NEWS: Eau de Vie Apothecary, Global Table, Coogee Poet & More

This week’s news round up of what’s new and what’s on includes Eau de Vie Apothecary, The Global Table, The Coogee Poet, Ardbeg Day and more.

Eau de Vie Apothecary

Eau de Vie bar will soon have a new addition with the opening of Eau de Vie Apothecary in May. Occupying the space that was Bottleneck, the cocktail-only bar will be headed by Phil Gandevia, aka Dr Phil. The specialist cocktail bar will offer ‘a la carte’, or a cocktail degustation with three different cocktails designed around a common theme.

The Global Table

The Global Table returns to Bondi Junction’s Oxford Street Mall on Sunday 4 May with a host of international food stalls and entertainment. From Tibetian Shabaley meat pies to Jamaican jerk chicken, you can taste the flavours of the world with all dishes $10 or less.

Fever-Tree Ginger Beer

Fever Tree Ginger Beer

We could name a list of health benefits that ginger is renowned for including warding off colds and flu but we’d rather tell you that Fever-Tree Ginger Beer simply tastes good. Natural sugars such as cane and fruit sugar are used instead of artificial sweeteners and the ginger is handpicked from Nigeria, Cochin and the Ivory Coast, then brewed together to unlock taste and aroma. Now that’s a healthy excuse to drink more cocktails or sip it as a refreshing drink.

The Coogee Poet

Did you know Coogee has a poet? Tony Peacock, aka The Coogee Poet is back in 2014 performing his poetry and engaging stories over a long lunch at Vivo Mexican Tapas Restaurant in Randwick starting from May 18. Cost is $60 which includes food and the performance. Contact Tony on 0401 081 039 for bookings.

360 Wine Club: A Malbec Experience

To celebrate World Malbec Day, 360 Wine Club, in conjunction with Wines of Chile and Argentina (WoCA) hosted a special Wine Club event with a special tasting of wines matched with South American inspired canapés.


Benjamin Cuevas from WoCA wines, lead a tasting of six wines with Trumpeter Torrontes 2013, Trumpeter Reserva Pinot Noir, Rutini Malbec 2011, Finca Flichman Paisaje Tupungato 2008 (Malbec-CabSav-Merlot), Rutini Apartado Gran Malbec 2008 and Eclat Botrytis Semillon 2007 from Chile.

Canapés by 360 Bar and Dining’s Chef, Ashley Hughes were  Kingfish ceviche, avocado, coriander, chilli, lime; Arepas, quail breast, mushroom duxelle, chicken pate; Empanadas of pulled pork & braised beef; Potato gnocchi, white rabbit & pink peppercorn ragu; Lamb back strap, grilled vegetable salad, chimichurri and to finish, Gorgonzola drizzled with dulce de leche.

Ardbeg Day 2014

Ardbeg Day will be celebrated worldwide on Saturday 31 May.This year’s theme will be the Ardbeggian take on the football World Cup. The day will see the official launch of the limited release Ardbeg Auriverdes.

Din Tai Fung Chatswood

There’s no stopping Din Tai Fung, the king of silky dumplings who has opened their fifth and largest outlet in Westfield Chatswood seating 120 persons. The Taiwanese eating house is also set to open at Central Park development in Chippendale in early May.

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.