Colonial Beef Steak Club @ Chophouse

Chophouse (http://www.chophouse.com.au/) and Kingsleys (http://www.kingsleys.com.au/)  (Pacific Restaurant group) run “Colonial Beef Steak Club” dinners for their regular customers and for those who enjoy a great dinner paired with wines/fortifieds. As soon as you walk in there’s a “club” feel to it with everyone there for the same reason (appreciation of food/wine) and chatting along regardless of… Read More Colonial Beef Steak Club @ Chophouse

Emmilou’s ‘Taste of Autumn’ wine dinner with Stockman’s Ridge Wines

Last week Emmilou  hosted another wine dinner (http://www.emmilou.com.au/), matched to Stockman’s Ridge Wines from Orange (http://www.stockmansridge.com.au/). As people turned up we started trying the wines immediately and got some quiet time with the winemaker, Jonathan, before the place filled up. He makes wine without formal winemaking education and lab testings, and instead just uses his primal wine instincts.… Read More Emmilou’s ‘Taste of Autumn’ wine dinner with Stockman’s Ridge Wines

St Hallett lunch with winemaker Toby Barlow

A St Hallett lunch (http://www.sthallett.com.au/) was held @ Bistrode CBD with St Halletts winemaker Toby Barlow last week. St Hallett has been producing well established wine from Barossa since 1944, with a good resource of old vines and grape growers to produce full flavour, texture and body. Toby and Stuart Blackwell (the other head winemaker) contribute… Read More St Hallett lunch with winemaker Toby Barlow

Best’s Wines New Releases "Tweet up" Dinner @ Fix St. James

1st September 2010 – Best’s Wines (http://www.bestswines.com/) held their “Tweet Up” Dinner in celebration of their newly released wines, at Fix St James Wine Bar/Restaurant (http://www.fixstjames.com.au/). People at the dinner, as well as many others who received Best’s wine packs to review on the same night whether they were at the dinner or not, used Twitter to voice their thoughts… Read More Best’s Wines New Releases "Tweet up" Dinner @ Fix St. James

TopGear Wine Dinner @ MuMu Grill with Eurocentric wines

Again, Stewart / http://www.winewithoutbs.com.au/ has done another very successful wine dinner (1st July), a TopGear Wine Dinner, at MuMu Grill, with two brand new Porsches including the new 4-seater Panamera, parked on the pavement outside for us to look at, smell the cafe au lait leather and sit in the dreamy technology (and buy if… Read More TopGear Wine Dinner @ MuMu Grill with Eurocentric wines

Efendy Restaurant in Balmain – A Journey To Turkey…

Had dinner at Efendy in Balmain on Friday – Loved it! Somer the owner was very friendly, generous and of course knew his Turkish stuff. Food was fantastic, very interesting and tasty dishes, all with a heartwarming feel to them. The restaurant itself was lovely too, as was the service – warm, professional and attentive. You… Read More Efendy Restaurant in Balmain – A Journey To Turkey…