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Farewell, and moving on

This will be my final words here at Capital Gourmand, as I am now situated a long way from the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. I am, instead, in London, hoping to find a home and job shortly. Thanks for … Continue reading

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New York: The rest of it

You can’t go to New York for less than a week. Not really, anyway. You need at least three or four days to get over the sheer size of the place. In the city itself, there are over eight million … Continue reading

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Love in a Cold Climate

“The history of the world shows that cold climate have produced the greatest geniuses.”  These words were spoken by King O’Malley while searching for the location of Australia’s capital. Well, I’m not sure that we got the geniuses, but we … Continue reading

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Black gold, saving the season

Name: Benchmark Wine Bar Address: 65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra City 2600 Ph: 02 6262 6522 Website: http://www.benchmarkwinebar.com.au Hours: Lunch, Monday to Friday: 11:30pm – 3:00pm; Dinner, Monday to Saturday: 5pm – Late   Canberra winter gets a bad wrap sometimes, … Continue reading

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Fire in the sky

Last Thursday afternoon flames licked the Canberra sky. In a local version of the Deep Purple song, there was smoke on the water as one of Canberra’s most exciting food and drink precincts was destroyed by fire as the historic … Continue reading

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The Master is back.

And so, it returns. On Sunday night, those of us who don’t mind sacrificing nearly every evening for the next three months tuned into the new series of Masterchef to watch 50 green home chefs try to achieve their dream. … Continue reading

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Risk the greens

Name: Courgette Address: 54 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra City ACT Ph: 02 6247 4042 Web: http://courgette.com.au/cougette/index.html Chef: James Mussillon Hours: Lunch: Monday-Friday, 12pm-3pm. Dinner: Monday-Saturday, 6:30pm-11pm   In Melbourne, if someone is writing about going out to eat vegetarian food, … Continue reading

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