Vegetarian-friendly cities around the world

Cuisine is often a determining feature in travel. Examples include Tuscany in Italy to sample acquacotta, torta di ceci, olives and fettunta; France’s Champagne region for chaource and langres cheeses, truffles, les biscuits roses de Reims and bouchons de Champagne au chocolat.     Gastronomic vegetarian dishes are becoming more available and more sophisticated, and […]

Thai red curry recipe: 100% NZ Pork

This silky red curry packs tonnes of flavour and is so simple to make.     INGREDIENTS 500g New Zealand pork loin cut into strips 2 tbsp peanut oil ¼ cup red curry paste 400ml coconut milk 1 tbsp fish sauce 1 tsp brown sugar 1 cup green or red capsicum, sliced 1 cup green […]

Inspirational Greek cuisine: The Athens Yacht Club

Cuisine, hospitality and comfort Greek style are what brings diners back to The Athens Yacht Club time after time. In Greek culture, food is so much more than sustenance, and the same applies to this family-oriented central city restaurant which prides itself on offering an authentic Mediterranean experience.     Owners Emilios and Rebecca Kotzikas […]

It’s the Milky way: The Milk Bar

For a faster choice of fare, also situated on Weedons Ross Road in the same block of shops, visit The Milk Bar for a bite to eat. Affordable, accessible, and family-friendly, this casual dining space is great for post-ski day stop-ins.     Subdue your hunger by choosing from fresh fish and chips, burgers, quesadillas, […]

A West Melton must-see: Two Fat Possums

At Two Fat Possums, every day there is something to look forward to. Whether it’s for a fundraiser or family meal, dine in or takeaway – the choice is yours.     Woodfired pizzas, pan-seared scallops, and a selection of steaks are notable mentions from the restaurant. With the pizzas being only $20 on Mondays […]

Sweet nest for your next gathering: Purple Weka Cafe

With over 20 years event organising experience, catering connoisseur and owner of Purple Weka Café Stewart McDougall takes great pride in being the peck of the bunch.     He says the fare is made on-site with fresh ingredients (including ever-popular house-made jams and relish) and serves up time honoured favourites. “Our food is quite […]

Super salads go with anything

Salads are not just for summer eating; indeed, they go with almost anything, and ingredients are as varied as those who create the dish.     From sausages to steak, crayfish to chicken, a salad may just be the perfect accompaniment. Vegetable varieties and availability vary from season to season, and this also makes salads […]

Green goodness lemon and parmesan risotto

INGREDIENTS  3 tbsp butter or neutral oil 2 onions, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1½ cups risotto rice ½ cup white wine 6 cups hot gluten-free vegetable stock, plus a little extra if needed 1 tsp salt ground black pepper, to taste 4 handfuls baby spinach leaves 2 cups frozen peas, thawed 1 cup […]

Lake of luxury

The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is getting cooler … but for The Lake House that is not a problem. The solution? A handful of heating options and a bunch of blankets.     Boats are always on the lake, says owner Vanetia Bingham. And the sunsets are particularly beautiful on the deck […]

Delicious comfort cuisine: Quality Hotel Elms

Autumn means it’s time to cosy-up at Fig restaurant at Quality Hotel Elms and enjoy its brand-new dinner menu.     Food and beverage services manager Ravi Naidu says, “We aim to keep our menu international bistro-style, so you’ll see Asian-inspired dishes, pasta and that timeless crowd-pleaser – classic steaks.” Of course, the new dishes […]