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OTTO night to be truffled.

posted by Emmy O'Neill June 19, 2018 0 comments

Fancy a night of decadence? Of divine feasting? Of delicious food? All generously topped with truffles.

Then ‘Holy Truffle Balls’ have OTTO Ristorante got a treat for you. Prepare to be truffled. Like completely truffled.

Last week I had the privileged of dining at OTTO for a media launch of their Truffle Degustation Menu. Just the mere words ‘truffle degustation’ had me weak at the knees and that was before I had arrived at the venue. That was before the aroma of freshly shaved Western Australian Black Manjimup Truffles filled the room. That was before I tasted course after course of delicious meals generously topped with black truffle. My knees were indeed weak and my excitement to feast on in-season truffles could not be contained. What can I say? It was perfection.

Every single mouthful was truffle perfection.

As I said on the night, (whilst savouring every  bite of the truffle gelato with hazelnut praline and fresh truffle); ‘I have died and gone to truffle heaven’. And yes you read that right… there was truffle in the gelato! And it was unlike anything I had ever tasted in my life; creamy, sweet, salt, crunchy and absolute explosion of flavours and textures. The stuff of truffle dreams!

OTTO’s Head Chef Will Cowper is truly celebrating this year’s truffle season with the introduction of a truffle service; which basically means you can add freshly shaved truffles to your favourite OTTO dish. During the winter months from June through to August for $30, you can add 5 grams of freshly shaved truffled to your dish of choice; the truffles will actually be delivered to your table by Head Chef Will himself! And you also receive OTTO’s chocolate truffles to take with you; perfect for the uber ride home.

There is nothing better than the aroma of fresh truffle. At the end of every truffle season I am already  thinking of ways to use them next year. So by the time they are in season I’m so excited to showcase them through specials to our diners,” says OTTO’s Head Chef, Will Cowper.

Will has also created a number of scrumptious dishes, such as house-made fettuccini with slippery jack mushrooms, pan fried gnocchi with truffles, Parmigiano reggiano and fresh truffle risotto and the aforementioned Truffle gelato with hazelnut praline!

If you are a true truffle lover you really can’t go past the Truffle Degustation hosted at OTTO on July 4th. Prepare to have all your senses overwhelmed when you experience Western Australian Manjimup truffles in all their glorious earthy and delicious glory with an exclusive 5-course degustation with matching premium Italian wines.  For more information on how to book this event head to OTTO.

Just in case you still needed to be convinced that heading to OTTO to be truffled is a great idea… here’s some photographic evidence.

OTTO Ristorante | 480 Queen St Brisbane, 4000 | (07) 3835 2888

 

 

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Splash into Ginuary at Covent Garden!

posted by Karlicca Culalic January 5, 2018 0 comments
GINUARY AWAITS

Make a splash in the first month of the year with Ginuary at the Covent Garden, West End! The event will be set in the lush surrounds of the green courtyard space to celebrate Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin cocktails and ring in Australia Day long weekend with class #yespls!

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GROWN

posted by Emmy O'Neill December 20, 2017 0 comments

A few weeks back I had decided to treat myself to a solo lunch. Not for any particular reason other than I was desperate to try GROWN. Every single time I saw a @grown_bne post on my Instagram feed, I found myself day-dreaming of eating everything plant based. #GimmeAllTheFood

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Time to Visit the Doc. Doc Brown that is.

posted by Emmy O'Neill December 15, 2017 0 comments

In the highly competitive Brisbane cafe market it can often be a challenge to find the right place to sip your espresso or enjoy a wholesome breakfast. Doc Brown Cafe in West End ticks all the right boxes!

Previous owner of the popular Brown Dog in Woolloongabba, Christian Maltby, has done it again with this cafe which opened it’s doors last month.  The contemporary design, the oh-so-friendly staff, and the attention to detail make this cafe a #MustVisit this summer! Continue Reading

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The blackest of all sheep

posted by Emmy O'Neill December 14, 2017 0 comments

Hiding in the industrial streets of Woolloongabba is my favourite of all the coffee shops! I am almost tempted to not give away the address for fear that all the hipsters of Brisbane will travel far and wide just to get a taste of one of Brisbane’s most perfectly extracted espresso. Black Sheep is more than a coffee shop. It is an iconic, right of passage for all coffee lovers…or tea lovers, or hot chocoalate lovers or chai lovers…[the staff at Black Sheep are a very inclusive bunch].  Continue Reading

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The Racing Cafe

posted by Emmy O'Neill December 12, 2017 0 comments

A few weeks ago I crossed the river and headed to the North Side where I stumbled across a just darling lil place called The Racing Cafe. Actually full disclosure my husband actually stumbled across The Racing Cafe and did a little U-turn. What a find!

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Shhhh… can you keep a secret?

posted by Emmy O'Neill November 23, 2017 0 comments

Fancy going to a chocolate degustation? Hold the gosh darn phone… What is a chocolate degustation I hear you ask? Well it is only one of the most fabulous food experiences of your life! I know, I know huge call… but once you sink your lips around BASIK Chocolates you will never go back to the old ‘favourites’ again… #TRUSTME

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At the movies: SHOT CALLER

posted by Emmy O'Neill November 23, 2017 0 comments

I’m not normally someone who sees a movie without watching the trailer first. I like to know what I am getting myself into… and for the record I normally pick ROM-COMS “Oh hello It’s Complicated”. But today I was feeling a little spontaneous and thought to myself, live on the edge and see a movie you know nothing about.

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Spotlight On: Lilly + Lime

posted by Emmy O'Neill November 16, 2017 0 comments

As someone who has got more than her fair share of curves post children I am thrilled to have discovered Lilly + Lime! Swimwear that is stylish and supportive… yes please. Now I will be honest it has taken me, oh I don’t know 32 years to feel comfortable in my own skin. Ok maybe not 32 years… but I am going to say a good 20 years. I am finally ready to embrace ze curves that ‘make me me’ and make me fabulous if I do say so myself. I am so stoked to have some Lilly + Lime in my life. Today we’re chatting with Emma & Amy co-founders of Lilly + Lime; about all things swimwear, curves, embracing your body and a few cheeky Friday afternoon topics.

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Morning After Morning Chats

posted by Grace Elizabeth November 14, 2017 0 comments

In the hipster end of town in West End you will find the most modernistic and chic little café. This space goes by the name of Morning After by day and for a limited four weeks, by Night Before at night. With crisp white washed brick walls, rich moss green furnishings and gold trimming it’s a feast for all the senses.  Continue Reading

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I heart Choo. Jimmy Choo

posted by Emmy O'Neill September 29, 2017 0 comments

 

I blame Carrie Bradshaw for my unrealistic love affair with Jimmy Choo. In case you missed the whole SATC fabulousness (series box set junkie over here) Jimmy Choo is one of the most iconic shoe designers in the world! And I have to say, Jimmy Choo handbags make me go weak at the knees.  Continue Reading