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DiningFeb28pg14FoodNews
Published in the City Hub, Inner West Independent and City News.

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Last week I headed to A Taste Of at the InterContinental Sydney. It was the launch event for a series of dinners that are set to celebrate the hotel’s relationship with some key Australian producers.


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The first producer they’ll be featuring is Sydney’s (undisputed) king of butter, Pepe Saya, in a dinner called A Taste of Artisan Butter with Pepe Saya.

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Up until the 17th March you can partake of canapés and four courses made by Executive Sous Chef Julien Pouteau with Pepe’s hand-churned butter as the core ingredient.

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Julien also has a history with butter: “Growing up in Brittany in France, I was raised on butter.” His Shiro Kin Wagyu beef with truffle beef pie, butter roasted heirloom carrots and crisp dumpling illustrates it’s a marriage made in heaven!

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Try it in this exciting short-run menu for just $85/head, or hang out for their upcoming seasonally focused dinner series with WA Marron, Perigord Truffles or Outback Pride.

Café Opera
Intercontinental Sydney,
117 Macquarie Street, Circular Quay
Ph: (02) 9253 9396

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If you’re a Game of Thrones fan you’re probably already aware that the complete second season is out on Blu-ray [RRP $69.95] and DVD [RRP $59.95] on the 6th March. To celebrate the launch, Grant King of Gastro Park is creating another magical 5-course culinary exploration, inspired by the series. His first season dinner was a sell out – by the magic of iPhone, I managed to eyeball his magical spherical dessert and wished I had attended! Your own Game of Thrones feast will set you back $100/head and you can dine Tuesday to Saturday nights between the 14th March and the 25th April. gastropark.com.au

If you do head up the Cross, take a peek at the newly refitted landmark, The Bourbon. In this incarnation she’s returning to her roots wearing the glamour of the past (in a stylish new way). Think New Orleans flair with a matching menu from head chef James Metcalfe. They also promise a return to live music, including a resident Bourbon Band on weekends…
www.thebourbon.com.au



Melbourne is often thought of as a mecca for foodies – even I’ve popped down to sample their restaurants. So if you’re after a gift for a hard-to-please Sydney foodie, consider Smudge Publishing’s latest: Flavours of Urban Melbourne [RRP $69.99]. It’s a coffee table keeper that uncovers the cafes and restaurants that make this city tick. You even get the odd recipe, including a New England Lobster Roll, from it-restaurant Golden Fields. Matter of fact, maybe you want to keep this book for yourself… smudgepub.com.au

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