Sage nationally recognised
Sage Dining Rooms in Braddon has been recognised as Australia’s ‘best fine dining restaurant’ as part of TripAdvisor’s 2020 Traveller’s Choice Best of the Best awards. Each year, the travel site pulls together ratings, reviews and saves from travellers to find the best of the best in a number of categories including destinations, beaches, accommodation, attractions and restaurants. Sage emerged as the winner and ranking in the top 1% of restaurants worldwide.
For more information, visit sagerestaurant.net.au
Magnum has launched its latest offering to the ice cream market, which features the recently-discovered ruby chocolate. The Magnum Luxe Ruby range has two flavours – raspberry and blood orange – both coated in Magnum ruby chocolate. The brand says it’s the first in the world to pair the chocolate, discovered in 2017, with ice cream.
The Magnum Ruby range is available nationwide from Coles, Woolworths, IGA and selected independent stores and petrol stations.
Not everyone would open a new food venue in the midst of a pandemic, but that didn’t stop Chris Felemegas and brother Peter recently opening Chargrill’d Eatery in Belconnen. The “chicken shop with food” serves up everything, from cakes, coffees, breakfast, lunch and dinner, with something for everyone, including burgers, wraps, pasta, Southern fried chicken and, of course, chargrilled chicken. Chris says businesses has been “very good” since opening, but COVID-19 has meant they “want to get a little busier”. He says everything at Chargrill’d is family-style cooking, with big portions and good prices: “When I opened this shop, with my brother, we said ‘we don’t want to lose anyone’… we said we want to cater for the vegetarians, for young, old, for everyone.”
Chargrill’d Eatery, 1/59 Cameron Avenue, Belconnen; orderonline.chargrilld.com.au
Ikea announces meatless ‘meatball’
Ikea has announced it will be adding a meatless ‘meatball’ to its menu from 6 October, made from yellow pea protein, oats, potatoes, onion and apple, and served with mashed potatoes, lingonberries, and cream sauce, in the same way as the traditional dish. You can also purchase a frozen take-home pack from the food market. Ikea will host a ‘Sustainable Dining’ event for Ikea Family members at the Canberra store on Thursday 24 September 12.30-2pm, $25 per person; book via the email distributed to members on 7 September.
Fedra olive oil wins big
The local Fedra Olive Grove in Collector has won big at the 2020 Athena International Olive Oil Competition, awarded double gold for their Jeff’s Blend oil, and gold for their Fedra oil products. The competition is held in Greece to determine “the best olive oils in the world”, with winning bottles provided with the ‘Athena seal’ of approval. Fedra has won 39 international and national awards in 2019-20, including at the international Sol d’Oro Southern Hemisphere Competition in Osaka, Japan.