Author: Katerina Levantis

8 Haloumi dishes to obsess over in Canberra

Deliciously salty, slightly springy and grilled or fried to a mouth-watering texture – there’s a reason haloumi makes it to my plate whenever it’s marked on the menu. Originating in the villages of Cyprus, it has been a staple to the Mediterranean diet for years and is now a vital addition to brunch menus. Traditionally made from a mixture of goats, cows or sheep milk, Haloumi holds its strong salty flavour from the brine it is preserved which credits its distinctive taste. Whether you like it grilled, jammed in a burger, crumbed or as an accompaniment to your avo...

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Tommy Hilfiger CBR opens 15 Aug | Free donuts & discounts

There’s a new boy in town, Canberra. Meet Tommy. On Thursday 15 August, the leading global fashion and lifestyle brand, Tommy Hilfiger is set to open its first full-price retail store in the capital. Located in the heart of the city’s shopping scene on Bunda Street, this marks the 17th store in Australia. Tommy sure knows how to lure us in. Anyone who walks through the doors on Thursday will be treated to coffee and donuts between 9am and 12pm, as well as receive an in-store gift with any purchase. The excitement continues to Saturday 17 August where a...

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8 best mountain hikes in Canberra

One of the best things about living in Canberra is the accessibility to an abundance of unspoilt nature without leaving the city. As we take the name of the ‘bush capital’ to new heights, we love hiking for the bountiful views and wealth of health benefits that stem beyond the physical. Setting foot to higher altitudes improves mental agility, self esteem, stress levels and general wellbeing all whilst improving stamina, endurance and strength in the upper and lower body. Plus the views at the peak are the cherry on top. You may have mastered the 10 best nature walks...

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8 best risottos to cure the cold snap

Warm, creamy, satisfying – these are the reasons we love risotto at Out in Canberra. As we brace ourselves for the upcoming cold snap, we think risotto is the perfect meal to seek out and warm up with as an alternative to heating. Mezzalira Italian Restaurant Risotto of Asparagus, Broad Bean Saffron and Stracciatella One of Canberra’s many high dining experiences in our richly populated dining scene, Mezzalira offers superb wine perfectly matched to their authentic Italian food. The Asparagus Risotto holds its own on a menu filled with other palate pleasers such as the Seared Sea Scallops with...

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On Wednesdays we Drink Pink: Cocktails for a cause

A new phenomenon since Regina George introduced wearing pink on Wednesdays, we are now drinking pink on Wednesdays. Italian restaurant chain Vapiano have taken out the feeling of guilt from a mid-week carb and cocktail fix by turning it into a way to raise much needed funds. The nation-wide pizza and pasta haven introduced Drink Pink Wednesdays in February this year, by teaming up with charity Share the Dignity to raise money for Australian women affected by homelessness, poverty and domestic violence. The initiative rolled out in all seven restaurants nation-wide, including our Canberra City store, and has raised...

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