A new look for The Cru
You’ll notice a new-look newsletter today, and if you visit our website you’ll see it’s changed too. Our weekly Intel is now Cultured by The Cru, and is part of our new brand identity. We’re delighted to share it with you.
This is The Cru’s first rebrand in 11 years. It’s reflective of the evolution of the business and a reinforcement of the services we have become renowned for.
The launch coincides with a period of massive upheaval in our industry. Our clients have been in the eye of the storm, but we’ve stood beside them throughout it, feeling the shock and the impact and now the change and evolution. We’ve all had time to reflect on what we stand for and what matters, and we’re proud to emerge from the pandemic with the strongest sense in 11 years of who we are and what we contribute to our industry. We will remain as experts in our field and we thank our clients for trusting us, allowing us to be part of their story and now their recovery.
In other good news, Shannon Blanchard, our general manager, is now a partner in the business, a recognition of the dedication, expertise and passion he brings to The Cru. It’s an exciting time for us as we move into our second decade.
Enjoy Cultured, and please let us know what you think.
– Jeanine Bribosia, founder and director
– NOMAD to open its doors on Flinders Lane next month. delicious.
– The winners: Gourmet Traveller‘s Top 80 restaurants 2022
– Influential Melburnians tell us where they’re headed to dine and drink. Broadsheet
– Terry Durack’s verdict on Aria under Thomas Gorringe. Good Food
– Sydney chefs throw their support behind the local lobster industry. Hospitality Magazine
– Opening bonanza: 10 new Sydney restaurants to try. GQ
– Long hours, gruelling work: award winner calls for industry change. The Guardian
– Five minutes with Franca’s Jose Saulog. Broadsheet
– Rejoice! Tasmania to open its borders mid-December just in time for the holidays. The New Daily
– Three Blue Ducks is selling it’s OG Bronte Location. Broadsheet
– NSW government’s campaign to lure visitors back to the state. The Sydney Morning Herald
– Time for some joy. Jerrie Joy invites us home for a kitchen party. Studio Search Party
– Ancient Mayan flavours make an entrance in Potts Point. Good Food
– “The fun has been lost”: 16 restaurateurs on life after lockdown. Broadsheet
– Good Weekend‘s 52 Weekends Away starring Kittawa Lodge, Nimbo Fork and more
– Life after Seiōbo according to Kylie Javier Ashton. Hospitality Magazine
– Martha’s Table reopens with Exec Chef Adam Beckett at the helm. Hospitality Magazine
– “Theres never been a better time to apply for a job”: Australia’s workforce shortage. The Guardian
– Complex travel rules may be a nightmare for returning Australians. The Australian Financial Review
– Swapping city life for a King Island dream. The Sydney Morning Herald
– Sustainability champions Jo Barrett and Matt Stone join Byron Bay community at Harvest. Good Food
– Ronnie Di Stasio is opening a pizzeria in Lygon Street. Good Food
– Japanese like you’ve never seen before lands in Surry Hills. Broadsheet
– We can travel overseas next week, but should we? Traveller
– Single O opens its first international cafe in Japan. Concrete Playground
– Midtown New York is pulsing again with variety, energy and a deep history. The New York Times
– It may have started out as a western copycat, but the future of brunch is in Asia. Bon Appetit
– David Chang’s latest incarnation resides in an LED-lit behemoth. The New Yorker
– What’s Stanley Tucci doing for Thanksgiving? Bon Appetit
– Singapore Airlines announces two daily flights between Singapore and Sydney/Melbourne + more with Scoot. Traveller
– It could be a long, lonely winter for New York’s outdoor diners. Grub Street