Have a very Broadsheet Christmas
Broadsheet has teamed up with drinks purveyor Dan Murphy’s to create a hamper packed with goodies handpicked by the Broadsheet team – it’s the perfect Christmas present, or just the thing to kickstart your own Christmas celebrations. It includes a bottle of Melbourne Gin Company’s dry gin; canned Espresso Martinis; The Broadsheet Italian Cookbook; coffee beans from Melbourne’s St Ali; peanut butter from Collingwood diner Ides; a Broadsheet ham bag; and loads more great stuff. There are just 250 boxes ($150 each, including delivery) available. shop.broadsheet.com.au
A free coffee celebration
Marrickville’s The Wood Roaster is hosting Fired Up next month, an open day to educate punters about how it harnesses wood and fire to create its signature coffee beans. There’ll be four stalls on the day: one that’ll brew you a coffee to get you started; another that’ll school you on the benefits of wood-roasted coffee; a third where you can taste a bunch of different blends; and another with a snack bar set up in cahoots with local food producers. The free party will run from 2pm to 4pm on December 9. Register here.
A new drop
Margaret River winery Voyager Estate is marking the release of its latest organic drop, The Modern Cabernet Sauvignon, by partnering with a bunch of topnotch restaurants to show it off. The wine has been created for immediate consumption – a rarity for this varietal, which is usually at its best after 10 years in the cellar. In Sydney, the winemaker has collaborated with Chiswick Woollahra, which will be pouring the vino with its famous lamb shoulder. Until November 30.
Be happy underground
Darlinghurst Theatre Company has launched a new jazz and late-night comedy lounge, Darlo Underground. Head to the Eternity Playhouse every Wednesday night to enjoy a line-up of five Aussie jazz musos and comedians, along with tapas and cocktails from in-house diner Two Trout. Until December 16 the former Baptist tabernacle will host jazz singer Alice Terry alongside comics Alex Reynolds, Rose Piper, Sam Taunton and MC Brendan Hancock. From 7pm, tickets $38 per person (food not included). darlinghursttheatre.com
Bondi artist Not Not Cam Scott launched the North Bondi Share Board three years ago. The initiative rescues damaged surfboards from landfill and restores them so the local community can hit the waves, even if they don’t own a board. This year, QT Bondi has enlisted Scott to take care of its Christmas decorations, with a Christmas tree-shaped “North Pole” Share Board standing in its lobby. instgram.com/qtbondi