Explore Rutherglen: Tastes of Rutherglen Food & Wine Festival

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There are many things that I love about Canberra, including its proximity to major cities, beaches, the bushland, picturesque mountains and gorgeous landscapes. Within 20 mins your can find yourself in New South Wales and within several hours you can even find yourself in Victoria.

Eat Canberra was invited to the Tastes of Rutherglen Food & Wine Festival in March so we hit the road and sampled some of the delicious food and wine on offer at some of the many amazing wineries in the region. It’s Aussie Wine Month this month so we thought that now would be the perfect time to share our experience with you. Continue reading Explore Rutherglen: Tastes of Rutherglen Food & Wine Festival

Veg Out: Five of our favourite vegetarian eateries in Canberra

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With the vegetarian population expanding and the demand for 1kg steaks decreasing, we’ve witnessed a been a boom in vegetarian cuisine options in our beloved Canberra. Whether you’re a legume-loving activist or a rampant meat enthusiast these five eateries are sure to satisfy all your cravings and leave you feeling completely satisfied. Continue reading Veg Out: Five of our favourite vegetarian eateries in Canberra

A Tokyo experience in Canberra – Pepper Lunch restaurant review

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Pepper Lunch is a casual, Japanese DIY BBQ franchise. My partner and I dined here recently and the experience took me right back to dining in Tokyo alleyway restaurants. The atmosphere, flavours, smells and style all reminded me of Japan and it was just like being back in that wonderful country.

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Taste & Test at Sage Restaurant

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Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a judge on MKR or Masterchef Australia? Well if you head in for a Taste & Test experience at Sage Restaurant then you’ll come pretty close to wearing the pants (or cravat) of Matt Preston or judging whether or not there’s enough sauce like Manu Fieldel. If there’s not enough sauce or you think one of the dishes is missing something then you can score the dish down or leave a comment to suggest improvements. Sounds like fun doesn’t it? Continue reading Taste & Test at Sage Restaurant

Wine and cheese? Yes please!

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Did you know about the hidden treasure at The Dickson Tradies? It’s known as The Canberra Wine House and it’s a gorgeous, intimate spot for a wine or three and a bite to eat. There’s a beautiful indoor area and an outdoor garden space so it’s suitable for all seasons and events. Continue reading Wine and cheese? Yes please!

XO Restaurant Review

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XO Restaurant in Narrabundah has been on my ‘to eat’ list since they opened. Their food photos and recipes in The Capital Cookbook 3, and more recently Gourmet Traveller, have been tempting me for a long time. So I gave some (not so subtle) hints to Mr Eat Canberra about where I wanted to go for my birthday dinner…. He got the hint and whisked me off to XO last week and I was over the moon with the whole experience. It took me a little while to get there but it was definitely worth the wait. Continue reading XO Restaurant Review

Caramelised beetroot and goats cheese tarts

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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

Winter specials at The Chairman Group restaurants

Winter in Canberra is often a time of hibernation and your social life can freeze up like your windscreen in the mornings – if you’re one of the unlucky ones like me who parks their car outside! This winter I have kissed hibernation goodbye because I’m determined to get out and about and enjoy all that Canberra has to offer. Even if it is a bit colder, it’s no excuse! Get your layers on and get out and explore our beautiful city.  Continue reading Winter specials at The Chairman Group restaurants

Be Stirred, Not Shaken: Martini Day Partini

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Get dressed up and warm up with a few martinis to celebrate Martini Day. TEDxCanberra and Canberra’s own The Martini Whisperer, Phillip Jones, are hosting a very special event to celebrate the martini in all its glory.

The event will be held at Hotel Hotel on Saturday 18 June. Yes that’s this weekend so grab your tickets fast! Continue reading Be Stirred, Not Shaken: Martini Day Partini