Month: February 2015

Tastebox Review

Does it drive you crazy having to plan meals, find recipes and wander up and down the aisles of the grocery store finding all the ingredients? Then (like me!) you need Tastebox! This week we had the pleasure of trying a Tastebox 3 meal dinner box for 2 people (box contents are pictured below). If you have not heard of Tastebox as yet this is what it is. Tastebox chefs create delicious recipes, source fresh ingredients (including good quality meat!), pre-measure the required amount of each ingredient and deliver straight to your door (for free in a 100% recyclable biodegradable box!) with simple recipes and all you simply need to do is follow the recipe and be prepared to be blown away by the mouthwatering dishes you have created! The three meals we got to cook were Glazed Sesame Salmon with Chickpea Salad, Pork San Choy Bau and Spiced Steak with Mexican Salsa. Each meal took less than 40 minutes to make, included a minimal amount of prep, and each serving was less than 800 calories, bearing …

Birds Nest Yakitori and Bar, Brisbane

We recently ventured to Bird’s Nest Yakitori and Bar in West End to try the Omakase (chef’s selection) Course which consists of  Amuse Bouche served with 30mL chilled sake, 7 Chicken Skewers, 2 vegetable skewers, a Rice Course and a Dessert all for only $55! Bird’s Nest offers a traditional Yakitori experience with popular yakitori options on the menu such as chicken thigh with shallots and chicken meatballs however they also offer items popular throughout Asia such as chicken liver, chicken heart and chicken arteries. If you dine at Bird’s Nest you need to experience eating the chicken liver, heart or artery, we were pleasantly surprised. Bird’s Nest also has an extensive drinks menu featuring Japanese Beer, cider, sake, ume shu (plum wine),  japanese scotch whisky, shochu and white and red wines. If you are unsure of what to try from the sake options Bird’s Nest also have an in-house sake sommelier who can assist you with deciding between the refreshing, rich, aromatic or aged options. It is no wonder that Bird’s Nest Restaurant has been featured in the Courier …

Kwan Brothers Chinese New Year Party

Kwan Brothers is inspired by the hawker markets of Singapore, the night markets of Hong Kong, the izakayas of Tokyo and the street carts of Bangkok. Kwan Brothers serves up funky asian and you could easily be fooled into thinking you are in Singapore, Hong Kong or Tokyo when you walk through the front doors. We believe Kwan Brothers is revolutionary, bringing to Brisbane out of this world Asian Food, late night dining (with the kitchen open till 11pm every single night – can I get a hallelujah!?) and they also deliver food and booze (provided you live nearby) all at a very reasonable price! Ah, Kwan Brothers, you complete us! Not only are there already a million reasons to visit Kwan Brothers but they have one more big reason to go see them as they are currently giving away a FREE TRIP TO HONG KONG! Dine with Kwan Brothers between February 19 and March 1 and you can enter the competition, further competition details can be found by visiting Kwan Brothers. Below are some photos to …

Matt Moran’s Riverbar & Kitchen Brisbane

We recently stumbled upon Matt Moran’s Riverbar and Kitchen whilst doing a self guided restaurant/bar crawl of the Eagle Street precinct in Brisbane and we were absolutely blown away! We stopped at Riverbar & Kitchen to enjoy some lunch and upon finding this venue we immediately felt like we had been whisked away to an exotic location like Seminyak in Bali (one of our favourite locations and a very glamorous part of Bali!). Riverbar & Kitchen is complete with outdoor mist cooling systems to cool you down on a hot summers day whilst sitting outside enjoying the view of the glorious Story Bridge. When you wander inside you are greeted by a very well presented bar and the most glamorous decor reminiscent of a luxury boathouse completed with white boarded walls, nautical styling features and a feature ships rope light right in the middle of the venue. We ordered a chicken and beef burger for lunch and were pleasantly surprised after taking one bite of these delicious buns, the meat was cooked to perfection and the …

Newly Opened Nest Restaurant and Bar at Hotel Jen Brisbane

Nest is the perfect venue for all events, whether its a quick bite to eat, a romantic dinner with a loved one, a dinner with a group of friends, a couple of cocktails or wines after work or a Friday or Saturday night out on the town! Nest Restaurant and Bar has recently opened within Hotel Jen in Brisbane and is located on Roma Street adjacent to the Brisbane Transit Centre and is only a short 700 metre stroll to Brisbane CBD. The restaurant is open from 6.30am and offers buffet breakfast, followed by an all day à la carte Asian Fusion lunch and dinner menu from 12pm to 9.30pm with some items also available for takeaway or room service if you are staying at Hotel Jen Brisbane. Asian fusion cuisine has gained international attention for its depth of flavour, innovative chefs and open-minded approach to combining new and traditional ingredients. The food menu caters for all needs with many gluten free dishes and vegetarian options available and for the meat lovers like myself, don’t stress, there is …

WIN 2 x $65 vouchers to a Putia Pure Food Cooking Class

WIN 2 x $65 vouchers for you and a friend to enjoy a Putia Pure Food Cooking Class! Vouchers valid until 31 May 2015. HOW TO ENTER: 1. Follow @eatdrinkseeaus + @putiapurefoodkitchen on Instagram 2. Repost the below photo and tag both pages and hashtag #eatdrinkseeaus OR Tag 3 friends in the post on the @eatdrinkseeaus Instagram page ABOUT PUTIA PURE FOOD COOKING CLASSES: Chef Dominique Rizzo aims to inspire and connect with people wanting to eat, cook, learn and enjoy pure foods. There are a variety of classes on offer such as Indian, Lebanese, Moroccan, Italian, Vietnamese and Spanish cuisines and on topics such as Jam making, Herbal teas, Paleo, Raw food, Seafood, Craft Beer tasting and Wine and food matching. The full schedule of the classes can be seen at http://www.putiapurefood.com.au/school/ TERMS + CONDITIONS: Competition closes Saturday 28 February 2015. Entrants must be following @eatdrinkseeaus + @putiapurefoodkitchen and must either repost the image or tag 3 friends in the post on @eatdrinkseeaus to be in the competition. Entry is unlimited and you can …

Bincho Brisbane Official Launch

We recently attended the official launch party of Bincho Brisbane and enjoyed a wonderful night of cocktails, delicious yakitori and ninja tricks! Check out our photos below from the Bincho Launch Night and our recent review of Bincho can be viewed by clicking here. Bincho Brisbane Website: http://www.katarzyna.com.au/bincho/ Email: reception@katarzyna.com.au Address: 339 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday: 4pm till late