All posts tagged: winter

Nocturnal X Mick Harvey

You might be apprehensive if the live-music tickets you bought list the venue as a Museum. Are the musicians really that old? Or maybe you start to imagine something akin to the movie ‘Night at the Museum.’ Having been to the Melbourne Museum before, I pondered as to where they’d set up stage and whether I’d spend the night concerned about knocking over irreplaceable artefacts on display. Arriving, I found the venue to be very well thought-out. The main stage was front and centre in the foyer with the second stage and film screens in the galleries deeper into the Museum. What’s more, the stages didn’t seem out of place, but rather enhanced by the historic building. The area was grand, accessible and the lights from the main stage seemed to shimmer beautifully off every surface. On top of that, I learnt that walking around a world-class museum with a beer in hand and atmospheric beats through the air is a sensation not to be missed. The bands and setlist were curated by Mick Harvey, …

Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice Tasting

If you’ve ever wanted to have your say in Australia’s most respected wine awards, now is your chance at the Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice Tasting presented in collaboration with City Wine Shop on Saturday 1 June. For one day only, the 2019 Final 12 cohort will assemble in Melbourne to present their two wines that got them into the final. Meet the winemakers and learn more about the best emerging wines from across the country before casting your vote for your favourite wine on the day. Hosted at the St Martins Youth Arts Centre, Melbourne’s 24-hour beacon of late night food, the Butcher’s Diner will pop up to pair the Young Guns’ pours. Whether you’re into its signature grass fed burgers or counterpoint vegan fare, we’re sure you’ll meet your match. Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice not only offers attendees the opportunity to be involved in the awards, but provides a platform to discover the best new winemakers and wines in the country. What: Young Gun of Wine People’s Choice Where: St Martins Youth Arts Centre, 28 Saint Martins Lane, …

Oz Comic-Con

Oz Comic-Con is returning to Melbourne on June 8th – 9th , and Brisbane and Sydney in September, giving fans across all fandoms the ultimate event for all things pop culture. Assemble your super squad and get ready for a jam-packed weekend of entertainment. Oz Comic-Con was introduced to Australian shores in 2012 and has since cemented itself with pop culture fans, offering a little bit of everything for everyone interested in film, television, comics, anime, cosplay and much more. Convention goers can expect appearances from film and television stars, comic book artists and voice actors, gaming tournaments and freeplay along with out-of-this-world activations, industry talks and panels, and exclusive merchandise that can’t be bought anywhere else. An event for all ages, kids can leave their mark on MARVEL’s colouring wall, spark their creative desires in a range of kids comic artist workshops and walk tall in the Kids Cosplay Parade. Comic enthusiasts can immerse themselves in the Comic District with opportunities to meet comic guests from major publications and enjoy the Comics Library. Gamers can head on over to the Gaming Zone and feed their …

Hot Pot at Master Den’s

Melbourne, you’d be safe and warm this Winter if you are at Mater Den’s. This secretive poppu uppu (Japanese translation of pop-up) down Flinders Lane provides great service, amazing Melbourian vibe and most importantly; mouth watering hot pots! Walk pass Fonda towards Spring Street and then pass the parking lot. Just when you wonder where Master Den is, you’ll see white posters pasted in a small hole in the wall. Yep, there it is, Melbourne’s little secret hot pot place, available this Winter only. The most Melbourne thing about it is that you’d need to BUZZ to get in. #VIPeveryday At Mater Den’s, they cater for beef lovers, seafood eaters and vegetarian dieters. Menu changes daily because at Mater Den, they only serve the best cut of beef and freshest seafoods. Enjoy a drink or two? We highly recommend getting their Hot Pot matching drink selection, especially paired to the hot pot flavour you choose. The drink selection starts you off with a beer, follow by sake and finish off your night with a glass …

The best hot chocolates in Melbourne

Oh Winter… sometimes you wonder if you actually hate this cold season or in fact love it to bits. Despite the coldness, there are a few things we know you love about Melbourne Winter – the fashion, the mulled wine and of course the hot chocolates. We have hand picked our top five favourite venues in Melbourne, where the best hot chocolates are served. Warm up this winter with our favourites below and tell us which one is your favourite, or maybe share YOUR favourite hot chocolate venue with us if it is not already mentioned below! Atypic Chocolate, South Melbourne Based out of South Melbourne Market, Atypic follow a profound ‘bean-to-bar’ process, showing off the chocolate making process through their street facing window. They welcome picky patrons, inviting you to customise your winter warmer by selecting your milk and your chocolate blend. Make your selection from white chocolate matcha, Solomon Island dark chocolate, spicy dark chocolate or a seasonal dark chocolate blend and enjoy. More info: here. Little Big Sugar Salt, Abbotsford Looking for …

The Fire Garden On The Lawn

Pop-Up Fire Garden comes to South Wharf Built specifically to keep patrons warm and cozy down on the Promenade this winter. Including a range of drink specials, custom food menu and entertainment throughout the series. The Fire Garden is built upon The Common Lawn, a large exterior lawned area on the South Wharf Promenade. A pair of shipping containers, classic Airstream bar, a range of campfire seats, fire pits, heaters and more create the setting; while blankets are on offer to add that extra touch of relaxation for the brisk Melbourne winters. However the setting is just the start with Common Man hosting a multitude of food and drink option. Craft beer artisans James Squire have created a custom beer menu (with rotisserie and smoked meats) for the series, coupled with 5 of their award winning beers available on tap and as tasting paddles. Redbank have a wide selection of their very own wines on special just for the event, while Aberlour and Glenlivet are providing the soothing warmth with Whisky Flights on offer as …

Winter Harvest Festival at The Glen

Hibernation is not an option this winter when the festivities are this good – think toasted marshmallows, warming hot chocolate, whisky tasting and mulled wine. From Monday 18 June to Saturday 30 June, The Glen Shopping Centre will be hosting a winter themed festival across 12 days this month. The festival line up will include something for the entire family including market stalls, tasting plates, live music, cooking demonstrations and a Winter Whisky Harvest Masterclass courtesy of Moet Hennessy. The Winter Whisky Masterclass will take place in a purpose-built event space, emblematic of a cosy log cabin and staged against the mountainous backdrop of the Dandenong Ranges. One of Australia’s best known sommeliers, Matt Skinner, will join experts from Moët Hennessy to guide participants through the finest of whiskies including Ardbeg 10YO, Uigeadail and Corryvreckan in a masterclass coupled with complimentary canapes from Melbourne’s hottest burger team and new culinary concept, HuxtaGO. A fully immersive whisky experience, guests will be taken on an interactive tour of the Isle of Islay in Scotland and the 200-year-old Ardbeg …

High Cheese with Maker & Monger

Let cheese ignite your senses this winter as The Westin Melbourne is cosying up with Maker & Monger to deliver High Cheese, an extra cheesy take on the hotel’s popular High Tea. Launching on Monday 11 June, and running throughout all of winter, High Cheese will offer delectable cheeses hero in both sweet and savoury dishes, showcasing that cheese doesn’t just need to be reserved for after dinner. Westin Executive Chef, Michael Greenlaw has worked closely with Anthony Femia from Maker & Monger to source the ‘best in show’ of cheeses from across the world to be part of the High Cheese line up. High Cheese swaps out traditional scones and cream for scones served with creamed Giorgio Cravero Reggiano, the number one Reggiano affineur in the world. Other high tea classics include tiramisu with a cheesy twist and cannoli with a ricotta filling. For extreme cheese lovers High Cheese will be serving up whole baked Normandy Camembert with mini baguettes you can rip apart and dip into the cheesy goodness, or Basil crème fraiche …

Food Truck Park June 2018 Edition

Rug up with friends and family at Melbourne’s home of street food this winter! The Food Truck Park is dishing out brand new events, bringing back crowd favourites and is ready to delight guests throughout the colder months. Check out our street food themes for this June at Preston; ⎯ Mac ‘N’ Cheese Festival, June 08-11 (open all Queen’s Birthday Long Weekend) Name a better duo. We’ll wait. If you love it fried, sandwiched or with lobster, the sexiest of microwave snacks has grown-up enough for its own festival. With lots of exclusive eats available this weekend only, the FOMO will hit hard if you miss out on your chance to try Mac ‘N’ Cheese in every possible melty combination available. Line-up announced soon. ⎯ Hummus Festival, June 15-17 How often does something good for you taste as good as hummus does? It’s time to give back to our favourite healthy spread. Let’s celebrate the conclusion of Ramadan with the halal food that brings everyone together – hummus! There’s a reason you can buy 1kg …

Arbory Roast Collection 2018

Arbory Bar & Eatery’s Roast Collection returns to keep guests warm over winter partnering with Meatsmith and award winning sommelier Raul Moreno Yagüe. There’s no room for the winter blues at Arbory Bar & Eatery with the popular ‘Roast Collection’ dinners back on deck to keep guests warm throughout the whole of winter. Arbory Bar & Eatery’s Executive Chef Nick Bennett has teamed up with Sommelier Raul Moreno Yagüe (2017 Good Food Sommelier of the Year) and cult butcher Troy Wheeler from Meatsmith to offer premium cuts of roasted artisan proteins alongside a glass of perfectly paired wine for $25.00 per person, for lunch and dinner throughout the three months of winter. Each month heroes a new beast, and each week will champion a different cut and dish as created by Bennett and his team. For June the offering is pork paired with the 2015 Norton ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir from Richmond, Tasmania, in July they will be dishing up beef, paired with the 2016 Palmetto Shiraz from Barossa Valley, and lamb will be featured in August, providing guests …