Category: FOOD & DRINK

New Vic’s Meat at Chatswood

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Calling all meat enthusiasts and culinary connoisseurs! It’s time to rejoice as Anthony Puharich, the visionary owner behind Victor Churchill & Vic’s, kicks off his grand 2024 expansion with the spectacular debut of Vic’s second store at Chatswood Chase today. Expanding Horizons: A Meat-Lover’s Delight The sizzling excitement doesn’t end there, as two more Vic’s stores are set to grace Bondi Junction and Chadstone Melbourne later this year, marking an exhilarating phase in the brand’s journey. Already an iconic presence at Sydney Fish Markets in Pyrmont, Vic’s continues to redefine the meat industry landscape with its unwavering commitment to premium quality and unparalleled culinary experiences. A legacy of excellence For nearly three decades, Vic’s has been the epitome of premium quality meat, serving as the trusted supplier to the nation’s top restaurants, earning accolades for its award-winning cuts. Beyond the realms of haute cuisine, Vic’s has opened its doors to the Australian public, offering access to the most exceptional meat selections. Since its inception in 1996, Vic’s has been steadfast in its mission to unite Australia through the shared love for exceptional food. Vic’s Chatswood Chase: A Culinary Oasis Located at 345 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood NSW 2067, Vic’s Chatswood Chase promises an indulgent meat-shopping experience like no other. With doors open from Monday to Sunday, meat aficionados can embark on a gastronomic expedition to explore the finest cuts, expertly crafted to elevate every culinary creation. Join the Culinary Celebration As the aroma of sizzling steaks and succulent roasts fills the air, we invite you to… Read More

The Espy Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

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St Kilda’s iconic Hotel Esplanade, affectionately known as The Espy, is gearing up to host two extraordinary culinary collaborations as part of the highly anticipated Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. Renowned chefs Jake Nicolson, Lyndon Tyers, Jimmy Hurlston, and Salim Gafayri will come together to curate exceptional dining experiences at Mya Tiger and Louey’s Bar & Kitchen for two exclusive nights. Donna Chang X Mya Tiger, Friday 15th March, 7pm-9pm The first of these exceptional events will take place on Friday, 15th March, from 7pm to 9pm, as Executive Chef Jake Nicolson and Head Chef Lyndon Tyers from Brisbane-based Cantonese powerhouse, Donna Chang, join forces with The Espy’s Asian-inspired restaurant, Mya Tiger. This collaboration promises an 8-course Festival banquet that fuses Cantonese and Asian-inspired flavors, delivering an unforgettable gastronomic experience in the heart of St Kilda. Priced at $123 per person (drinks on consumption), this promises to be a night to remember. Jimmy Hurlston X Salim Gafayri X Louey’s, Friday 22nd March, 7pm-10:30pm The culinary magic continues on Friday, 22nd March, from 7pm to 10:30pm, as Melbournians are treated to a night of Italian-American delights crafted by Jimmy Hurlston of Collingwood’s revered eatery, Easey’s, along with star pizza chef Salim Gafayri and Louey’s Executive Chef Telina Menzies. The 5-course dining and drinking experience will feature hearty, messy Italian eats with an American twist, complemented by a selection of Picklebacks, wine served in carafes, and beats from Disco Italia DJs. The evening will culminate with a free gig by Melbourne hip-hop icon Posse Shot in the… Read More

LOAM X Two Good Chef dinner series in Sydney

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Sydney-based social enterprise Two Good Co. has exciting news for gastronomy enthusiasts and philanthropic individuals alike. The esteemed chef, author, and gastronomic traveller, Christine Manfield, has been revealed as the second chef in its highly anticipated LOAM X Two Good Chef Dinner Series. This exceptional collaboration is set to take place on Wednesday, 20th March at LOAM, the all-day restaurant located at Ace Hotel Sydney. A Culinary Affair for a Cause The event promises an evening of culinary delight and charitable contribution, with tickets priced at $110 per person. This includes a meticulously crafted multi-course menu by Christine, complemented by wines from Balmy Nights, and a donation towards Two Good’s mission to support, empower, and employ women rebuilding their self-worth and independence following domestic violence, homelessness, and complex trauma. A Menu Beyond Boundaries Christine Manfield, renowned as one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs, is set to present a menu that encapsulates the overarching theme of ‘do more with less’, a philosophy dear to Two Good Co. As a culinary ambassador, her unique creations seamlessly merge indigenous ingredients with globally inspired flavours, embodying the ethos of sharing simple yet delectable food prepared with love. “It’s been a pleasure working with Two Good on their latest cookbook, and I’m excited to continue our partnership, this time alongside the wonderful team at LOAM,” expressed Christine Manfield. “The menu I’ve created is all about simple, meaningful food, and I hope it fosters a sense of community and connection amongst our guests.” The menu, co-crafted by Christine and the esteemed… Read More

LINDOR does cheesecake truffle

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Lindt, the renowned Swiss chocolatier, has long been celebrated for its exquisite creations that captivate chocolate enthusiasts worldwide. The story of Lindt’s iconic LINDOR truffles traces back to their humble origins, initially designed as Christmas decorations in Germany. This innovative foray into the world of chocolate marked a pivotal moment in Lindt’s history, laying the groundwork for the globally adored LINDOR truffles that have become a symbol of indulgence and luxury. Lindt Australia proudly continues this legacy by enchanting the world with over 300 million LINDOR truffles annually, showcasing their unwavering commitment to delivering irresistibly smooth and decadent chocolates. Introducing the LINDOR Cheesecake Truffle The latest addition to the LINDOR family, the newly unveiled LINDOR Cheesecake Truffle, is a testament to Lindt’s dedication to innovation and excellence. This delectable creation combines a delicate white chocolate shell with the finest biscuit pieces, embracing a lusciously smooth cheesecake filling infused with a hint of refreshing lemon. The result is an indulgent experience that pays homage to the timeless appeal and popularity of cheesecake – a universally beloved dessert. Thomas Schnetzler, Lindt Master Chocolatier, exudes enthusiasm as he shares, “The launch of the LINDOR Cheesecake Truffle is a truly exciting moment for us at Lindt. We are delighted to introduce this new creation, offering chocolate lovers pure indulgence. Envision a delicate white chocolate shell with biscuit pieces encasing a smooth melting white chocolate filling that perfectly harmonizes with the sweetness of cheesecake flavor and subtle hints of tanginess. In the realm of desserts, cheesecake reigns as a luxurious,… Read More

What’s new at The Rover Sydney

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In a move that promises to delight patrons old and new, Liquid and Larder has ushered in a wave of exhilarating updates to Surry Hills’ favoured local haunt, The Rover. Pivoting to better serve the community’s tastes, The Rover will now usher guests through both floors of its enticing space, from Monday to Saturday between 4pm-12am. The traditional separation of the vibrant cocktail bar downstairs and the seafood-centric restaurant above has dissolved, and instead one finds a cohesive venue offering both drinks and dishes on each level in a seamless experience of world-class cocktails and a reimagined bistro menu. The hospitality maestros behind established dining institutions such as Alfie’s, Bistecca, and The Gidley, have been the brain behind The Rover for over a decade. Although it has transformed from its original incarnation as The Wild Rover, the establishment retains its essential character—a testament to Liquid and Larder’s commitment to the ambience of a cherished and spirited neighbourhood spot. Owner James Brady expresses a heartfelt vision behind the venue’s refreshed approach, “The Rover has always served as a snug and vibrant backdrop for both casual and intimate gatherings, much like visiting a cherished friend’s home. By combining and expanding the food and drink offerings, we’re responding to our guests’ desires and readying ourselves to welcome more members from our community through our doors every evening.” Noteworthy among the myriad of enhancements is the Rover’s homage to beef lovers, the iconic Gidley burger, which will be made available outside of the CBD for the very first time,… Read More

Mister Bianco’s tomato festival in Melbourne

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As the vibrant shades of red start to dominate the pantries, Mister Bianco in Kew heats up its kitchen for a seasonal celebration that tantalises the taste buds: the Festa Del Pomodoro (Tomato Day). This joyous event is etched on Saturday 2nd March – a day to embrace the zest of fresh, ripe tomatoes in their prime. The excitement at Mister Bianco mounts as March heralds the time for Sugo making, a ritual cherished by the team for its traditional essence and the promise of mouth-watering Italian cuisine. Join us for a fabulously orchestrated dinner where the humble tomato takes center stage. With the ambiance enlivened by the aromas of Italy, our guests will not only indulge in a spectacular three-course home-style meal but will also partake in the artistry of Sugo making. A feast for the senses awaits, accompanied by our finely selected house wines. Our very own Chef Joe Vargetto, a maestro in the culinary world, is thrilled to offer more than just a dining experience. Armed with pots and passion, he is set to impart his closely guarded Sugo-making secrets through an engaging cooking demonstration. Attendees can look forward to an educational evening filled with anecdotes, techniques, and inspiration, directly from the expert’s kitchen to yours. Event Details: Menu: Shared Entree Shared Mains + Sides Dessert Bonus: Every guest leaves with a treasured bottle of Sugo, a memento of the event to be savoured at their own tables. Reservations for the Festa Del Pomodoro dinner event can be made at SevenRooms. Explore… Read More

2 new markets in Sydney

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Get ready to ring in the Easter festivities with two spectacular markets presented by Cambridge Markets, set to paint the town with vibrant energy and delightful offerings. As we gear up for the joyful season, mark your calendars and prepare to embark on an unforgettable journey through a world of creativity, delectable cuisines, and boundless community spirit. A Tale of Two Markets The much-anticipated Cronulla Easter Market is all set to make a triumphant return at the picturesque Don Lucas Reserve, Wanda Beach, Cronulla, on Saturday and Sunday, March 16-17, from 10am to 4pm. Meanwhile, The Ultimate Easter Market EQ is gearing up to captivate visitors at the Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, on Easter Sunday, March 31, from 10am to 4pm. Delightful Offerings Await! Step into a world where over 150 stallholders will converge from across Sydney, offering a diverse array of fashion, homewares, gifts, art, craft, plants, toys, and much more. Embrace the fusion of global flavors as both markets present a tantalizing smorgasbord of world cuisines, ranging from Thai to Turkish, promising an epicurean experience like no other. Unveiling the Magic Madelienne Anderson, the director of Cambridge Markets, expresses her excitement for these upcoming events, “We at Cambridge Markets love a good Easter market. It’s a great time of year for markets as the weather is fabulous and people enjoy this relaxed period when they get to take a breather from the fast pace of the new year.” She adds, “Both these markets will have their own flavor, and bring a bit of… Read More

Stokehouse’s new dessert for sweet-tooths

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Calling all dessert lovers and sweet tooths of Melbourne, this one’s specially crafted for you. As part of the highly-anticipated 2024 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival program, Stokehouse will host a unique, one-night-only event that promises to redefine the art of desserts and leave a lasting impression on every guest’s palate. On Monday, 18th March, Stokehouse Group Pastry Chef Ash Smith, renowned for his culinary expertise at establishments like Aria, Rockpool Grill & Bar, and Spice Temple, will join forces with his longtime friend Eddie Stewart of Tokyo Lamington to curate an exquisite five-course dessert degustation. Priced at $148 per person, this exceptional collaboration aims to celebrate the nostalgic pastry trends of the past while infusing a contemporary twist that captivates the senses. The ‘Desserted’ experience is designed to challenge perceptions and elevate desserts from mere meal finales to the main event itself. Guests can anticipate a journey through the entire dessert spectrum, commencing with a savory-leaning first course and culminating in classic sweet treats, each presented with a delightful twist that showcases the chefs’ innovative prowess. As the sun sets over the St Kilda beachfront, attendees will savor a welcome drink upon arrival before indulging in this symphony of sweetness that pays homage to cherished memories and culinary traditions. Event Details: The ‘Desserted’ dinner promises an evening of temptation that seamlessly blends innovation and tradition, accentuated by the breathtaking backdrop of the picturesque St Kilda beachfront. Stokehouse and Tokyo Lamington extend a warm invitation to all dessert enthusiasts and food connoisseurs, inviting them to… Read More

The new Re’em Yarra Valley winery

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Helen & Joey Estate is thrilled to announce the opening of a new chapter in its illustrious winery journey with the introduction of Re’em Yarra Valley. This exciting expansion sees Re’em becoming the home to a brand-new restaurant and 16 boutique rooms, solidifying the estate’s position as a premier destination for wine tourism. Under the visionary leadership of Helen & Joey Estates’ founders and the guidance of esteemed culinary consultant Mark Ebbels, Re’em presents a dining experience that pays homage to Helen and Joey’s rich Chinese heritage while celebrating premium seasonal Australian produce. Head chef Abe Yang, in collaboration with Ebbels, has curated a menu that promises a truly distinctive culinary adventure in the heart of the Yarra Valley. Ebbels, known for his tenure at renowned establishments such as The Fat Duck, Bacchanalia, and TarraWarra Estate, expressed his honor in working with Helen & Joey on this venture. He shared, “The challenge of blending their heritage with innovative culinary techniques and local produce has forged a truly unique dining experience. It’s a privilege to help craft a menu that marries tradition with creativity in the Yarra Valley.” Re’em’s front-of-house team, led by venue manager Darren Fraser, a finalist for the ‘Service Excellence Award’ in the Good Food Guide 2024, is committed to delivering an exceptional dining experience from Monday to Sunday. The restaurant’s menu has been meticulously designed to harmonize with the estate’s new world wines. At the core of the kitchen is a wood-fired grill, infusing many of the hot dishes with an additional… Read More

Pleasure Club Sydney: unexpected awaits

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The anticipation is over as Odd Culture Group’s Pleasure Club officially opens its doors, inviting adventurous souls to experience an unparalleled blend of entertainment and creativity. Nestled in the vibrant heart of Newtown, Pleasure Club promises an electrifying atmosphere where the unexpected is just the beginning. Unveiling a World of Free Entertainment and Artistic Ingenuity Odd Culture Group proudly champions free entertainment that is accessible to all while also fostering a deep connection with the independent artist community. With a commitment to nurturing the careers of local creatives, Pleasure Club will feature monthly lineup announcements through its social channels, showcasing a diverse range of talent. However, what sets this venue apart are the clandestine shows and surprise unveilings of rare and special performances carefully woven into the programming. Embracing the Profound Impact of Art and Experience In a statement, Zavadszky expressed, “I think everyone is realizing how important the arts are in our lives, and that experiences are more valuable than conventional transactions of product. They engage with our senses in ways which are more profound and introducing this diversified offering as a kind of ‘new norm’ is really leveling up the industry for the better.” Pleasure Club aims to be a refuge at any hour of the night, where impeccable drinks, knowledgeable staff, and a comforting ambiance ensure a sense of security. As the curtains part, guests are transported into an unpredictable realm of entertainment, guaranteeing an unforgettable experience with each visit. Opening Weekend Line-Up: A Glimpse into the Spectacular Friday 23rd Feb Saturday… Read More