Archive for October, 2010

100 Mile Meal – Elevation 867, Blue Mountains College

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

As part of the Crave Sydney International Food Festival, Western Sydney Institute (TAFE) Blue Mountains College’s fine dining training restaurant provides commercial cookery, food and beverage and events students with training to be high quality hospitality professionals.

The 100 Mile Dinner – six course degustation menu – include bream from the Hawkesbury River, truffles from Borrodell on the Mount in Orange, Bilpin chestnuts, Jannei goat’s cheese from Lithgow and Megalong Valley beef. Local wines will be matched and sold separately.

The meal is one of four 100 Mile Dinner events hosted by TAFE NSW – Western Sydney Institute across western Sydney and the Blue Mountains which will demonstrate the calibre of hospitality students whilst supporting local producers.

See what these talented students can come up with and support local producers.

Bookings essential.

When: October 29, 7.30pm-9.30pm

Cost: $80

Where: Elevation 867, Blue Mountains College – TAFE Western Sydney Institute, Mitchell Street, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782

Phone: 02 4753 2138

100 Mile Meal chef Simon Bestley.

100 Mile Meal chef Simon Bestley.

Hats Off Dinner – Darley’s goes oriental

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Victorian Darley’s embraces the Orient. In conjunction with the Crave Sydney International Food Festival, for one night only on October 19, Darley’s is offering an exclusive six course degustation experience, with all with a taste of Asia.

Discover subtle Asian flavours, while dining in one of the most romantic settings in the Blue Mountains. Carl Middleton, the Executive Chef has prepared a unique menu to satisfy all food lovers.

Darley's Restaurant

Darley's Restaurant

What: Hats Off Dinner – Darley’s goes oriental

Where: Darley’s Restaurant, 3 Lilianfels Avenue, Katoomba NSW 2780

When: October 19, 6.30pm-11pm

Cost: $160.00

Bookings: Reservations are essential so for more information, contact or call 02 4780 1200.

Dan Murphy’s Approved for Katoomba – Media Coverage

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Tuesday night’s council meeting reversed its previous decision (or deferral of a decision) on the Dan Murphy’s development in Katoomba, and the shop will now go ahead.

This attracted media coverage on ABC 702 (it’s not 2BL anymore!) with Mayor Myles interviewd on Deborah Cameron’s show. You can listen here.

The Gazette reports here.

East Timor Sisters Book Sale, CWA Hall, Megalong St, Leura 30 & 31 October

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

Good quality books, CDs & DVDs required now. Turn your unwanted books, CDs and DVDs into cash for East Timor. Deliver them to 8 Westbourne Street, Wentworth Falls or call Ruth on 4757 1953.

Smart House Winners Visit Wentworth Falls…Oops

Friday, October 8th, 2010

You might have read about the competition to let a family live rent free for a year in a “Smart House” in Newington in Inner Western Sydney, designed to showcase energy efficiency and low water use. The contest is over and the winners have moved in, and they have recently been trying out an electric car, the new Mitsubishi i-MiEV. Unfortunately, a trip to Blackheath proved too taxing for the batteries, and the car ran out of puff (buzz?) in Wenty.

Happily, the rain held off as the driver and passenger hoofed it into town for a bite, but the car had to be towed home.

Electric transport of one sort or another (we already have those shiny electric passenger devices over there on the rails) will most likely be key in the future, so lets hope the car makers can improve the range and a practical recharge network is developed.

Read the whole adventure and more from the Smart Home family here.