Sofitel Wentworth have recently unveiled their new 1960s inspired bar and lounge, Soirée. Drawing inspiration from the hotel’s bold 20th century architecture created in the mid 1960s, the Joseph Pang-designed bar has placed a contemporary face on a heritage-listed hotel. We attended a tasting of their new offerings, with 60s inspired cocktails created by mixologist [...]
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With the rise of artisan and local produce, Cafe Opera at the InterContinental is celebrating a few of the most lauded producers in Australia with monthly degustation menus featuring a different element. A Taste of Artisan Butter with Pepe Saya is the first in InterContinental Sydney’s new A Taste Of… series, as the chefs have [...]
Electrolux recently showcased Australia’s bright young things in the kitchen and on the floor with a taste of their Appetite for Excellence Award finalists at the Whet Your Appetite showcase dinner. The night was a celebration of the next generation of Australian culinary elite, dipping in the generous pool of talented hospitality professionals bothfront and back [...]
In celebration of the gloriously warmer weather, Sake Restaurant & Bar and The Cut Bar & Grill are offering Spring-time specials. We were lucky enough to enjoy a sample of both Sake’s Cherry Blossom Festival and The Cut’s Spring Lamb Banquet in a progressive dinner that saw us salivating over the seasonal produce and beautiful [...]
Did you know that one in four of us spend more than 22 days a year commuting to and from work? That is 2 days more than the annual leave of most Australians. Thanks to Live4.com.au, a new interactive website with a range of celebrity blogs, features and interviews and in association with NRMA, we [...]
Good news for all bleary eyed, hungover and donning their darkest shades, Saturday mornings are looking now looking much better! Surry Hills tapas bar and watering hole The Carrington is now serving breakfast from 9AM – 1PM on weekends. Whether you’re punching on from last night’s party or simply a brunch enthusiast, the Spanish influenced menu provides [...]
Chicken Wings – serves 6 12 x large chicken wings 150ml Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey 4 x 375ml cans of coke 100ml soy sauce 1 birds eye chilli 1tsp cracked black pepper 50ml Worcestershire sauce In a large pot place all ingredients, except the chicken wings, and reduce to a glaze Place the chicken wings [...]
On a rainy Saturday afternoon last weekend, a group of hungry food bloggers entered the cosy deli space of the Crows Nest restaurant Extra Virgin Fine Foods. We were here for one thing, and one thing only - paella. After a brief introduction and tour by owner Mauricio before donning aprons and entering the kitchen. [...]
After extensive refurbishment to strip the building back to its original historical structure, the Harbour Rocks Hotel is looking very chic indeed. The contemporary interior of the hotel’s Scarlett Restaurant, flaunts original colonial brickwork, sandstone and beams in a relaxed bistro setting. The small intimate venue offers a modern Australian menu developed by sous chef [...]
An unsuspecting new bar has popped up on the main King St drag of Newtown, where Funky Bar once stood. Blacksheep quietly opened its doors a few weeks ago, adding to the steadily expanding portfolio of quirky small bars in Sydney’s inner west. Dimly lit by chandeliers and tea candles in mason jars, the décor is a [...]
Set on the picturesque historical Finger Wharf in Woolloomooloo, Otto Ristorante cuts a striking image. Sitting mere metres from the sparkling harbour, it seems to me like the ideal location for a long, leisurely lunch and an afternoon cocktail. Head chef Richard Ptacnik produces stylish modern Italian cuisine with a focus on fresh quality ingredients. [...]
Nespresso launched their new top of the range Maestria machines in style last week at very swish private home in Woollahra with a breakfast-inspired canape menu by the renowned Justin North. The new machines have a cute retro vibe, with a classic design look coming in cream white and a funky red. Described as “the [...]