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What’s on this weekend? 21st and 22nd June 2014

By 20 June 2014 6

Suddenly another weekend is upon us – rejoice! Here are a few things we’re aware of going on around town this weekend. Anything you’d like to add?

Family
Baby & Kids Market
Saturday 21st June 9am-12noon
Exhibition Park, Mitchell
Why buy kids stuff new when you can get pre loved goods at bargain prices?

Skate in the City
Until 20th July
Garema Place, City
Get the kids out on ice and show them your tricks…

Music
Sunday 22nd June 3pm
National Capital Orchestra
Saint-Saens Organ Symphony
St Pauls Anglican Church, Manuka
Beautiful music for a Sunday afternoon – Adult $30, Concession $20, Child $15

Theatre
Until 28 June
Bell Shakespeare Company – Henry V
Canberra Theatre Centre
In case you missed John Lombard’s review, click here

Art
Until 29 June
In Perspective
Nishi Gallery, New Acton
UNHCR exhibition of photographs taken by UNHCR staff in the field worldwide

Sport
Friday 20th June
Canberra Raiders vs Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
7.45pm GIO Stadium
Another Green Machine showdown – see if the boys take any inspiration from the NSW win!

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6 Responses to What’s on this weekend? 21st and 22nd June 2014
#1
Canfan3:43 pm, 20 Jun 14

The Truffle Festival kicks off tomorrow – http://the-riotact.com/the-truffle-festival-2/128223

#2
rosscoact4:13 pm, 20 Jun 14

Canfan said :

The Truffle Festival kicks off tomorrow – http://the-riotact.com/the-truffle-festival-2/128223

My first truffle dinner is tonight! Couldn’t wait for the official starters gun.

#3
dungfungus3:20 pm, 21 Jun 14

At the risk of being oudone by “Topper” Hargreaves who has probably consumed truffles on the moon, I would like to say that I have eaten truffles extensively in Europe and have found them the most overrated and overpriced “delicacy” on earth. The taste is simply boring and they could be enhanced with a bit of Gravox Supreme.
I am looking forward to getting your feedback, (forgive the pun).

#4
rosscoact12:33 pm, 22 Jun 14

Well, this was the fifth time I’ve done the truffle thing and the first of the season. I reckon I’m finally getting the hang of it.

Selection, freshness, care of the truffle and preparation are all major factors in getting great truffle flavour even before any cooking is involved.

After that, in my opinion, you must have fat to carry the flavour and simple is best. Particular successes during the weekend included scrambled eggs, a cheese sauce on pasta, scallops and truffle butter on everything. Fantastic, the first time I can declare a complete success.

My problem with eating truffles out is that they are too lousy with the truffle to get a great truffle flavour hit. The exception was risotto at Estelle in Melbourne. However, I’ve never been to France or Italy to eat at any of the places that are renowned for truffle dishes.

I’ll have to give it a couple of weeks for the waistline to return to normal before going again.

#5
dungfungus6:46 pm, 22 Jun 14

rosscoact said :

Well, this was the fifth time I’ve done the truffle thing and the first of the season. I reckon I’m finally getting the hang of it.

Selection, freshness, care of the truffle and preparation are all major factors in getting great truffle flavour even before any cooking is involved.

After that, in my opinion, you must have fat to carry the flavour and simple is best. Particular successes during the weekend included scrambled eggs, a cheese sauce on pasta, scallops and truffle butter on everything. Fantastic, the first time I can declare a complete success.

My problem with eating truffles out is that they are too lousy with the truffle to get a great truffle flavour hit. The exception was risotto at Estelle in Melbourne. However, I’ve never been to France or Italy to eat at any of the places that are renowned for truffle dishes.

I’ll have to give it a couple of weeks for the waistline to return to normal before going again.

Well, at least you had great main-fare. The truffle-kerfuffle is the same the world over – they never put enough of the stuff on your plate to make a difference to the taste of the stuff that is underneath. I don’t like the sound of the fat option either.
Let’s face it, with the imminent demise of the Chiko Roll there are culinary delights already there to take its place, like the Erindale Takeaway’s signature snack “Potato scallop roll with gravy”.
I went to the Hoskintown Chestnut Festival a few weeks ago. It was worth waiting an hour in the queue (while grazing on a bacon & egg roll) to get a kilo of fresh, locally grown roasted chestnuts which were just as good as you would get in the Ardeche.

#6
rosscoact5:16 am, 23 Jun 14

dungfungus said :

Well, at least you had great main-fare. The truffle-kerfuffle is the same the world over – they never put enough of the stuff on your plate to make a difference to the taste of the stuff that is underneath. I don’t like the sound of the fat option either.
Let’s face it, with the imminent demise of the Chiko Roll there are culinary delights already there to take its place, like the Erindale Takeaway’s signature snack “Potato scallop roll with gravy”.
I went to the Hoskintown Chestnut Festival a few weeks ago. It was worth waiting an hour in the queue (while grazing on a bacon & egg roll) to get a kilo of fresh, locally grown roasted chestnuts which were just as good as you would get in the Ardeche.

Looking at my waistline this morning, thinking that the fat option was ‘Je regrette’.

Nothing wrong with an egg and bacon roll, standing in line for warm roasted chestnuts though. That reminds me of an ‘autumn’ festival in Bangkok chinatown area where they roast chestnuts, and its about 34C. Sort of like a roast dinner with all the trimmings on a Queensland Christmas day

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