All posts tagged: drink

It’s Single’s Night to Shine

Single this year? Do not worry, we have your cover. No need to sit at home and swipe left and right this Valentine’s dAy as all single girls and guys  you have been watingin to connect with will be in one and only room for the one night, Following it last year success, Australia’s favourite social network application BUMBLE are hooking up again this year  and playing matchmaker with their “Single Mingle” party. Don’t be jealous of all those couples on boring dates with their set menu and roses; Hawker Hall will be the place to be this Valentine’s Day with epic food and drinks on offer, speed dating, and if that doesn’t make you buzz already DJ CC Babcock taking love song dedications and getting the dance floor started. The event kicks off at 6:30pm with a one-way ticket to love just $55, which includes entry and food, drinks are available to purchase from the bar. Single minglers can look forward to some of Hawker Hall’s most popular dishes including, popcorn chicken, tofu fries, …

The Wine & Cheese Fest will return to Williamstown 

The Wine and Cheese fest are back this year in the newly renovated Seaworks. Get ready to enjoy fine quality wine and cheese on Saturday 9thMarch as artisan food vendors will be showcasing their gourmet products, plus hot food and specialty arts & crafts stalls. From wheels of fine cheeses and savoury sauces, pickled preserves and home-style pastries, to smoked and cured meats, luscious desserts and a wide variety of craft beers, ciders and refreshments, the Wine & Cheese Fest will have something on offer for everyone’s taste buds. Wine masterclasses with top local vintners will be on offer including” Prosecco” with Dal Zotto Wines, “Sparkling & Cabernet Sauvignon” with Blue Pyrenees, and “Taste 100 years of Wines” with Mount Avoca winemaker, Matthew Barry in the VIP marquee. For the cheese enthusiasts, French cheesemaker Matthieu Megard from L’Artisan Cheese Organic and Gowen Irlen from Melbourne and Cheese will be offering delicious tips of the trade. Plus, the “Maestro of Mozzarella” and one of Australia’s best makers of Italian cheese, George Linguanti of That’s Amore Cheese, …

Johnny’s Green Room

Australia Day ‘s tradition is always meeting in the sunshine with friends and family and enjoy a good BBQ. This year let’s celebrate this long weekend a little differently by meeting on the rooftop at Johnny’s Green Room as it is hosting its first ever “Italian BBQ” on Sunday 27thJanuary, with shrimp on the Barbie (Italian style), Johnny’s classic drinks on tap and local DJs playing from midday til late. Forget the usual suspects you would find at an Aussie BBQ, Johnny’s will be swapping out the burnt sausages and onion for arrosticini and seafood on the grill. Modern-Italian bar snacks will also be on offer, including pork & veal polpetti, arancini and caprese salad. Or, enjoy a selection of antipasto: cured meats with mozzarella, bread with pickles & cheese. Local and imported beer will be flowing on tap, as well as spritzes, highballs and a wide range of wines. Johnny’s cocktails will also be at the ready; including the crowd favourite Johnny’s Smash – a combination of gin, sparkling yuzu, ginger & mint. Woody …

Sweet, Savoury, Special: September Edition

If you’re a Melbourne local, you know Winter is like a relative who overstays their welcome. You want to kick them out, but you know the minute things get tough (read: Our simmering summers) you’ll be begging them to come back. So while we wait for Auntie Winter to pack up her mothball suits of grey clouds and sudden sideways rain, let’s celebrate all the great things about Spring via this month’s edition of Sweet, Savoury, Special: Fresh flavour, shared experiences, and being a little more conscious of that waist line in preparation for summer. Sweet: Serotonin Eatery, Burnley Practically an institution in the #cleaneating tribes of Melbourne, Serotonin eatery is a trendy little space tucked away in Richmond’s sister suburb of Burnley. Only adding to their philosophy of “food that promotes serotonin (The chemical released when we feel happy)”, you’ll find this cafe next to the Golden Square Bicentennial Park, making this a good spot for a vegetarian feast with the kids. Serotonin gets our sweet pick for September thanks to it’s Positive Pancakes …

After Hours with Eau De Vie

We chatted to Greg Sanderson, owner of one our favourite speakeasy bars, Eau de Vie for the inside scoop on the world of cocktails and the Melbourne bar scene.   You’ve been in the industry for several years now and have also won the 2012 Australian Bartender of the Year Award. In your opinion what makes a good bartender? A great bartender first and foremost must be a fantastic host. Receiving service from a professional bartender should feel like you have been invited into their home and you are being taken care of like a friend. Sure an in-depth knowledge of spirits, cocktails and everything they are serving is important but a truly great bartender will know exactly when to pull out those facts and not force them upon their guests. As well as being an impeccable host they must move with grace and purpose, entertain but know how to leave a conversation gracefully to keep working, must be clean and organised, and always be willing to learn new things.   Eau De Vie is one …

Craft & Co pasta making workshop melbourne

Be a Pasta Master

Where can you find a place to learn, eat and drink? At The Craft & Co workshop! We attended their pasta making class, and gosh did we love it. Don, the head chef of the restaurant teaches you step by step how to make the perfect pasta at home. This informative class also provides you a booklet which you can take home. On top of everything, the décor of the restaurant is rustic and earthy. The class is held just in front of a room where they brew beer. The class begins with Don explaining how to perfect your pasta from making the dough. He gives you time to ask as many questions as you desire. (Here is a small tip from Don if you are unsure how much flour you need for just two people – 300 grams will be plenty!) Don then shows you how to make different types of pasta – spaghetti, tortellini, ravioli and more. The best part of the class is that you get a hands-on session and actually make …

Eat, drink, make & learn

Are you passionate about coffee making? Is it pasta you crave at the end of your long day? Ever wanted to master your home made coffee brewing skills? Or is indulging in cheese one of your daily routines? The Craft & Co, a collective leaning centre in Collingwood offers classes in all of these areas and more for those with an interest in the culinary and arts. The Craft & Co works with local producers in Melbourne and offers classes ranging from salami making, pasta making, coffee cupping, brewing for beginners, cheese making,  learning why bees matter so much or exploring the magic behind craft distillation. All classes are $75, 3-hours long and including a tasting, one in-house brewing beverage, questionnaires and hands-on experience. If you are unsure what class you should take, you can even try out their free pasta or wine making demo class on Sundays to get a feel for the courses. Here is a sneak peak of what you get from the classes: Pasta Making: All attendees enjoy freshly made pasta, …