Delicious Magazine presents The Taste of Sydney opening night gala

Taste of Sydney held its opening night gala VIP party in the Etihad Airways Platinum Lounge on Thursday 10 March 2014.

Guests enjoyed a cheese buffet, South African canapés, an open bar and live music all night.

Guests included chefs, socialites, food critics and other media. Top chefs included Colin Fassnidge and Lyndey Milan.

Delicious Magazine editor-in-chief Kerrie McCallum also presented awards for the best meals at Taste.  Porteno Restaurant picked up two of the awards.

Guests were served South African canapes prepared by chef David Higgs which included: spicy lamb sausage with avocado and charred pepper; curried prawn tail with coriander and yogurt; smoked chicken sliced onto sweet potato with honey; and grilled artichokes with green olive lemon and haloumi. Also, Chef Benny Masekwameng prepared canapés for guests including: Tempura prawns with pickling sauce on rosti potatoes; mini chicken bunny chow; and mini Boerewoirs roll with chakalaka.

The drink menu consisted of wine from the Nepenthe Pinnacle range (from the Adelaide Hills) including chardonnay, sauvignon blanc, pinot noir, shiraz and rose. Other drinks served included Piper Heidsieck champagne. Estella and Kingfisher beer, Nakd water and Fever Tree lemonade and ginger beer.

Fever Tree cocktails were also served on the night including: Hayman’s Gin with Fever Tree Indian tonic water; Buffalo Trace Bourbon with Fever Tree ginger ale; Tito’s Vodka with Fever Tree ginger beer; Buffalo Trace Bourbon with Fever Tree cola; Tito’s Vodka with Fever Tree soda and lime; Fever Tree lemonage, lime and bitters.


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M.J. Bale launches their Winter Collection at their Martin Place Flagship Store

M.J. Bale threw a party on Wednesday 9 March 2016 for the launch of their Winter Collection at their new Martin Place Flagship Store in Sydney.

Guests such as Vogue Living editor, Neale Whitaker, and Channel Ten stylist, Amanda Jessup, enjoyed Moet Champagne, Johnnie Walker Blue whisky and canapes while admiring single and double breasted suits in inked blue and muted autumnal tones.

Other items of the new winter collection include: heavy wool-silk jackets; sports coats in multiple colours; one-and-a-half breasted jacket; velvet smoking tuxedo in navy, burgundy and emerald green; woollen car coats; woollen and double-faced cotton pea coats; a denim melange lab coat; traditional shower proof trenches; Italian knitwear; cable knits in dark navy and charcoal; superfine crew necks in black and navy; heavy gauge fisherman’s-style crew necks in oatmeal and navy; and a navy chunky knit cardigan.

M..J. Bale has a new deconstructed label called MJB that was introduced in late 2015. Items in the winter collection include a denim jacket, white denim jeans, Nordic inspired striped tees, striped pullovers and chinos in two different fits and colours of navy, rust, khaki, stone, marine and steel.

For more information on M.J. Bale’s Winter collection, go to their lookbook at:

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