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Category: Food

Truffles and Wine At Pod Food in Pialligo

by The Vinsiders

Pod Food Logo

On Thursday, the Vinsiders wandered over to Podfood in Pialligo to partake in a 6-course ‘truffle degustation’ with matching wine. Having only explored truffles superficially, and having never explored the matching of truffles and wine, we were very much looking forward to a new sensory experience.

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by The Vinsiders

Truffle BW-7

On Thursday, the Vinsiders wandered over to Podfood in Pialligo to partake in a  6-course ‘truffle degustation’ with matching wine. Having only explored truffles superficially, and having never explored the matching of truffles and wine, we were very much looking forward to a new sensory experience.

Dining at 10 Yards Pop-up Restaurant

by The Editor

10 Yards Logo

A. Baker. It’s described by the good folk from Two Before Ten as an artisan bakery, eatery and basement speakeasy bar. However, in preparation for a new space at New Acton, the kids have got together and debuted the A. Baker concept across a couple of pop-up, temporary ventures.

One of those outlets is 10 Yards.

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A Dining Debut at C Dine at Kingston Foreshore

by The Editor

C-Dine

On Wednesday night (24 July) C Dine threw open its doors as the first restaurant in Kingston Foreshore’s dining precinct.  It’s been a long time coming. As the apartment blocks have crept slowly from Wentworth Avenue down to Kingston’s quay, the fitouts – including Max Brenner, La Rustica and Morks among others – are slowly nearing completion. Hurrah!

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More than a Trifle of Truffle at Artisan

by The Editor

Artisan-Restaurant-logo

Deep in to Canberra’s annual truffle season, it’s not all about digging around far-flung paddocks in the hope of retrieving a nugget of pungent deliciousness. Many of Canberra’s finer restaurants – including Sage, Italian and Sons and Grazing – are putting on a show of what the funky fungus can do for a dish.

In the spirit of adventure and service to our audience, we settled in at The Artisan for their 5-course Truffle Celebration with matching wines. It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.

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The Final Four at Elk & Pea

by The Editor

elkpea-topTwo weeks ago we dedicated ourselves to the cause of working through Elk & Peas rather fun taco menu.  While it may have taken a couple of sittings, our resolve was unwavering.  Here are the results.

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The Canberra Truffle Festival

by The Editor

French Black Truffles 4

Apparently truffles grow in France because the soil contains a lot of limestone, the summer gets up to around 35 degrees, they have sub-zero weather in the winter and there is very little rain. Sound familiar?

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Australian Wines Come to Canberra

by The Editor

Coonawarra Vignerons

Well, It’s certainly an exciting time to be a wine lover in the nation’s capital. Over the next month or two there are a couple of road shows heading through town to tempt the local tastebuds.

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Eight to One it’s Taco Time at Elk & Pea

by The Editor

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Street food. What’s not to love? Wherever one travels across the globe a city can be judged on the merits of its food. With this in mind, Elk & Pea has gone further than most by reinventing its entire menu around Southern American and Mexican Cuisine.

Ole!

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The Fast and the Flavoursome – Oishi Japanese

by The Editor

Back on the Eighties it was all big hair, PacMan and money, money, money. To counter the years of hedonism and indulgence Japanese food – especially sushi – became a worldwide hit as a healthy meal. We checked out the city’s newest offering – Oishi – to see what quick lunch was on offer.

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