Drink the moon: Hendrick’s Lunar Gin is out

Hendricks lunar gin

The bottle is the second limited edition release from Master Distiller, Ms Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities at the Hendrick’s Gin Palace. Meet the Hendrick’s Lunar Gin of 2021. A bit left of centre, it’s a batch that is a delightfully warm concoction, which has been conceived beneath the celestial light of the moon and […]

Coffee that’s better for you: Beforeyouspeak’s new Octane

Octane coffee

We all drink coffee in the morning. So, why not make it better for you? Meet Beforeyouspeak, the producers of Octane, the brainchild of two Queensland boys who are friends and fitness entrepreneurs, Ash and Jaryd. By combining their experiences in sports nutrition and fitness, they created Octane, a coffee that’s super-charged and perfect for […]

What to do in Perth this Mother’s Day

Catering food

It’s Mother’s Day in Australia soon and if you’re not getting her gift – like any gift ideas from our Mother’s Day gift guide for 2021 – then lunch is where it’s at. And if you’re in Perth; we’ve got your sorted. Here are three picks of where to take her. The Ritz-Carlton, Perth: Mother’s […]

The best of Shanghai in Sydney: Shanghai Nights with Merivale

Shangahi Nights

Take a trip to Bridge Lane Sydney from 6-7 May and you’ll see it in a new light. Taking over the space for a special occasion, all things Shanghainese will be put on show, in celebration of the Shanghai Nights festival; a dazzling laneway showcase of live entertainment, street-food and cocktails. It’ll transform the laneway […]

The Melbourne Night Noodle Markets are on in 2021 – just not as you might think

Asian noodles food

Forget Birrarung Maar. This year’s all about the Night Noodle Markets at home! We couldn’t celebrate because of everyone’s favourite global health pandemic in 2020, so this year in 2021, the Citi-sponsored food event of the calendar year is coming to you, at home. It’ll bring together the signature dishes and innovative tastes of eight […]

Whiskey drinker? Try this Italian ‘Chinotto’ inspired batch from Tasmania

A glass of whiskey on a table

We all know Chinotto, right? That black, carbonated Italian drink that’s a kind of cola? Well, Tasmanian whiskey distillery, Lark, took it upon themselves to turn the eons-old beverage into an alcoholic tipple for the slightly adventurous and have crafted their first, ‘Chinotto’ whiskey. On a brisk Tasmanian afternoon, Head Distiller Chris Thomson was sampling […]

Can a gin be truly sustainable? Let’s take a look at Bombay Sapphire

gin cocktail

The gin will be first major brand made with 100% sustainably-sourced botanicals, they say. Let’s take a look at what’s happening to make that possible. With a truly Global approach, the gin will source all 10 of its botanical ingredients from certified sustainable suppliers in 2021. According to For Life, either of the suppliers have […]

Hong Kong Guide to Sydney: join the discovery with travel vloggers Nick and Helmi

Helmi Hong Kong cake

This is the year we turn more of our travel focus inward, looking in our own backyard rather than our favourite ‘overseas’. But that’s not a bad thing! The Hong Kong Tourism Board has teamed up with Aussie travel vloggers and passionate foodies, Nick and Helmi, to recreate a Hong Kong experience without leaving Sydney. […]

A new kind of Mexican in Melbourne: Johnny’s Green Room ‘New El Paso’

Tacos

This Sunday 11 April, there’s a new once-off Tex-Mex extravaganza at Johnny’s Green Room in Melbourne, showcasing the yummiest in food and drink of the Mexican persuasion. Complete with Melbourne rooftop views, delicious Mex-American dishes will be pumped out for under $20 alongside tunes from DJ Chico G. Oh, and a special one-time-only gelato taco […]

Get your booking for Drag Brunch Sundays at The Smith, Prahran Melbourne

Max Drag Queen

Sometimes brunch can be boring. To remedy that, you need a little glitter in your life. Enter The Smith Prahran, offering up Sunday brunch options that serve food, yeah, but offer up the snacks the likes of Max Drag Queen up as the main dish in all her glamorous glory. A two-hour brunch package that […]

2 places to go for the best Italian and Greek desserts in Melbourne

cannoli on a table

Australia’s prized Mediterranean heritage comes fully into into its own category of awesomeness when you turn your gaze to the food. From the roadside delis of Oakleigh to the gastronomy of the CBD and the full-on production houses of the northern suburbs, there’s no surprise Greek, Italian and Mediterranean food is right up there on […]

An exclusive five-course wine and dine experience in Melbourne at Mr Joe

Mr Joe food

From Richmond, Mr Joe is partnering with two of Victoria’s most notable wineries to inner Melbourne with an exclusive five-course wine and dining event. Hosted in collaboration with 2019 Winery of the year winner, Seville Estate in Yarra Valley and Indigo Vineyard in Beechworth, the events are expected to showcase the best of Victorian wine […]