The Restaurant & Catering Association’s (R&CA) #EatAloneTogether campaign has now evolved into #TakeawayTuesday. The original campaign launched in March to encourage people to support restaurants during the height of COVID-19 restrictions, and Unilever Food Solutions (UFS) declared Tuesday 19 May as National Takeaway Day. Both the R&CA and UFS are encouraging Australians to continue their support of local restaurants – especially as restrictions tighten in some areas around the country – by placing a takeaway order at a local venue every Tuesday if they’re able to. “If our favourite restaurants are to survive this crisis, it is critical that we continue to help our restaurants survive and rebuild their business,” says R&CA CEO Wes Lambert. “We need all Australians to get behind #TakeawayTuesday – whether that is helping to promote it or by ordering takeaway so our restaurants and chefs can keep their businesses in business.”
Bubble tea gelato
Gelato giants Gelatissimo have launched a new, limited-edition flavour that’s sure to delight the bubble tea lovers out there. The new flavour, brown sugar bubble milk tea, is made with organic Assam tea infused into the gelato, finished off with a swirl of brown sugar syrup and topped with tapioca pearls. The flavour is available in stores across Australia in a cone, cup or a take-home pack.
DIY your own wine label
Australian winery Fowles has launched a new service, born out of the COVID-19 pandemic: design-your-own labels. Fowles Wine CEO Matt Fowles said the company created the DIY labels as an alternate income stream to keep staff in jobs throughout the pandemic, with customers able to select their preferred wine and then design their own custom label. “Fowles DIY provides folks the perfect opportunity to tailor a bottle for their own occasion,” he said.
For more information or to DIY your own label, visit fowlesdiy.com.au
Winter dinner party box
Meal kit delivery service Marley Spoon have teamed up with Matt Preston and Tanqueray to create a limited-edition winter dinner party box. The $139 box, curated by Preston, includes recipes and ingredients for a four-course dinner for four, as well as a bottle of Tanqueray London dry gin and cocktail ingredients. An upgrade to the $169 box will get you a bottle of Tanqueray Nº Ten small batch gin.
Box orders are open until 21 August, with deliveries until 30 August, via marleyspoon.com.au