On my recent visit to the USA, I went on a side trip from New York City to Boston to visit some friends and feast on their famous seafood. The boy and I ended up having New England Clam Chowder for practically every meal, but luckily every restaurant we went to had a slightly different take on the classic creamy soup.
After our whirlwind tour of the charming city, I’ve put together a list of foodie spots to hit up if you’re ever in town:
Do you givva fork?
It’s a question which Sydney diners will be pondering about this March as the GIVVA FORK campaign kicks off across certain restaurants around town as they give diners the chance to be philanthropists with their forks by giving a little bit extra at the end of their meals to make a huge difference for children in Laos. This catchily named campaign is the brainchild of young Sydneysider Dominic Greenwood who runs a not-for-profit organisation called Major Raiser. Their aim is to fund school feeding programs in vulnerable regions around the world to help solve the problem of an estimated 66 million children who attend school hungry worldwide every day. Every dollar raised for Major Raiser’s GIVVA FORK campaign in March 2013 will provide 4 school meals to a child in need in Laos through the World Food Programme and they have partnered with popular restaurants around Sydney for this worthy cause so that their diners can have a chance to eat charitably.
A brand new gelato bar has just opened in the heart of Darlinghurst! Introducing RivaReno which hails from Italy, this established gelato chain has opened up its first branch outside of the mother country with its new Sydney store. RivaReno brings a taste of the land of gelato to our shores by serving up a premium range of creamy and fruity gelatos, along with sorbets, granitas and yoghurt. Unlike the open displays which are the norm at gelato stores throughout Sydney, RivaReno keeps their gelatos under wraps in steel containers to maintain optimum serving temperature and the result is a delectably soft gelato which stays true to its flavour.
I really like how they’ve revamped Darling Harbour near Tumbalong Park breathing life into an area that used to be served by a lone McDonald’s. Janus is one of the many new sleek restaurants that line the promenade at Darling Quarter, but due to the lack of prominent signage, it is quite easy to miss it. You’ll find it nestled on the corner next to Braza, easily accessible from the main street if you cross the road from Sussex Street.