NEWS: Jonkanoo Caribbean Canteen, Australian Tap House, SIWFF, OzHarvest, ISOS Vodka, & more

This week’s news round up with Jonkanoo Caribbean Canteen, the Australian Tap House, Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival, OzHarvest Think.Eat.Save and ISOS Vodka launch and more.

Jonkanoo Caribbean Canteen

Jonkanoo Restaurant & Bar in Surry Hills have teamed up with bar, music venue and party house Goodgod for a new venture called the Jonkanoo Canteen. Expect Caribbean street food and classic West Indian eats, with tastes of Jamaica, Trinidad, Cuba, Haiti, Bahamas, Dominican Republic. Opening on July 16.

The Australian Tap House

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The Australian Tap House*

Australian Brewery and Hotel have just opened the Australian Tap House, beside their micro-brewery in Rouse Hill. The venue is a new craft beer bar in the style of a CBD small bar serving craft beers and food as well as guest taps from some of Australia’s best breweries. 350 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill.

ISOS Vodka Launch

After a successful Pozible campaign, ISOS Vodka officially launched on Monday night at the Corner House in Bondi, with founders Dave Brown and Luke Langton thanking their supporters.

ISOS Vodka Launch
Connor Sainsbury-Canham at The Corner House

ISOS Vodka Martinis with Regal Rogue Vermouth flowed during the night, as well as Espresso Martinis made with Mr Black Coffee Liqueur.

ISOS Vodka Launch
ISOS Vodka Martini

ISOS Vodka Launch
ISOS Vodka Espresso Martini

Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival

The Sydney Italian Wine + Food Festival is coming to Sydney Town Hall on September 14th, 2014 with over 250 wines on offer. The Festival Tasting Hall will also include Italian artisanal beer, and Australian wine made from Italian grapes. Tickets from $35

OzHarvest Think.Eat.Save

Following on from last year’s success, OzHarvest in partnership with the United Nations is holding a public event on Monday, 21 July to tackle the issues of food and nutrition security and sustainable food systems at Think.Eat.Save. Thousands of people will be served a free, delicious and hearty hot meal by a bevvy of high profile chefs and politicians including the Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore and the Minister for Environment, Rob Stokes. The meals served on the day will be made from surplus or misshapen produce that would have otherwise ended up as landfill. Monday, 21 July 11.30 am to 2.30 pm Martin Place, Sydney.

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Looking for something to do this weekend? There’s Apres Ski at Zeta Bar, Tapastry menu at the Pullman Quay and don’t forget Mix it to Fix it is on this Sunday supporting National Breast Cancer foundation.

* Photo credit The Australian Tap House used with permission


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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.