‘Yes Chef!’ – Daniel Sponiar Snaps Australia’s Top Chefs for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

24 January
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Sydney based photographer Daniel Sponiar will soon launch his exhibition ‘Yes Chef!’ for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. The photographic portrait exhibition showcases some of Australia’s most respected chefs, conceptualising elements of their lives beyond the restaurant kitchen and presenting fresh insight into the venerable men in white. The Exhibition reveals portraits of the recently […]

Long Shot – A Welcome Retreat in Melbourne’s West End

24 January
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Located in Melbourne’s Collins Square precinct is Long Shot, the newest venue by the Walker Evans Baker Restaurant Group. Its simple yet striking design is the collaborative effort of Anna Drummond and Trish Turner of Colab Design Studio and Emily Pedersen of Walker Corporation and serves as a welcome retreat for those who live and […]

Cyclists Stay Tuned Courtesy of Velo at The Sustainable Living Festival

24 January

Melbourne based bicycle company, Velo Cycles, will be providing free mechanical workshops and tune ups for cyclists as part of The Sustainable Living Festival Big Weekend on February 14-16. The friendly Velo team is offering free bike tune-ups throughout the festival as well as hosting complimentary classes, teaching the basics of bike mechanics such as […]

Australia’s First Bike Counter – Counting on Bikes for a Better Future

21 January

Velo Cycles, in conjunction with the Moreland City Council, has installed a Bike Counter, the first of its kind in Australia and the Asia Pacific. At a cost of over $30,000 the Bike Counter was funded in partnership between Velo and the Moreland City Council. Since its installation in October 2013, the Counter has registered […]

Syracuse Welcomes the Autumn Equinox: Organic and Bio-Dynamic Dinner with Max Allen, March 19th 2014

21 January

Award winning wine writer Max Allen and Syracuse Restaurant and Wine Bar have crafted a unique evening wine dinner featuring a fully catered menu presented by Head Chef Hugh Sanderson on March 19th 2014. Syracuse boasts an impressive array of over 500 wines, and from this Max has carefully selected a range of wines to […]

Matt Perger Explores Water – The Hidden Taste of Coffee

20 January
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The 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival will celebrate the theme of all things H2O. To celebrate water, Australian Barista Champion and World Barista Champ No 2, St ALi’s Matt Perger has created an eye-opening tasting experience illustrating the influence of different types of water on your morning brew. Coffee is nearly 99% water, so […]

Pepe Saya Butter Making Masterclass and Producer Dinner February 11th and 13th

20 January
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A champion of local produce, Andrew Gale will be presenting a Butter Making Masterclass and Produce Dinner in partnership with gourmet butter producer Pepe Saya and the connoisseurs at Yarra Valley Caviar. The Duchess of Spotswood will host the Pepe Saya Butter Making Masterclass on Tuesday 11th February. Cucumber sandwiches with Pepe Saya cultured butter […]

Spanky-ing New Performances at Ormond Hall at The Village January 25

19 January
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The historical Ormond Hall at The Village was once a place of formal orchestras, society dances and theatrical performances, entertaining the elite of Melbourne’s social scene.  But today, everyone is welcome as the iconic hall plays host to some of Melbourne’s top events and live music performances. From The Presets and Eskimo Joe to AC/DC, […]

Cheers to 2014 – Good Beer Week Event Spoiler Alert

19 January
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The fourth Good Beer Week is expected to be the biggest yet, and the festival team has just revealed a teaser for their 2014 lineup that boasts epic local and international talent. For their third consecutive appearance at Good Beer Week, New York legends Brooklyn Brewery will be bringing brewmaster, author and renowned speaker Garrett […]

The Launch of Mr Miyagi

19 January

The name Mr Miyagi may spark a nostalgic throwback to the 80’s, but Mr Miyagi the bar and restaurant is nothing short of current.