The IDEA LAB reveals all the shortlist finalists and their creative ideas! All 20 shortlisted applicants from the IDEA LAB are waiting for your vote of support! These ideas are nothing short of brilliant, we encourage you to vote for your favourite person, bar team or venue to help see their dream become a reality (by March 2021).
Jigger & Pony Singapore were big winners on the night taking out Bar Team Asia and Bar of the Year Asia. This is hot on the heels of winning the Best bar in Asia in the World’s 50 Best Bars.
This morning, the owners of award-winning Sydney cocktail bar Maybe Sammy have announced a partnership with TFE Hotels to manage the food and beverage offering of a new premium hotel experience due to open early 2021 on the corner of George and Hunter Streets in the Sydney CBD. The working title for the new bar/restaurant is Deans on 22.
So, should your mint leaves be crushed in a Mint Julep? According to the late Gaz Regan, the answer was a firm no, with the mint “only to serve as an aromatic garnish”. Here we check out three classic recipes from classic minds – the Mint Julep, the Old Fashioned and A La Louisiane
Grey Goose Vodka is the distillation of the finest ingredients from France; soft winter wheat from Picardie plus pure spring water from Gensac-la-Pallue in the Cognac region, nurtured from field to bottle by the extraordinary skills of our Cellar Master François Thibault.
“You will have plenty of drinks to mix from these pages, with the specs looking sharp and good to go for most of them. The two I have made are from Mr Hess himself. The first is Champagne Antoine, if you’re like me and sometimes love your drink bone dry then this will hit that spot.”
Rum Diary Bar in Newcastle is keeping with the whole fun rum thing – with boozy rum cocktails, Caribbean food and a dedicated cigar deck. The shipwreck vibe is strong but it’s a bit classier than its Melbourne stablemate.
Apply now to unlock a share of the $11.5 million dollars put aside for Bundaberg Rum’s Raising the Bar program. The devastating impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality sector has been widespread and ‘Raising the Bar’ will directly support jobs, recovery, and innovation in the Australian hospitality industry.
“But only recently, I felt like I’ve needed to engage others to help me in my professional and personal life. People to mentor me. Life coaches, if you will. For anything troubling on a deeper personal level, there’s always therapy. But I, like many others, are navigating an uncertain future in our industry…”
WA’s Gage Roads Brewing Co launched the Atomic Beer Project in Sydney in late September. Housed in a renovated mid-century warehouse in the heart of Redfern, the microbrewery and Thai-inspired restaurant is a brewpub at heart.
“Ever since I began working in decent cocktail bars many moons ago, bartenders have been trying to push the dark, bitter and overtly aromatic onto unsuspecting customers, who for the most part, were just looking for a glass of boozy juice and a good time.”
Running from Thursday 19 – Sunday 22 November, Sydneysiders can enjoy exploring Australia’s oldest precinct as it transforms to host incredible experiences from the world’s best whiskies thanks to Yakusan and The Rocks precinct