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In The Taratory mid-Autumn wrap

By in_the_taratory - 18 April 2012 1

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It’s been a busy two months in the Taratory since our last wrap in February – but that’s because there’s been plenty to do in and around Canberra!

First of all, we’ve quite simply done a lot of eating. On johnboy’s recommendation, T1 checked out what all the fuss was about at Sage, and was totally blown away with the service and the quality of the food (even the bread was fantastic! Don’t say no to the bread). T2 reviewed the famed Princes Palace Chinese Restaurant in Belconnen and while the food was great, the experience left a lot to be desired. In the meantime, T1 headed along to try out Ellacure’s all day breakfast – and has been back countless times since that review. The breakfast and service there really is that good.

T1 was excited to head back to another Beer and Food matching day (Beergustation!) at the Durham after her experience in October, and while the experience wasn’t as good the second time around, it’s still well worth it and is great value for money. There’s another one on 28 April if you’re keen!

T2 demystified exactly what’s involved with laser therapy treatment by reviewing what to expect at the numerous clinics in Canberra – it’s worth a read if you have any questions about how it all works.

T1 has a bit of difficulty interpreting what the blurbs on the backs of wine bottles actually mean, so has ventured into providing her own interpretations of how the Canberra district wines fare in terms of taste (Jeir Creek Reisling and Eden Road Seedling Shiraz).  This was capped off with an enjoyable day out amongst the Canberra district’s wineries (Shaw, Clonakilla, Dionysus, Eden Road, Gallagher, Surveyor’s Hill) during the Canberra Wine Harvest Festival weekend. T2 also checked out Poachers Pantry to determine why there’s so much hype about it, and happily came away convinced that the hype is completely justified.

It’s also been a great period for theatre in Canberra. The Street Theatre recently hosted Crescendo, which was a completely improvised musical show put on by Impro ACT. (Keep an eye out for Improvention 2012 coming up in the middle of winter!) The Canberra Theatre also hosted Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (who hasn’t studied it at school?) and while T1 was a little disappointed, it was great to see something she’d spend extensive time studying at school brought to life.

T2 also reviewed her January experience of the Summer Shape Up, put on by our friends at Her Canberra. She concluded it was a great initiative, with plenty of free trials with Canberra’s numerous fitness businesses. Meanwhile, T1 attempted to work off all that she had eaten (did not succeed) by heading back down (and up) to Mt Kosciuszko – instead of the Main Range >20km walk that she did last time, she opted for the slightly shorter walk which involved a chairlift! The conditions were absolutely horrid, but there’s still something pretty special about standing on the top of Australia (‘s mainland).

mountains

Finally, T1 had a great day out in the Autumn sunshine, coveting the simply gorgeous vehicles at Auto Italia 2012.

auto italia

Love your work, Canberra.

It’s been a busy two months in the Taratory since our last wrap in February – but that’s because there’s been plenty to do in and around Canberra!

First of all, we’ve quite simply done a lot of eating. On johnboy’s recommendation, T1 checked out what all the fuss was about at Sage, and was totally blown away with the service and the quality of the food (even the bread was fantastic! Don’t say no to the bread). T2 reviewed the famed Princes Palace Chinese Restaurant in Belconnen and while the food was great, the experience left a lot to be desired. In the meantime, T1 headed along to try out Ellacure’s all day breakfast – and has been back countless times since that review. The breakfast and service there really is that good.

T1 was excited to head back to another Beer and Food matching day (Beergustation!) at the Durham after her experience in October, and while the experience wasn’t as good the second time around, it’s still well worth it and is great value for money. There’s another one on 28 April if you’re keen!

T2 demystified exactly what’s involved with laser therapy treatment by reviewing what to expect at the numerous clinics in Canberra – it’s worth a read if you have any questions about how it all works.

T1 has a bit of difficulty interpreting what the blurbs on the backs of wine bottles actually mean, so has ventured into providing her own interpretations of how the Canberra district wines fare in terms of taste (Jeir Creek Reisling and Eden Road Seedling Shiraz).  This was capped off with an enjoyable day out amongst the Canberra district’s wineries (Shaw, Clonakilla, Dionysus, Eden Road, Gallagher, Surveyor’s Hill) during the Canberra Wine Harvest Festival weekend. T2 also checked out Poachers Pantry to determine why there’s so much hype about it, and happily came away convinced that the hype is completely justified.

It’s also been a great period for theatre in Canberra. The Street Theatre recently hosted Crescendo, which was a completely improvised musical show put on by Impro ACT. (Keep an eye out for Improvention 2012 coming up in the middle of winter!) The Canberra Theatre also hosted Summer of the Seventeenth Doll (who hasn’t studied it at school?) and while T1 was a little disappointed, it was great to see something she’d spend extensive time studying at school brought to life.

T2 also reviewed her January experience of the Summer Shape Up, put on by our friends at Her Canberra. She concluded it was a great initiative, with plenty of free trials with Canberra’s numerous fitness businesses. Meanwhile, T1 attempted to work off all that she had eaten (did not succeed) by heading back down (and up) to Mt Kosciuszko – instead of the Main Range >20km walk that she did last time, she opted for the slightly shorter walk which involved a chairlift! The conditions were absolutely horrid, but there’s still something pretty special about standing on the top of Australia (‘s mainland).

Finally, T1 had a great day out in the Autumn sunshine, coveting the simply gorgeous vehicles at Auto Italia 2012.

Love your work, Canberra.

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In The Taratory mid-Autumn wrap
Berra007 11:41 pm 21 Apr 12

Wow!

This is just genius! I actually checked these places out as per your recommendation and I literally almost blew my head off it was that great (Im talking about from the spice from Princes Palace, not from my Dirty Harry).

I love the review work here B1 & B2. Speaking of bananas, you’ve got to check out the banana smoothies @ BananaRada Cafe – its pretty new in town, might not be much info on it.

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