Category: drinks

Dîner en Blanc Melbourne 2015: white delight

Imagine 1,000 guests dressed head-to-toe in white, picnicing on white tables, waving white napkins in the air for a photo op. That’s Dîner en Blanc, a worldwide pop-up experience founded in Paris 25 years ago. It’s magical. I first heard about DeB when…

Smart Bar – Poison To Pestilence

Melbourne Museum’s Smart Bar series has been a feature of my event calendar for several years now. The concept brings the after work crowd to the museum and gets people learning whilst having a tipple or two – a bit like university. I…

I’m New Here – Luxury Food & Music Festival

I’m New Here is literally Melbourne’s newest music festival. Held in Shadowfax Wines‘ gorgeous gardens, the day promised an afternoon of picnic-ing, fine food, finer music and the finest wine. The Plus Ones are quite familiar with the Werribee Park area of town,…

Tea Workshop at The Travelling Samovar

For a city known for its thriving coffee culture, Melbourne also boasts an impressive tea culture. One of its main promoters is The Travelling Samovar, a gorgeous tea house on leafy Rathdowne Street in Carlton.   Fitting with its picturesque neighbourhood, the…

Riesling Riot

We were promised riesling and boy-oh-boy did we get riesling! I had never been to a ‘Riot‘ before so the promise of 70 of the best riesling producers globally, under one roof and right here in Melbourne, had me humming. The…

South Melbourne Night Market – Opening Night

The South Melbourne Market has well and truly shaken its tag as the little sibling of the Queen Victoria Market and over the last six years its Night Market has created its own identity. Over eight weeks, 15 January to…

Melbourne’s Best Events In November

Melbourne is always bursting with events, and we try to head to all of the best ones. From bagpipers to bars to partying on a pirate ship, here’s where we went in November. Time Out Melbourne Bar Awards We love us…

Bombay Sapphire’s Project Botanicals pop-up

Gin, glorious gin. An entire restaurant has popped up for three weeks to celebrate it. The Bombay Sapphire Project Botanicals (19 November–6 December) pairs magnificent cocktails with delicious food — and it’s only $35. Unbeatable. The pop-up is hidden in North Melbourne….

Disaronno Terrace at The Emerson

Almond-flavoured liqueur, you’re my favourite. There’s simply nothing better than Disaronno, an Italian amaretto liqueur. It’s as sweet and as smooth as, well… [insert Italian stereotype here]. I know whereof I speak. I spent a good portion of the 2000s drinking amaretto cocktails. Disaronno was…

T2 Summer Edition Tea Festival

Tea paradise is in the T2 Headquarters in Collingwood. I was invited to the Summer Edition Tea Festival, a magical night filled with tea, food, and even tea leaf fortune telling. The headquarters is stunning (it placed with silver in the…