Discovering ever new and better things to eat and drink is a passion of ours. In our latest Foodie Finds, we’ve also got an exciting competition for you to win wine! There are also new Tim Tam flavours, a Sydney-based coffee roaster, a tasty vegan café and Merivale’s 2015 festival!
It’s been a while since our last 5 Foodie Finds, but we think it’s been worth the wait. We’ve got a voucher for one of Australia’s most cutting edge design stores and two magnums of wine to give you. Not bad, ay?
Magnum Wines have developed a new type of cask wine – or wine in a box – that’s actually drinkable. I know, it’s hard to imagine, isn’t it? But it’s true.
They’ve sourced some top Aussie and NZ vino and have put them into their stay-fresh packaging. It’s perfect for that time when you just want to chill out with a glass of wine but you don’t want to worry about the rest of the bottle going off.
Magnum wine stays fresh for weeks. And each box holds 2 bottles’ worth!
So when you feel like that glass to take the edge off a bad day or that perfect glass to go with dinner, there it’ll be waiting for you.
So it’s competition time!
The challenge: tell us in 25 words or less what your Magnum at Home moment looks like then sign up to our newsletter here.
You’ve got until Friday week when we’ll announce the winner via the newsletter on 6th March.
Email your answer to jimbutcher [at] romance-media [dot] com with ‘Magnum Competition’ in the Subject line.
We love coffee. I seem to be drinking more and more of the stuff recently. Especially since finding this new local, Sydney-based roaster. Leftfield source and roast all their own beans and should be available in shops very soon.
We’ve tried their Old Fox blend – their latest – and it’s great. Sweet caramel with a beautiful nuttiness and extremely smooth.
Leftfield also have single origin beans. Their Burundi beans from Africa are citrusy and full of life. The Salvador beans are mellower but also well worth a go.
Keep your eyes out for this stuff. We’ve tried it in our stovetop and French press percolators and it comes out beautifully. It also works well in cocktails… watch this space for more of that too!
Raw Lab Kitchen
Given a choice between a regular meat burger and a raw vegan one, it’s usually a no-brainer for me. But this new Bondi-based outfit might just change that.
Focused on vibrant, fresh, filling food that’s also good for you, they’re doing some pretty unconventional things with raw veggies. I tried their burger and was blown away.
Mrs R had Raw Lab Kitchen’s pizza and was equally impressed.
Raw Lab Kitchen will be setting up shop in Bondi in the coming weeks serving lunch and dinner to punters interested in intense flavour, bright colours and a completely different way of thinking about and eating healthy food.
Check out the Raw Lab Kitchen’s Instagram feed to keep up to date with them and their mad raw food science!
That’s right, Adriano Zumbo’s at it again. And this time he’s nailed it.
The new Tim Tams Zumbo’s created are nothing short of amazing. The dark choc raspberry is a stroke of biccie genius.
And then there’s Mrs Romance’s new true love: the coconut cream Tim Tam. Imagine a Bounty in Tim Tam form and you’re half way there.
And to make three for the win, the most excellent salted caramel Tim Tam is now available in full size packets (I could eat my own bodyweight in salted caramel Tim Tams).
Every year for the last 6 years, Merivale have set out an amazing food and drink festival in the heart of Sydney. And for its 7th birthday, March into Merivale is looking like the best yet.
Tickets are already on sale for all the events and for individual festivals.
Check out March into Merivale’s website for all the details. The whole thing goes from 23rd February to 29th March this year.
Have you discovered any amazing new food or drink recently? Tell us in the comments! And don’t forget to enter our wine giveaway competition!