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Cafe Paci

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Cafe Paci in Riley Street, East Sydney is the creation and inspiration of Pasi Petanen who won the innovation Award in the 2015 Good Food Guide.  Cafe Paci also cruised into this year’s Australian’s Hot 50 Restaurant list.  Pasi, originally from Finland, set up Cafe Paci after being Head Chef at Mark Best’s fine dining restaurant Marque in Surry Hills for eight years.     Entering from Riley Street and making your way up the stairs, the restaurant reveals itself as …

Bingham Cup Sydney 24-31 August 2014

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The 2014 Bingham Cup, being held in Sydney from August 24 to 31, is the gay rugby world cup. The biennial tournament is being hosted by the Sydney Convicts, the current Bingham cup holder, in partnership with IGRAB (International Gay Rugby Association and Board).  Approximately 1,000 players and supporters are visiting, with 15 teams from around the world including New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Lisbon, New Zealand, Manchester, London,  Nashville, Newcastle (Canada), New England, Dublin and Portland competing.     …

Biota Dining Chef James Viles Southern Highlands

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In the Southern Highlands of NSW sits the small sophisticated township of Bowral, about one and half hours drive from Sydney CBD – and home to the epitome of excellence in NSW regional dining – Biota Dining.  Two-hatted Biota sits unassumingly on a corner block of land attached to a motel of only 12 small rooms, where you can stay the night – perfect really.  Chef and part owner James Viles’ philosophy for his restaurant is very simple – ‘it’s about …

11 Madison Park NYC -chef Daniel Humm

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Dining at 11 Madison Park in NYC is one of those food experiences that you never forget – perfect dining, where the food reigns supreme and everything else is excellent – this is just as it should be at this level of restaurant. When you dine at 11 Madison Park, you’re aware by everything they do that this is one of the world’s 50 best restaurants.  In 2014 – 11 Madison Park was ranked at no 4.     As …

wd~50 New York City- Wylie Dufresne

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Wd~50 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side is the brainchild of chef Wylie Dufresne. One of the pioneers of modern food in NY – he’s worked in some of NY’s top restaurants like Jean Georges and 71 Clinton Fresh Food.  Occupying what was used to be a bodega, wd~50 has been at the forefront of NY dining for over ten years.   We knew of Wylie’s place in the NY food scene – he was recently accoladedby his peers, like Rene Redzepi …

Artist Tehching Hsieh – Carriageworks Sydney

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Carriageworks Sydney presents the first major solo art project by celebrated New York based Taiwanese born artist Tehching Hsieh to be shown in Australia.     One Year Performance 1980–1981 (known as the Time Clock Piece) is on at Carriageworks Sydney until 6 July 2014. In this amazing work, Hsieh punches a time clock in his studio, every hour on the hour, twenty-four hours a day, for an entire year. This is such a body of work to see – the purity of …

Kim -Korean Restaurant Modern

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Kim Restaurant in Llankelly Place, Potts Point , Sydney – is a modern Korean restaurant  that mixes it up and delivers a lighter, creative take on dishes like bossam and flavours like kimchi.       Chefs Tae Kyu Lee from Quay and Ms. G’s and David Ralph also from Quay, Flying Fish and Kakawa Chocolates – joined forces to give us a exciting Korean eating experience.     Starting the night, paper thin, jewel coloured sheaths of deep fried vegetable – …

19th Biennale of Sydney

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“You Imagine What You Desire” – the name itself evokes the 19th Biennale of Sydney  on now at Cockatoo Island, Art Gallery of New South Wales AGNSW,  Museum of Contemporary Art Australia MCA , Carriageworks and Artspace with works from more than 90 artists.   The Biennale of Sydney is the world’s third oldest biennale and today it ranks as one of the leading international festivals of contemporary art and continues to be recognised for presenting the freshest and most provocative art …

Taste of Sydney 2014 – Centennial Park Sydney

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Taste of Sydney is on again for 2014 – from 13th to 16th March.  This year, there’s a line up of Sydney and NSW restaurants and some of sydneycool’s favourite chefs as well the chance to sample some pop-up restaurants. Read on for sydneycool’s guide to Taste of Sydney 2014. First sydneycool’s restaurant picks – Porteno in Cleveland St Surry Hills,   4Fourteen and Four in Hand, Bloodwood in Newtown and from the Southern Highlands – Biota Dining.  Also keep an eye out for …

Momofuku Sydney – the bar

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Momofuku Seiobo – The bar – walk-ins only.  Smooth and friendly service – effortlessly done – a reinvented menu at the Bar, interesting food like a katsu sandwich – some food traditionalists would be wondering.     We started with a couple of glasses of a Mark Angeli ‘La Lune’ chenin blanc from Touraine – love the way you get to taste when doing by the glass.  The bar menu is a compact version of the full degustation menu, sort …