Foodie Diary

Food News – Late Nights

With the Baird Government being granted another term in NSW, you might have given up all hope of the lockout laws ever being rescinded; especially as you watch Kings Cross rapidly morphed from being our entertainment district into a ‘sought after’ residential address using high-rise developments.

Food News – La Casa

Gentle bread-stuffed veal polpette with bright tomato passata, and yards of chewy-crusted, wood-fired pizza are my resounding happy memories of the relaunch of La Casa Ristorante in Russell Lea last month.

Food News – The Gantry

Walsh Bay has just become a bit more interesting with Pier One Hotel Sydney Harbour revitalising their restaurant space into The Gantry Restaurant and Bar.

Canberra, Better Than You Think

It’s 6.30am and the first rays of sun are peeking through farm equipment and glistening spiders’ webs. A truckload of Tumbarumba Chardonnay grapes are already being unpacked by winemaker Nick Spencer, and his offsider Hamish Young. Their duelling forklifts perform a skilful ballet of weighing then pouring grapes and free-run grape juice into the destemmer.

Food News

Petersham, Sydney’s own little Portugal, is gearing up for their annual foodie street party, the Bairro Português Petersham Food & Wine Fair.

Food News – Events

With more than 50 dishes arising from 18 of Sydney’s hippest hotspots, there’s a certain economy to buying Taste of Sydney tickets. The event, which kicks off next week on Thursday 12 March, is held in Centennial Park; and the line-up is not limited to Sydney’s fine diners.

Food News – Kosher

In a move that will put the holy back into your next bagel, luxury hotel InterContinental Double Bay recently launched a separate kosher kitchen and in-house catering.

Food News – Eden Road Wines

Ever keen to broaden my own food and wine knowledge, later this month I am heading down to Murrumbateman to experience vintage at Eden Road Wines.

Food News – Bacon Festival

Two words: Bacon Festival. Cuckoo Callay, the whimsical King Street Café inspired by Lewis Carroll’s poem Jabberwocky, have teamed up with Black Forest Smokehouse in Marrickville.

Food News – Pana Chocolate

Say the words: Pana Chocolate, and most vegans start grinning. Those in the know say, it’s quite possibly the best vegan chocolate out there, and many list Cinnamon as a firm favourite.