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Three Blue Ducks and Lodge Bellingen are doing something nice

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Three Blue Ducks and The Lodge Bellingen are excited to announce the launch of the Bellingen Food & Wine Escape—a unique blend of culinary experiences, nature, and relaxation set in the picturesque surroundings of Bellingen. Scheduled to take place from July 12 – 14, the inaugural event will feature a long lunch hosted by Ducks chefs Andy Allen and Darren Robertson. This ‘winter escape’ weekend promises to be the first in a series of events under the Bellingen Food & Wine Escape banner. Set on 16 acres of manicured gardens, The Lodge Bellingen is a boutique countryside retreat offering uninterrupted valley views over the Bellinger River towards Dorrigo National Park. At the heart of this scenic property is Three Blue Ducks’ restaurant, renowned for its passion for simple, ethically sourced, real food. The menu has recently received a refresh, with Three Blue Ducks Byron Bay head chef Sam Morton collaborating with local chef Dannielle Farrugia to create a balanced menu featuring Asian-inspired dishes alongside classic Ducks selections from their other restaurants. Chef and co-owner of Three Blue Ducks, Darren Robertson, shares his excitement about the event: “With the menu undergoing a bit of a refresh recently to take it back to our roots, we’re excited to get people back in to not only showcase that, but also the incredible local wine and produce available across NSW. We’re spoiled for choice in Bello when it comes to both, so Bellingen Food & Wine Escape is the perfect opportunity to kick things up a notch and highlight… Read More

Mardi Gras-inspired yum cha extravaganza

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Get ready to indulge in an unforgettable culinary experience as The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre introduces ‘Mardi Cha’, a delightful twist on their monthly yum cha event, set to infuse the spirit of Mardi Gras into every delectable bite. This exciting food event is a must-visit for anyone seeking an exceptional way to celebrate Mardi Gras and kick off March with style. Mardi Cha Details: Embrace the Fusion of Mardi Gras and Yum Cha Imagine the vibrant collision of Mardi Gras and Yum Cha, resulting in the creation of “Mardi Cha”! Hosted by the charismatic Jackie Daniels and her friends, this event promises to be the ultimate precursor to one of Sydney’s most anticipated nights of the year. The Lucky Prawn will be transformed into a Mardi Gras-inspired hub, offering an elevated yum cha experience that embodies the festive spirit of Mardi Gras. Join Jackie and her friends from 11 am to 4 pm for a culinary journey like no other. The Perfect Recovery Plan For those looking to recover or simply extend the celebrations into Sunday, fear not! Jackie Daniels will return with a more subdued Mardi Cha experience on Sunday. Indulge in $12 Bloody Mary’s and unwind to the tunes of a vinyl DJ playing from 4 pm until late. It’s the ideal setting to replenish your spirits and revel in the laid-back ambiance, providing the perfect antidote to the post-Mardi Gras festivities. If this sounds like your cup of tea (or perhaps a refreshing cocktail), Mardi Cha at The Bob… Read More

New Hurricane’s opens in Cronulla

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Set to open its doors on 13 July, Hurricane’s Grill & Bar Cronulla is poised to redefine the dining landscape in the Shire. This latest addition to the Hurricane’s collection marks the fifth venture by esteemed restaurateur Tony Teixeira. Boasting a stunning interior and a sophisticated Mediterranean-style menu, this expansive venue, complete with a restaurant, bar, outdoor seating, and private dining room, will accommodate up to 300 patrons. The establishment, situated opposite South Cronulla Beach, has been meticulously planned to accommodate diverse dining experiences including casual post-beach lunches, cocktails and snacks at the bar, and special occasion meals in the elegantly designed restaurant or private dining room. Award-winning designers from Luchetti Krelle have truly outdone themselves with the unique interior of Hurricane’s Cronulla. The space draws inspiration from the coastal surroundings, featuring a grotto-like setting of pale sculptural curves and arches contrasted against sandstone, accented with shades of nutmeg, paprika, and olive. The venue is divided into distinct sections, including an island bar and an open kitchen, all flowing seamlessly into each other. A concierge desk with sculptural legs by Hugh McCarthy and cantilevered shelves in the bar area that extend from a central “mast” like sails further accentuate the space’s unique design. Tony and renowned chef Justin North from Concept Hospitality have spent the past year perfecting a Mediterranean-inspired menu that not only highlights Hurricane’s classics but also introduces new dishes tailor-made for this beachside location. “We wanted to create a local, casual coastal Mediterranean grill and bar that highlights the Hurricane’s classics, but… Read More

Holy Basil opens new location in the heart of Haymarket

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Listen in if you’re a fan of Thai and Laotian cuisine, because culinary experts Holy Basil have added a third restaurant to their line up in Darling Square, right in the heart of Sydney’s Haymarket. Adding to the already pumping vibes and great restaurant choices in Darling Square, Holy Basil brings some extra flavour to the precinct with a high end bar menu featuring elegant Cocktails, premium Champagne (such as Ruinart) and delightful French Rosé (including Brad Pitt’s own Miraval Rosé). Stop by for an after work drink, or go all out and sample their fusion menu of the best blends of traditional dishes from Thailand and Laos.  Since the early days of Holy Basil, its owners, Louise and Tony, wanted to showcase distinctive food reflecting their own cultural heritage through these cuisines. Whilst offering a number of curries, soups, salads and stir-fries, the menu also presents a selection of premium ‘wow’ dishes including seafood (try the mussels!), Waygu beef and kingfish carpaccio. Each meal is meticulously executed with a focus on herbs and spices, and a delicate balance between sweet, sour and spicy, for a bold dish rich in flavour. A must-try is definitely the fried ice cream Holy Basil has become popular for! Holy Basil Darling Square is now accepting bookings and walk ins. 

Movember at KOI Dessert Bar Sydney

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If ever there was someone who knew how to make cakes, it’s Reynold Poernomo and co.: the guys behind Sydney’s KOI Dessert Bar. In partnership with the annual Movember movement to raise money for men’s heath in Australia, KOI Dessert Bar will this weekend be hosting a decadent ‘Guy Tea‘. Arnold and Ronald have created a decadent menu with a mixture of sweet & savoury canapes including; Salmon Roe Tart with Brown Butter Potato, Smoked Bacon and Yol Jam ‘Cigar’, Milk Chocolate & Whisky Macaron and guests will be treated to a special cocktail upon arrival crafted by cocktail making sensation Wen Wang (Australia’s Best Bartender Top 100). Working with family is no easy feat, and add the complex nature of the fast paced hospitality industry, the boys have had their fair share of challenges, inevitably affecting their mental wellbeing. In a bid to bring people together through their shared love of food, the Guy Tea aims to help mates from all walks of life feel connected and comfortable to ‘at the table’ chat about how they’re feeling. Sessions will take place on Saturday, 19 and Sunday, 20 Movember with 2 sessions each day from 12pm You’ll find KOI Dessert Bar at 6 Central Park Ave, Chippendale 2008

Best dishes to try this Sydney Night Noodle Market 2022

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The Sydney Night Noodle Markets are back! Yeah, they were put on hold, like everything, but back with a bang this year, the Markets will be bigger than ever. Kicking off from Tuesday 4 to Sunday 9 October, it’ll host a whole heap of new and old Australian foodie institutions – read more about them all here – as well as some of the most delicious morsels to get in your gob this season. Here’s a round-up of must-try dishes: Truffle Basque Cheesecake by 15Centimeters. Their signature Burnt Basque Cheescake blended decadently with earthy, aromatic black truffles. It is effortlessly indulgent (and smells like heaven!) The Original Mie Goreng Donut from Donut Papi. Donut meets noodles – need we say more? THE Viral donuts using the beloved Indomie mie goreng noodles cooked and shaped like a donut.  Pork belly skewers in banana ketchup glaze, by Hoy Pinoy. Head straight for the smokey BBQ scent filling the air and don’t look back!  Crispy Calamari on a stick by Calabang with your choice of sauce. Our pick is the Tom Yum – trust us! Toastie Smith’s Kimi Porky – Fluffy Scrambled Kimchi Egg, stir fry kimchi & pork belly, oak lettuce, sesame, mayo & roasted sesame flavoured slaw. What could possibly go wrong? The Milo Fry Club by Gelato Messina – Deep fried milo gelato, messinatella pudding and oreo crumble topped with warm messinatella. All the crunchy, gooey goodness you need to top off a perfect night of feasting. 

Enjoy modern European cuisine with Dining in the Dark Sydney

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The room’s dark, you’re wearing a blindfold and you can eat everything. Might sounds like it’s a scene from a strange erotica novel, but it’s really just the experience that awaits you at Sydney’s Dine in the Dark event this May. Located at at Beast & Co, 425 Bourke St, Surry Hills, the event will take you through a hosted gastronomic experience through the heart of continental Europe. Why? Well, studies have shown that 80% of people eat with their eyes, so by eliminating sight, guests will enjoy an elevated dining experience, focusing on taste, smell and touch. So the theory goes. Tickets are available here for $110 per person for 6pm and 8:30pm sittings, each of which are approximately 90 minutes

All about StickyBeak: the new festival celebrating Sydney

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Archie Rose make some top-notch spirits in Sydney and have since hiot the fast track on their global popularity. This year in 2022, renowned drinks writer and presenter Mike Bennie along with the distillery are bringing the best of Sydney hospitality together for StickyBeak, an inaugural two-day festival of incredible drinks, top-notch food, DJs and curated masterclasses. Made possible by the City of Sydney’s scheme awarding grants to those with a vision to help bring the city back to life, Archie Rose has curated the festival to celebrate Sydney’s rich hospitality industry from Friday 29 and Saturday 30 April, from 5pm – 10pm at Hyde Park Barracks. Local favourites on the line-up include Newtown’s much loved Bloodwood, pasta masters Fabricca, sausage kings and queens LP’s Quality Meats, our friends at Gelato Messina,  Morgan Mcglone’s newest venture SUNDAY and newcomers FIREPOP who will be butchering Blackmore wagyu onsite for charcoal-grilled skewers. And that’s just a taste. For more and to sort yourself out with tickets, head to the StickyBeak website

Good Food Month Sydney: Shannon Martinez does very good vegan

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With Sydney Good Food Month taking over the city this October again, it’s time to purge your bodies and get excited for food. Chef Shannon Martinez is joining the movement and getting foodie with Mary’s Underground for an unforgettable night featuring a classic Southern multi-course menu that is refined, delicious and completely vegan, alongside a band specially selected by Mary’s music director Joe Muller. We spoke to him about it. How long have you been vegan and why?  I am actually not a Vegan. I think a huge part of my job is being able to experience and try all types of different typed of food and dishes – my job is really experimental. I love cooking vegan food because when I started no one was doing it, no one was really putting in the effort with it here that much. I just love cooking vegan food, I tend to get bored really easily and vegan and vegetarian dishes are a constant challenge to keep creating and generating innovative ideas. It is very scientific – which it makes me feel like each new dish is taking me back to the ‘lab’ to create a cool new challenge What thoughts do you have on how visible and mainstream veganism is now?  It’s great! The fact that it’s all over Instagram, in every paper, all the influencers and celebrities are talking about it – its massive! Beyonce did it for a while and I think she is still partly vegan focused in her lifestyle… that is huge,… Read More