Category Archives: Bar

5 days left to grab your $1 case when signing up to the Craft Cartel’s monthly beer club plan

The NSW institutional bottle shop and national online store has recently launched a craft beer subscription box, delivering 8 or 16 unique beers each month or quarter.   First-timers can get their hands on a case for just $1 when signing up to a monthly Craft Beer Club plan between now and 31 March.

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Conor McGregor’s ‘Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey’ now available in Australia!

Walking into a UFC press conference with whiskey bottle in hand for a pre-fight face-off has been his signature for years.  Eire Born Spirits and its founder, Conor McGregor, today announce the launch of Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey in Australia.

Numerous Irish whiskey makers sought McGregor’s endorsement over the years, but as a true born and bred Irishman, he did not want to simply endorse an Irish whiskey. Inspired by his pride for Ireland and his love of Irish whiskey, McGregor wanted to create his own whiskey that would match his high standards and make his country proud.

For years, McGregor developed the brand under the project name “Notorious” through which came the foundation of what was to eventually become Proper No. Twelve. It became a longer and more complicated project than originally expected, so McGregor turned to a distillery with a proven history of quality whiskey making. He met his master distiller, and together they took painstaking measures to bring the whiskey to fruition. “We created close to one hundred blends and ultimately selected what we knew was the one and only proper whiskey blend. We took the time to develop an incredible whiskey that is reasonably priced and I am excited to share it with the world,” said McGregor.

Proper No. Twelve’s first expression is a blend of golden grain and single malt. It is produced at the oldest distillery in Ireland in an area known for its rich soil and pure spring water. Proper No. Twelve is smooth and approachable with hints of vanilla, honey-like sweetness and toasted wood. The Whiskey is Sweet with floral, and fruity character, delivering aromas of sweet almonds, candied nut, and sugar.  The grain Whiskey leaves a strong burnt toast finish, with charred oak character.

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Stars of Gastronomy Turn Out for the World Restaurant Awards

The exclusive event is ahead of the inaugural edition of The World Restaurant Awards being held in the Palais Brongniart in (Paris time) on Monday night.

Kylie Kwong
Kylie Kwong

Amanda Cohen, Mauro Colagreco, Kylie Kwong and Virgilio Martinez were among the gastronomy stars in attendance last night at the official Ron Zacapa rum opening event for The World Restaurant Awards 2019.

A new entry in the world of awards for culinary excellence, The World Restaurant Awards is celebrating the excellence, integrity, diversity and rich culture of the restaurant world, rather than awarding for the pinnacle of achievement. The awards were created by IMG, in partnership with restaurant journalist Joe Warwick working alongside gastronomic writer and broadcaster Andrea Petrini.

Amanda Cohen
Amanda Cohen

The judging panel, with a 50/50 gender split, consists of some of the leading lights of the culinary world, including some of the most established and rising chefs, food writers and professionals.

Chefs on the panel include luminaries such as Elena Arzak, Alex Atala, Massimo Bottura, David Chang, Hlne Darroze, Daniel Humm, Dan Barber, Ren Redzepi, Ana Rosh, Yotam Ottolenghi and Clare Smyth.

Guests at the Zacapa rum welcome event in Malro, Paris savoured exquisite Zacapa Old Fashioned cocktails and small plates curated by Malro head chef, Denny Imbroisi.

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Love Island & Married at First Sight stars behind the bar every Thursday night at Planar, Darling Harbour

People were doing double takes last week when ex Married at First Sight wild boy, Ryan Gallagher  was working behind the bar serving up drinks!   Did he finally lose the plot? Was there a secret scandal that forced him into retreat after moving into standup comedy?

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3 interesting Beer Innovations

It’s almost as though the “Global Beer Market Analysis & Trends – Industry Forecast to 2027” predicted it would happen.  A comprehensive study that detailed market analysis with inputs derived from industry professionals across the value chain.   A special focus on 23 countries such as U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, Spain, France, Italy, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and South Africa, among others.  In observing the innovation and culture of the beer experience overseas, it’s only a matter of time before some semblance of these on-trend interpretations manifest on our shores.

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Glow Golf, Melbourne Docklands: Australia’s Smallest Bar

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There’s cosy and there’s this! 28 square feet (2 metres long x 1.3 metres wide), making Le Bar European, the smallest bar in Australia. “You could be one of only four people allowed at this exclusive bar at any one time,” says Julie Blyth, who founded the business in 2017 with husband Michael Blyth.  “The bar holds a liquor license which allows a maximum of four customers at a time, with European Beers and Australian wines on offer.”

Sitting in the GlowGolf Docklands’ Glow in the Dark Miniature Golf complex in the waterfront area of Melbourne, Victoria, ‘Le Bar Europeen’ has an Italian ambience and has been designed to look as though it has been around for over a hundred years.

The District Docklands shopping centre
Shop:  NW F05 Star Cres, (First Floor)
Level 1 / Shop 35 Star Cres
(Opposite Artvo and next door to Dialogue in the Dark)
Victoria 3008
Ph: 03-9642-5442