As you’ll see in the coming February issue, we’re fond of a dumpling or two when it comes to having a drink — and that’s just what you‘ll find at Love On Top.
We talked to Giorgio de Maria, who owns Sydney’s 121BC Cantina and Enoteca and is one of the organisers for the 100 per cent volunteer-based, not-for-profit celebration of all things boozy and sustainable, Rootstock Sydney.
Owner Michael Roszbach (ex-Cookie) has drawn on his Dutch heritage for Nieuw Amsterdam, which is being described as a New York-style bar and eatery.
Picture marble bartops, glitzy gold art deco designs and dark wooden panelling and you can see the New York emphasis, which takes it a long way from the site which once housed an Irish bar called Puggs Mahones.
With leading bars in both Melbourne and Sydney, the guys from Eau de Vie certainly know a thing or two about cocktails. You can now get your hands on a bit of that knowledge by way of their new cocktail book, Shaken & Stirred, Flamed & Thrown: Cocktails Done the Eau de Vie Way.
Reckon you know your stuff? Well, why don’t you put it to the test in our first online quiz that draws from the Rookies Guide section of this month’s issue of Australian Bartender.
We spoke to the bartenders and operators who are at the top of their game to find out what tips they had for bartenders just starting out, and the one thing that bartenders do that drives them nuts.
Owner and bartender Collin Perillo (ex-Milk & Honey London, The Roosevelt, Mahiki), chef and owner Tim Dengate and owner/barista/bartender Aidan Morrison opened this little bit of food and drink paradise in Randwick just a few days before Christmas, and decided to open on Christmas Day because, well, they’d just opened and they wanted to play with their new toy.
By Stuart Morrow. It’s a weekday night and I’m out having dinner and drinks with my partner. We go to a local bar for an after dinner drink. We take a seat at the bar, where the bartender is stood down the far end, laughing and joking with some friends.
What’s it like to start your own spirits company, and travel the globe spreading the word? Simon Ford knows what it’s like. Ford has been in Melbourne last week and is in Sydney this week to show bartenders his 86 Spirits Co range. We chatted to him about what the past year has been like, and about getting behind the bar at some of the country’s top bars for rockstar shifts during his visit.
Barman’s Choice is an exciting innovation in the bar industry, made by bartenders for bartenders. The bottles feature an exclusive “pop-up” pourer, which means that simply opening this product releases a curved spout pourer, exclusive to Barman’s Choice.
Shaun Pattinson, former owner and bartender of influential and award-winning Adelaide bar, Cushdy, is getting back behind the stick just in time for Adelaide’s Fringe festival. when he opens a popup bar called Roses & Rye.