Elia’s renowned Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta establishment in Bondi, paving the way for an unmatched culinary fusion. Nestled beside Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta within The Hub at Bondi Beach, the Da Orazio Pasticceria pop-up promises a gastronomic extravaganza from May 15 to June 30. Embracing this evolution with open arms, Orazio shares, “The next chapter of the pasticceria feels like home. The consolidation under the Da Orazio family brand resonates deeply with our vision. While we cherish our roots in Alexandria, the expansion to Bondi adds a thrilling new dimension to our culinary expedition.” The essence of Da Orazio Pasticceria’s revitalization lies in a harmonious blend of classic charm and contemporary finesse. Spearheading the culinary symphony are two adept pastry chefs: Antonio Giotta, bringing forth traditional artistry from Italy’s southern lands, and Andrea Manna, infusing a modern zest from Italy’s northern realms into the heart of Italian confectionery. Both locations offer a divine selection of barista-made Vittoria coffee, commencing daily from 8 am, alongside a tantalizing array of sweet and savory delights until… Read More

Toby’s Estate Brisbane flagship cafe is open

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Attention coffee aficionados in Brisbane! Get ready to embark on a journey of coffee enlightenment as Toby’s Estate introduces free monthly coffee tastings at their Brisbane flagship café. Dive into the world of Toby’s origins, coffee processes, and the latest fascinating coffee techniques in an engaging and informative setting. But wait, there’s more than just coffee awaiting you! Alongside the aromatic brews, indulge in a plethora of delectable cooked meals and sweet treats from the full kitchen, perfectly paired with your espressos and lattes for a complete sensory experience. So, Brisbane dwellers, why delay? We look forward to welcoming you soon! The Toby’s Estate Brisbane flagship café is conveniently located at 1/33 Longland St, Newstead QLD 4006, open daily from 6:30 am to 2 pm. Join us at the NEW Toby’s Brisbane flagship for this month’s complimentary tasting event! Engage with Queensland’s Toby’s experts, savor the latest Single Origin offerings, and elevate your home brewing skills to new heights. Event details: Experience the epitome of coffee excellence at Toby’s Estate Brisbane Flagship Café – where every cup tells a story, and every sip is a journey through exceptional taste and quality. Get a free tasting ticket: Register for your free ticket here.

Zero95: Melbourne’s Best-Kept Secret for Authentic Italian Cuisine

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Nestled in the heart of Melbourne’s bustling suburbs, Zero95 has quietly been setting the gold standard for Italian cuisine, becoming a cherished secret among the locals of Doncaster and Dromana. This remarkable restaurant and pizza bar is more than just a dining destination; it’s a culinary voyage to Southern Italy, offering an authentic slice of Italian culture with its delicious food, warm hospitality, and traditional charm. For over a decade, Zero95 has captivated the palates of its visitors with an array of dishes that epitomise the essence of Italian cooking. At the core of their menu is an unparalleled selection of wood-fired pizzas. Crafted in custom-made pizza ovens imported directly from Napoli, these Neapolitan pizzas are made with the freshest ingredients and baked to perfection for exactly 90 seconds. This meticulous attention to tradition and detail results in pizzas that are not only authentic but are widely regarded as some of the best in Melbourne. The culinary delights at Zero95 extend beyond their renowned pizzas, offering a diverse menu that caters to all tastes. From the classic tomato-based Pizze Classiche featuring the exquisite San Daniele and Frutti di Mare, to the innovative Pizza Bianche with favourites like the Amalfi and Etna, there’s a slice of Italy for everyone. Beyond these, the restaurant also serves a delectable range of Stuzzichini (small bites), Antipasti (entrées), and Pasta Fresca, with each dish showcasing the richness of Italian cuisine. For those with a sweet tooth, Zero95’s Dolci menu is a dream come true. From the warmth of the Date… Read More

Melbourne: best mid-week dining deals

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Heading out mid-week for knockoffs or a quick bite to eat with family is still very much on the agenda, thanks to these amazing Melbourne hotspots offering specials that cater to every palate and pocket. Whether you’re in the mood for sipping cocktails by the picturesque Yarra River or munching on wood-fired pizzas in the charming suburb of Kew, there’s a deal out there to make your week infinitely tastier. Here’s a rundown of some of the best midweek steals happening right across Melbourne. Yarra Botanica – Margarita Mondays Studley Park Boathouse – 2 for 1 Pizza Fargo & Co – Luxe Thursdays Get ready to spice up your mid-week routine with these delightful deals in Melbourne. Who says you have to wait for the weekend to treat yourself?