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F&L News: Bondi's Icebergs to host exclusive 'Legends of Australian Beef' dinner this month (Sydney)

Get ready for a comprehensive showcase of Australian beef set against the unrivaled view of Bondi Beach at Icebergs Dining Room & Bar because a whole host of industry figures are coming together for one exclusive dinner themed around one of the country's most iconic industries. Maurice Terzini and Head Chef Monty Koludrovic of Icebergs will be welcoming Anthony Puharich of Vic Premium Quality Meat to host the special dinner, which has been given the title Icebergs x Legends of Australian Beef Dinner.

Eating with the AU: Altair Restaurant - Warrandyte (Melbourne)

Just a stone’s throw away from Melbourne, you will find the heart of Warrandyte – a verdant village tucked away in the once gold-rich rolling hills at the doorstep to the Yarra Valley. This secluded, sleepy township along the banks of the Yarra River is home to one of the area’s most resplendent gems – Altair Restaurant – a place where visitors may discover the regional passion for good food and fine wine.

Sydney Burger Spotlight: 'Burgers by Josh' residency at Hashtag Burger - Cafe Lounge (Surry Hills)

Burgers by Josh Residency at Hashtag Burger – Café Lounge (Surry Hills)

Burger season has been here for a while now. Hunting for incredible creations of bread, a patty and sauce are occupying your social media feeds and conversations at a high rate. This past August, Sydney’s most notorious burger chef, Josh Arthurs, was hosted in a month long residency at Café Lounge by Hashtag Burgers. Check out all four of Josh’s creations here…

Eating with the AU: Dining around King Street Wharf (Sydney)

It was a wet and windy evening when we made our way down to Darling Harbour for our foodie tour of King Street Wharf. From what I had gathered beforehand, it was going to be a bit of a bloggers bar crawl but instead of a drink at each place, we’d be sampling the diverse culinary treats the wharf has to offer. Needless to say, I had had a light lunch and was seriously looking forward to what the Wharf had in store for us.

New Zealand Dining: eating and drinking our way through Visa Wellington on a Plate


Match Wine Bar/Image supplied

We're still digesting our three-day journey of Wellington, New Zealand during the city's massive 17 day food and drink festival Visa Wellington on a Plate. Over 100 exclusive events, many of which brought progressive ideas to the table and showed off the hub of creativity that is NZ's capital, rocked the enormous amount of bars, cafe, and restaurants on every corner. Here are just some of the events which we managed to fit into our schedule, a small slice of what is an overwhelmingly large and comprehensive exploration of Wellington's drink and dine scene as well as New Zealand's famous produce.

Cooking with the AU: Julia Taylor's Chocolate Cherry Tart

Next Saturday and Sunday, Sydneysiders will be treated to the return of smooth Festival of Chocolate as the mammoth event takes over The Rocks for two days of dessert-focused fun. Renowned Masterchef alumni Julia Taylor is one of the many personalities who will be on hand to create some goodness for both your mouth and your Instagram account, and she has kindly shared her recipe for Cherry Chocolate Tart with us. Make this one up and maybe take it a long on the weekend so you can compare!

Weekend Highlight: Smooth Festival of Chocolate (Sydney)

Waves and waves of chocolate-focused fun will be taking over The Rocks next Saturday and Sunday for the smooth Festival of Chocolate, a big two-day event from NOVA Entertainment celebrating a multitude of decadent desserts and chocolate designs from the best patisseries, ice-creameries, chocalatiers, and restaurants in Sydney.

Eating with the AU: Little Sunflower Cafe - Elwood (Melbourne)

When it comes to food choices, do you find that most of your meals rely on convenience? Are you throwing your healthy eating habits out the window in favour of flavour? During a visit to the recently opened Little Sunflower Café, we discovered that nourishing and sustainable food is not always about making unreasonable sacrifices.

Weeknight Highlight: Cargo Bar begin 15th birthday celebrations (Sydney)

Cargo Bar is one of Sydney's most well-known venues and has been for over a decade, constantly reinventing itself and making full use of it's stunning - and enviable - location. The institution will be celebrating their 15th anniversary milestone all throughout the month of September, and the party kicks off this Thursday 3rd September with a huge party acknowledging the history of the venue and the many personalities which have helped build it's reputation.

Cooking with the AU: Lowenbrau Keller's Roasted Pork Knuckle

It's about that time of the year again where we start to look forward to all the wild German inspired fun that is coming our way for Oktoberfest. And part of that fun is all that hearty, legendary German food. Iconic Sydney restaurant Löwenbräu Keller have provided us with their surprisingly simple recipe for the big, super popular Roasted Pork Knuckle which is also available at any of the Bavarian Bier Cafes across Australia, and Melbourne's huge bier haus Munich Brauhaus.