Exclusive Japanese Temple Cuisine Experience with Master Toshio Tanahashi

Whether you are a vegetarian or vegan year-round, practice Buddhism, or just seek to follow a healthier diet from time to time, Japanese Master Toshio Tanahashi’s shojin-ryori experience will bring inner peace and mindfulness to your spiritual routine. Shojin-ryori, or more commonly known as Buddhist Temple cuisine, is a vegetarian meal traditionally served at Japanese temples to monks and visiting guests. Combining meditative mindful eating with the freshest and finest ingredients from nature, Master Tanahashi is a pioneer and living example to raise awareness for conscious eating with deep gratitude. In 2015, the master’s forward-thinking cooking philosophy has influenced acclaimed…

Reground – Give Your Coffee Ground Purpose

There are so many ways to live a conscious lifestyle nowadays.  The best thing is that you don’t even need to change your habit including your COFFEE!  Just a SIMPLE effect will make a BIG difference. REGROUND is an organization based in Melbourne with the mission to take your coffee waste, and give it one more purpose after fuelling your morning habit WHEN COFFEE CREATES HARM TO THE ENVIRONMENT… AN ISSUE THAT WE RARELY HEAR ABOUT, LEFT UNAWARE. In the City of Melbourne alone, the coffee industry is responsible for 5,500 tonnes of methane gas going into the atmosphere each year. That’s bad – but what’s worse…

A Nautical Discovery at The Lighthouse Bistro

A Nautical Discovery at The Lighthouse Bistro A sister R to The Ocean by acclaimed Chef Olivier Bellin (Executive Chef of The Ocean and chef-owner of two-Michelin starred restaurant L’Auberge des Glazicks in Brittany), The Lighthouse Bistro offers seafood-lovers a casual dining experience against the scenic backdrop of Repulse Bay. For gourmets who would go the extra mile in search of food with exceptional quality, here are our picks from the deep-sea navigation journey: THE BIG PLATTER (HK$888 for 2 persons) – True to its name, the size of this seafood platter is really impressive and perfect for sharing with…

Epicurean Adventure

EPICUREAN ADVENTURE FOR THE SENSES AT THE VERANDAH “THE DISTINCTIVE MENU IS BOTH TECHNICALLY EXACTING AS WELL AS PLAYFUL, EXPERIMENTAL AND MODERN “ The Repulse Bay Company unveiled THE VERANDAH’S new contemporary a la carte menu, inviting THE CLOSETEUR to embark on a fresh culinary adventure at the historic establishment. Presenting inspired reinterpretations of familiar classics, the distinctive menu is both technically exciting as well as playful, experimental and modern. Fresh produce and thoughtfully sourced ingredients are elevated but gastronomic artistry. Nostalgic favourites are reimagined and refined to offer a surprisingly new taste experience. The result is a harmonious alchemy…

Meet Bobsy Gaia

MEET BOBSY GAIA ECO-Entrepreneur and Founder of Mana! Cafe THROUGH FOOD YOU CAN BUILD A COMMUNITY, AND OUR ROOTS ARE COMMUNAL” Q: How long have you been a vegetarian and what made you change? Bobsy: I’ve been a vegetarian for 25 years, 90% vegan. I still sneak in a bit of cheese when no one’s looking. I’m not there yet, it’s a transition. The reason why I decided to give up meat was due to my personal choice to protect our natural resources. I discovered that the real cost of a hamburger it is not what we pay for at…

Brew and Filtered

Melbourne-based coffee roaster extraordinaire MATTY DE ANGELIS likes his coffee filter black and thinks you should give it a try too.

One would be most curious if Matty is a serial coffee drinker. When asked how many coffees he has in a day, he says “none”. However, cupping, he does every day. Matty De Angelis is a Melbourne-based roaster, Q-grader brewer and blogger. With his construction engineer background, stints at The Bean Alliance and London’s Climpsons & Sons, and, his parents owned a cafe, carved the way for him to become very passionate about roasting and brewing.
As one of handful coffee roasters with a penchant of teaching his craft to his avid coffee drinkers, customers and fans—he also runs a very serious (and informative) blog about brewing, appropriately named Brewing is for Everyone. On his blog, the aesthetic and layout are clean and minimal, in contrast with Matty’s style, tattoos and (occasional) blonde hair makes the blog and all of his brewing visually appealing and look so effortlessly cool.

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