Category: drinks

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…

The Humble Tumbler – Whiskey The Water Of Life

I gave up the gym for three weeks of whiskey masterclasses. The Humble Tumbler have been running its food and beverage master classes for the past two years and is the brainchild of Clare Burder. The Melbourne-based company runs out of…

Stoneleigh Metro – Opening Night

To write for The Plus Ones inevitably becomes a practice in downing large quantities of wine. This is not because wine is needed to find inspiration for writing — although one thing usually leads to another — but rather because one…

Williamstown Wine & Cheese Festival

On a sunlit Sunday morning two PlusOnes cycled from Brunswick to Williamstown where its first Wine & Cheese Festival was held on October 12th. It is true that Melbourne cherishes its European roots and this festival underscored that given once…

National Trust – Pop-Up Bars

The National Trust is throwing open the doors to some of Melbourne’s most iconic venues for Melburnians to quench their thirst. Theresa and I were lucky enough to attend the vodka night at the Old Melbourne Gaol. At $40, these tickets…

Polēpolē – Opening Night

Does Melbourne have an East African inspired bar? I don’t actually know. Having grown up around Dandenong I know we have excellent food from many African countries. Having ventured to the West side we definitely have the authentic stuff. But…

Thunder Road and Mensousai Mugen Japanese dinner

What happens when you combine one of Melbourne’s best microbreweries with a Japanese restaurant? A special Japanese-style award-winning beer — and a five-course dinner to celebrate and launch the restaurant. Mensousai Mugen is a hidden Japanese restaurant off a laneway, Bligh Place, near Flinders…