What’s on this week in food: January 21-February 1 | Gourmand and Gourmet

What's on this week in food: January 21-February 1

a-week-in-food-TEMP-4 Wednesday 21 Urbane is throwing a one-off dinner party with British Chef Sam Miller and Urbane’s Head Chef Alejandro before Sam heads off to open a new restaurant in Sydney. Tickets to this 8 course vegan degustation menu are limited so get in quick! You don’t want to miss out on being a part of this pairing of culinary genius. Thursday 22 The latest addition to the South Bank lineup is the Manhattan Line and they’re serving up some very tempting eats! With hot dogs like The Empire State, loaded with a beef frank, bacon, fries (fries! on a hot dog!) and cheddar and The Brooklyn Chilli Dog stuffed with a pork frank, beef chilli, cheese and a pickle, you’ll be wagging your tail in delight. Be sure to lap up one of their hefty whiskey cocktails, too.  Friday 23 Not content with being awesome at breakfast, Ruby Café are taking over the Paddington dinner scene with a new menu of bistro style dishes and hands-on eats. Share plates like deep fried pickles and mushroom arancini as well as burgers and hot dogs and classic main courses will have you salivating in no time. They’re open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday until late. Saturday 24 85 Miskin Street will be hosting a French inspired Truffle dinner that will have you hooked on the strange looking (it’s true) delicacy. Five course of exquisite food using truffles and matched with fine French wine will have you feel as if you’ve stepped into the heart of Paris. Sunday 25 The Regatta has the perfect Sunday sesh spot with Pitcher Perfect Sundays in their open air courtyard with river views. From 3pm, a pop-up bar serves fresh oysters and pitchers of James Squire Orchard Crush, Bols Geneva, Sloe Gin and red and white sangria. Find a couch, chill out to live music and end your weekend right. Monday 26 Ready to eat your weight in lamingtons and have a few ice cold tinnies? We’ve rounded up a bunch of spots where you and your green and gold outfit will fit right in! Whether you want a place to party on with a bucket of beer and the Triple J Hottest 100 or just tuck into a big steak and egg breakfast, you’ll find it here. Tuesday 27 Every Tuesday night from 4pm until late, Dutch Courage is giving you the chance to really show off your skills at Connect 4, Trivial Pursuit, Battleship and Jenga, plus a few more of your fave childhood pastimes. Not that it’s likely you’ll be too skilled after a few $7 craft beers.   Thursday 29 Just when you thought Paddington couldn’t get any more delicious, Cayenne Kitchen and Bar opens its doors! With a menu that changes with the seasons there is something to suit all taste buds. They’re open Wednesday to Sunday for lunch and dinner and weekends for brunch from 9am until late. Friday 30 Blue Raven is a new American-style restaurant that has just opened its doors in Auchenflower and is serving up some drool-worthy eats! Think southern fried chicken, pulled pork burgers and tender ribs – yep, we’re drooling. They’re open Tuesday to Sunday for dinner and brunch on weekends but we think a sickie for their Friday lunch is in order! Saturday 31 It’s not often you get the chance to try some of the world’s rarest whisky, so you don’t want to miss the Pappy Van Winkle appreciation night at The Gresham if you’re a lover of the finer things in life. Head along to the exclusive event and you’ll be knocking back six half impressions of Pappy’s finest, with ‘That Bourbon Guy’ Scott Christie to guide you through the nuances of each sip. Tickets are limited so don’t wait until the last minute. Sunday 1 Book yourself a spot out on Sake’s deck and spend the last hourse of your weekend with fresh sashimi and a glass of bubbles. Never thought of putting champagne and sashimi together? Well, now’s the time to start.