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National Burger Day - Five Teammates at Five Guys


Celebrating National Burger Day at Five Guys in New York.

You know you are in America when they honor the humble hamburger with National Burger Day! To celebrate my team members and I headed down to notable burger chain, Five Guys for lunch. Five Guys has been frying up some of the best burgers in America since 1986 (that's almost as long as I have been alive!) and many a man considers himself a Five Guys-fanatic!

Why? I'm actually not sure. I like them, they make a decent burger, but when it comes down to the divide between Team Five Guys and Team Shake Shack, I am Shake Shack all the way!

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Getting acquainted with Tim Horton - a Canadian hero

I had heard that Canadian's love their Timmies (Tim Hortons) and that it was somewhat of a cultural icon but I didn't understand what all the fuss was about. So while I was north of the border, I thought I should find out.

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A trip back in time at Hemingway’s

While I was in Sydney recently, I had the fabulous opportunity to reunite with close friends over food and wine and Hemingway’s is one of the places I was introduced to by my good friend Dinusha.

Hemingway’s really is a breath of fresh air for the Manly dining scene and it’s exactly the type of place I have come to love to eat and drink at. It’s a bar, restaurant and cafe with a cosy atmosphere, fantastic view of Manly Beach and an irreverent menu which uses a number of favourites from my Aussie childhood.

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The epitome of chic: bisous ciao macarons on the Lower East Side

Back in New York, I met a great friend of mine for brunch on the Lower East Side. I was running a little late from sleeping through my alarm (I’m still blaming the jet lag), so brunch turned into lunch. Then, I was led on a delightfully curated tour weaving through the neighbourhood. I haven’t spent much time in this part of Manhattan so I was thrilled to be shown the highlights by a local.

One of the places we visited was a sophisticated little shop specialising in French macarons. Bisous ciao was just the sweetness I was craving. I was impressed simply from their beautiful store and admired their macaron flower displays.

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2012 Mudgee Food & Wine Festival at Balmoral Beach, Sydney

Every August for the past 22 years, winemakers and food producers from the Mudgee region in New South Wales head to the big smoke to showcase their wares, at the annual Mudgee Food & Wine Festival.

Mudgee is one of those country towns in New South Wales that I have always wanted to visit and is one of Australia’s oldest wine regions. Now, it has a growing reputation for being a food and wine destination and being only 3.5 hours drive from Sydney, it’s the perfect location for a weekend away.

Unfortunately, I didn’t have time for a trip myself, but I was lucky enough to be in Sydney at the same time as the festival. So on Sunday 12th August 2012, I braved the wind and headed out to beautiful Balmoral Beach for a warming glass of wine.

I first enjoyed Huntington Estate’s new release 2007 Special Reserve Shiraz and then indulged in some chocolate covered strawberries. For something a little different, I also tried the Pipeclay White Port from Pieter van Gent.

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