DARK NIGHTS ARE RIS­ING

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - TRAVEL NEWS - SU­SAN BUGG

Tas­ma­nia’s mod­ern take on the Win­ter Sol­stice lights up Hobart next month. Tim Minchin will head­line the en­ter­tain­ment June 18-19 as Dark Mofo re­turns for its sixth fes­ti­val on seven nights over two week­ends. But those with an ap­petite for food as well as cul­ture will find plenty to eat and drink around crack­ling fires at the Dark Mofo’s Win­ter Feast on Princes Wharf. Six vis­it­ing chefs are pair­ing with lo­cal chefs to cre­ate lo­ca­vore menus avail­able on June 15-17, June 21-24. Just for a start, a spit be­comes a gourmet theatre as vis­it­ing Brazil­ian chef Paula Labaki and Mona ex­ec­u­tive chef Vince Trim cook a whole Scot­tish cow on a spe­cial­ly­made bar­be­cue in Mona’s mo­bile Heavy Metal Kitchen on all seven nights. Close to 90 stall­hold­ers will sell eth­i­cally-sourced Tas­ma­nian pro­duce while some of the best pinot noirs in the world will be served in the Pinot Noir bar. Tas­ma­nian in­dige­nous hosts will talk about the Palawa kani names of tra­di­tional bounty while shar­ing fresh seafood at the Palawa fire pit. DARKMOFO. NET. AU

CRUISE CHEFS FIRE UP

Cruise kitchens are com­ing to land around the coun­try at the Good Food & Wine Show start­ing next month. A new Princess Cruises part­ner­ship with the show will see chefs part­ner with some­one they love to cook with in the Princess Cruises Theatre, pre­sented by Ilve. The show is in Mel­bourne on June 1-3, Syd­ney June 22-24, Perth on August 24-26 and Bris­bane from Oc­to­ber 26-28. GOODFOODSHOW. COM. AU

HIP GLASS HO­TEL

Cool ho­tels are pop­ping up in all sorts of places. Come 2020, the in­creas­ingly hip north­ern Mel­bourne sub­urb of Coburg will have a 150room Hol­i­day Inn. Its mir­rored glass de­sign, re­sem­bling a stack of glass cubes, is set to be eye-catch­ing.

IN­SIDER NEWS

A cou­ple of the coolest jobs in hos­pi­tal­ity have been snapped up. W Bris­bane, open­ing on June 1, has an­nounced Aus­tralia’s first W In­sider – a funky kind of concierge – is Mon­tana Tozzi, who has worked for the W in Am­s­ter­dam. W Bris­bane will also have a full-time mu­sic cu­ra­tor, Kane Dignum. WBRISBANE. COM

SKI SCREENINGS

Snow movie pioneer War­ren Miller died in Jan­uary at the age of 93, but his legacy lives on. War­ren Miller Films’ 68th ex­treme snow movie Line of De­scent pre­mieres in Syd­ney this week, fol­lowed by Mel­bourne show­ings. Ski and snow­board fans can see the film at the Or­pheum Cre­morne and the Ritz Rand­wick from Wed­nes­day un­til Sun­day. The Jam Fac­tory in South Yarra hosts screenings from May 23-27. The movie co­in­cides with the Snow Travel Expo (Syd­ney, May 20, Dar­ling Har­bour; Mel­bourne Con­ven­tion and Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, May 27). WARRENMILLER. COM. AU, SNOWTRAVELEXPO. COM. AU

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