Trafalgar launches their European winter holidays at Martin Place Sydney

Global holiday tour company, Trafalgar, was at Martin Place Sydney on 29 June 2016 to launch their autumn/winter tours to Europe.

Elves encouraged passer-bys to enter a giant snowball with Christmas trees on each side and agitate the snow while they were photographed by Polite in Public.

The global leader in guided holidays Trafalgar (www.trafalgar.com) has unveiled its most expansive Autumn, Winter and Spring (AWS) programme to date, comprising 33 trips and six different travel styles, one of which involves visiting the great Christmas markets of Europe.

Guests can bask in the beauty of the Blue Lagoon, enjoy exclusive access to the Viking World Museum with an unrivalled Be My Guest and marvel at the magical Northern Lights on the 6 day Northern Lights of Iceland including the Blue Lagoon, priced from $2,395 per person. There is much more to be explored in some of the world’s most spectacular cities with the City Explorers trip styles including more Insider Experiences than ever before. Embrace the Queen’s 90th birthday year and treat yourself royally as you discover foodie favourites such as Borough Market, afternoon tea at Kensington Palace and dining at Gordon Ramsay on the 8 day London Explorer, priced from $2,595 per person. Indulge in a feast for the senses with a cooking class with a Parisian chef, tour of Ernest Hemingway’s Paris and the inside track on where Parisians shop on the 8 day Paris Explorer priced from $2,295 per person. Or experience the eternal city with exclusive early morning access to the Vatican Museum and see life through the eyes of a local with a trip to Campo di Fiori market then cook up a seasonal food storm at a nearby restaurant on the 8 day Rome Explorer priced from $2,195 per person.

You can also find out more at this link:
https://www.trafalgar.com/aus/offers/autumn-winter-spring

The Rocks Aroma Festival is back in July 2016

The Rocks Aroma Festival brings together the very best in brewers, baristas and boutique roasters from around Australia for one magical day of caffeinated delight on Sunday 24 July, 2016.

Tantalise the taste buds with more than 60 coffee and gourmet food stallholders, food trucks, latte art competitions and demonstrations, pop-up bars, performers and amazing coffee inspired specials.

Brewing industry leaders are showcasing some incredible offerings at Aroma. Melbourne brand St Ali are popping up with their Sydney outlet, Sensory Lab, to deliver a fuss free speciality coffee experience that focuses on the minimalist magic behind the perfect brew.

Sydney’s rockstar roasters, Pablo and Rusty’s, are recognised around town for their small-batch roasted beans. A regular at Aroma for the last few years, the team are known for their ethically sourced produce and stellar trio of espresso blends.

The Rocks Aroma Festival is about celebrating coffee from every corner of the globe. Malgudi Days bring their South Indian style filter coffee made with stretched milk to the festival while Djebena Coffees will be brewing coffee the traditional Ethiopian way, in a clay pot called a ‘djebena’.

If hot drinks aren’t your cup of tea, the Aroma Brew Bar is a pop-up bar with a difference. For one day only, the bar is serving up Mr Black artisan cold press coffee liqueur cocktails and a coffee infused beer, poured especially for Aroma by the team at Endeavour Vintage Beer Co.

Visitors to The Rocks can enjoy a stellar program of music across the festival site, including folk-pop duo Microwave Jenny, and gypsy band Lolo Lovina on the La Toosh stage. Roving performers, and DJs are also on the menu, playing fresh and funky soulful sounds all day long.

There’s a whole host of activities planned for when you’re not savouring a warm drop. Breville’s Latte Art Smackdown is back and sees professional baristas battle each other in a knockout competition for who can pour the prettiest cup. Those who feel they’ve got what it takes can also join in – an amateur Latte Art competition is taking place on the day with one lucky pouring punter taking home a Breville Oracle coffee machine. People who are new to Latte art, can visit the Breville Marquee for some tips.

Australia’s leading almond milk brand, Almond Breeze, is hitting the Aroma Festival stage to run the regional heats of its Breezy Masters competition. The “Masters” is the first non-dairy competition to be run nationwide, where baristas from across the country will be invited to craft the most creative latte art in a bid to compete in America.

After the excitement of watching Australia’s best battle it out for coffee glory, wind down over a latte and relax at the smoothfm Picnic Area. The soothing sounds of classic songs will mix with the scents of roasted beans and be carried on the air through the cobblestoned laneways of The Rocks.

Visitors can also raise funds for Australian dairy farmers by buying from the Sam Project’s mobile café. Pauls, exclusive dairy milk sponsor of Aroma, is also a supporter of the Sam Project whose mission is to impact all Australians to live a mentally and physically healthy life.

The festival also offers an impressive array of workshops in the two weeks leading up to the big day. Curated by the Australian Speciality Coffee Association, coffee connoisseurs can unleash their inner barista and learn tips from industry experts on key flavour profiles, how to brew great coffee at home and impress with Latte art designs.

Aroma’s newest partner, Food Network, will be filming live at the Aroma Coffee Festival. Food Network is Australia’s first and only free-to-air food channel bringing some of the world’s most popular food personalities to TV screens 24/7. Keep an eye out for some of the crew who’ll be capturing all the action, excitement and ‘froth’ of the day

The Rocks is one of the most envied heritage destinations in the world. The Rocks’ unique heritage is preserved and celebrated in large scale and intimate quality events, outdoor markets, and educational tours. The Rocks is a perfect blend of culture, cuisine and a myriad of experiences worth savouring. The Rocks attracts over 14 million visitors each year as an extraordinary place in Sydney that the world talks about.

Visit the therocks.com for more information.

The Rocks Aroma Festival
Sunday 24 July, 10am – 5pm
With coffee experiences and workshops in July

Sydney Fringe Festival highlights announced

Sydney Fringe Festival, the largest independent arts festival in NSW, marks seven years of success by announcing its largest and most dynamic program yet, to be presented from 1 until 30 September. For the first time in 2016, Sydney Fringe together with Inner West Council will unveil and enliven a new Sydney cultural precinct ‘Off Broadway’ bringing pop-up spaces, performances and street activations to a previously disused strip of Parramatta Road.

Sydney Fringe Festival returns to take over the city this September with a ‘call to party’ theme inviting audiences onto the streets with more than 300 productions in over 50 venues spread across five cultural villages. Highlighting the city’s vibrant culture, the cultural villages presented for Fringe will activate Sydney suburbs with a diverse program spanning theatre, music, comedy, visual art, film, musical  theatre, dance, circus, literature and poetry.

Sydney Fringe CEO and Festival Director Kerri Glasscock said: “In 2016 the Sydney Fringe Festival will put the sparkle back into our City’s nightlife. It’s time for the Independent sector to stand up and say “party”, to celebrate the rich cultural offerings that are lovingly created throughout the City all year round and we want you to be there. This year we’ll be reawakening old haunts, reviving long forgotten venues and activating new precincts across the City throughout the month of September.”

A highlight of the 2016 festival will be the new Sydney creative precinct titled ‘Off Broadway’ to be unveiled by Sydney Fringe and Inner West Council for the first time during the Festival. Off Broadway will host a series of events in the disused shop fronts along Parramatta Road in Sydney’s inner west.

FRINGE IGNITE, the festival’s opening party, returns on Saturday 3 September and will take place in Darlinghurst along Stanley Street and neighbouring laneways. Teaming up with the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS with guest curator Barney McAll, Fringe Ignite features a decadent program that will then spill into the neighbouring venues of Oxford St and Darlinghurst post 8pm for further celebrations. Further parties are planned for the Festival including a series of themed discos to take place at venues around inner Sydney.

Sydney Fringe Festival is delighted to work with 2016 Festival Ambassadors including actress Camilla Ah Kin, actress Paula Arundell, actor Nicholas Brown, comedian Sam McCool and the multi-talented Stone family with Yael Stone of Orange Is The New Black fame, musician Elana Stone and Jake Stone previously of band Bluejuice.

An extended family program of events will be offered with FRINGE KIDS presented over the first weekend of the school holidays on 24 – 25 September, including workshops by local Instagram sensation Handy With Scissors plus kids performances and family friendly events at 5 Eliza St Newtown. Sydney Fringe is also hosting a high tea for mothers while the kids are in workshops, a champagne brunch in aid of raising funds for Fringe Festival’s community partner Look Good Feel Better providing support to cancer patients. Camperdown Park will play host to a family movie screened in the park on 17 September and an Edwardian inspired family cricket and picnic day on 18 September.

A large-scale Silent Dinner Party at Paddington Town Hall on Saturday 24 September will be a highlight of the Festival’s closing weekend, following the popular 2015 Fringe Festival event that set a record for the largest silent dinner party. Guests at the Silent Dinner Party are instructed to “not use words or your voice, please don’t read or write, try to make as little noise as possible, don’t interact with technology and stay for at least 2 hours.” Dinner is included in the ticket price, offering the chance for guests be part of a living artwork that has now been hosted in eight countries across the world.

The full program for the 2016 Sydney Fringe Festival will be announced on 1 August 2016. Please visit https://www.sydneyfringe.com/ for further details and updates.

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The art of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera is now exhibiting at the Art Gallery of NSW

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is delighted to present Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, an exhibition that explores the art – and the relationship – of one of art history’s most celebrated couplings.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection brings together 33 works by the artists as well as three short films; personal letters and 57 photographs documenting Kahlo and Rivera’s lives. The exhibition considers the fruits of their companionship from their artistic output, to their public personas and impact on popular culture.

Dr Michael Brand, director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, said the exhibition presents an important opportunity for Australian audiences across the nation.

“It has been more than a decade since either Kahlo or Rivera’s work has been seen in Australia and it is the first time ever their work has been exhibited in Sydney.

“The exhibition reveals the artists’ fiercely independent artistic visions while also pointing to political, cultural and personal concerns that affected them both,” Brand said.

Jacques and Natasha Gelman began collecting Mexican modern art during the 1940s. Close friends of Kahlo and Rivera, they amassed a significant collection including commissioned works by Kahlo and Rivera. Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection is in many ways a portrait of two marriages – the first being that of the artists and the second being that of the Gelman’s, who had a profoundly collaborative and dedicated approach to collecting the avant-garde artists of their time.

Robert Littman, President of the Vergel Foundation which owns and manages the Gelman Collection, said he is delighted that Kahlo and Rivera’s masterpieces will be seen in Sydney for the first time.

“Natasha and Jacques Gelman enthusiastically acquired and commissioned works by Frida Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera, when there were only a handful of collectors in Mexico.

“Their passion for Mexican art continues through the Vergel Foundation which actively collects contemporary Mexican art and supports Mexican artists,” said Littman.

The lives and work of artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera continue to captivate audiences more than half a century after their deaths. Nicholas Chambers, coordinating curator and Art Gallery of NSW Senior Curator Modern and Contemporary International Art, said their unconventional bond was passionate and fiery, steeped in political ideals and their love of indigenous Mexican culture.

“Kahlo and Rivera were a constant inspiration to one another. They remained companions through marriage, separation, a multitude of affairs, financial troubles, considerable bouts of illness and a troubled political landscape,” Chambers said.

“Their dedication and respect for one another’s practice was unrelenting and this exhibition highlights that enduring connection,” Chambers added.

“Fridamania” is alive and well in Sydney with the Gallery experiencing one of the highest-ever advance tickets sales of an exhibition prior to opening. Timed ticketing will assist to accommodate the enormous interest in the exhibition. For the duration of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection gallery-goers are encouraged to book in advance to secure entry to the exhibition.

Alongside the Gallery’s publication, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera (RRP $24.95), a new online resource that offers access to fascinating stories about Kahlo and Rivera, their artworks, photos and special offers associated with the exhibition has been launched by the Gallery. Get closer to Frida and Diego

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection is also accompanied by An unconventional union, a series of performance lectures by Australian artists who will consider the exhibition from a social, historical and political context.

The colour and vibrancy of Mexico will also be celebrated in the Gallery’s Entrance Court for Art After Hours with Frida flower-making and the sounds of Victor Valdes’ Real Mexico Mariachi Band.

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection is generously supported by the Art Gallery of New South Wales’s President’s Council.

On view
25 Jun – 9 Oct 2016
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Road, The Domain, Sydney

Admission

Buy tickets now from Qtix

$18 adult
$16 concession
$14 member
$8 child (5-17 years)
$44 family (2 adults + up to 3 children)
$29/$26/$23 multi-visit pass
$7 student (booked school groups)
Free for children under 5

Two of Sydney’s most loved museums are free this weekend (25 to 26 June 2016)

Sydney’s most loved museums will open for FREE on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June – THIS WEEKEND.

Now in its second year, the Free Museum Weekend invites visitors of to explore Australia’s first museum, the Australian Museum, and the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) at the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory.

In 2015, the inaugural Free Museum Weekend attracted crowds of more than 50,000 visitors across both museums, marking the introduction of Kids Free, a commitment by the NSW Government to provide free general admission for school students and children 16 years and under visiting both museums.

Since Kids Free began, the Powerhouse Museum has experienced over 60% growth in children’s visits with over 195,000 children visiting the Museum in FY2015-16 to date. The Australian Museum saw more than 150,000 children visit over the same period – a significant increase. The Free Museum Weekend would build on the popularity of the Kids Free initiative.

Visitors to the Australian Museum can experience the award-winning exhibition Trailblazers: Australia’s 50 greatest explorers, a celebration of the pioneers and adventurers who shaped the history of our nation and our understanding of the world around us, while those visiting the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory will be the first to participate in Tanabata: Star Village, a collaborative community art installation celebrating the Japanese fable of the night sky.

Free Weekend: 25 – 26 June 2016

AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM
9.30am – 5pm daily, 1 William Street, Sydney, www.australianmuseum.net.au. 9320 6000

MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES
Powerhouse Museum
10am – 5pm daily, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007, www.maas.museum/powerhouse-museum
Sydney Observatory
10am – 5pm daily, Watson Rd, Millers Point, maas.museum/sydney-observatory

TW Steel launches their Maverick Collection in Sydney

The TW Steel Maverick Collection was launched on Thursday 23 June 2016 at Deus Bar + Kitchen in Camperdown.

Guests had a great evening with drinks and canapés while admiring the new Maverick Collection that blends a bold attitude with cool vintage styling to deliver a fresh look for wrist watches.

Guests also saw the Son of Time creation, a one-off timepiece (valued at $100,000) and an equally unique custom built motorcycle, shipped over from the Netherlands especially for the event.

CEO and co-founder Jordy Cobelans hosted a number of celebrities at the event including: X Factors Matt Price and Jess Dunbar; National Geographics Laura Csortan; Big Brother’s Jake Richardson and Tim Dormer; Home and Away’s Nic Westaway; Fox Sport’s Dan Ewing; and Porsche racing car driver Aaron Zerefos.

For more information about TW Steel, go to www.twsteel.com or call 02 9693 7900.

TW Steel Boutique
The Strand Arcade
Shop 14, Ground Floor,
412-414 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000
02 9221 9585

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1936 Bar at The Oaks Neutral Bay has been transformed into the The Kirin Sakara Pop-Up Bar

On Wednesday 22 June 2016 media and bloggers were invited to experience the unique KIRIN Sakara pop-up bar in the renowned 1936 Bar at The Oaks Neutral Bay.

The 1936 Bar has been transformed into a Japanese garden, with traditional lanterns, bamboo archways, decorative bonsai trees and a striking LED cherry blossom tree installation. The bar will recreate a Sakaba (pronounced saka-ba), an informal Japanese bar, with traditional rice paper screens used to form a series of cosy private seating pods within the bar space.

Guests enjoyed an exclusive menu of Kirin craft beers, ciders and a special mulled cider alongside Danny Russo’s fusion dining menu featuring classic Japanese dishes with an Oaks twist, which included: nori crackers, smoked bonito aioli and black sesame; vegetable gyoza, radish, nashi pear and dipping sauce; Japanese disco fries, smoked salmon, teriyaki and chilli; pork belly yakitorj, cucumber, snowpeas, pickled ginger salad and aioli; shichimi spiced soft shell crab sliders with slaw; crispy miso chicken wings, green shallots and pickled ginger, sesame and aioli; smoked rump cap, radish cucumber and red onion salad with wasabi condiments; pork katsu burger with nashi pear slaw, teriyaki and dashi; and chicken karaage with chilli aioli.

KIRIN’s original approach to brewing is the ‘Ichibahn Shibori’ or ‘First Press’ brewing method. A unique, uncompromising brewing process
that utilises the purest flavoursome liquid that is drawn only from a single pressing of the finest ingredients. The result from this attention to detail is an exceptional beer that demonstrates rich and pure flavours. The bar will serve an exclusive menu of KIRIN beers and ciders,
including a delicious KIRIN mulled apple cider served in a traditional Japanese teapot. The brand’s unique range of ciders draw on years of master craftsmanship to create perfectly balanced flavour expressions. KIRIN embraces the philosophy and techniques of the finest Japanese cuisine, using only the best natural ingredients to create a unique, balanced and pure taste.

Kirin Sakaba Pop-Up @ The Oaks

When: 8th June until 21st August 2016
Where: 1936 Bar at The Oaks; 118 Military Road, Neutral Bay
Website: oakshotel.com.au

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Celebrate Bastille Day at Circular Quay with dancing, eating and drinking

BBR Festival is proud to announce the 4th annual weekend bustling with appreciation for everything FRENCH. Held over Bastille Day weekend,Thursday 14 July – Sunday 17 July, the four day open air Festival boasts an array of artistic events and delicious stalls for punters across Circular Quay foreshore and Customs House Square.

Paying homage to Frances National Day (La fête nationale), the BBR Festival celebrates Le “Quatorze Juillet” in style with an array of live concerts, traditional French cabaret, French films, food and exciting cooking masterclasses with French chefs ! Oui, s’il vous plaît !! Last year’s festival attracted 350,000 people over the three days. This year is expecting to go above and beyond with an additional day of celebration, more attractions, stalls and entertainers.

The French immersion begins Thursdays 14 July at 7am with a French croissant and a “Cafe crème” on actual Bastille Day. Live concerts will start at 11am, followed by the official Bastille day party from 6pm with French music and cabaret girls ringing in Bastille Day in style. Firemen officers will also be around to celebrate Bastille Day like the French do !! Celebrations are set to be so French, you’ll be transported from Circular Quay to the Moulin Rouge with tunes, dancing, eating and drinking.  The party will be followed by the first of many films screened over the festival, the greatest cult French film “Les Bronzés font du ski” at the Open Air Cinema. (Free events)

Friday 15 July at 7pm, the Festival Village will host a 20 minutes authentic French Cabaret Show. Voted best three things to see in Sydney, The Magicians Cabaret will deliver an enchanting body of work at 2016 BBR Festival. When the curtain will rise, your will step back to Paris in the 18th century, the birthplace of cabaret. Experience its story telling, its song, its dance, its magic. (Free event)

For food lovers, one of the highlights of this year’s festival are the “Tour de France” cooking masterclasses held daily by French Chefs to learn how to cook traditional dishes from the regions visited by Le Tour de France 2016. From Mont St Michel to Mont Blanc, explore the culinary specialities of these summits crossed by Le Tour in 2016. The Masterclasses are the only ticketed events at this year’s festival.

The French Village Market features everything you need for a French experience in our backyards. Glorious French food with Stalls offering the best of the best from French eats. Bite into the best baguettes, smell stinky cheese and try traditional French cakes and treats.

The food centric market would not be complete without a feature of the best wines from the most reputable regions. Drink your way from Bordeaux to Beaujolais, Loire valley to of the nation’s luxury, Champagne.

EUROPEAN MARKET – NO JET LAG.

This year, the BBR Festival also brings the best of European and French-speaking cultures home without the jet lag. Fest through the European village market with stalls across Greece, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Germany, Portugal and Switzerland. In total, the festival boasts 60 food vendors from 9 countries over 3 villages.

The market place will also feature authentic European style Artisan and Flea Antique Markets, showcasing the best of Parisian lifestyle design so you, your home and your fridge are so “Oh la la!”

Daily entertainment will be provided by a range of Street Artists, performing each afternoon, ranging from fire twirlers, circus revellers, flamenco and salsa dancers, German, Italian and Grec Folklore, and tantalising acrobats daily at Gateway Plaza.

We will also enjoy 14 free live concerts by French and international artists and bands and  funky free dance parties in the Festival village.

This year,watch your favourite French movie in a bed !  The Open Air Cinema will run nightly, featuring cult French movies with English subtitles, a selection from the funniest to the most popular family friendly films.

FRENCH CANADIAN WINTER ISLAND WITH REALSNOW!

One of the biggest highlights of the BBR Festival 2016 is the Canadian Snow Island which will cover AMP Square/ Scout Place with 3 tons of real snow throughout the weekend for a total winter experience. The winter island welcomes a hockey field where the Sydney Bears players are set to host a street hockey game. There will be also a Maple Candy on ice station to create your own lolly with Maple syrup, a Maple products shopping area and of course the traditional Canadian “poutine”

The festivities end on Sunday 17 July with bang as a parade featuring all the performers takes place throughout the festival locations.

The BBR Festival is a not-to-be-missed celebration of the French “art de vivre”. 3 villages will transport you to the streets of Montmartre on a sensory exploration of Europe and snowy French Canada through wild entertainment and delicious delicacies across four days in Sydney’s Circular Quay foreshore.

Stay up to date with the BBR Festival
Website: www.bbrfestival.com.au/
Facebook: facebook.com/BBRfestivalSydney
Twitter: @bbrfestival
Instagram: @bbrfestival

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Celebrate American Independence Day with American food and a hot buffalo wing eating competition on the 4th of July weekend

The DOG Hotel, Keg & Brew and The Dove & Olive are each hosting American Hot Buffalo Wing EATING COMPETITIONS for your pleasure.

The competitor who finishes a bucket of hot buffalo chicken wings in the quickest time wins!

Not only do entrants get 1.5 kilos of spicy, succulent wings, they’ll also receive a pint of America’s favourite craft beer, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

In addition to consumption eminency, the winner of each venue will receive 50 cold hard Washington’s (a.k.a $50 voucher) to spend at any of the participating venues.

For spectators, a delicious red, white & blue menu has been created especially for the weekend. The traditional menu features American classics as follows:

  • Baby Back Pork Ribs made with a Chili Spice Rub, Slowly Roasted and Basted with famous House Chipotle BBQ sauce, served with an Apple and Walnut Slaw ($19 available at all three venues);
  • A Pulled Beef Brisket Roll of cured Beef Brisket slow roasted for 12 hours with jalapenos and slaw served with a side of rustic fries ($15 exclusive to the Keg & Brew);
  • Southern Fried Shrimp Po Boy, a blend of spiced buttermilk shrimp with a delicious Louisiana remoulade with fresh lettuce/tomato wrapped together in a crispy seeded bun with a side of fries ($16 exclusive to the Dove & Olive and The DOG).

Liquid specials for your freedom filled weekend include: Pints ($8.50) & Schooners ($7.50) of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, as well as Schooners of Hop Hunter IPS & Nooner Pilsner’s for $11.

Journey with the Good Beer Company to the land of the free and home of the brave and see if you have what it takes to eat like an American.

Competition ticket entry is $20. Tickets include 1.5 kilo of wings + a pint sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Competition Dates & Times:

  • Keg & Brew: Saturday 2nd July at 12pm
  • The DOG: Saturday 2nd July at 3pm
  • Dove & Olive: Sunday 3rd July at 2pm

What: Independence Weekend + Hot Wing Eating Competition
Where:
The DOG Hotel, 2 St Marks Rd, Randwick NSW
Keg & Brew, 26 Foveaux St, Surry Hills NSW
The Dove & Olive, 126 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW
When:  Keg & Brew: Saturday 2nd July at 12pm
The DOG: Saturday 2nd July at 3pm
Dove & Olive: Sunday 3rd July at 2pm

Websites:
http://doveandolive.com.au/
http://www.kegandbrew.com.au/
http://www.doghotel.com.au/

Olmeca’s Maestro Tequilero comes to Australia to deliver an education program about Olmeca Altos Tequila

Olmeca’s Maestro Tequilero, Jesús Hernández, is visiting Australia to host an exciting series of Olmeca experiences, including a tequila masterclass on Monday 13 June 2016 at the Merivale venue Palmer & Co. Sydney and the judging of the Tahona Society Cocktail Competition on Tuesday 14 June 2016 at the Merivale venue El Loco Excelsior, Surry Hills, both of which I attended.

Olmeca Altos Tequila is a super-premium 100% ‘agave tequila’ produced in Los Altos, Jalisco, Mexico. It was created by bartenders and launched in 2009 with the aim of creating a high quality 100% agave tequila at an affordable price.

The tequila masterclass explained the unique production process of Olmeca Altos Tequila which includes hand-picked agave plants, masonry ovens, cultivated yeast and distillation in small copper pot stills. Five different Olmeca Altos Tequilas were tasted including one that is not available in Australia yet.

The Tahona Society Cocktail Competition was created by Olmeca Altos Tequila. Thalita from Bulletin Place (representing NSW) was the overall winner. She will be heading to Jalisco, Mexico in September on an all-expenses paid trip to represent Australia in the global final. The global winner will become the Tahona Society Global Ambassador for one year and present in four countries of his or her choice.

Mr. Hernández will also travel to Melbourne (Wed 15 June) and Brisbane (Thurs 16 June) to deliver an education program to bartenders.

For more information about Olmeca Altos Tequila, go to: https://www.altostequila.com/

For more information about Merivale venues, go to: http://merivale.com.au/

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