regional produce

Truffle Hunt @ Blue Frog Truffles

J surprised me with tickets to a black truffle hunt with Blue Frog Truffles in Sutton, NSW, which we attended about a fortnight ago. It was my first ever truffle hunt and I was very excited! We rugged up against the cold winter morning and wore sturdy shoes. The owner, Wayne Haslam, arrived in a […] Read more…

8 course tasting menu @ Biota Dining

A friend’s wedding was held near Bowral NSW which provided an opportunity to check out Biota Dining. Some friends and I went there for lunch. Biota offers either a 5 course ($125) or 8 course ($175) tasting menu which is changed seasonally. We decided it was perfectly reasonable to indulge and chose the 8 course […] Read more…

Lunch @ Pialligo Estate Farmhouse Restaurant

After my first visit to the newly opened Pialligo Estate Farmhouse Restaurant for a vegetarian lunch, I was already plotting my return to try out some of the meat dishes. A group of friends and I booked in for a weekend lunch. We were seated in a dark corner so it was difficult to read […] Read more…

Lunch @ Eschalot

A few weeks ago, some friends and I headed to Berrima in NSW (1.5 hour drive north of Canberra) for birthday lunch #3. Eschalot Restaurant has won multiple awards as you can see once walking into the reception area including retaining one chef’s hat in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. We were shown […] Read more…

Vegetarian for a day @ Sweet Bones Bakery, Pialligo Estate Farmhouse and Au Lac

Warning: Long post and photo heavy. It’s the Year of the Sheep. I’m usually back in Perth for the Chinese New Year holidays, but due to the timing of other things going on in my life, it was best to stay in Canberra this year. Being a weekday, I took Chinese New Year’s day off […] Read more…

Lunch @ Muse Kitchen (Hunter Valley)

After visiting Muse Restaurant for a wedding reception, a few friends and I booked in for lunch at its sister restaurant Muse Kitchen at the Hunter Valley. With one chefs hat awarded three years in a row, I could not wait to try it out. Muse Kitchen is located at the Keith Tulloch Winery in […] Read more…

A special occasion @ Muse Restaurant

Muse Restaurant is one of those bucket list restaurants on most foodies’ lists of restaurants to visit. It has been awarded one chef’s hat from the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide four years in a row, and won two hat’s for the first time in the 2015 guide. Located at the Hunter Valley, it […] Read more…

Brunch @ Poachers Pantry smokehouse cafe

I’ve been to Poachers Pantry a few times for lunch and dinner, but have never managed to go for weekend brunch until last weekend. Fortunately, after a whole week of rain, the Saturday morning we had booked in for brunch was sunny and warm. Poachers Pantry is about a 25 minute drive from the city […] Read more…

Dinner @ A. Baker

I was so excited to try out A. Baker which just opened up this week. A. Baker is an artisan bakery, cafe, restaurant and speakeasy bar, open from 7am-11pm every night of the week. After trying out the 10 Yards pop up restaurant by the same people, I was eager to see this new business […] Read more…

10 Yards pop up restaurant

Having heard that the Two Before Ten team were developing another dining concept, I had to try it out! The 10 Yards concept is based on using the top 10 regional produce ‘yards’ in all the dishes. Fresh regional food for all Canberran’s to taste. Lots of pop-up shops and bars are popping up around […] Read more…