NEGRONI WEEK 1-7 JUNE, 2015
Running from 1st through to 7th June, 2015, Negroni Week will see bars and restaurants across Australia take part by taking $1 from each Negroni cocktail or Negroni inspired product sold and donating the funds to a charity of their choice.
Tapping into the rise in popularity and demand of the classic Negroni – an iconic mix of gin, Campari and sweet red vermouth created by chance in Florence around 1920 by Count Camillo Negroni, the Negroni is one of many cocktails which has benefitted from the returning trend of classic cocktails, with many venues also creating their own signature take on this cult classic.
‘A drink for your cause, make it Count’ – with each bar selecting their charity of choice, you can opt to make your drink count through Negroni Week by heading to a bar supporting your cause, or simply opting to order a Negroni at your local. Never has it been so easy or enjoyable to raise money for charity!
To find your local venue participating in Negroni Week or donating to your cause, head to www.negroniweek.com and be sure to share your Negroni on your social media with the hashtag #NegroniWeek
BROTHER BURGER AND THE MARVELLOUS BREW OPENS IN SOUTH YARRA
Adored Fitzroy burger destination, Brother Burger and the Marvellous Brew, has crossed the river to open its second restaurant on Melbourne’s iconic Chapel Street. Owned and operated by Marcelo Tummino, a founding partner of The European and The Supper Club, Brother Burger, as it has been affectionately nicknamed by regulars, combines the winning combination of juicy burgers with independent craft beers. Taking burger dining to a new level, Brother Burger South Yarra envelops customers in its atmospheric and social vibe as soon as they walk in and after one taste they never want to leave.
As far as burgers go, foodies can expect a few tweaks to the menu they know and love, but no deviation from the timeless flavour combinations all made by hand, from scratch. The open kitchen showcases skilled chefs pressing burger patties and baking traditional buns. Menu highlights include: the Royal Blue – 100 per cent full blood wagyu beef patty, blue cheese, bacon, onion jam, house-made pickles and ketchup; Magic Mushie – a mushroom burger for vegetarians; fat chips and onion rings. The South Yarra eatery also caters for those after something different, offering pulled pork buns, a “South Yarra” Reuben sandwich, fish and chips, a selection of salads and gluten free options available including burger buns and batters.
Located at 560 Chapel Street, the South Yarra store will be open seven days from midday to 11pm Sunday to Thursday and closing at 2am on Friday and Saturday.
THE ROAST COLLECTION
Winter arrives on Monday and one of the best ways to keep warm this winter is to put on a roast and enjoy all that brings. But don’t worry, there are over 100 events on around Victoria at restaurants, wineries and producers who are going to serve up their take on the humble roast.
Here are some of our picks this June.
L’Hotel Gitan (32 Commercial Road, Prahran – 9999 0990) is running a lunch on Saturday 13th June. It’s two courses for $60 and they will be featuring Western Plains pork cooked on the ruby red rotisserie.
Mister Bianco (285 High Street, Kew – 9853 6929) will offer a ‘Broast’ – slow braised and roasted Sher Wagyu shank as a supplementary item on the menu for the entire month of June. It will be served with seasonal vegetables and paired with a glass of Chalmers Nero D’avola for $45.
Estelle Bistro (243 High Street, Northcote – 9489 4609) is offering three courses with a glass of wine for just $50 every Sunday in June. Each roast highlights outstanding Victorian produce such as Western Plains Pork and Milawa chicken.
Grosvenor Hotel (10 Brighton Road, St Kilda East – 9531 1542) will be serving up a terrific three-course meal on Sunday 7 June for $65. Guests will enjoy a hearty pea and ham soup followed by a pork roast with all the trimmings and a devilishly good sticky date pudding with butterscotch sauce to finish. Bookings of six or more guests will receive a complimentary bottle of wine.
For more information on other venues participating in the Roast Collection visit http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/roast-collection
ALL GOOD ORGANICS RELEASE KARMA COLA, GINGERELLA GINGER ALE AND LEMMY LEMONADE
All Good Organics are pleased to present this trio of organic soft drinks, Karma Cola, Gingerella Ginger Ale and Lemmy Lemonade.‘All Good’ have steadfastly set out to prove that not all fizzy drinks are the devil. They’ve hit the mark not only with the taste buds, incorporating the highest quality organic and Fairtrade ingredients but in doing so, have actually made a flat out difference to several impoverished communities by helping to develop their productivity.
Each drink is produced from the highest quality, all natural and organic ingredients. Their bottles too ooze an individuality infused with a funky edge that delivers a little personality.
The new range is now available in 330ml bottles rrp $4.50
For more information and stockists visit www.karmacola.com.au