Author: Ashley St. George

It’s truffle hunting season!

For most people, the word truffle evokes ideas of fine dining, executive chefs and French delicacies you can’t even pronounce. But there is another, lesser-experienced, side to truffles and it involves chilly winter days, mud, dirt and lots of dog hair. Traditionally the truffle foragers were aided by pigs, whose greedy appetite would direct them straight to the hidden black gems, however in Australia it is more common to use dogs. The dogs’ role in the search for truffles does not go undervalued and amongst the hazelnut and oak trees in a truffiere paddock on Sunday 19 June, the...

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Hungry for food and thirsty for knowledge

Everybody has a story. Muse however has many. Part bookshop part café and restaurant, Muse is tucked into a nook of Kingston’s East Hotel and is the perfect place to feed your mind and your belly. A 21st century re-imagination of the classic Canberra aesthetic, there are no tatty old armchairs here. Bright and airy with crisp lines and light-wood details, the space is a relaxed and refreshing place to unwind. The owners Dan and Paul believe the spirit of Muse lies in the sharing of ideas and stories of interesting people. This is achieved through their busy events...

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Flavour and friendliness at the Kingston Foreshore

Under a canopy of festival lights, Kingston Foreshore’s newest burger joint beefs up the burger experience. Welcome to Beef & Barley – a relaxed and inexpensive dining option and the kind of place you could hang out and play board games with friends. The team behind Beef & Barley is a group of young and passionate friends who worked in the UK together in a number of hospitality establishments. The familiar and casual vibe that this dynamic brings to the place is perfect. Surrounded by funky music and vibrantly-coloured oil drums, diners can also expect insanely delicious food and...

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