Parwana Afghan Restaurant, Adelaide

I recently had a short trip to Adelaide for a couple of days and saw that Parwana restaurant was a local’s favourite. It intrigued me as I’ve never had Afghan food before nor seen those restaurants in Sydney before, so I definitely wanted to give it a go to try something new.

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Devon Cafe, Surry Hills

Devon Cafe only opened last year but they’re already a huge hit, constantly drawing in long lines during peak weekend lunch times. I’ve been there twice already for lunch and the food is pretty good, but they’ve since realised they can capitalise on their popularity and have expanded into dinner (Thurs-Sat only). The dinner menu has a nice selection of snacks, smaller and larger plates incorporating the Modern Asian flavours they’re known for.

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Hotel Review: Crowne Plaza Canberra

When we drove down to Canberra for the Truffle Festival which runs in the winter from 21 June – late August, we used Crowne Plaza in Canberra as our base to explore the capital. It has a reputation as more of a hotel for business travellers, but we found that it has plenty to offer for leisure travellers like ourselves too.

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Dining through Canberra

Canberra evokes images of museums, memorials and government in my mind as I’ve only really been to Canberra as part of school excursions. I must admit I have never really thought of Canberra as a gourmet foodie destination, but my most recent visit to our nation’s capital for the annual Truffle Festival has certainly changed my mind.

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Blue Frog Farm Truffle Hunt – Canberra Truffle Festival

The Truffle Festival started in 2009 in Canberra to showcase the premium black Perigord truffles that are grown locally in the region and harvested every winter. The Truffle Festival starts on the winter solstice (21 June this year) and runs until late August. The Festival brings together truffle farms (truffieres), restaurants and cooking classes to celebrate this (very) expensive fungus that fine diners adore all around the world.

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