With “Make Food Not War” neon leading into the Lebanese street food dugout bar; huge murals of Middle Eastern people in the cocktail bar; and a flight path map centralising the Middle East across the dining room; Kazbah’s Potts Point empire might be just what we need.
Tek tek: these intriguing Turkish words roll off the tongue (and were part of the song title Düm Tek Tek that won Turkey Eurovision in 2009). At Efendy’s new casual Mezebar they’re 100ml mini cocktails (think: long shots), and at only five bucks apiece, you can afford a whole lot of bang for fifty bucks.
If you follow Duncan Garvey and his Springer Spaniel Pickles around the oak and hazelnut trees on Rosewood Trufferie in the Southern Highlands, there’s a good chance that you might find a great addition to any dinner – a truffle!
Taste Korea During the month of October you can enjoy a taste of Korea for the bargain price of ten dollars at some of Sydney’s best Korean restaurants. I was hooked by a stone hot-pot of Dolsot Bibimbap, an excellent rice dish mixed at the table, full of beef, sautéed vegetables and egg.
Don’t let the fancy building and courtyard deter you; head upstairs where a hot Istanbul night is never out of reach! Meze is the Turkish equivalent of tapas, so sit back with a sour-cherry infused Vishnepolitan ($12) and select from well-priced options like the Duck Gözleme ($8/ 2 pieces).