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#HumanBrochure – Hyatt Hotel High Tea*

30 Jun

The #HumanBrochure discovery events are over!

There has been a little absence of them from this blog.In fact, this blog has been a little quiet because I’ve been doing so much, there’s been little time to write!

Simply: many of the Discovery events I’ve covered on my Facebook page or on Twitter as it happened (are you a liker? Are you a follower? There’s no better time!); some of the events I’ve covered in detail before; and still others are where I learned some things I’m keen to show my guests in October… and write about in more detail then!

It’s been the most incredible month. I’ve met amazing people (but barely made a dent in all 101!), many of whom I might never have had the opportunity to meet otherwise, as well as spent even more time with some of my favourite people; been exposed to this region’s exceptionally generous hospitality; got to nerd it up at my favourite national institutions; briefly reopened/updated my Instagram account, got scared, and ignored it again; eaten my bodyweight in canapes (one of my many weaknesses); saw the National Portrait Gallery’s awesome museum dance-off vid at an event, and subsequently got it trending on Twitter in Australia (I still maintain we deserved to beat Spain!); and tried not to talk too much to my new-found friends about trolleys.

It’s been an exhausting month, and I’m quite sad it’s over – but it’s leading to an equally exciting one: I’m literally brimming with ideas! And with that, there’s no better way to end the discovery events than how I started: with food!
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Canberra Wine Harvest Festival 2014

6 Apr

In previous years (see 2013 here and 2012 here), we’ve done a great job fitting in as many wineries in a short timeframe as possible. This year, our approach is a little more haphazard, spreading out our visits over the afternoons of the two festival days – but no less enjoyable.

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Hidden Gems at Grazing in Gundaroo

19 Mar

As part of the NSW Wine Festival (and in the lead up to the Canberra District Wine Harvest Festival), Grazing at Gundaroo hosts a “Hidden Gems” wine dinner. While the Canberra region is known for its riesling and its shiraz (for good reason), the dinner shows off those lesser-known but still highly regarded wines by pairing them with food. Win! We’re in.* Continue reading

Lerida Estate winery

6 Jan

We all have moments of sheer genius. Probably my last of 2012 was deciding that lunch at a vineyard would be ideal on our trek to spend New Year’s Eve in the Blue Mountains. Even better, I thought to flick through the Canberra Entertainment Book and saw that there was a deal on wine for Lerida Estate (one of the Lake George wineries).  With just over an hour until we would arrive there, I also had the thought to book ahead for Cafe Lerida (which they seem to recommend). Like I said, sheer genius.

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