Sips & Bites #4: Bouche on Bridge, Cellar at Bouche, Stolen Smoked Rum, Taste of Coogee & more

Sips & Bites is a new section featuring bite-sized information on new restaurants and bars including what’s on in Sydney. This new feature replaces the monthly “New Restaurant and Bars Openings” and is published on a regular basis.

Taste of Coogee

Taste of Coogee
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Taste of Coogee Food and Wine Festival is back for 2016 running over 2 days on Saturday 3 September and Sunday 4 September from 10am to 6pm each day. Held at Coogee Oval, the event will feature celebrity chefs Justin North (Hotel Centennial), Andy Allen (Three Blue Ducks and MasterChef winner 2012), Monte Koludrovic (Icebergs) and Mindy Woods (ex-MasterChef), to name a few. All proceeds from Taste of Coogee 2016 will be donated to Coogee Lions, raising money to help local families in need.  Coogee Oval, Brook St, Coogee

Bouche on Bridge & Cellar at Bouche

Bouche on Bridge, an 80 seat modern European restaurant is set to open in September with Chef Harry Stockdale-Powell (ex Easy Eight) at the helm. The venue will also have a 60 seat bar beneath it, Cellar at Bouche, with Matt Linklater (ex Bulletin Place) in charge of the bar. 6 Bridge Street, Sydney

Sydney Tea Festival

The Sydney Tea Festival is coming to Carriageworks on Sunday, 21 August 2016. Pick up a porcelain tasting cup and spend the day exploring and tasting a range of specialty loose leaf teas, browse teaware, accessories and hand-crafted homewares from the tea market, and watch an interactive tea ceremony performance by artist Adam Wojcinski titled Matcha: One Host, One Guest, One Moment in a purpose built tea cube in the market place. 9.00am – 4.00pm; Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street Eveleigh.

Tickets: Tea market general admission pre-sale $13.50 or door sale $16.50 (includes tasting cup) and tea workshops $16.50 to $46.50

Stolen Smoked Rum

Stolen Smoked Rum

Stolen has introduced the world’s first smoked rum. While many rums tend to be sweet and vanilla driven, Stolen Smoked Rum has a smoky flavour profile with hints of coffee. The rum is produced in Trinidad & Tobago where column-distilled rum is aged in ex-whiskey barrels in the Caribbean, infused with refractionated Arabica coffee beans from Colombia, Vanilla from Madagascar, and Fenugreek from Morocco then smoked using American Hardwood. Enjoy it on ice topped with ginger beer.

Bolle Italia Italian Sparkling Wine Festival

Bolle Italia, Sydney’s first Italian Sparkling Wine Festival is coming to Bar Machiavelli in Sydney on the 9th and 10th of October this year. From 10:30am until 6pm on Sunday 9th October, you can taste over 100 unlimited sparkling Italian wines for $33, and from 7:30pm on Monday 10th October, Bar Machiavelli will play host to a six-course Bolle Italia Degustazione dinner for 140 people at $145pp, part of Good Food Month.

Australian Brewery Launches New Cans

Australian Brewery New Cans

Australian Brewery has released their range of beer in new cans. You’ll find New World Pilsner,  Australian Pale Ale, Saison D Heretique, All Star Session IPA and All Star Session IPA at independent stores.

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About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.