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About Excuse Me Waiter

Excuse Me Waiter is a documented food adventure run by two hungry Gen Y food fanatics DK & Yvn. They can often be found roaming Sydney in search of interesting foods from food courts to high-end restaurants.

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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Pizza Autentico, Surry Hills

Unlimited pizza and pasta at dinner for $20 sounds too good to be true, but it is the modus operandi at the hidden Pizza Autentico just off Oxford Street in Surry Hills (even cheaper at lunch apparently – $15!).  The only catches are that you need to down it all within 90 minutes and also it is at the chef’s discretion which pizzas and pastas will be served.

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Becasse Bakery, Westfield Sydney

I’m always admiring the gorgeous sweet treats on show in the glass display case at the Becasse Bakery when I head into the Westfield Sydney food court and today I found out that they taste as great as they look!

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Filed under CBD - Town Hall, Dessert, Patisserie