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Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2015

August 28th, 2015



Sydney 24 August 2015
Time Out Sydney Food Awards 2015 images, photos, story – MiSociety

Sydney Hails (along with torrential rain) Time Out’s Best Food Hot Spots for 2015
Time Out Sydney awarded the city’s best eateries and their chefs for their culinary achievements over the last year at a lively awards night at Sean Connolly’s popular oyster bar, The Morrison, with MC comedian Andrew McClelland revving up the 300 strong crowd.

ACME was named Restaurant of the Year 2015, with the Hot Talent Award going to one of the restaurant’s up-and-coming chefs, Analiese Gregory.   Continue Reading »

The Basement Sydney Re-Launch Party

February 27th, 2015



Sydney 25 February 2015
The Basement re-launch party photos images story:  MiSociety

Long Live The Basement for another 40 years
The Basement has been a musical institution in Sydney for 40 years, being one of the few establishments in later years still catering for lovers of real music. Enter new co-owners, David Wallace, Dom and Andrew Robinson who, with their passion, have managed to preserve the soul of The Basement whilst giving it a total refurbishment.

But don’t despair music lovers, The Basement still retains ‘The Basement’ look and feel whilst incorporating the new Continue Reading »

BAR100 2nd Birthday Party, The Rocks, Sydney

November 4th, 2013



Sydney 29 October 2013
BAR100 2nd Birthday Party, The Rocks, Sydney photos images story;  MiSociety

BAR100 Pops Up Wall to Wall Warhol for its 2nd Birthday Bash
BAR100 has turned two and to celebrate the heritage listed venue was transformed back to the days of Campbell’s soup cans, Andy Warhol and pop art for their exclusive birthday bash.  Internationally renowned contemporary pop artist Harrie Sengers created a work on the night that was then auctioned off with proceeds going to charity.

Rob Edwards (The Voice) belted out some great numbers with gusto as contortionists Emma Goh and Jack Continue Reading »

Wahroonga Food & Wine Festival 2013 Launch Party at Lounge1047 Pymble

October 25th, 2013




Wahroonga Food & Wine Festival 2013 Launch Party at Lounge1047 Pymble images photos story;  MiSociety
Sydney 23 October 2013 
Wahroonga Food & Wine Festival  Sunday 27 October 2013 further details below

Wahroonga Food & Wine Festival kicked off with a special evening of excellent food, wine and company
Lounge1047 hosted the launch of the new Wahroonga Food & Wine Festival with a staggering array of canapés provided by Sam Graziani and his skilled team.  The food was stunning with Italian cured meats and a delicious array of accompanying vegetables and cheeses – very Italialiano!  Sheep Sheep wines, Drayton’s Family wines and Casama Group’s Catalina Sounds, Ninth Island, Nanny Goat and RockBare provided the delicious wines that flowed freely. Continue Reading »

Mr Miyagi Japanese Restaurant Launch Party Melbourne

October 17th, 2013



Melbourne 15 October 2013
Mr Miyagi Japanese Restaurant Launch Party Melbourne
Story;  Renee Stah     Photography; APL Photography

Mr Miyagi says ‘don’t ig-nori this invite’.

Mr Miyagi is a name I have always loved. Of course it all started with the movie Karate Kid, but then it became the nickname for my remedial masseuse. The nickname was quite fitting since he is in his late 60s, a Thai Chi instructor, relieves my aches and pains, and is a wise man who is great to talk to.

Japanese restaurant with amazing food and cocktails is what Mr Miyagi means to me now. On Tuesday 15th October, in Melbourne’s famous Chapel Street, the gorgeously presented and cleverly branded Mr Miyagi Japanese restaurant was launched. The exclusive event satisfied my appetite for Japanese food and had me sipping on fruity cocktails and talking to many interesting people.

Eades and Bergman created the neon love heart, funky lighting and overall interior design and fitout of the restaurant which on the night, was visited by some of Melbourne’s most well-known foodies and restaurateurs including Marvin Holder from Vue de Monde and Matteo Bruno from Meatball and Wine Bar.

Zilla and Brook, well known for their successful food and lifestyle events, organised the invite-only VIP launch which offered a piquant selection of Japanese inspired food including Sushi, MFC (Miyagi Fried Chicken), mushroom skewers and David Chang’s Ramen Gnocchi Wagyu Bolognese.

Japanese beer and delicious cocktails like ‘Astro Boy’ (strawberry, fresh ginger, white chocolate & Sake) and my favourite for the evening ‘Hello Kitty Sour’ (Shochu, nashi pear, sweet lychee & egg white) were perfect for the warm weather we had in Melbourne on the night.

Mr Miyagi’s restaurant staff were friendly and discerning, ensuring guests had enough to eat, drink and that they had a great time. As the night came to an end, they handed each guest a sealed envelope. Its contents were a copy of the menu, five things to know about Sake and a card that read: “Mr. M says if you can read this you need another drink.” I giggled thinking, what a successful launch. Mr Miyagi not only had me smiling on my way home, I will always remember the name, and the food and cocktails were delicious.

I will definitely head back to Mr Miyagi when I feel like Japanese. After all, “Mrs. M says, you want to look good in your dress? You order the sashimi!”
Writer: Renee Stah

Red Carpet photos, VIP photos and social photos; all photographic images are ©copyright MiSociety 2013 and may not be reproduced without permission.

Bar Nacional Launch in Collins Square, Melbourne Docklands

October 16th, 2013



Melbourne 10 October 2013
Bar Nacional Launch Party in Collins Square, Melbourne Docklands
story;  Renee Stah  Photos; Anthony Licuria APL Photography

Celebrity chefs join forces to bring Spain to Melbourne at Bar Nacional.

Pete Evans, Australian Celebrity Chef and cookbook author has joined forces with American Chef Gavin Baker and Lang Walker of Walker Corporation to create a high quality lunch, dining, catering and ‘after work drink’ destination in Melbourne’s Collins Square. On Thursday 10th October, the chef duo officially opened Bar Nacional, the first restaurant to open in Collins Square, located at 727 Collins Street Docklands.

Bar Nacional is a Spanish Restaurant with an impressive menu and outdoor area perfect for summer. At the launch, the restaurant was filled with guests enjoying tapas and sangria all evening. Waiters gave detailed descriptions of each dish and guests were able to savour Bar Nacional flavours with gifts of marinated Spanish olives and bite size deserts to take home.

Clint Stanaway, Channel Nine’s Sports Journalist and local to Collins Square, loved the pork belly and was thrilled to see such a great restaurant so close to the studio. Dan Anstey from Nova enjoyed the selection of cold meats, and there wasn’t a guest at Bar Nacional that evening, who didn’t devour the delicious ice cream and cinnamon desert, which superbly finished off the event’s menu selection.

Gavin Baker and Pete Evans mingled with guests and foodies to discuss the menu and their upcoming projects. They proudly introduced their power team of chefs as the best in the business and Pete Evans shared that Collins Square will also be home to an Italian Restaurant called Chiara, another Evans/Baker/Walker project.

John Olsen, one of Australia’s most significant artists, painted the amazing piece ‘King Sun’ that is the feature of the Collins Square lobby and visible from Bar Nacional.

Collins Square is a multi million dollar mixed use commercial development that is surrounded by large corporate headquarters such as Myer and Channel Nine and is anticipated to become the heart of Melbourne City.

Writer: Renee Stah    
Photography: Anthony Licuria APL Photography

Red Carpet photos, VIP photos and social photos; all photographic images are ©copyright MiSociety 2013 or contributing photographer and may not be reproduced without permission.

Baroq Fridays hosts The RCH Good Friday Appeal Charity Fundraiser.

March 28th, 2013


Baroq Fridays hosts The RCH Good Friday Appeal Charity Fundraiser $20 entry complimentary drinks all proceeds to RCH

Johnnie Walker at the Blackman Australian Grand Prix 2013

March 20th, 2013


Johnnie Walker at the Blackman Australian Grand Prix 2013 photos images story;  MiSociety
Melbourne 15 March 2013

Johnnie Walker ‘Formulates’ a Gold Standard Event
F1 racing cars generate a sound like no other with their high pitched roar permeating all around Melbourne during the 2013 Grand Prix.  Holding poll position beside the Albert Park race track is the Blackman Hotel, the venue for the Johnnie Walker Gold parties.

So here’s the scene.  The elegant Blackman Hotel Melbourne penthouse and balcony overlooking the Formula 1 circuit, the spine Continue Reading »

Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2013 what’s on list

March 19th, 2013


Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2013 – What’s on list of events, artists, dates, venues

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