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Harvest Good Food, Good Wine and Good Times!

From the Editor, Leigh O’Connor.

While the term ‘harvest’ usually refers to the time of year when crops are ripe and ready to be gathered, it can also mean the outcome of any effort or series of events.

This week we are ‘harvesting’ good food, good wine and good times as we contemplate the onset of Winter and reflect on an Autumn which seemed to come and go in an instant.

From High Tea destinations to watering holes to whet your whistle, we take you around the country with a wrap up of venues to enjoy the fruits of the harvest – including pawsome cafes where your fur baby is as welcome as you are.

Harvest Good Food, Good Wine and Good Times!
For this week’s Chef Chat, we head to destination restaurant Catalina in Lyne Park with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour and find out why Head Chef and Irish-born Alan O’Keefe still dishes up his Mum’s recipes on the restaurant’s Christmas menu.

Alan also shares a stunning recipe for seared scallops, spanner crab mousse, miso Hollandaise and nori dust that you will want to add to your cooking repertoire.

Iconic Byron Bay restaurant Raes on Wategos is turning 30 this year – what truly sets this venue apart is not just its striking façade and unique architectural design, but the immersive experience if offers to guests.

We talk exclusively to Executive Chef, Jason Saxby about what guests can expect when dining at Raes and also the challenges of taking this experience to sea onboard super yacht, M.Y. Sea Raes. Operating a kitchen at sea presents a unique set of challenges – the main one being, the kitchen moves!
Harvest Good Food, Good Wine and Good Times!

"Meticulous planning and foresight are essential when operating a kitchen at sea. There’s no room for error when you are miles away from the nearest store or supplier, so organisation really is key,” Jason explains.

Don’t miss Marie-Antoinette Issa’s complete guide to picking produce now for preserving later as she tells you how to extend the shelf life of seasonal produce to make the most of your harvest; she also takes us on a tour of upcoming Winter food festivals across NSW to put on your culinary calendar.

Dreaming of a holiday? Did you know that Gen Z Aussies are travelling more than ever and 53% of young travellers are prioritising this over other commitments? We bring you Skyscanner’s latest data which sheds light on travel behaviour and factors considered by young adults who are planning to embark on their first independent trip.

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Set on the waterfront in Rose Bay, Catalina on Lyne Park is an Australian culinary icon. Owned and operated for more than 30 years by the McMahon family, this Sydney restaurant has built a reputati...

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