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Diners spoilt for choice as Hobart’s dining scene welcomes new eateries

Diners spoilt for choice as Hobart’s dining scene welcomes new eateries | Restaurants | Scoop.it

LOFTY changes are afoot for Hobart's dining scene with a range of new eateries opening.


A new Asian-inspired restaurant on the top level of Brooke Street Pier boasts waterfront views and some of the most experienced staff in Hobart. Aloft has started taking diners for a soft opening but will be taking public booking from November 3.


The five owners all have extensive hospitality backgrounds, including at venues such as Pilgrim cafe, MONA’s The Source and Garagistes.

Top4s insight:

People are always looking for something "new" when it comes to food, and places that is why restaurants are keep on adapting on the changes and trends that will welcome their customers a new sense of taste and adventure.

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Diners spoilt for choice as Hobart’s dining scene welcomes new eateries

Diners spoilt for choice as Hobart’s dining scene welcomes new eateries | Restaurants | Scoop.it

LOFTY changes are afoot for Hobarts dining scene with a range of new eateries opening.


A new Asian-inspired restaurant on the top level of Brooke Street Pier boasts waterfront views and some of the most experienced staff in Hobart. Aloft has started taking diners for a soft opening but will be taking public booking from November 3.


The five owners all have extensive hospitality backgrounds, including at venues such as Pilgrim cafe, MONA’s The Source and Garagistes.

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Eating green is great

Eating green is great | Restaurants | Scoop.it

VEGETARIAN is no longer a dirty word.


Roy Morgan figures from 2009 show there were about 1.6 million vegetarians in Australia, and 2 million in 2013. Head chef at Transformer Luke Florence said people were changing their diets for the health benefits.


Evidence suggests vegetarians are at a lesser risk of developing cancer, heart disease, stroke and generally live longer lives than meat eaters due to the higher levels of vitamins, fibre and antioxidants from plant-based foods.

Mr Florence said chefs at award-winning restaurants such as Attica and Maha had added vegetarian options to their menu. “The reason they are putting so much more effort into vegetarian food is because there is the demand for it,” he said.

 

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Why Australia's restaurants are better than ever-Telegraph

Why Australia's restaurants are better than ever-Telegraph | Restaurants | Scoop.it

With Australia's unique ingredients providing a fresh foundation for experimentation, Australia's restaurant scene is flourishing like never before.


Australian customs officers are getting very used to the top chefs of the world landing in front of them clutching their passports and flip-flops. If it isn’t Heston Blumenthal of The Fat Duck , it’s René Redzepi of Copenhagen’s Noma, both regular visitors as they juggle their new restaurants. Suddenly, Australia is the special of the day. Mind you, Australian food hasn’t always been quite so inspirational. Only 40 years ago, the soup of the day was pumpkin, the Sunday roast was lamb, pud was pavlova, and a cold beer was preferred to that fancy stuff, wine.


It’s an exciting time for Australian food; one with rewards at every level. Small wonder savvy food-lovers are heading to Australia, eager to taste the newest – and the oldest – cuisine on the planet.



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A translation tool that changes fancy food terms into plain English

A translation tool that changes fancy food terms into plain English | Restaurants | Scoop.it
Online jargon buster Simpler Menus cuts pretentious dish descriptions down to size. Write the baffling phrase into simplermenus.com and technology converts it into everyday language.
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Ever been baffled by the complex words that some restaurants use in their menus? There's an app for that. 

 

Using the Simpler Menus app, can enter the baffling phrases and the app can translate it for you in plain English.

 

According to one user, he entered the menu description saying, ''Roasted fillet of Australian Kobe beef nestling in a Kent garden puree, temptingly accompanied by a succulent spinach and onion compote, to die for triple-cooked Maris Piper chips and Indonesian long pepper sauce." 

The app translated it to: "beef, peas, spinach, chips and gravy."

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The 5 best Restaurants in Sydney

The 5 best Restaurants in Sydney | Restaurants | Scoop.it

When you are in Sydney, you definitely want to grab a bite in one of these restaurants. Don't miss these top restaurants in Sydney!


Whether you're a tourist looking for a memorable food trip or a local looking out for a great dining experience, check out this list and see the best five spots that Sydney has to offer when it comes to great food.

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Sydney is known as a foodie's mecca, with its vibrant restaurant scene and a cuisine that caters to a wide range of interests and preferences.

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Ban on commercial net fishing in Port Phillip Bay will hurt Melbourne’s restaurant scene

Ban on commercial net fishing in Port Phillip Bay will hurt Melbourne’s restaurant scene | Restaurants | Scoop.it

The introduction of legislation to phase-out commercial net fishing in Victoria’s Port Phillip Bay will impact heavily on Melbourne’s fine dining scene says chef Neil Perry of the Rockpool Group.


The Fisheries Amendment Bill 2015 was introduced in late October, 2015 as part of the Daniel Andrews Labor Government’s plan to boost recreational fishing in the Port Phillip Bay area.


The legislation will see commercial net fishing phased out over the next seven years and according to the state government, will also increase catch rates and the size of fish for those who wish to fish recreationally, positioning the area as prime recreational fishing destination.

Top4s insight:

Since people are looking for an alternative when it comes to dishes, the demand for fisheries are on high.

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The insiders' guide to Australia's best restaurants

The insiders' guide to Australia's best restaurants | Restaurants | Scoop.it

From the Northern Territory to Tasmania, in-the-know chefs reveal their favourite restaurants in every region of Australia.


South Australia is a one-stop shop of incredible produce, such as scallops off Kangaroo Island, and big fat mulloway fish from the Coorong estuary. It’s a celebration of seasonality.


In the Sydney Opera House, Peter Gilmore’s Bennelong captures where the Australian food scene is at the moment: celebrating its multicultural diversity and the best ingredients.

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The 20 best yum cha restaurants in Australia

The 20 best yum cha restaurants in Australia | Restaurants | Scoop.it

NO need to hop on an eastbound plane to get your steamed dumplings fix — there’s seriously good dim sum to be found right across the country.

The Chinese tradition of yum cha goes back a long way and with very good reason. This jasmine tea-sipping, dim sum-eating ritual has survived and thrived because it’s a sweet, sour, spicy, flavour-packed odyssey. No other eating experience can replicate the kind of anticipation and angst that only waiting for your favourite dumplings to roll up to your table can induce.

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5 of the world's top 100 restaurants are in Australia

5 of the world's top 100 restaurants are in Australia | Restaurants | Scoop.it
Good but a fall from great.
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Five restaurants in Australia are included in Elite Traveler’s annual ranking of the best places to eat in the world.

 

Sydney was ranked as the 5th best city for dining, following New York, Paris, London and Tokyo.

 

I you're living or visiting Australia, make sure to visit the five best from the country's list:

 

Tetsuya's - Sydney

Attica - Melbourne

Marque - Sydney 

Veu de Monde - Melbourne

Quay - Syndey

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Sepia Awarded as Australia's Top Restaurant; Martin Benn as Top Chef

Sepia Awarded as Australia's Top Restaurant; Martin Benn as Top Chef | Restaurants | Scoop.it

The voters were chefs and restaurateurs from 500 venues. The selections formed Australia's top 100 restaurants.

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Leaders and movers in the restaurant industry in Australia were asked to vote for their favourite dining experiences and came up with a list of the top chefs and restaurateurs in the country.

 

Sepia, located in Sydney, was voted the top restaurant while its head chef Martin Benn was selected as top chef.


Mr. Benn has won many awards in the past, but he said that this particular recognition is "the pinnacle" since it came from his peers.

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L’Ecrivain Restaurant gives you a five Star taste experience.

L’Ecrivain Restaurant gives you a five Star taste experience. | Restaurants | Scoop.it
We are very proud to be partnering Michelin Star Restaurant l’Ecrivain. One of the very best restaurants in Ireland, Derry and Sallyanne have been delivering exciting cuisine and a personal service in their Baggot...
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