This new restaurant is selling chicken Marsala with a side of Surrey pride
This new restaurant is selling chicken Marsala with a side of Surrey pride
Savouring Surrey is a week-long series looking at the history and the future of Surrey through its many restaurants and the people who make up the diverse community.
One of the newer food and beverage spots in Surrey is the Dominion Bar and Kitchen.
One thing is for sure, the owners really, really want to be in this fast growing city.
Their website states: “Proudly Surrey, Uniquely Surrey.”
Surrey pride The restaurant sits at the base of the new Civic Hotel, a 23-storey tower, next to the 52-storey residential tower at the Surrey Central SkyTrain station.
The hotel and restaurant, part of the Century Group, have put their roots down for good in this spot, says Darren Pierce, the general manager.
Special Series: On The Coast Explores the Cuisines of Surrey “We are very proud of the neighbourhood we are in. The concept is to create a restaurant and a bar for the local people. [This city] is overlooked on far too many occasions, and Surrey has some negative connotations. That’s not the case. We are proud of it.”
In the week-long series Savouring Surrey, CBC’s Lisa Christiansen looks at the history and the future of Surrey through its many restaurants. (Peter Scobie/CBC) Another reason for opening the Dominion was to give people a reason to stay in Surrey instead of heading into Vancouver for their dining and entertainment.
“We wanted to create a downtown feel in your local neighbourhood. It is one of the comments we hear, ‘It reminds me of someplace downtown,’ so we do try and bring that vibe.”
Savouring Surrey Take me out to the Round-Up, where baseball and comfort food combine Variety is the spice of Surrey Darren has managed the restaurant for the past year and has already seen a lot of change in Surrey — the opening of Kwantlen Polytechnic University, an increase in the number of highrise buildings in the city and the rejuvenation of the SkyTrain station.
General manager of Dominion Bar and Kitchen Darren Pierce moved to Canada from Ireland 15 years ago. He said customers come to the hotel from all over Surrey, including students and local business owners. Surrey is extremely diverse meaning customers also come from all over the world.
Savouring Surrey Surrey’s Indian cuisine: Food solace for the new girl in town Darren enjoys meeting new Canadians because he too immigrated to B.C. 15 years ago from Ireland.
“I love nothing more than sharing my experience, how I got here and hearing how they got here. It’s what this country was built on, everyone coming together. A lot of people can relate back to Ireland for some reason.”
The restaurant also boasts another newer Canadian, executive chef Rajeev Arora.
The restaurant sits at the base of the new Civic Hotel in Surrey. (Peter Scobie/CBC) He was born and learned his trade in India and spent time in Hong Kong. There were stints on cruise ships, cooking shows and now he’s put his roots down in Surrey where he works to keep the menu a constantly shifting collection of dishes that reflect his own tastes and the tastes of the people who visit and share their thoughts.
SAVOURING SURREY So you think pizza is Italian? Surrey says think again One of the menu highlights is a Jägermeister-brined chicken breast in a Marsala mushroom cream sauce. What else would you expect from an Indian-born chef?
Dominion Bar and Kitchen executive chef Rajeev Arora was born in India, which is also where he learned to cook. (Peter Scobie/CBC)
Is there a more common name for the dish “flaming mutton”? – indian cuisine
I went to the Royal Indian Curry House in Makati, Metro Manila late last year. They sell a dish called “flaming mutton”. I want more, but I’m on the wrong side of the Pacific. Is there a different name for this dish?
I’m going to admit up front that my knowledge of Indian food is poor. Last fall I went to Manila on a work trip, and I went to a restaurant called the Royal Indian Curry House in Makati. They have a dish there called “Flaming Mutton”. The menu has no description, only the name and a price. From what I remember, it was a kind of shredded lamb with curry spices, and on the spicy side of food we had ordered, which included a couple of curries, tandoori chicken, butter chicken, etc. The meat was definitely shredded, not in chunks. The dish was saucy, but not like other dishes (it was served on a flat platter, not in a pot or saucepan). After searching through photos of the restaurant’s food, this picture is the only one I could find of the dish (Google images link, low quality pic).
I had this dish twice, and foolishly thought to myself “huh, maybe this is something I can find elsewhere,” but instead found approximately 0 results for “flaming mutton” as being any sort of Indian dish. Lamb curries that I have had here in Portland typically haven’t matched what I had at this particular restaurant, instead being chunks of lamb in sauce.
What I’m trying to figure out is this: is there a real name for this dish so that I could order it at other Indian restaurants? Or is this more likely a house dish that really doesn’t exist outside of this one restaurant?
Thank you MeFi! posted by Mister Fabulous to Food & Drink (9 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite Here is the published version of the Royal Indian Curry House’s menu ; look under curries.
Gourmet Fusion Culinary Workshop in Hyderabad
Event Description Gourmet Fusion Culinary Workshop in Hyderabad
Kitchen Diaries and Home Chef Anushree Seksaria from Flavour Box are coming together to Hyderabad for the first time to bring to you a culinary workshop at Jxtapose Jubille Hills.
Gourmet FusionRight from Lebanese to Thai with a twist of Indian, acquaint yourself with the basic understanding of different gourmet cuisines from around the world. Along with preparing delicious culinary creations that arise out of their fusion. Learn how to make dishes like Spanish Tapas, Asian Mango Salad, Thai Biryani, Udon Noodles and more.
Food Event in Hyderabad
On 5th March 2019, Tuesday
Time : 11:30 AM
Venue : Jxtapose, Plot No: 587, Road No 32, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad
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Planning Your Wedding In Australia – Ideas For Choosing The Right Place For You And Your Guests!
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Weddings in Perth, Western Australia and Beyond!
Australia’s North West from Exmouth to Broome and beyond! The Northern winter or dry season is April to September and boasts long days of blue skies and beautiful sunshine, some would say this is the perfect WA weather! However many European visitors will wait for the summer wet season where the temperatures are in the mid 30s and you can experience a balmy combination of heat, humidity and sunshine!
Below the Tropic of Capricorn in the south the weather is far less dramatic, with Perth enjoying more sunny days in a year than any other capital city in the country! Because of this beautiful weather Western Australia has built up a reputation for fine food and world-famous wine regions, and overall needs no explanation as to why it would be the perfect place for you to organize your destination wedding. Whether you are from Western Australia, interstate or abroad there are so many advantages to getting married in Perth, the internet is a wonderful place and you can do a little research to find out about Perth and WA to choose the perfect wedding venue and location for your big day!
The Coral Coast; Experience the whitest sand and the bluest ocean that plays host to some of the most breathtaking and exotic marine life in the world! You can find Ningaloo Reef, the world heritage listed site that is awesome for fishing and diving, one of the few places that you can swim with a whale shark, be sure to extend your wedding into a honeymoon – what an amazing thing to do after your big day! With a wide selection of fabulous wedding venues and accommodation to suit your personalities and number of guests you will be sure to have plenty of choice.
Australia’s North West; home to the world-famous Kimberley, a true desert wilderness that offers an outback adventure for those four-wheel drive junkies! Be sure to stop off at the Bungle-Bungle Ranges, the Karijiini National Park and Lake Argyle on your tour of this region. Maybe you will choose The Billi Resort or Cable Beach Club in the North West near the town of Broome. These beautiful venues offer outstanding ceremony and reception settings.
South West; when you hear the name Margaret River the first thing that springs to mind is top-class wineries and scrumptious local produce. The perfect location for a wedding featuring spectacular views and idyllic settings for your ceremony and reception venue.
Perth; the gateway to the west. Direct flights to Perth airport make it easy to arrive both from international destinations and around Australia, you can arrive in the western capital via rail, taking the Indian-Pacific service that spans the entire country from sea to sea, you can hop on in Sydney , Melbourne or Adelaide and the whole journey would take 3 days. Might be the way to travel back after your wedding, a short honeymoon journey for the newly-weds. Alternately, in the summer months you can get on board a coastal cruise as part of your honeymoon, much of WA including Perth, Broome and Esperance will feature on a world cruise itinerary.
Once you arrive in Perth this relaxed city spends most of its time with sunny blue skies and has so much to offer, with an exciting and young vibe you will be able to find something to suit you and all of your guests and create a truly unique experience for your wedding in Perth, WA. You can choose a beach or garden wedding and from an extensive list of venues like the Northbridge Hotel or Cottesloe Surf Life Saving Club. You can also take the trip over to Rottnest Island, an increasingly popular destination for weddings as there is a Chapel or Catholic Church as well as a selection of beautiful outdoor locations for your ceremony. The Rottnest Island Lodge and Aristos Waterfront venues can cater for all your reception needs.
Maybe you will venture inland to the Swan Valley where you will encounter the oldest wine region in Western Australia, also a fabulous location for a wedding in WA.
Say “I do” in Sydney, or Regional New South Wales.
There are so many locations available to you in this beautiful state from remote outback to Sydney and all along the coast of New South Wales!
Outback New South Wales; some of the most remote towns including Lightening Ridge, Tibooburra and Broken Hill can be found in outback NSW. The rugged landscape provides some stunning scenery for any event, with outstanding Aboriginal rock art and national parks covering most of the land.
The Broken Hill region would provide a unique and romantic setting for your outback wedding, you could choose from the Broken Hill sculpture park or if you are the adventurous type say ‘I do’ from the top of a historic mountain range.
Country NSW; if you are looking for a country themed wedding or fancy getting married next to the highest waterfall in Australia then you have come to the right place. The Wollomombi Falls in Oxley Wild Rivers National Park would be a spectacular location for your ceremony. Country New South Wales has so many gorgeous locations for you to choose from, make sure you add your own little country twist to your bridesmaid outfits with the addition of cute cow-girl boots!
Be sure to check out Corowa, Deneiquin and Moama, you can hire a boatboat for your honeymoon on the Murray River, an amazing and romantic experience, or for something really different why not hire a boat big enough for all of your guests and get married on board.
Hunter Valley; if you and your guests enjoy good food, good wine and stunning views then the Hunter Valley would be the perfect place for your destination wedding! With vineyards in abundance and garden weddings becoming ever more popular you will be spoiled for venues in these wonderful surroundings.
With famous wineries such as Lindemans and Wyndham Estate offering wedding packages to suit all, you can get married on the banks of the Hunter River or amongst the vines in this picture perfect location, the ideal setting to create fantastic memories.
North Coast; The Northern Coast of New South Wales is home to some of the most popular beaches in Australia, stretching from Byron Bay to Newcastle, you can follow the Pacific Coast route and be astounded by the delights of Lennox Head, Coffs Harbor, Port Macquarie and Port Stephens! All of these beautiful coastal towns are fabulous holiday destinations and would make the ideal location for a beach wedding in Australia.
Check out the Aanuka Beach Resort perfect for an elopement package or a small wedding, they also have several ceremonial locations to choose from so that you can have things just the way you wish for, they have a stunning resort chapel or you could get married on the lawn by the beach!
Snowy Mountains; this is the perfect location for the adventurous bride and groom looking for some winter wedding inspiration and a celebration that is flourishing with snowflakes, blue skies and après-ski! You could even arrive at your ceremony or reception on a husky led sleigh or even on your skis depending on how skilled you are so that you do not get your outfit covered in snow!
The aptly named Snowy Mountains home to the well-known snow fields of Thredbo, Perisher and Charlotte Pass have so many hotels and resorts that would be the ideal, check out The Station at Jindabyne or Lake Crackenback Resort for two fabulous options for a winter wedding !
Lord Howe Island; located about 600km off the North coast of NSW This World Heritage listed is home to some of the most amazing species of flower, crystal clear water that is great for exploring the underwater marine marine and the rare coral that makes up the island’s marine park!
This island would make an exclusive location for your wedding as there can only be 400 visitors at any one time. Consider the Capella Lodge as a place of serenity for your big day, whether you go for an intimate elopement or book the entire resort this place of beauty will be sure to provide the perfect backdrop.
Sydney; this amazing city would be a spectacular location for your wedding no matter what style or size you choose. Maybe you will have the Opera House or Sydney Harbor Bridge in the background of your ceremony or sometimes these will be the scene for your fabulous wedding photographs. This bustling metropolis has wedding planners, wedding accessories and Sydney wedding photographers in their hundreds; you will be spoiled for choice and will need to do some specific research to create the perfect occasion.
Sydney harbor and the romance that surrounds it is simply remarkable, combine that with a unique wedding venue and you will have yourself the perfect day! Sydney harbor wedding cruises are a fantastic idea for a wedding that you and your guests will never forget! You can choose from a small boat up to the Harbor Ballroom or the Sydney Showboat, both able to accommodate up to 350 guests – obviously your choice will be dependent on your budget and the number of people you will have with you on your big day!
Celebrate in Adelaide and South Australia.
The entire state of South Australia boasts long, warm summers from December to February and mild temperatures through autumn and winter. The state’s capital Adelaide is the gateway to the Flinders Ranges and Kangaroo Island, and is easily accessible by air. It is also home to a small population of just over a million people Adelaide is classed as one of the most liveable cities in Australia.
Adelaide City; with its cafe culture lifestyle and diverse mix of people the city has a modern feel and an amazing variety of cuisine. With the choice of the Hills and Beach within half an hour drive of the city and state heritage listed parklands surrounding it this wonderful place can make a fabulous destination for your wedding.
The city prides itself on the many ‘green’ initiatives and set up as Australia’s most sustainable city; this is therefore the ideal place to hold an eco-friendly wedding. Bring in some natural elements to your big day, make sure that you pick native flowers that are in season, beeswax or soy candles for your decorations and choose bonbonniere gift ideas that your guests can take home and use time and time again to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
Adelaide Hills, Barossa & Clare Valley; reflecting stunning views across the Valleys the Adelaide Hills has so much to offer, known as one of the finest areas for cool-climate grapes there are charming boutique wineries in abundance. The Lane Vineyard, Bridgewater Mill and the Stirling Hotel are amongst the many places that make the Adelaide hills the perfect spot for your wedding or reception venue.
The fresh produce is just one of the things that might pull you towards the Barossa Valley for your wedding venue! You can also follow the butcher, baker & winemaker trails to check out some of the culinary delights on offer in this special place – a great excuse for a trip to SA before the big day!
Looking for a more intimate setting for your wedding ceremony, then head to the Care Valley, there are many cute beds & breakfasts in this area and some stunning locations to get those perfect shots of you in your wedding dress in the South Australia scenery.
Flinders Ranges & The Outback; perhaps for the more adventurous this will be on the list of possible destinations for your adventure honeymoon. Pack up the camper-trailer and head off into the dusty red desert. Keep your eyes open for wedge-tailed eagles and lazy lizards along your journey into the wilderness and you will be sure to get some fantastic photographs of the bush backdrop.
Maybe you are a couple that just love the country, if an outback setting for your wedding is more up your street then why not seek somewhere like the Arkaba Station, a wild bush luxury resort on the southern edge of the Finders Range National Park. Choose for your wedding in the ranges from a ridge top dinner to a woolshed venue, or boutique heritage homestead to a deluxe swag for two and camping under the stars! With 4WD trips, hot air balloon rides, viewing the local wildlife, mountain biking and many other adventurous activities to keep your guests amused this is the perfect location for your outback destination wedding.
Kangaroo Island; just a Kangaroo’s jump away from Adelaide this island is a true sanctuary of wildlife and tranquility with untouched bushland and immaculate beaches. You can choose from a waterfront location or head to the West of the island to the Wilderness Retreat for an intimate ceremony. Rest assured that your guests will be well fed and watered on this amazing island, due to its location in South Australia a state that is renamed for its produce and preparation, Kangaroo Island is one of the must-do food and wine experiences in Australia that you and your guests will remember for years to come.
The Murray River; there are two river regions on the Murray in South Australia, known as the Riverland and the Murray lands both great locations to begin your adventure. Why not experience the romance of this mysterious river aboard a houseboat, you can hire your own for an intimate celebration or take all of your guests on board a served boat like the Proud Mary, get married and hold your reception on the Murray River!
This is such an amazing place for all of the family, consider it one big waterpark with boat ramps along the way for you to launch your own or hire a boat, jet-ski, water skis or wakeboard. For the more relaxed approach grab your kayak or canoe and drift down stream in the wonderful outdoors.
Getting Married in Melbourne.
The city of Melbourne is made up of the city center and a number of precincts and inner-city suburbs, each with their own character and charm. Renowned for its art and culture, live music, dining variety and shopping, Melbourne has a wealth of opportunity for you and your guests when you choose this wonderful city for your wedding.
The city ‘Laneways’ are famous for their back street corridors covered in graffiti making an awesome backdrop for your wedding photography, and there is nothing stopping you from saying your vows in front of your favorite piece of art.
With parks and gardens in abundance this city welcomes the garden wedding trend, and offers a huge selection of intimate settings for your nuptials. From the rotunda in Alexandra Gardens to the Old Cheese Factory in Berwick, there are hundreds of beautiful spots in Melbourne for your garden ceremony, and hotels and avenues of all different styles to carry on into the evening for your reception.
Docklands; in the early 90s this disused port and rail area was transformed into a modern urban waterfront. In the Docklands, where the city of Melbourne meets the water you will find the perfect location for your inner-city wedding. You can choose from a heap of function venues to suit your wedding, cocktail packages to formal sit down receptions, you will find all that you could wish for with the city as your backdrop.
Yarra Valley; This picturesque area surrounding the Yarra River is one of Australia’s leading wine-producing regions, with wineries in abundance you can discover a whole world of beauty from art galleries to restaurants, markets and more. If you are looking for a winery for your wedding then you have certainly come to the right place, the Yarra Valley has some amazing venues to choose from including the Yering Station Winery and Rochford Winery.
If you’re looking for an intimate venue for your closest family and friends then you could try Stones of the Yarra Valley, they offer a stunning Chapel, Dairy and Barn combination all intertwined with paths and luscious green gardens making a perfect setting for your wedding photographs.
Mornington Peninsula; to the east of Melbourne and below the eastern suburbs you will find the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, this picture perfect piece of land is covered in rolling hills, vineyards, olive groves all within a stone’s throw of the ocean.
With the pretty seaside villages from Mornington and Dromana along Port Phillip Bay and down to Sorrento if you are planning a beach wedding then these beautiful locations will certainly fit the bill, in the summer months you can expect gorgeous weather, creating some stunning backdrops for your wedding. Perhaps you would prefer to take in the views from higher ground; Arthur’s Seat is one of the most popular locations on the peninsula for hilltop weddings.
Phillip Island; connected to the mainland by bridge from the town of San Remo to the Island town of Newhaven, Phillip Island is located less than 2 hours away from the city and is easily accessible from across the whole of Victoria. Tempted by the ocean breeze the island tenders to experience milder weather all year-round, making it a wonderful place for a summer wedding that is not too hot!
Great Ocean Road; traveling this famous stretch of road is one of Victoria’s greatest highlights, from Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula all the way along to Warrnambool you will see some spectacular sights and take in some breathtaking scenery.
Planning your wedding in this part of the country leaves everything to the imagination; you could consider Apollo Bay as a central point, or beautiful Lorne where you could marry in the gorgeous settings of the Lorne Beach Pavilion, this is in the perfect position to allow a beach ceremony followed by a sit down reception or cocktail event in the cafe or restaurant right on the beach front.
If you are looking for somewhere completely different then why not rent the famous Pole House, in Fairhaven, it could be a place to retreat to as your bridal suite or perhaps as a location for your actual wedding, ideal if you are only having your close friends and family.
Your Wedding in the Northern Territory
From the coast to the red center the Northern Territory has so much to offer. With a landscape like no other stretching from Australia’s famous monolith Uluru, to the Barkly Tablelands and the Tropical North where wetlands and waterfalls cut through the national parks to create a stunning backdrop for any wedding photograph. Make sure that you take some time out to meet the locals and soak in the rich aboriginal culture and history, be mindful to watch out for some other locals like the crocodile!
Darwin & Surroundings; with its tropical outdoor lifestyle, beautiful harbor scenery, surrounded with World War II history and its cuisine heavily influenced by their nearby Asian neighbors, Darwin is a true adventure paradise for you and your guests.
Renowned for its sunset markets, if you need to pick up a last minute gift for the bride and groom, or grab some final wedding decorations then you’ve come to the right place as you can expect to see arts and crafts in abundance here! For a truly unique wedding experience you could take in a Darwin Harbor Cruise or discover the Melville and Bathurst Islands, (Tiwi Islands) on tropical sailing journey. Say “I do” on-board a private catamaran!
If you prefer to keep your feet on the ground then Darwin also has some amazing hotels and resorts that can cater for all of your needs to create the perfect wedding in Darwin! The amazing Sky City has some fantastic wedding packages on offer to help you plan your big day!
Kakadu & Arnhem Land; in this stunning location you can witness world heritage-listed scenery and outstanding rock art, Australia’s largest national park features cascading waterfalls, giant crocodiles and exotic birds! Check out the Wilderness Safari Retreat for some exclusive bush luxury, you can speak to the lodge team about arranging your wedding in Bamurru Plains, an amazing marriage amongst the wildlife.
Perhaps for the more adventurous this is somewhere to consider for your honeymoon, you could hire a campervan and takes the Nature’s Way Tourism Drive for a romantic adventure! Experience the Mamukala Wetlands, Nourlangie Rock, Jim Jim and Twin Falls along the way, what an amazing way to start your married lives together.
Katherine & Surroundings; the Katherine region extends from the Queensland border in the east to the Kimberly region in the west and is a wonderful gateway to nature and adventure. Perhaps the more remote areas like Elsley National Park would not be ideal for your ceremony but surely your honeymoon of adventure might start with a bushwalk over the spectacular Katherine Gorge! You could hire a car and go on the drive of your life, crossing the Daley river and onto the Douglas Daley area, off into Butterfly Gorge and explore the many waterholes and hot springs that natures beauty has to offer.
There are heaps of wedding venues in the area including Knotts Crossing, secluded amidst tropical gardens near Katherine River is the perfect location for your wedding in the Northern territory.
Alice Springs & Uluru; famous for the personality of its locals, their love for contemporary art and traditional aboriginal influence along with all the natural wonders around it, Alice Springs is the gateway to your outback adventure and a true Australian wedding location.
You could consider a romantic hot air balloon ride over the West McDonnell Ranges for a unique red center experience. Maybe you could convince your Alice Springs celebrant to go up with you and say your vows in the sky. Venture out to the spiritual heart of Australia and experience the one true gemstone that is Uluru, also known by the name Ayers rock this awesome sight is a must see. With its extraordinary display of ever-changing colors, you simply can not miss the natural show at both sunset and sunrise, just amazing!
Voyages and Ayers Rock resort offer a choice of apartments, a luxury wilderness camp, hotel, backpacker rooms or campground accommodation! You can choose whichever style suits your needs, and your guests, however the Longitude 131 ° offers a truly wonderful experience for your nuptials. In 5-star luxury you and your guests will have private views of the sunset and sunrise over Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, which is an amazing way to start your married life together in awe of Australia’s most amazing rock.
Getting Married in Tropical Queensland.
With sunny days in abundance and a year round temperature climate, Queensland really does have so much to offer and countless places to visit! No matter what type of adventure or Queensland wedding you are seeking you will be sure to find something to suit your style. With a variety of terrain from rainforest to ocean, outback to reef you can be sure to tailor a fantastic package to suit you and your guests anywhere in QLD!
Cairns & Great Barrier Reef; this is Queensland’s Tropical North where you will find thousands of locations for a wedding and discover a place that is full of natural wonders and beauty! Cairns City, gateway to some spectacular scenery from rainforest to the Great Barrier Reef with the village of Port Douglas offering a more sophisticated, low-key escape. This is an extremely popular place for couples looking for a more intimate wedding to elope to and there are so many amazing deals available in this part of Australia.
Perhaps you are looking for a unique spin on your wedding, and well this is one of the most restructured places in the world for scuba-diving. You could even go completely different and say ‘I do’ among the coral, you would have to hold up cards of acceptance to your vows at an underwater wedding but what a magical and unusual way to get married!
The Daintree Forest is also a must see, the oldest surviving tropical rainforest on earth is home to an astounding amount of plants and species of animals. You can get an indigenous guide to give you a tour to find out more about the culture and history of the surrounding area and its people.
Townsville; This beautiful coastal region has such a diverse terrain, with the ocean reefs in the east and the outback in the west the opportunities for exploration are simply endless. The town of Townsville is at the center of all that is on offer, you should take a trip up Castle Hill to take in the views of the city and the nearby Magnetic Island. This tropical island offers some outstanding resorts and is a wonderful destination for a beach wedding with the perfect setting for a unique escape. Getting to the island is only a short 25 minute cruise across the bay, a beautiful way to begin our journey.
Be sure to think about your honeymoon in this area too, perhaps the more adventurous may take the Great Tropical Drive, a self-driving route that will take you from Cairns and Townsville to some amazing places in Tropical Australia. Take in Charters Towers and sample outback life at a cattle station farm stay or see the historic gold mining site at Venus Battery. Ravenswood is another old gold mining town well worth a look.
The Whitsundays; the 74 island wonders that make up the Whitsundays are mostly uninhabited and provide the perfect setting for a day of exploring or simply relaxing on the secluded beaches and coves.
Airlie Beach is the gateway to these stunning islands and the epitome of a beach town, with a carefree vibe and packed full of palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks, restaurants and bars. The after dark backpacker and traveling vibe is full of energy and most will party to the early hours before embarking on a party boat or organized cruise.
Be sure to take in Whitehaven Beach, this 4 mile stretch of pure white silica sand has been voted one of the best beaches in the world. If you have a little more budget to play with then why not take a romantic flight over heart reef, a stunning collection of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart and looks amazing from the sky above.
The resort islands include the Hayman Island, one of the top luxury destinations for weddings and honeymoons. Hamilton Island, this is the largest inhabited island and has an airport making it easily accessible for both families and couples. Daydream, Lindeman, Brampton, Long, Hook and South Molle Island are scattered across this beautiful ocean, all offering an array of resort accommodation to suit your personal preference.
Fraser Coast; This wonderful region is filled with some of the word’s greatest attractions and beautiful scenery. If you can plan your wedding between June and November then the perfect treat for you and your guests would be to venture to Hervey bay and take a trip on the water to see the humpback whales that frequent this water during this time.
Just a short ferry ride from Hervey Bay is the outstanding Fraser Island, you can arrange your own way across or join a tour to take you along the highway of sand and the tracks that lead you to some spectacular lakes and waterholes including Lake McKenzie with its crystal clear freshwater.
You will also find the eco-friendly resort of Kingfisher Bay, if you are planning a wedding with them then they offer discounts on guest accommodation, advice about hens and bucks nights on the island along with a special wedding package and honeymoon visit all in one .
Brisbane; this cosmopolitan city has some top-notch restaurants, cafés and bars. From the river to the coast this green city has the perfect climate, with an average of 300 days of sunshine a year you would be unlucky not to have the sun shining on your wedding day. From the Brisbane River to views of the Storey Bridge there are so many places to visit in the locally known ‘Brissy’.
If you are looking for something alternative, then why not hop on board The Kookaburra Queen from Eagle Street Pier, this beautiful paddle wheeler boat is an icon of the Brisbane River and will offer you an experience you will never forget! You can also check out the Brisbane Powerhouse, with their rooftop terrace offering a unique space for a memorable event. Or the XXXX Brewery has a wedding package to suit any beer lover and their guests.
The Sunshine Coast; just north of Brisbane, this beautiful stretch of beach from Caloundra to Noosa has so much on offer with sparkling water and breathtaking scenery what more could you wish for to create your perfect wedding. Noosa Heads is one of the most popular destinations for a wedding in Australia. With pristine beaches and stylish settings, it is the perfect spot for a beach ceremony or your wedding reception.
Often weddings held in the region will bring family and friends from all over Australia and the globe to help you celebrate in style. After the wedding celebrations are over, your guests may wish to extend their stay and take advantage of this holiday haven. With resorts like Oceans Mooloolaba and Out-rigger Noosa you will be spoiled for choice!
Now that you have picked the perfect location and venue for your wedding you can start to organize the fun stuff! Whether you are based in Australia or overseas there are so many resources available to you locally for your wedding dress choices, decoration ideas and of course your bonbonniere personalized gifts – be sure to check out ideas that offer a direct postage service so that if you are traveling you can arrange for your wedding gifts to be there when you arrive.
I’d recommend you to check what your Hotel restaurant offers. There is a chance you might get lucky there. Really traditional German food is usually not available for delivery.
What you should ask yourself is though, what you consider as sufficiently traditional German. The local cuisine is quite diverse. A traditional dish from Cologne would be e.g. Himmel un Ääd (which has black pudding as part of the dish), which is quite different from a Schweinshaxe from Munich (that many “German” restaurants in Cologne offer as traditional dish, but is in fact traditional for a different region).
Really good traditional German food though is hard to find. The quality in restaurants is unfortunately not so great nowadays. So if you get disappointed, it might be that you simply didn’t find a good version of the dish.
On another side note: Germans at home are eating very multi-cultural. From Italian pasta to Indian curry variations with rice, you find it all.
Ingredients in UAE mostly come from India, says UAE’s first female chef Khulood Atiq Saeed
Ingredients in UAE mostly come from India, says UAE’s first female chef Khulood Atiq Saeed Ingredients in UAE mostly come from India, says UAE’s first female chef Khulood Atiq Saeed Source : 04:47 hrs
[India], Mar 2 (ANI): Food ingredients, mostly spices, come from India, which makes the Emirati cuisine taste almost similar to the Indian cuisine, shared Khulood Atiq Saeed, the first female chef from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Attending an international food festival hosted by the Embassy of UAE in New Delhi in collaboration with multiple Embassies of other countries, including France, Tunisia, Czech Republic, Hungary and others, on Friday, Saeed told ANI, “We don’t have any ingredients in our country. Most of the spices come from India. So you can see the Emirati food and Indian food is similar.”
“Few differences are however noted in the taste because we use less chilli in our food. But today it was a combination of both cuisines. I made the Emirati stew and used the Indian ‘Rumali Roti’ as the bread to go with it,” Saeed added.
The celebrity chef further went on stating that Indian food was one of her favourites in the list.
“I am excited to see more recipes and spices in the food festival. In my country, we have some Indian food but it is not the same here because you have a huge number of recipes. I have time here and so, I went to the kitchen and saw the chef preparing few of the Indian dishes,” Saeed said.
When asked to elaborate on her journey of becoming the first female iconic chef from the UAE, Saeed remarked that her career started in 2006.
“Initially many people had commented that how are you going to work with your abaya along with so many men around you. But now those people are proud of me because today I not only cook but also write the Emirati cookbooks. I do lots of episodes on the local television channels and visit around the world to promote the Emirati food,” Saeed noted. (ANI) SEARCH talking point on sify news Latest Features
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Originally Posted By: grapedrink Quote: : That’s why the popularity of Vegemite in the UK never made sense to me.
Probably because salt is the only thing the Brits season their food with, so it’s an easy extension for them
Say what you want but while traditional British food is rubbish (except for cream tea and Fish & Chips), Brits figured out how to appropriate other world cuisines and put their own twist on it.
It’s no secret that UK has best Indian restaurants, very different from those in India.
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News: ITB Berlin 2019: Malaysia aims for 30 million tourists next year
News: ITB Berlin 2019: Malaysia aims for 30 million tourists next year March 1, 2019 by PressEditor
With a total of 25.8 million international tourists arriving in Malaysia in 2018, ITB Berlin will be instrumental in boosting visitor numbers to this exotic, exciting and welcoming destination.
With the Visit Malaysia 2020 campaign in the works, Malaysia’s ministry for tourism and culture is targeting arrival figures of 30 million for next year and tourist receipts of RM100bn (roughly €22 billion).
“I believe Malaysia’s cultural uniqueness is a big draw for the European market,” explained Mohamaddin Bin Haji Ketapi, minister of tourism, Malaysia.
“As you may know, Malaysia is a melting pot of cultures with influences from Malay, Chinese and Indian ethnicities, as well as from Europe, Arab and the Malay Archipelago.
“This has resulted in a mixed yet harmonious legacy that manifests itself in Malaysia’s architecture, clothing, language, cuisine and other aspects.
“As such, the highlight of our presence at ITB this year will be the cultural aspects that we bring to the show.”
Visitors to ITB Berlin will have the opportunity to experience Malaysia’s architecture, local food and cultural performances.
The country’s colourful national cultural troupe will showcase an hour-long performance during the Opening Gala reflecting the beauty and diversity of Malaysian culture and heritage.
“Malaysia’s breath-taking nature, its warm, welcoming multi-cultural peoples, and its exceptional, varied cuisine, have made it a ‘must’ as a destination in south-east Asia,” said David Ruetz, head of ITB Berlin.
“Having Malaysia as our official country partner this year will enhance ever-so-important cultural links and engender more awareness and appreciation, both for us of their culture and traditions, and for them of ours.”
The number of employees involved in Malaysia’s tourism sector rose to 3.4 million in 2017 from 1.5 million in 2005.
Employment in the tourism industry contributed 23.2 per cent to total employment in 2017, up from 15 per cent 2005/
Zurab Pololikashvili, secretary general of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation, stated: “I wish to congratulate Malaysia on being ITB’s partner country for this year.
“Malaysia is a founding member of UNWTO and one of its most active members, involved at several levels of the organisation’s activities and governing bodies.
“Malaysia identified tourism as one of the forefront industries in its economy because of tourism’s great potential in job creation, socio-economic development as well as foreign income generation – tourism is currently the second largest foreign exchange earner.”
Malaysia is a diverse tourism destination that offers world-class attractions, including nature, shopping, adventure, islands and beaches, as well as many international events, offering visitors a plethora of interesting choices.
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