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The saga of asian fusion brunch continues at Meet Mica, Surry Hills

On invitation with CPM


Chef Lee’s craftsmanship continues as he dismantles notions of modern brunch and asian food conventions.   His skill and innovation evident from his time at Tetsuya and Kensington Street Social.   Two years on since our last visit, the vision has not gone stale.   He teases about some experimenting they have been doing with truffles to jazz up the Winter menu.

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Chef Lee (centre) and the team behind the gorgeous dishes of Meet Mica

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Blending classical music and urban life into a unique setting this Winter

It’s the underground bar that’s hosting some of the city’s coolest rumbles and quirky events.   From Whiskey and Scotch nights to old school face-to-face dating nights, burlesque and classical music, it’s the brainchild of two navy servicemen.  Our recent visit to the Irish Whisky rumble was a great excuse to celebrate the finest in celtic malt and knock back a few.

So what next?

As a first in Sydney nightlife, Soultrap Bar together with The Chamber Project will bring together classical music and urban underground life to create an intimate afternoon or evening of music and culture.  As part of an ongoing series of events, Soultrap aims to provide you with an up close, musical experience from the very best in classical music, allowing you to immerse yourself in the magic of sound.

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DZO means ‘Cheers’ in Vietnamese: Riley Street’s new bar and grill

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Dzo on Riley Street – in Vietnamese means “Cheers”. 

The entire place has been completely refurbished, keeping  things simple with a street style hawker menu to share, while retaining that rich culture and tradition of housemade sauces, experiential dining couched in service that will keep you warm this Winter. 

All Vietnamese favorites are there, like traditional pho and rice paper rolls but tonight we explore the grill and some select mains. 

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Bondi Icebergs: Celebrating 90 years

Several visits this year for Tropfest, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia, a Christmas work function and more recently a fancy date, the many reasons for a series of visits here not just by the editorial team but as the premium location to host nationally acclaimed events we celebrate their upcoming 90th Anniversary.

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XS Espresso Bondi: A western institution too rich and sugary for the east?

It’s a Western Sydney institution that has captivated dessert porn lovers with its indulgent fudges, oversized serves and sensationally stacked waffles and milkshakes!   Roky Gorgees is the first of the franchise to bring it out East at its newest location at Bondi Beach.  Will it work?  Continue reading XS Espresso Bondi: A western institution too rich and sugary for the east?

Staying true to Southern French classics this winter at Loluk Bistro, Surry Hills

Southern France comes alive in the intimate setting of the Bourke Street homestead, Loluk.  A menu that continues to captivate, only a handful of places in the immediate city come to mind when it comes to French cuisine representation and Loluk stands prominently with consistency, authenticity and aesthetics unveiling its Autumn/Winter menu.  Aromatic flavours swirl through the palette with rich sauce, infused oils, slow cooked proteins featuring Salmon, Beef Cheek, Backstrap, Scallop, Octopus and more! 

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The intimacy of @lolukbistro evokes feelings of rural France as you enjoy the new Winter menu of slow cooked meats, rich infused sauces and vinaigrettes. . . A special thanks to @the_rnb_diary for extending an invitation to experience this sublime culinary display of classic French that stays true to its provincial roots. Great to see everyone @e_deliciou_s . . #lolukbistro #surryhillsrestaurant #sydneyeats #sydneyfoodies #christineandthequeens #HéloïseLetissier #alliancefrancaise #sydneyfrenchies #sydneyfrenchfood #france #mange #délicieux #porkbelly #escargot #sydneyrestaurant #oxfordstreetsydney #ausgoodfood #gaultmillau #surryhillscafe #surryhillsfood #sydneymardigras #surryhillssydney #francais #vividsydney #mbfwa @ausgoodfood @afsydney @gaultmillauau

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