Rosemarie John

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Breakfast at Ricardo’s

by Rosemarie John July 1, 2017

Do you have a favourite haunt? Well, ours is in Belconnen and it’s not because we live there. There is something special about having breakfast at Ricardo’s. It’s almost like a ritual… you wait to get seated, you scan the menu, walk up to the register to order, pick up a bottle of water and then get hypnotized by their […]

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Hot Air Ballooning in Canberra

by Rosemarie John June 17, 2017

Gently floating upwards on a foggy morning, we waited for Air Traffic Control to give us clearance to be wafted into the clouds (literally). We were in a basket, drifting into the sky to admire Canberra’s landscape from up above. Whoosh… the burners went… and the higher we soared. Looking down on State Circle, we felt blessed with the beauty […]

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Lunching at Natural Nine

by Rosemarie John May 9, 2017

I’ve been looking for a Chinese restaurant close to work that would serve a good hearty porridge and I was excited to hear that Natural Nine did just that.

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Enlighten 2017 – A Canberra art and food festival

by Rosemarie John March 11, 2017

It’s that time of year again when Canberra lights up and the night noodle markets offer up a delicious fare! Held from 3-12 March, Enlighten 2017 is one of our favourite festivals. We even try to sneak a quick visit on work nights. This year, our favourite displays were the light projections of Questacon and the National Gallery. Food wise, […]

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National Multicultural Festival 2017 – Canberra

by Rosemarie John February 19, 2017

The only thing we look forward to in summer (we’re not a fan of the heat) are the myriad of festivals that take place in Canberra and the National Multicultural Festival 2017 is one of them. Celebrating diversity since 1996, through the showcase of food, music, dance, costumes, culture and friendship, Joseph and I have always made it a point […]

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No. 10 Restaurant + Bar – A great spot for $15 lunches

by Rosemarie John February 14, 2017

It was a hot sweltering afternoon and we decided to lunch. We ran from the office into the air-conditioning of the car and sped away to No. 10 Restaurant + Bar. It was recommended to us and I roped my colleagues into the idea of checking it out. “They do $15 lunches,” I said. Finding parking wasn’t that difficult since […]

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The Hungry Buddha – Nepalese Cuisine in Canberra

by Rosemarie John October 21, 2016

The Hungry Buddha – Nepalese Cuisine in Canberra Nepal conjures up the images of snow clad Himalayas, of trekking and mountain climbing, but very few know about its eclectic cuisine. Nepalese food is a gastronomic experience with not only a culture of its own, but also an amalgamation of Tibetan, Chinese and Indian flavours. So we were absolutely delighted to […]

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Confluence Festival of India in Australia comes to Canberra

by Rosemarie John August 24, 2016

Confluence Festival of India in Australia is a showcase of Indian arts and culture taking place in seven cities across the country between August and November 2016. It’s coming to Canberra from 17 September to 8 November 2016! The six city festival is the most significant exhibition of Indian arts and culture ever to be staged in Australia, involving world […]

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Pakistani Food in Canberra – Lahori Gate Restaurant Review

by Rosemarie John August 1, 2016

“We don’t use cream in our cooking”, said Furqan Ali the minute he handed us the menu. “It’s going to be spicy”, he adds. That was music to our ears. We were at Lahori Gate, a Pakistani restaurant in the quiet suburb of Weetangera. We parked in front of the restaurant and the moment we alighted from our vehicle, a […]

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7 By the Lake on Kingston Foreshore – A Review

by Rosemarie John July 24, 2016

Indian food. The first thing that comes to mind is the tempering of  fragrant spices. For me, it rekindles the nostalgia of growing up in a multi-cultural country where aromatic Indian food is found in every suburb. Fast-forward a few decades… a new home and two matured palates later, we find ourselves at 7 By the Lake on Kingston Foreshore […]

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