Category Archives: Dining

Bacchus Southbank Fine Dining: Stretching the bounds of imagination

Ascend to the  rooftop of Rydges Southbank to experience haute cuisine at its finest.  Chef Massimo Speroni has created a culinary tapestry of emu, kangaroo, shark and quail, among a selection of premium meats and seafood.   Furthermore, experiencing the imagination of his dishes stretches the bounds of expectation with innovations like the famed mojito sphere and martini jelly.  Seven years on, and there is no end in sight to fine dining with the continual gasps of surprise this venue serves up.

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The legacy of family: Wild Turkey launches Master’s Keep Revival

Aged 17 years in brick and wood rickhouses and 86.8 proof, Master’s Keep is the longest aged whiskey released by Wild Turkey in the U.S.  It’s recipe harks back to a classic released decades earlier by Eddie’s father and distilling partner, Jimmy Russell.

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An evening with our fathers: (George Campbell, Whisky & Tailor)

To mark the launch of Master’s Keep Revival in Australia, Wild Turkey held an intimate event at Saké in Sydney for media and their fathers.  Guests enjoyed the first taste of Master’s Keep Revival alongside a dinner menu inspired by the bold flavours of the new premium blend while special guest, chef Andy Allen, talked about the role and power of family and revival in his journey as a chef.

(Pictured: The RNB Diary, Host & MC – Marco, Georgia Dawes & Christopher Haggarty – Lifestyle Influencers)

 

Wild Turkey stakes its reputation on its traditional recipes that have been maintained since the 19th century with tactful innovations like the ones presented in the Master’s Keep series.   The fourth rendition sees Eddie Russell re-visit his father’s concept with a sherry signature cask finishing on 15 year old Kentucky Straight Bourbon.

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Add the complexity and unique flavour of Russell’s Reserve Private Select Limited Edition to your cocktails

The growing appeal of private batch and single barrell programmes has paved the way for great depth in the landscape of bourbon for the most serious of conoisseurs.   In an Australian exclusive, Wild Turkey recently launched Russell’s Reserve Private Select Limited Edition bourbon, hand-picked by Master Distiller Eddie Russell.  Deeply complex with flavours of caramel, liquorice and vanilla, with subtle nuances derived from the barrel in which it matures, try these two cocktail recipes when entertaining your guests.

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The expanding repertoire of the once Mediterranean only Baxter’s Kitchen – St George Maso’s, Mortdale

The Sports and Gaming space of St George Maso in Mortdale is the setting for its family dining area on the upper floor.   There’s a warehousing feel to the table configurations though perfectly aligns with the residential area the space is nested in.  They emphasis family friendliness and the menu is contemporary where diners at the Food Blogger Australia and Point Dot Media event were taken on an international flavour tour as highlights from their menu were showcased.

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SoCal: A night of laughs at ‘The Funny Flamingo’ – 29 JULY LAUNCH

It’s Neutral Bay’s newest series of monthly comedy event nights.  The Funny Flamingo launched 29th July in partnership with LaughMob.  Edge 96.1 alum, Sean Michaels was MC for the night with a line up of comedy star power:

Harry Jun (Sydney Fringe)
Jake Howie (NZ/ UK)
Nat Demeana (Comedy Zone/ Triple j)
Bri Ellen (What She Said)
Marty Bright (Doof Comedy Jam, Comedy Store) + A special guest from Hong Kong!

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How the Veniceans celebrated 100 years of Aperol

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Aperol celebrates its 100th Birthday in Venice, bringing guests from around the world together to toast to the iconic orange aperitif

Going back to the birthplace where the iconic bittersweet orange aperitif originated, the centenary of one of the world’s most distinguished brands was felt throughout the entire city of  Padova and Venice.

Reflecting on the brand’s rich history since 1919 and turning towards the future, Aperol shared the milestone with guests who flocked in from all parts of the globe using the universal languages of art, music and Aperol Spritz.

This signature cocktail single-handedly leads the global Spritz category, earning Aperol its rightful place in the International Bartender Association’s list (IBA), as the key defining ingredient of the Spritz Veneziano.
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86% of new users will stop using an app within 2 weeks of the first launch

As the datasets get bigger and the analytical tools more sophisticated, never before have we been able to gain such a comprehensive understanding of our customers and social networks as we strive toward core busiiness goals.

What apps are we downloading and using?  Why and why not?  What are the implications of these benchmarks that might influence the content served to users in this volatile environment?

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