Macleay St Bistro, Potts Point

unnamed-28They say good things come in threes:

Charlie’s Angels.
Harry, Ron and Hermione.
The Hemsworth Brothers…

And Macleay St Bistro has you sorted for entrée, dinner and dessert.

New owners and a new Head Chef have swooped into the Potts Point eatery and given it a fresh new look (and menu to boot). A soft refurb has added a relaxed atmosphere to the French Bistro classic. “We welcome locals to pop in for oysters and champagne or just a mouth-watering dessert,” co-owner Phillip Fikkers said.

Sure, you could just swing by for a White Chocolate Cheesecake with Strawberry Coulis at the end of the night, but why hit just one when you could go for the trifecta? Head Chef Tom Williams (Bambini Trust, Forbes on Burton, Tetsuya’s) has you in safe hands.

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Start your night off with Chilled Watercress Soup with Poached Quail Egg. The light flavours will tingle your tastebuds and get you ready for the main event. We highly recommend you try the Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi with Sage Buerre Noisette; don’t let the big words put you off, that’s simply food talk for unbelievable sauce.

Even after you’re groaning with delight after having finished every spec on your plate, it still won’t be enough. Sit back, enjoy the décor… there’s that beautiful red chandelier by the door, or perhaps that garçon caught your eye? Put off leaving and order dessert. You’re here for the long run, after all. The Hazelnut Mille Feuille with Coffee Anglais is the perfect indulgence to finish.

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This new ownership has created the ultimate Parisian Potts Point place to be – and everyone wants to be there. If you want a seat you might want to make a booking, otherwise you may sadly miss the boat.

Whatever item on the menu catches your eye, there will be no order regrets. Just to be on the safe side, though, you better have a taste of your dining companion’s dishes.

Perhaps you and The Hemsworth Brothers could spoon feed each other?

Opening Hours: 7 days, 5:30-11 pm
Website: Macleay St Bistro
Facebook: Macleay St Bistro


Published on Urban Society / 11 December, 2013

Tatler, Darlinghurst

DSC_8330-1Tatler, Sydney’s original small bar, reopened its doors last week to play host to the ARIA week shenanigans.

Sydney boys Brendan Watson and Tim Clark reclaimed the venue and have been hard at work refurnishing it to reflect the smooth and sophisticated tone of Sydney’s elite. The original sandstone foundations remain, but everything else is brand new: remodelled bars, handpicked furnishings, skeletons dancing on the ceiling… Stumble down the stairs of Tatler and take in the old world furniture and new world values.

Live music takes the form of jazz and soul, while DJs spin remixed 50s classics from decks on an 18th century writing desk. It’s a tantalising combination that won’t let you stop dancing until the walls sweat.

Not your thing? Don’t worry, grab some company and take the party to the outside where you can enjoy city views and fresh breezes.

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When you get thirsty flag down one of the many waitresses who will bring you a refreshing margarita in a mason jar (what else?). And you wont be able to stop at one, soon your recycled stone top table will be looking like you raided all the best hipster bars in the city. Our other favourite is the Clover Club (pictured, above right), a smooth and refreshing combination of Bombay gin and raspberries. Summer in a sip gulp.

When you’re sufficiently tippled, pick up some of the white cards provided (with a Hemingway quote of course) and let your inspiration, or drunken rantings, flow.

But don’t forget to soak some of that tequila up with a choice of mouthwatering jaffles. Ask for the mushroom filled jaffle with three types of melt-in-your-mouth mushrooms and the smoothest cheese. You’ll be set for the night.

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Get your culture fix here as well: a rotating gallery with works from MCLEMOI. Up first is Tyler Shields: think plenty of red lips and half naked attractive people. Who said a gallery couldn’t come with cocktails?

Last week Tatler was a melting point for the who’s who of the music industry. Judging by the smiles on satisfied customer’s faces, they’ll be coming back again and again.

Stop in, drop by, or settle in for the summer. You won’t want to be anywhere else.
Opening hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 6pm – late
For more info: Visit the Tatler website

Published on Urban Society / 03 December, 2013

Melbourne Remote Control Tourists

Melbourne4Ever wanted to control another human being?

Make them try those dumplings that look a little risky?

Or check out all the best dark alleys in Melbourne? (Okay, maybe that one’s a little mean. These are living, breathing humans after all!)

Well prepare for all your dreams to come true. Tomorrow, Play Melbourne will introduce two remote control tourists who will be traveling around Melbourne, completely in your control!

One lucky guy and girl will be at your disposal from tomorrow, October 9th, until Sunday, October 13th. Through the Play Melbourne Twitter and Facebook page, viewers will be able to tell the tourists what to do, and then watch it all live-streamed.

You can tell them to try all those restaurants you’ve been meaning to visit, and then perhaps a stroll through the art galleries. You can feel all cultured while sitting at your desk munching on watermelon whole fruit popsicles.

Let them make all the mistakes before you even set foot in Melbourne, leaving you to enjoy the finer things.

Watch the Youtube video to get you prepared.

Live-streaming
9th Ocotober: 10am – 8pm
10th October: 12pm – 8pm
11th October: 12pm – 8pm
12th October: 12pm – 8pm
13th October: 12pm – 8pm

Website

Published on Urban Society / 08 October, 2013

Angelina Jolie wants YOU in her movie

Angelina_DirectingCalling all scrawny, pasty white guys: Angelina Jolie wants you in her movie.

Remember when you were like ‘shut up mum, stop oppressing me. I don’t want your stupid dinner.’ and she was like ‘you look like you’ve been in a concentration camp’ – well, send her a smarmy text, your wise decisions are landing you a one-way ticket to fame!

But only if you are a 17-50 year-old very skinny Caucasian male who could portray a prisoner of war in a detention camp in WWII.
Oh and you also need to be willing to get your hair cut, and not have any tattoos.

Any of you still with us? Good.

Because you females out there still have a chance. The casting call also asks for Louise Zamperini “30s-40s; Italian; MUST SPEAK FLUENT ITALIAN; Louis Zamperini’s beloved mother; she constantly prays for him to get his life on track and stop causing so much trouble. She loves him dearly.”

Better get in there quick and you may be close enough to touch Angelina Jolie; but we advise against it, that would be creepy.

Jolie is coming together with Universal Pictures to make this movie, named Unbroken. The film is based on bestselling book “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand.

The story centres on Louis Zamperini, a former prisoner of war and Olympic long distance runner. Ten-time Oscar nominated cinematographer Roger Deakins will join the team as director of photography along with Jon Hutman as production designer.

Still interested? Submit your headshot and resume to http://www.unbrokenmoviecasting.com/

Bring your jazz hands (but check ‘em at the door – it’s a prisoner of war camp, not Gaga’s Alejandro).

Published on Urban Society / 11 September, 2013