Savouring Australia

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Viva Mexico at Hyatt Hotel Canberra

by Rosemarie John and Heather Wellard September 16, 2017

September is an electrifying month for Mexicans. One early morning on 16 September 1810, in a small town named Dolores, a priest rang the bell of his church and uttered the Grito de Dolores or Cry of Delores which launched the Mexican War of Independence. Father Hidalgo y Costilla’s Grito cry is re-enacted every year throughout Mexico and celebrated by […]

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Unwrapping Shoalhaven—Berry, Milton and Mollymook

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis August 27, 2017

We woke early while the sky was still dark—the air outside was delicate and cool. The sky gradually began to soften to a blue and clouds blushed with pink as they waited for the sun to rise. And he rose, very subtly at first, as if afraid to rise. Rosemarie was getting impatient and loudly wondered what was holding him. […]

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Unwrapping Shoalhaven – Berry and her surroundings

by Rosemarie John and Joseph Ellis August 22, 2017

Today we met Mopey, who lives on a serene farm on Mt Hay Retreat. Now, Mopey is a cow, who lives with 47 other adorable fellow cows. But since Mopey has the longest eyelashes and was the friendliest of them all, Rosemarie has declared her undying love for her. “Mopey is the most beautiful cow in the whole world!” she declared. […]

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Savouring Victorian wines at the Tastes of Two Regions

by Gem August 15, 2017

Unlike Rosemarie and Joseph, I don’t have a lot of opportunity to travel, so when a region showcases the delights of their area in my home city, I jump at the chance to savour what they have on offer. Tastes of Two Regions went one better, the King Valley and Rutherglen winery regions joined forces to exhibit their delicious food […]

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Molto Italian on the Kingston Foreshore

by Rosemarie John August 2, 2017

Lunch at Molto Italian on the Kingston Foreshore was a lovely immersion into one of the most popular cuisines—Italian! With Molto’s firm believe in simplicity and respect for good produce, my afternoon was filled with deliciousness. Carlo Tosolini who head’s Molto, describes each dish as it was served, enticing me to dig in. But what caught my eye was that […]

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Tastes of Two Regions in Canberra

by Joseph Ellis July 7, 2017

Canberra’s sunny winters, Italian wines and fine food… have we got your attention? The Tastes of Two Regions will be coming to town from 11 to 13 August 2017—bringing the wine and food of two magnificent regions, King Valley and Rutherglen. Located side by side in North East Victoria, these two regions are known for innovative wine styles and excellent […]

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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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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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