“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.
The historic and charming narrow sandstone-lined Nurses Walk in The Rocks is buzzing right now with the opening of Tayim, a new restaurant offering modern and traditional Middle Eastern fare. We had the opportunity to attend the media launch party of Tayim last week.
Have you ever wanted to take your tastebuds to Myanmar and beyond? Then you will truly enjoy the current series of delicious Indochine inspired tasting menus at Bistro Mekong located at Shop 5 / 100 Edinburgh Rd. Castlecrag on the Lower North Shore of Sydney.
It’s almost the beginning of summer and for most of us that means getting outside and enjoying the longer and warmer days. Everything blooms this time of the year and for food aficionados like me, I’m totally out of my hibernation, it’s time to go out and discover new venues and seasonal offerings that will whet my appetite around Sydney.
There is still time left if you haven’t visited the Sculpture by the Sea 2018, it closes on the 4th of November. I usually visit this exhibition during the first week but the recent Sydney rain has been unforgiving. Thankfully this week, the sky cleared up and the sun came shone, so it’s time to check it out!
Take your tastebuds on a trip to a port of the Eastern Mediterranean without leaving Sydney with the delightful offerings from Port Jaffa, a new Mediterranean tapas bar and grill located at 99 Hall St Bondi Beach. Perfectly nestled in the heart of bustling Bondi, dining here makes you feel like you have been transported to the Mediterranean.
Whether you’re up for an excellent beer, delicious food offerings or both in a relaxed setting, All Hands Brewing House (A.H.B.H.) located at the old King St Brewhouse – 22 The Promenade on King Street Wharf. It really is the destination to head to for some of the best crafted beer and food in town.
If you are looking for a new cocktail bar to try, look no further than Sugar Ray’s Bar in Surry Hills located on the corner of Bourke St and Cleveland St. It’s a new player on the bar scene offering well concocted cocktails, wine, craft beer, fox sports and delectable American food bar menu.
It’s the middle of winter in Sydney and if you’re looking for a lovely meal to nourish the soul in a warm, inviting and cosy ambience, Bistro Mekong in Castlecrag is the place for you. Their inspired menu by countries along the mighty Mekong River – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam offers flavoursome and bold dishes that will warm you up from cold winter nights.
The newly re-vamped Quadrangle Shopping Village in Castlecrag is set to become one of lower North Shore’s hottest foodie destinations with all the exciting developments taking place. Two of Kensington Street much loved restaurants have already opened their doors. Bistro Mekong the sister restaurant of Mekong and Holy Duck are now in full swing serving their specialised menu that is sure to please one and all.
Located in the sophisticated Meriton Dining Precinct, Parramatta’s latest dining destination, The Meat & Wine Co brings a modern steakhouse to the area. A few weeks ago I was invited by FCBA (Food Critics and Bloggers Australia) to join them for an exclusive media dinner organised by The Meat & Wine Co to celebrate the opening of their latest branch in the heart of Parramatta.