These are both events I attend as well as ones that I host (such as my baby shower).
Hopefully they are of interest to you!
We got to be part of a staff meal, listen to a front of house briefing, get a tour of the kitchen, watch the kitchen in action during busy service and then dine in the restaurant as customers!
Warning! There’s loads of photos in this post, so grab a cup of tea and come along for the ride. (more…)
Australian Ham Week started yesterday. Celebrations kicked off last night with the announcement of the Australian PorkMark Ham Awards for Excellence winners.
The awards were held at Aperitif with special porky canapes being whipped up by owner and head chef Derek Baker. I couldn’t attend as I had a hospital appointment and I’m also not eating cold meats at the moment (pregnancy!).
However, I’m excited to hopefully be reviewing the Aperitif restaurant soon, so stay tuned for that.
I’m always banging on about the importance of supporting local produce providers but it’s even more relevant when there are scary statistics like this:
Did you know that if you buy a whole bone-in ham leg then it is guaranteed to be Australian? I only found this out recently so will endeavour to do so from now on.
UPDATE: This competition is now closed.
Last week I had the privilege of being invited to attend one of his extremely coveted Masterclasses (he only does 12 a year!). I have to immediately give a big warm thank you to Electrolux, Open Haus PR (especially Nicole) and of course, Tetsuya for inviting me. It was truly a once-in-a-lifetime, dream experience.
Don’t rub your eyes, you read that right. Fig & Cherry and Electrolux are giving you the chance to attend an exclusive Masterclass with Tetsuya. Competition details are at the end of this post… Don’t want to wait? ENTER NOW!
For those of you who can wait, let me tell you about the evening… (more…)
A friend of mine (well, actually, my brother-in-law’s fiance’s brother’s girlfriend – can you see why I just said ‘friend’? :)) is travelling across the globe from Paris to Sydney for a very exciting food event.
Rachel Khook is British (but lives in Paris) and is putting on the event with her fellow British mate Frankie Unsworth (who lives in Sydney) – confused yet? – in a secret location in the Eastern suburbs for 3 nights only on the 12th, 13th and 14th of March. (more…)
I didn’t actually find one until an hour later, after I’d got soaking wet from a sun shower and just missed out on seeing the Racing and Diving Pigs, the only show I wanted to see. I’m sorry I missed you Smokey. I’ll see you one day. (more…)