Launch 2013 SBS Feast -Tastings on Hastings

Launch 2013 SBS Feast -Tastings on Hastings

October will see a bigger and better Tastings on Hastings! Tastings on Hastings is the annual month long food, beer, wine and cultural festival based in Port Macquarie. It was officially launched this week with the announced that SBS food magazine Feast, will be the new Major Sponsor. The Continue reading

Top Drop – July 2012

Top Drop – July 2012

The Little Brewing Company For something a little different in this months "Top Drop" I have decided to feature a local boutique beer instead of a wine. The Little Brewing Company in based in Port Macquarie and has a range of beers for all palates.  Wicked Elf -Porter On limited release Continue reading

Final day on tour with NQN

Final day on tour with NQN

It is day four, on the Mid North Coast Foodie Tour with Lorraine from NQN. Unfortunately it is nearly time for me to bid this lovely lady goodbye. We have a little time to wake slowly and enjoy our beautiful beachfront surrounds at Saltwater, on Emerald Beach. I soak in the view of the waves Continue reading

Day 3- North Coast Food & Wine Tour

Day 3- North Coast Food & Wine Tour

On the road again, Just can’t wait to get on the road again... Oh no! I am humming the lyrics to a Willie Nelson song, what has become of me? If you have just joined me, I am on Day 3 of my road trip with Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella. We have been visiting the Port Macquarie area Continue reading

The Corner Restaurant

The Corner Restaurant

The Corner Restaurant 11 Clarence Street Port Macquarie Despite having already eaten 12 dishes from 12 different restaurants today, courtesy of the chefs competing in the “Mid North Coast Signature Dish Competition” by the time of our dinner reservation I was actually feeling quite Continue reading

Tastings of the Hastings Market Day

Tastings of the Hastings Market Day

October is a huge month for the Port Macquarie Area with a month long celebration of food and wine.  There are a series of events held on almost every day, which all come under the banner of the “Tastings of The Hastings.” The culmination of “Tastings of the Hastings” is the annual market day Continue reading

The Stunned Mullet

The Stunned Mullet

24 William Street Port Macquarie Once again I seem to be starting a story in reverse, but imagine my joy when I saw this cutely named dessert, “The Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” I instantly knew to reserve some dessert space for this little gem. The Stunned Mullet is located opposite town beach at Continue reading

Little Fish Cafe

Little Fish Cafe

Restaurant and Vineyard Cellar Door Innes Lake Vineyards Port Macquarie One of the most common questions I am asked as a food and travel writer is “Don’t you run out of things to write about?” My answer is a most emphatic “NO!” It is quite the opposite, I am fortunate to have so many great Continue reading

Strawberry Picking – Port Macquarie

Strawberry Picking – Port Macquarie

Fresh is best, so We have decided to stop in at Ricardos Tomatoes just outside of Port Macquarie to go strawberry picking. (hehe, yes you did read correctly) Although by the name you would be forgiven for thinking Ricardos are only tomatoes specialist, they actually do a roaring trade in “pick your Continue reading

Six Degrees of Degustation

Six Degrees of Degustation

Rydges Port Macquarie 1 Hay Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444 Husband and I are at the Rydges Hotel Port Macquarie for the 4th Annual “Six Degrees of Degustation Charity Dinner” The evening is part of the schedule of events for the 8th Annual “Tastings of the Hastings” local food and wine Continue reading

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