Upcoming events in Canberra

It’s finally getting warmer in Canberra and with it comes all the social activities involving food! Get excited Canberra!

5th November ~ Beer Day Out

For all the beer drinkers out there, Beer Day Out is happening again!

Beer Day Out is going back to Thoroughbred Park in 2016. Saturday Nov 5 will see some of the best breweries Australia and New Zealand have to offer along side some of Canberra’s top eateries.This year we are introducing The Festival Bar which will pour a special beer supplied by each brewery attending. We are also introducing the BDO beer paddle; so you can try even more delicious brews. The BeerDiva is back running her acclaimed beer masterclasses alongside all round TV personality Paul Mercurio who will hosting cooking with beer masterclasses. DJ’s, beer games, trivia and roving entertaimant will round an awesome day of hops and happiness!


 

12th November ~ The Forage

Its the last one for the year folks, better get yourselves down there. There will be a live dessert demo by Ali King from Zumbo’s Just Desserts

Our next event will be held on Saturday the 12th of November at The Little National Hotel in Barton. Come and join us for the last Forage of the year starting at 2pm until 7pm. Come by for some of THE BEST Street Food, Beverages & Live Music Canberra has to offer.


 

18th November  ~ The Forage will have food on Friday night at the Undercurrent Design Market

The market kicks off 5pm Friday 18 November with live music and a night feast with food from The Forage. The market runs on Saturday 19th November 10am – 5pm and Sunday 20th November 10am – 3pm


 

18th – 19th November ~ Food and Wine in the Laneway

If you love wine, you better buy your tickets ASAP!

The Canberra District’s wineries are coming to the heart of the city so that over two evenings you can enjoy the region’s best wine and food without leaving the city limits. The event will be lit with festoon lights, local musicians will provide the soundtrack to the evenings and the great street art in Tocumwal Lane will provide the backdrop. This 18-19 November head to the city to enjoy all the region has to offer.


 

9th – 18th December ~ The Commons Street Feast is coming!

And boy, the line up looks spectacular! Did you see their butler option? Oh my!

Indulge your senses at The Commons Street Feast in Commonwealth Park this summer. From the 9-18 of December you’ll be able to feast your way through The Commons with some of Australia’s best food trucks, artisan chefs, craft brewers and more.

Canberra will be The Commons national debut feast, opening for dinner each night across the ten days plus lunch on weekends from 12pm.

The Commons is a free event and is open to all ages, with licensed 18+ bar areas on site.

Explore the very best food, wines and craft beer at The Commons this December.14733445_349727825381649_3096635299741040640_n1


 

16th – 17th December~ Burgers, BBQ & Beer Markets

I like two out of three of those things! Count me in!

Calling all Burgers, BBQ and Beer lovers, mark Friday 16 December and Saturday 17 December in your diaries!In the City Canberra will be turning Civic Square into a foodies dream – something you won’t want to miss! This will be the first food theme of our new series of food festivals that are being held as part of this year’s Christmas In The City.The Burgers, BBQ and Beer Markets will be under a canopy of Christmas Lights that will be replacing the Lights Tunnel that ran along City Walk in 2015, and will raise vital funds for Red Nose and their important contribution to our community


I also have heard multiple whispers of Goodberry’s opening in Gungahlin(??). It’s all happening in the capital!

Thickshakes at Gus’ Cafe

What is trending in my stomach this summer? Apparently thickshakes!

I love the sweet taste of whatever flavour I choose (I cannot decide between chocolate, lime, strawberry, malt, vanilla, caramel, basically all of them), the thick texture which makes me work really hard for it to move slowly up the straw and the cooling effect that it has on my body (and brain!). So when I heard that long standing Gus’ café made an awesome thickshake, we skipped dessert at AKIBA and headed straight down the road.

Thickshakes chocolate, strawberry, caramel, vanilla, dark choc fudge, vanilla chai ($9.00). My friend was daring enough to order the dark choc fudge thickshake (top). It reminded me a ‘stir in’ hot chocolate drink in a big thick shake form. It was crazy intense and made my thick shake taste less sweet when I got back to it. A community announcement, do not swap thick shakes mid drink! Especially from extra sweet back to not as sweet.I really enjoyed my regular good ol’ chocolate thick shake, served in an old school milkshake cup without all the bells and whistles. It had a nice chocolate flavour and the consistency of the whole drink was the same- THICK! I really wanted to try vanilla chai but I knew TimmyC wouldn’t want to share with me if I chose that flavour. The only downside if you can call it that was that it was so big, I definitely encourage sharing! My latest thickshake before this one was from A Bite to Eat.

Bern baby Bern

It is absolutely stunning here in Bern, Switzerland. The town is beautiful, everyone is friendly, there is stunning summer produce and there is lots to eat. When we asked a local if it was safe to walk around at night, his response was ‘it’s the safest place in the world!’.

My first full day has entailed waking up late, eating delicious crunchy (but not hard) bread with awesome butter and homemade strawberry jam for breakfast. Strolling into beautiful ‘Old Town’ where we went past the town clock to watch it chime then my nose led me straight to a food market which had seasonal produce and food stalls. 

I couldn’t help but buy local berries and cherries and we ate them near a fountain basking in the warm summer sun. Afterwards, we browsed more of the town and found spectacular views behind the Parliament. We had delicious Italian food for lunch around the Main Street, followed by a freshly made waffle dusted in icing sugar and cinnamon, which smelt incredible!
Now I’m taking an afternoon nap and a catch up on laundry before I go eat fondue for dinner! 

Everything looks incredible at the market.   TimmyC said I could get two fruits so we compromised and I got three 😉

Strawberries, raspberries and cherries oh my!  Isn’t this beautiful? The whole town looks like this.   The beautiful town clock that chimes every hour with moving figurines.     Light fluffy gnocchi with butter and sage. The wonderful thing was that they left the cheese grater on the table. This is my kinda place!  Sweeping views of the lovely surrounds.   Ended my afternoon with a hot waffle, it is a good way to end the day.