Slip into your spring best and trade in the bustling city life for an idyllic day in vino paradise as Wine Island returns for its 5th birthday.
Filipinos have a sweet tooth full stop! Every region around the archipelago boasts its own sweet and savoury offerings and we have all the excuses to indulge in these treats anytime of the day, especially during merienda (meal gap between lunch and dinner) time. If you visit the Philippines you’ll find some of the restaurants even offer an ‘eat-all-you-can merienda’ or ‘snack to sawa’, a buffet style where you can sample most of the regional sweet offerings.
It was the middle of winter but the foodie scene in Sydney is hotter than July to say the least. New restaurant menus launched along with themed pop ups sprouted around the Sydney food scene. My gratitude to Jen @sweetandyummie on Instagram for extending her invites and tagging me along to some of the most incredible dinners in July. Here are my July top pick restaurants.
The 9th annual Pyrmont Festival will return from 20 September – 6 October 2019 for seventeen packed days of mouth-watering food, fine wine, and the very best in local arts and culture. The festival is headlined by a two-day family-friendly event at Pirrama Park overlooking Sydney Harbour on 28-29 September from 11am – 5pm, one of the biggest free outdoor food and wine festival in Sydney.
Filipino food finally heats up in Sydney! Gone are the days when you have to travel to the West to find a decent Filipino feed, they’re sprouting up everywhere, gradually permeating the Sydney food scene. This is good news, the taste from the 7,000 islands is emerging and becoming part of the Australian mainstream.
Food can be magical when French and Japanese cuisines and cultures collide. It creates a distinctive flavour profile and takes your dining experience to a whole new destination and level!
Sparkling SYDNEY, the first of its kind unique sparkling wine festival will launch at Pirrama Park, Pyrmont on Sunday 19 May, 2019, 11.00am to 5.00pm.
Mabuhay! It’s a term that evokes a myriad of joyful emotions, and to Filipinos it’s a greeting that means “Welcome!”, “To Life!”, or even just simply, a heartfelt “hello”.
There’s only a few days left to try the Sichuan Province inspired menu at Holy Duck in Kensington Street, Chippendale. This is the first menu of a four Chinese regional dinner series which started last month and rolling out over the next few months giving diners the opportunity to take a food journey through the provinces of China. The series offers up a select number of speciality curated dishes that highlight the distinct characteristics of the region’s food. Next month’s menu will feature the refined flavours of Cantonese cuisine.
When it comes to contemporary culinary creations at reasonable pub grub prices for less than $20, you cannot beat Bellbird Dining + Bar located on the ground floor of the colossal Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in Sydney’s South West. Diners can also enjoy art exhibitions, shows and displays and take a walk around the big open spaces, check out the graffiti art at the water towers and the bountiful kitchen garden.
“Gong hei fat choy” – Wishing you great happiness and prosperity. The Year of the Pig is upon us! Today, Chinese communities around the globe are celebrating Chinese New Year 2019, the most anticipated and most colourful festival also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. This is a long celebration and this year it will last until the 19th of February, the end of the Spring Festival.
The current residential development along the Princes Highway from Wolli Creek and beyond in the southern suburbs of Sydney is making it the latest foodie destination with new shops, cafes and restaurants opening as well as creative makeovers of old favourites. It’s a brand new community which is rising up along the Highway that was once our own Auto-Alley.