Thanks to Visit Ballarat, Gastrology was back in Ballarat onece again for another weekend away to celebrate Plate Up Ballarat - an exciting month-long event celebrating Ballarat’s wonderful food offerings, craft beers, boutique wines and a whole lot more.
Gastrology was in Ballarat over the weekend for Made of Ballarat, a new artisan focused destination campaign enjoyed launched a by Visit Ballarat, which showcases the city’s artisans and creators through a variety of media including cinema, creative events and publications.
Australia’s pre-eminent eating and drinking festival, Tasting Australia returned to Adelaide from April 13-22 to showcase extraordinary people, the influence of place and premium produce from around South Australia, the country and the world.
Geelong, Victoria’s second largest city, boasts a stunning waterfront bustling with activity. The waterfront, with its whimsical bollards, has prime position on a north-facing bay, rare in the Southern Hemisphere.
With the picturesque backdrop of an expansive championship golf course and ideal location between the white sand beaches of Surfers Paradise and the lush Gold Coast hinterland, RACV Royal Pines Resort is a tranquil location for a luxurious escape.
Step out of the city and you’ll stumble upon The Bellarine, no more than 30 minutes from Geelong. With its landscape laced with lush vineyards, captivating bay views and coastal villages, The Bellarine is home to exceptional food and wine.
Boasting panoramic views over Sellicks Beach and Aldinga Bay, The Victory Hotel is a highly regarded gastropub that serves delicious, well-executed Modern Australian cuisine alongside an astounding wine list that you have to see to believe.
Nestled in the heart of the bustling shopping, business and entertainment district of Tsimshatsui East, InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong is an acclaimed five-star hotel that offers sophistication and heritage.
Located adjacent to The Chinese University of Hong Kong, and just a hop and a skip away from the MTR Station, Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin is Hong Kong’s latest urban resort with stunning views of Tolo Harbour, Kau To Shan mountains and Sha Tin Racecourse.
Sha Tin 18 offers authentic Cantonese and northern Chinese cuisine, friendly service and great value. Housed within Hyatt Regency Hong Kong, Sha Tin, this restaurant is perhaps best known for its illustrious Peking Duck and is the perfect destination for weekends spent with family and friends or for a business gathering during the week.
Located in the bustling Tsim Sha Tsui, Gateway Hotel is conveniently housed within Harbour City -Hong Kong's largest shopping complex, making it an ideal choice for modern accommodation and a truly memorable shopping experience.
Mott 32 embodies the heart of modern Hong Kong - Traditional and respectful of its Chinese culture and heritage, yet modern, in its approach and passion in sourcing the best ingredients including the use of Prime Iberico Pork.
The iconic Yung Kee located in the heart of Central Hong Kong needs no introduction. Known for its stunning roast meats, this eatery has been in existence since 1942 and has been pleasing patrons ever since.
Nestled in the heart of Central Hong Kong, Arcane is the brainchild of multi-award winning chef, Shane Osborn. The one Michelin star Arcane reinvents the fine dining approach to cuisine by offering a humble yet discerning culinary experience to Hong Kong.
An upscale, modern Chinese eatery offering the finest Cantonese and Chinese delicacies with a unique contemporary twist, locals know Cuisine Cuisine as one of Hong Kong’s best places for the weekend yumcha ritual.
Located at the heart of Kowloon, Hotel Madera Hong Kong is a hidden gem in the city’s urban bustle. In Spanish, “Madera” means “wood”. Taking inspiration from its name the Hotel boasts architectural features which balances synergistic design and natural harmony.
Set in an opulent and exclusive dining room, two Michelin starred Golden Flower celebrates the life of Cantonese Qing dynasty official Tan Zongjun with the authentic flavours of Tan, Lu (Shandong) and Sichuan cuisine.
A quick 5 minute ride from Macau International Airport and the Taipa Ferry Terminal, Conrad Macao Cotai Central is located amidst the city’s most famous local attractions. Style and sophistication is the name of the game here and Conrad do this well.
The proud recipient of the prestigious Michelin-star award for nine consecutive years, Wing Lei pleases guests with its sophisticated take on classic dishes that are repackaged into appealing sizes and portions.
Michelin starred Ying is Altira Macau’s signature Cantonese restaurant. Under the watchful eye of a talented culinary team headed by Chef de Cuisine Andy Lai, the restaurant serves fine Cantonese cuisine alongside truly exceptional service within luxurious surrounds.
At Michelin starred AROMA at Palazzo Manfredi, quintessential Rome is reflected in a menu of classic Italian dishes and an unparalleled Colosseum view, both of which guests enjoy on a picturesque outdoor terrace.
Located in beautiful Montepulciano, Sant'Antonio Country Resort is one of the oldest Monastery and farm properties in Montepulciano. The Country Resort is heritage listed and as a result retains its original architectural design and beauty.
Located opposite the historical Tempio di San Biagio, one of the Tuscan Renaissance’s most stunning buildings, La Grotta is a restaurant which impresses with its superb cuisine and unbeatable ambience.
Gastrology joined A.I.S. certified sommelier and an expert Assaggiatore Di Vino (Wine Taster) Guido Bandinelli on a journey through the wine region of Chianti Classico in Tuscany, where we gained a deep understanding of this famous appellation - from the soil, to the making of wine, the different vintages and the often confusing classification systems.
Hotel Villa Ambra pleases guests with its green Tuscan surrounds and close proximity to the historical town of Montepulciano and the famous thermal spas Terme di Montepulciano, Terme di Chianciano, San Filippo and Bagno Vignoni.
Cilantro Restaurant & Wine Bar at MiCasa All Suite Hotel is one of Kuala Lumpur's finest contemporary restaurants and famously renowned for its French cuisine with Japanese influence, a favourite amongst discerning diners.
Sat atop Strawberry Hill in the leafy surrounds of Penang Hill, David Brown possesses all of the requisite elements to deliver an enchanting experience not found in the hustle and bustle of Georgetown.
IL Bacaro encapsulates the Italian style of dining, urging patrons to "Mangia! Mangia!" in an intimate gathering while cherishing a meal which honours classical Italian flavours and quality ingredients.
Housed within Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur, Celestial Court offers delicious Cantonese cuisine prepared with a variety of cooking methods ranging from steaming and poaching to baking and stir-frying.
"Mod Sin", short for Modern Singaporean, is the term coined by Chef Willin Low to describe the cuisine served at his contemporary Singaporean eatery. Playfully reinventing traditional hawker stall dishes, Wild Rocket elevates Singaporean comfort food to wonderful, exciting new heights.
Located on the grounds of the stunning Singapore Botanic Gardens within a historic black and white Bungalow dating back to 1910, Michelin Star restaurant Corner House delivers a multi-layered dining experience featuring truly extraordinary cuisine by head chef and part owner Jason Tan.
Inspired by British culture and cuisine; and the unique environment of the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, Pollen presents visitors with a welcoming fine-dining experience within a climate-controlled environment in an unrivalled setting.
Located on Level 4 of the Village Hotel Katong, Katong Kitchen offers a wide range of traditional Katong favourites and delicacies. Led by executive chef William Lum, the restaurant draws inspiration from the history and heritage of the surrounding Joo Chiat and Katong districts.
Gastrology joined wine expert and author Nicolle Croft on a journey through the wine region of St Emilion in Bordeaux, where we gained a deep understanding of this famous appellation - from the soil, to the making of wine, the different vintages and the often confusing classification systems.
Bordeaux’s younger and more cosmopolitan vibe is lending itself to an evolving gastronomic scene, bringing exciting innovation into the local food scene. Leading the charge is restaurant owner and chef, Jérôme Billot.
Set up on the banks of the Seine like any "bouquiniste" (booksellers of used and antiquarian books) worthy of its name, Les Bouquinistes welcomes passers-by, connoisseurs, travellers and those who stop out of curiosity.
Located within the central business district of Barcelona, Negro-Rojo combines international and Japanese cuisine in two distinct levels that stand out for their impressive design and culinary offerings.