Month: November 2009

Absinthe Salon, Sydney

Taking advantage of Sydney’s new Small Bar licensing laws, absintheurs Gaye Valttila and Joop Van Heusden have created a venue that is sure to become a destination for those wanting something more than a little different.

Free Workshops on Live Music Reforms

In a bid to help Venue operators, council, performers and regulators with deciphering these reforms, the NSW Government is hosting two free two hour workshop on recent changes to the planning system (removal of POPES) for live entertainment in NSW.

CHIVAS STUDIO: Midas Touch

A showcase of six Chivas cocktails created by Ben Davidson, Pernod Ricard Brand Ambassador, for the Chivas Studio Event, which was held in conjunction with the GQ Man of the Year Awards.

CHIVAS STUDIO: Brother’s Keeper

A showcase of six Chivas cocktails created by Ben Davidson, Pernod Ricard Brand Ambassador, for the Chivas Studio Event, which was held in conjunction with the GQ Man of the Year Awards.

Pocket Bar, Sydney

Pocket Bar is a compact Sydney offering that has quickly snaffled itself a loyal following. One of the latest conscripts to the small-bar-revolution-that’s-not swelling its ranks in the Darlinghurst/Surry Hills area, first time owners Karl Schlothauer and Christophe Lehouk have made the most out of the new(ish) primary service authority (PSA) that came into effect after the much talked about ‘small bar’ licensing reforms.

Eden Bar & Restaurant, Sydney

Eden Bar and Restaurant, has grown into the site which previous held @Work Bar and Restaurant, just off Sydney’s Martin Place. Gone is the mildly amusing name (at least it was the first time you used it) and instead you’ll find “a garden of relaxation in the heart of the city.”

Pierre Fajloun joins Alchemy

Diageo’s Alchemy program has recruited one of Sydney’s best to join the team: Pierre Fajloun, ivy lounge and den’s head bartender. Pierre brings a wealth of experience and vibrancy to the Alchemy program. In his six years behind the bar, he has worked at a number of high?end establishments, including the Four Seasons, Zeta Bar and now ivy.

CHIVAS STUDIO: Chivalry

A showcase of six Chivas cocktails created by Ben Davidson, Pernod Ricard Brand Ambassador, for the Chivas Studio Event, which was held in conjunction with the GQ Man of the Year Awards.