You can’t help but have fun when you are on the FoodinFocus radio show mostly because even if you are an awful guest I make sure that there is enough alcohol to make everyone seem lovely, fun and good looking!
On the show yesterday I had a stellar cast, Jennifer Evans winner of the last My Kitchen Rules TV show, I love her! She is the most delightful young woman with this fantastic light energy that makes you want to hug her. Jen has introduced a new Thai curry range. The new range dubbed ‘Jennifer’s Kitchen’ features five varieties including Real Panang Curry Paste, Real Mussaman Curry Paste, Real Red Curry Paste and Real Green Curry Paste – all carefully created using hand-grown, natural ingredients. Jen made us the Mussaman curry for the show and I couldn’t get enough. A good amount of heat, some clear flavour profiles and a perfect spice balance. In fact I loved it so much I insisted she invite me for dinner!
The Lunchalot.com crew comes with the delightful CEO Richard Tenser and the funny man Mikey Robins. These business partners have created a fantastic venture that I truly believe is a win win for both diners and restaurants. And believe me I get a few of these ideas across my desk a month. For those of you who often grab a spontaneous bite to eat after work, or arrange last minute dining plans with family or friends over the weekend, then you should consider giving this website a try. lunchalot.com have hundreds of restaurant partners across Sydney who upload last minute available tables for up to 50% off. Restaurants choose one of two offers, either 50% off the total food bill or 25% off food and drinks. Sounds good to me!
Everyone’s a winner as it’s a great way for restaurants to fill empty tables and we get a great meal at a fraction of the price. Restaurants include Catalina in Rose Bay, Watts on Crown in Surry Hills and Kaya in Darlinghurst. As the bookings are all done online through the website you don’t have to worry about coupons or printing a voucher. Just turn up, enjoy and be pleasantly surprised when the bill comes. Membership is pretty cheap around $10 a month and that gives you 5 bookings a month. Anyhow Mikey was funny and Richard delightful so I’m in.
Steve Shipley was my wine guest and he is a great wine blogger who does it all for love http://sazinthecellar.blogspot.com.au/ He made me very, very happy because he brought on my favourite white wine varietal, Riesling. Each of these wines was superb from the affordable to the slightly more special. Seek them all out and try for yourself and sign up for Steve’s blog he loves wine and isn’t selling anything so you know its all from the heart.
2007 Annies Lane Copper Trail Clare Valley
2000 Pokolbin Estate Hunter Riesling
2009 Hugel Alsace Riesling
2008 Grosset Polish Hill
Until we meet again, eat, drink and live the life you deserve!