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Valentine’s Day at Gelatissimo

Gelatissimo is all loved up, celebrating Valentine’s Day with their February flavour, a raspberry gelato with a salted white chocolate ripple. They’re taking their celebration of love even further, though, with the chance to win a $4,000 diamond ring from York Jewellers when you add a Koko Black heart pop to your gelato (+ $3.50), take a photo and share it on Instagram, tagging @gelatissimogelato, @yorkjewellers and #gelatissimo. Entries close 18 February, with limited stock of 50 hearts per store.

ARC opens in the City

ARC, the latest venture from Canberra coffee roasters Redbrick, has opened in the new Constitution Place building in the CBD. ARC promises to showcase a refined menu of classic breakfast and lunch dishes that pair perfectly with the roaster’s four specialty coffee blends. And for those looking to wind down after midday, ARC will also have a few wines, beers and cocktails on the menu for afternoon drinks. “It’s Redbrick’s 10th year in operation; we started in a 40sqm corner shop in Curtin, and through the support of the local Curtin community in that space, and the Canberra coffee community, we’ve had the opportunity to grow,” says Redbrick’s owner and founder of ARC, Tim Manning. “Having a space like ARC open continues the opportunity for the brand to grow and really showcase what Canberra coffee and Canberra hospitality has achieved.” Redbrick’s love for its hometown shines through in ARC’s fit out, too, with interiors from local firm Capezio Copeland and furniture by local designer Tom Skeehan.

ARC will be open seven days a week for breakfast and lunch at 1 Constitution Avenue in the City. Read more here.

Canberra on Tik Tok

One local Canberran is putting her hometown on the map, showing off all Canberra has to offer on social media app TikTok. Bri Williams is showcasing her favourite Canberra activities, including our incredible food and wine scene, via @brijean_198 on the app. 

Read more on this story here.

Dining in Pitch Black

Forget eating with your eyes! Pitch Black is bringing a dining-in-the-dark experience to a secret venue in Canberra on Thursdays 25 March and 1 April. Diners will experience a two-course meal eaten in complete darkness; the idea is to heighten your other senses and focus on taste, smell, mouthfeel and sound.

Tickets are $90pp, purchase via explorehidden.com

Praise chicken salt mayo

Calling all chicken salt and mayo lovers: did you know Praise makes a chicken salt mayo that’s made for hot chips? You can find it for $4 at Woolworths and independent supermarkets.

Product of the Year winners

The Product of the Year award winners for 2021 have been announced. A number of foodie products made the list, including Lyres’ non-alcoholic spirit range, croissants from Coles and Old El Paso’s hard ‘n’ soft taco kits.

For the full list, check out productoftheyear.com.au – and be sure to pick up next week’s Canberra Weekly for your chance to win one of three Product of the Year prize packs.

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