I saw photos from Melbourne, Sydney and NYC of the trending frosé (frozen rose) doing the rounds on social media over the past month. So I didn’t think twice about ordering one when I saw it on the menu in New Zealand last month. I LOVE frozen cocktails in Summer! I’m originally from Queensland where you can easily drink them all year. In Canberra they’re even better because we only get a few good months to appreciate the refreshing icy cold, frozen alcoholic treats. I’ve found three hot cocktails to keep you cool this Summer! Continue reading Hot cocktails to cool you down this Summer
Eat Canberra recently held our first foodie event with Canberra’s very own MasterChef, Trent Harvey. Guests arrived at The Truffle Farm, a stunning location near Mount Majura, and were treated to a three-course lunch and gift bags filled with goodies from local businesses. They were able to talk to Trent and find our about his MasterChef Australia experience and some lucky people even got to take home one of our great giveaways. Continue reading Eat Canberra’s first foodie event
We all love our food and most of us are able to enjoy some amazing dishes and experiences. But there are many people who are aren’t as fortunate.
Every year I try and donate a little time or money to a not-for-profit organisation or a cause that means a lot to me. Continue reading Eat Canberra Food Drive for OzHarvest
It’s not often you can say that you felt like a celebrity (unless you actually are one) but for some reason that’s how I felt when I entered the revolving door and was greeted by security as I turned the corner, walked down the gorgeous set of stairs and stepped onto the large, red carpet at Casino Canberra. The giant, sparkling chandelier that sat above the marbled bar at the end of the red carpet might have added to the feeling. Everything felt expensive and glamorous! Continue reading Natural 9 – A hidden treasure
I recently caught up with MasterChef top 6 finalist and Canberran, Trent Harvey to chat all things MasterChef, food and life after the show. Continue reading Meet Canberra’s very own ‘MasterChef’
Ali King was born in Canberra and has lived here her whole. She has spent 10 years working as an Insurance Broker while supplying cakes and macarons as a side business. She never had any interest in going on a television show but Ali was getting tired of the monotony of life and had an urge to try something out of her comfort zone. So her interested was sparked when a colleague told her that Channel 7 were casting for keen dessert makers for a new reality television show.
After a rigorous audition process Ali found herself among 12 finalists and a contestant on Zumbo’s Just Desserts, starring Australia’s very own Willy Wonka, Adriano Zumbo. After months of creating fabulous sweet treats, Ali was crowned runner up in the dessert kings reality dessert competition. She’s now back in Canberra and is about to launch her new venture, Ali King: Desserts, Cakes, Events.
Food festivals are a growing trend in Canberra and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a good food festival? From 9-18 December Canberrans will be able to indulge in a range of delicious food and beverages at The Commons Street Feast. Continue reading The Commons Street Feast is coming to Canberra
Local Press Cafe is one of my favourite cafes in Canberra. They serve healthy, fresh and flavoursome whole foods and that’s our kind of food. They’re also located at the beautiful Kingston Foreshore so you can enjoy a delicious lunch or breakfast, soak up the surroundings and go for a walk around Lake Burley Griffin before or after you have a bite to eat or something to drink. MasterChef Australia contestant, Trent Harvey, also worked at Local Press Cafe when he finished filming the show and is still involved with the Local Press Cafe team. If you haven’t heard, Eat Canberra is hosting our very first event at The Truffle Farm where guests will be treated to a two-course lunch cooked by Trent, desserts by Naked Foods Braddon and lots more. Continue reading GREEN PEA PANCAKE WITH CORN SALSA, SMOKED SALMON & POACHED EGGS
It’s reveal time! I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to bring you Eat Canberra’s first event. Come along to this special event on Saturday 12 November at The Truffle Farm with MasterChef Australia contestant Trent Harvey. During his time on Masterchef Trent learnt from, and met incredible chefs including Curtis Stone, Marco Pierre White, Nigella Lawson and Heston Blumenthal. Continue reading Lunch at The Truffle Farm with Trent Harvey from MasterChef Australia
Last week I went on a special tour of the Southside Farmers Market in celebration of their 10th birthday that was celebrated today. I met some of the stallholders, sampled some of the local produce and took home some fresh ingredients to whip up a delicious recipe to share with you.
Beetroot and goats cheese work perfectly together especially when it’s served on a crunchy, buttery piece of pastry. Continue reading Caramelised beetroot and goats cheese tarts