Author: Ashley St. George

Best winter warming drinks in Canberra

Now that ANZAC day has come and gone, Canberrans know it’s the time of year that the heaters come on, a layer of frost crusts the feathers of the resident swans on Lake Burley Griffin and puffy jackets come out for the long haul. Canberra winter is made a little bit more bearable though by the thought of steaming mugs of hot chocolate, pots of chai or the like. Here’s a list of hot drinks around town to warm the soul, as well as the body.   Teddy Pickers Complete campfire comfort without the campfire. Served in the nostalgic...

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From paddock to plate at Marble & Grain

It’s not just your grandma that improves with age… red wine and cheese are two other things that come to mind. But dry-aged steak could be as luxurious as it gets. Marble & Grain, offers all the best bits of a European Gastro Pub without the lengthy trip to another continent. With an elegant dining room, a more casual bar space and covered outdoor terrace, Marble & Grain have a space for any occasion. The cavernous dining area is characterised by dark and moody interiors with the earthy colours of rich brown wooden panelling, textural leather chairs and polished...

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Tusk: Charging the way for women in hospitality

There is no doubt that the issue of gender equality in hospitality has improved leaps and bounds, with a higher prevalence of females demonstrating their boss-action behind the bar, beside the cooktops or the like. But for a woman with a burning passion for making a career in the industry, it still remains a daunting playing field. Tusk, a new Canberra-based women’s collective founded by Charlotte Stevens, is passionate about empowering women in hospitality, and has a goal to break down long-established societal norms of the industry being a ‘boys club’. Tusk is proud to announce its launch event...

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Best raw fish dishes in town

Fresh, light, raw and lightly cured fish is an easy way to eat healthy because its so flavoursome. Often paired with Asian flavours, chefs are called to be creative with ingredient combinations, making each dish quite unique whether it be ceviche, tartare or sashimi. Not sure where to start? Here are some of our local favourites. Kingfish at XO Take a moment to appreciate the prettiness of XO’s Kingfish dish before it quickly disappears. Cubes of lightly pink kingfish are arranged delicately with precariously balanced shards of nori along the plate among a scattering of crunchy puffed spelt grains...

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Experience harvest time at Mount Majura Vineyard

There is something magical about a winery. Plump bunches of juicy grapes growing abundantly in sprawling vineyards magically materialise into a delicious liquid form. Most winery escapades require a lengthy drive to a remote place, and although Canberra is already ideally located in close proximity to an abundance of wineries in Murrumbateman and Lake George, you may find yourself thinking ‘Wouldn’t it be more convenient to have a winery in the backyard?’ Mount Majura Vineyard comes pretty close to that realisation. Vines sprawl across the hills of Mount Majura in orderly rows, beckoning you to turn off the Mount...

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