Italy’s favourite liqueur, Amaro Montenegro is hosting an exclusive cocktail party at Fitzroy’s newly reopened Rochester Hotel on Sunday October 9. The cocktail party will take place after a cocktail making competition which is presented by Amaro Montenegro’s brand ambassador Jackson Thomton in partnership with Menace to Sobriety. The competition is encouraging bartenders to leave tradition behind and come up wit Monte’s new serve. The finals are being held  at the newly reopened Rochey in Fitzroy. Guests will then have the chance to create their own delish cocktails upstairs at the After party. 

The finalists for the competition include:

Sylvia Mead of Woods of Windsor

Ash Spritz of Cookie

Dean Jarvis of Berlin Bar 

Ethan Hertz of Garden State Hotel

Victoria Aeberli of Feast of Merit

Alex Hart of Eau de Vie 

And a top secret wildcard entry . . .


When: Sunday October 9

Where: The Rochester Hotel – 202 Johnston Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065

Time: 6pm-11pm

Cost: Free





New Shanghai Chadstone is set to open its doors mid October as part of the $660 million redevelopment of the Chadstone The Fashion Capital. New Shanghai Chadstone will be the largest of the restaurants with the 200-seat restaurant housing an indoor bar, as well as a private dining room.

Executive chef Wein Qiang Huang will lead the kitchen with a menu that includes fresh, seasonal ingredients and the restaurants signature menu items such as Pan Fried Pork Buns, Xiao Long Bao, prawn wontons tossed in chilli oil, peanut butter and sesame sauce, and a range of dumplings alongside mouth-watering traditional Shanghaiese dishes.

New Shanghai Chadstone is set to open in mid October 2016




The Rooftop at QT – QT Melbourne’s hotly anticipated rooftop bar, sitting on the 11th floor of Melbourne’s newest design hotel, is now open. Showcasing views of the spectacular Melbourne city skyline, The Rooftop at QT is set to be the destination for decadent soirée’s this summer – a place to quench your thirst while taking in the heart and soul of Melbourne from above. Hosting up to 185 patrons, the split indoor/outdoor space will evoke glamour and passion through sensual designer décor and cutting edge sound. Melbourne’s finest bartenders will serve up a hand-crafted cocktail list showcasing a twist on classic favourites, with the QT Rooftop G&T – West Winds Sabre Gin, Elderflower Quinine Syrup, Fresh Lime, Sugar, Cucumber Sparkling Water, Rosemary, Cucumber, and the Yarra Valley Sour – Four Pillars Gin, Fresh Lemon, Orange Blossom, Orgeat, Egg White, Pinot Noir, Edible Flowers, expected to be summerhits. The menu will also boast a list of local spirits, house made tonics and share cocktails.

To accompany the cocktail selection, The Rooftop at QT will also serve bar bites, including Minced Thai Beef on Toast, with green chilli, sweet basil and sambal, Scotch Quail Eggs wrapped in Wagyu Beef, Mortadella, Sesame and Sticky Black Sauce and Polenta Crumbed Onion Rings with Squid Ink Mayo.

The sophisticated space designed by longstanding QT Public Areas Designer & Stylist, Nic Graham, features a selection of contemporary outdoor furniture by Australian designer and producer Tait amidst a colour palette of olive green, red and matte black. And with a curated playlist of new disco and house music by Creative Music Director Andrew Lewis, the rooftop caters to Melbourne’s late-night party scene.

Open 7 days a week from 4:30pm – 1am, The Rooftop at QT is also available for private events.

For bookings please contact: (03) 8636 8800

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Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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