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Pialligo Estate sneak peek*

9 Feb

* On Friday, 6 February Pialligo Estate hosted a range of ‘social media friends’ at its site in – you guessed it – Pialligo.

You might – no, you should – know of Pialligo Estate because of its award-winning bacon. And it’s not just one any award, but it’s been crowned the best artisan bacon in Australia. (And, in my humble view, it is. Fatty and meaty and just really tasty.) The bacon’s been sold throughout Canberra, including at our IGAs and Essential Ingredient, and has got a bit of a cult following – no surprises there.

I first met Charlie Costelloe at the Capital Region Farmer’s Markets where he was selling the delicious produce, but it wasn’t until we sat together on our Human Brochure discovery event that I learned more about Pialligo Estate and the plans there. So, we’ve been waiting patiently for it to open for a looong time. And on Friday, it officially does. This past Friday, I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at what’s been going on out at Pialligo, and what we should expect.

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Murrumbateman Moving Feast 2014

5 Oct

Canberra’s wineries do a darn good job at promoting themselves and making it easy for Canberrans and visitors alike to visit them – and to want to visit them. One such way they do this is the Murrumbateman Moving Feast held over Saturday and Sunday over the October long weekend, where wineries in the Murrumbateman region – a short drive north of Canberra – charge $20 for a home-baked main matched with a glass of wine, or $15 for a dessert (also matched, usually with a dessert wine). You don’t have to have your main and dessert at the same venue; indeed, you’re encouraged to sample different offerings at different wineries, and the tastings are – as usual – free.

Armed with my own tips from last year, at midday on Saturday we set out with a fair idea of where we want to go, having perused the online menu and map.

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The Artisan

22 Aug

I’m often asked for ideas on where to take someone for a special occasion, and, while the possibilities are endless, I usually can’t go past waxing lyrical about Sage. However – finally! – I’m able to say I’ve found a restaurant which I think is just as good as Sage.

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