Gigantic melon bingsoos, honey bread, and hot chocolate? Yes, please! Dessert-lovers will certainly get a kick out of Passiontree’s summer menu. Located conveniently at Chatswood Interchange, the dessert bar satisfies all sugar cravings.
From do-re-mi to hills to brown paper packages to yodeling to being sixteen (going on seventeen) to climbing mountains to solving problems like Maria and all the way to that beautiful little flower Edelweiss, mention The Sound of Music to anyone and they’ll surely be respond by singing any one of these fabulous tunes. It is this love of the music in particular that makes the story translates so wonderfully well to the musical stage, particularly with this latest production which sparkles.
Award-winning Adelaide winery Bird in Hand have re-teamed with fashion personalities Dan Single and Bambi Northwood-Blyth following some massive success from their limited edition collaboration wines earlier this year and last year. Such bottles as the Bird in Hand D&B 'Pour les Amour' Rosé 2015 have been well-received as part of the winery's limited release signature range, so they have decided to go ahead with another collaborative bottle, the Bird In Hand D&B ‘Pour Les Amour’ Sparkling 2015.
The fun starts as soon as you arrive at Lady Carolina and step through the large turquoise wooden doors that open onto the moody dining area. Complete with neon signs illuminating walls of exposed brick, the casual eatery exudes an air of cool that almost understates the clever, innovative food that is on offer. With warmer weather gracing our city, what you’ll really want to do is pass through the indoor seating to the outside, where you will find Lady Carolina’s Latin Street Kitchen – a vibrant courtyard dedicated to the celebration of Latin street food in all its boldness and glory.
After a successful flagship store in Chatswood and a recent opening in Burwood, one of the world's most famous Dim Sum restaurants - and the cheapest Michelin Star rated restaurant in the world - Tim Ho Wan will open in one of the most central locations in all of Sydney, Town Hall Station.
Sydney premium roasters Campos has been a big part of the city's cafe culture for a long time now, so them teaming up with award-winning cold drip coffee spirit Mr Black comes as some very exciting news, especially for those who like their coffee-based cocktails.
View over Sydney Harbour Bridge during Scenic Helicopter flight
Christmas is looming and the heat is on to one-up family and friends in the gift department. Thankfully it’s surprisingly easy to give someone a unique and unforgettable experience with or without the ‘thrill seeking’ intensity factor via Adrenalin one of Australia’s leading experience sites. The team have put together all sorts of exciting, inexpensive activities online as part of their #GiveAdrenalin Christmas campaign, including everything from Sky Diving and Rally Driving to gourmet experiences such as Seaplane Fly & Dine packages and Champagne tastings.
Manly continues its march into Sydney’s top food destinations in no small part due to venues like Donny’s Bar. Executive chef Carlos Guzman (ex-Porteño) has crafted a smart and creative menu with deft nudges in both the food and drink to test (and reward) palates.
Sydney loves a good food trend. That’s why the focus on tradition at Le Pub is so refreshing. From its sultry Paris bistro basement setting to its dishes that are some of the mainstays of French cuisine the restaurant offers enjoyment in the tried and tested prepared with excellence.
The Hardys brand continue their 'The Chronicles' series with this newly released Grenache Rosé, designing it towards the vision and determination instilled in the brand by founder Thomas Hardy. As part of the fabric of Australian wine making, Thomas Hardy is enjoys a long-lasting legacy from this current series, which aims to capture the apparent vibrancy with which he lives his life. The latest from that series is the Hardys The Chronicles 'The Sage' Grenache Rosé and, in it's price category ($18), it's one of the best we've had this year.
The nutty chocolate taste is perceptible almost immediately as soon as someone mentions the great Ferrero Rocher. One of the most distinctive and loved balls of chocolate has long been a big player on special occasions around the world. There's something about those roasted hazelnuts embedded in a wafer-thin chocolate shell, filled with gooey hazelnut chocolate, that sends chocolate lovers into frenzy. It's not hard to understand why Ferrero Rocher is so popular, though it is hard to understand why it's taken so long for them to take the beloved chocolate to the next level.
Now available across the country, Australian-made single origin dark chocolate Origin Chocolate brings a different perspective to the comprehensive confectionery market. Just in time for Christmas, the brand has started offering "Christmas Bundles" express posted anywhere in Australia, so we take a look at all eight flavours in our latest On the Shelf.
Sydney's famed Imperial Hotel has officially reopened, with a few tweaks and changes to the many spaces seen throughout this historic venue. Though, the biggest potential change is one that speaks to the areas strong LGBTI community, giving them a platform in Australia's first ever "gay and lesbian rooftop chapel".
Instantly recognisable Australian brand Bundaberg have continued their well-received The Master Distillers' Collective series this year with the release of the very shiny, very luscious looking MDC Blenders Edition 2015, sticking to a commitment for experimenting with some of the distillery's richest and rarest rum reserves to see how far they can take the classic Dark Rum.
It's often hard to nab a ticket to Sydney's popular The Yacht Social Club. The floating party, by Have You Heard Events, sells out quite quickly, with those heading along able to take full advantage of the iconic Sydney Harbour with a day of sun, sea, yachts, and DJs. It's fast become one of the quintessential Sydney lifestyle parties and we've got a double pass to give away to one of the events next year.