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F&L News: The Camp Quality Supper Club raises money for kids with cancer

On May 7, Australia’s biggest dinner party, The Camp Quality Supper Club, will bring together more than 1,800 charity-minded people across 150 of Australia’s finest restaurants in five cities: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Canberra.

F&L Photo Gallery: March Into Merivale Launch Party - Ivy (25.02.15)

March Into Merivale kicked off in Sydney yesterday - a five week festival of food and drink featuring over 50 events at venues under the Merivale umbrella. At yesterday's launch festival, all Merivale restaurants had special stall featuring various dishes for people to enjoy in exchange for tokens. Needless to say, there was a LOT of amazing food - and Johnny Au was there to take it all in. Enjoy his gallery here:

the AU interview: Ronni Kahn (OzHarvest) talks OzHarvest CEO CookOff, challenges, and more

The renowned and incredibly important OzHarvest are gearing up for their annual CEO CookOff, an event uniting over 100 of the country's top CEOs to feed 1000 vulnerable Sydneysiders and create awareness of food insecurity, homelessness and food wastage in Australia. We caught up with OzHarvest's Ronni Kahn to find out more about the event, as well as the evolution of OzHarvest, and the challenges they face.

F&L News: Bacardi and Melbourne bar Black Pearl announce new collaborative menu

In the lead up to this year’s national finals for the Bacardí Legacy Global Cocktail Competition, Bacardí are stirring up excitement by collaborating with award winning Melbourne bar, Black Pearl from the February 25 to March 3. The partnership will see Black Pearl create an all Bacardi cocktail list inspired by the brand's Family’s 150 year history.

Weekend Highlight: Celebratory dinner at Manfredi at Bells (Killcare Heights, NSW)

If you find yourself near Killcare Heights in NSW this Friday, or you just feel like a good reason to get out of the city, head on over the Bells Boutique Hotel, Restaurant, and Spa because it's acclaimed restaurant Manfredi at Bells is throwing a bit of a celebration dinner.

F&L News: Taste Of Sydney announces second restaurant lineup

Taste of Sydney, in partnership with Electrolux has just announced their second set of restaurants for their 2015 annual festival. The exciting second lineup includes the beer and dinner connoisseurs, Young Bloods, the luxurious Jonah’s, the Turkish Efendy, and the street food styled BANG, amongst many other big names like Pei Modern and Café Paci

F&L News: Sam Christie of Longrain Sydney fame officially launches new Indian restaurant Subcontinental

Restaurateur Sam Christie has officially opened the doors to his latest culinary venture, Subcontinental. Located at 8 Hunt St Surry Hills Sydney, Head Chef Victor Chung will be plating up an exciting, modern take on Indian inspired cuisine, whilst also incorporating dishes from the rich melting pots from the rest of the Subcontinent.

Weekend Highlight: Bites & Brews Laneway Festival at The Shafston (Brisbane)

Looking for something to do in Brisbane this weekend that's a bit out of the norm? The Shafston Hotel is proud to present its first ever Bites & Brews Laneway Festival on Saturday February 28th. The festival is a celebration of the best craft brews, gourmet snacks and local bands that the great South East of Brisbane has to offer.

Win a double pass to Sydney's Harbour Party this weekend!

Multi-talented pop star Kiesza will be headlining to hotly anticipated Harbour Party this Saturday 28th February in one of Sydney's most loved locations - Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquarie's Point. The unrivaled view will set the scene for one of the most lavish and talked about parties of the year, as is the case each year when this event rolls around.

F&L News: OzHarvest CEO CookOff set to feed thousands of vulnerable Sydneysiders

40 of Australia’s top chefs with a combined 38 Chefs’ Hats awarded to their restaurants, will unite with more than 140 business leaders on March 2 at Carriageworks, Eveleigh to cook for 1,000 vulnerable Sydneysiders at the OzHarvest CEO CookOff.

Weekend Highlight: Brunswick Road Street Party (Melbourne)

Throughout the week we pick up on some of the stand-out activities for you to consider this weekend, and bring them straight to you in word form. One of the Weekend Highlights this week is for those in Melbourne itching for a fun-filled Sunday afternoon. It's best you head on down on Sunday March 1st to Brunswick's Sydney Road Street Party because there's going to be a huge amount of things to get through. Here's three of our favourites.

F&L Guide: 10 events you need to check out during March Into Merivale

It's about that time of the year again when the renowned Merivale draw upon the individual and collective talents of their many, many acclaimed chefs and venues to stage over 50 food and wine events. For the next 5 weeks Merivale will be staging pop-ups, collaborations, parties, themed events and more all based around food and drink (particularly wine). We had so much fun covering many of their events last year, chatting to the excited chefs, an of course, exploring their immense launch party - which takes place at ivy tomorrow. Here are 10 events we are looking forward to.

Eating with the AU: Munich Brauhaus - South Wharf (Melbourne)

If you’ve never had the pleasure of devouring an authentic German sausage, then this might just be the place to try it. Situated on the cosmopolitan South Wharf Promenade, Munich Brauhaus is an establishment like no other, bringing to Melbourne all the entertainment of a traditional Bavarian bierhaus without having to fly halfway around the world.

F&L News: Merivale's Patrick Friesen to bring pop-up Fried Chicken & Noodle bar to Work In Progress Bar (Sydney)

As Sydney's renowned Merivale prep this year's edition of their March Into Merivale series of events, they have today announced that Papi Chulo chef Patrick Friesen will be staging a special pop-up. Anyone who has been to Papi Chulo before knows that Friesen is a very reliable name in Sydney's dining scene, so the prospect of him planting a pop-up restaurant in the centre of Sydney is some very exciting news.

Event Review: Robot Restaurant Pop-Up - CBD (Sydney) (Plays until Wednesday 25th February)

Look to your left and you'll see a random pole on which short-shorted dancers slide up and down, look to your right and you'll see a fairy-lit tank ferrying Transformer-esque robots to centre stage for an all out battle of good versus evil. Welcome to Sydney's adaptation of Tokyo's famed Robot Restaurant - titled "Robots Unrivalled", a 30 minute performance of zany antics, dancing robots, Cosplay-type dance routines, and more; a sensory overload bringing in peppy Asian music to soundtrack the wackiest live action performance you will ever see.