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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 …

Hong Kong Contemporary Art Best Food

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Hong Kong is one in a handful of global cities that has built a reputation for contemporary art as well as great food. There are a multitude of Michelin starred restaurants, international galleries like White Cube and Gagosian and so many good local ones as well as the Hong Kong art fair,  which sits alongside Basel and Miami.     White Cube Gallery Hong Kong   The main art exhibition we were in Hong Kong for was The Chapman Brothers …

Cranky Fins Holidae Inn at Palm Beach

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After the Palm Beach crawl, which is pretty much bumper to bumper from the city, it’s time for some sustenance.  And what better way than taking the opportunity to try out the latest beachside place and have lunch at Cranky Fins Holidae Inn. Cranky Fins has just opened in Beach Road at Palm Beach north opposite the Golf Club. It’s a beachside /island life themed diner/bar – the design, like the non Cape Cod version of The Fish Shop in Potts Point Sydney. …

Uncle Ming’s- Cool Sydney CBD small bar

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Cool sydney bars come in all shapes, sizes and themes – we love small bars and one that fits the bill is Uncle Ming’s Bar in York St, Sydney.     Now the Uncle Ming’s story goes – Uncle Ming, one of Shanghai’s most notorious figures,- started a life of crime as a policeman collecting protection money from local opium traders. He became so powerful that, by the 1920’s, he had to leave China. Uncle Ming settled in Sydney and …

Celebrity Chef Colin Fassnidge- Four in Hand Restaurant

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Colin Fassnidge’s Four in Hand Restaurant in Paddington Sydney, has a been a cool restaurant of sydneycool’s for a long time. A long Saturday lunch gives us time to sample how Colin Fassnidge’s food has evolved. Of course, Colin Fassnidge now has a whole new group of followers from around Australia since his guest appearances on My KItchen Rules 2013 and 2014, also a host of other celebrity events.  The public’s thirst for Colin is insatiable, seems like there is no …

Waitan Sydney -Luxury Asian Restaurants and Bars

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Now… Sydney really loves serious money  - especially when it’s a new restaurant and bar concept – sydneycool was invited to the opening of Waitan in Sussex St in Chinatown.  Here is a taste of Waitan Sydney.     Waitan looks to deliver the ultimate contemporary Asian food experience – honouring the traditional and including new Asian food concepts. And the two Asian hospitality groups behind Waitan know a thing or two about Asian cuisine – Tung Lok with restaurants …

Christian Boltanski at Carriageworks Sydney

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Sydney contemporary art lineup continues with CHANCE – one of the most important art works by French contemporary artist Christian Boltanski, coming up this January 2014 at Carriageworks, in conjunction with Sydney Festival.  This is not to be missed if you’re an art professional, enthusiast or novice in the world of contemporary art.  sydneycool was lucky to see this work at the Biennale di Venezia  in 2011 so we’re excited that it’s coming to Sydney and being shown in such a great …