FINESSE: Signora’s linguini with Cloudy Bay clams, tomato, chilli and garlic. The Italian restaurant has just opened at The Landing Bar & Kitchen. Picture: Dominique Cherry
Signora at The Landing Bar & Kitchen is now open and serving contemporary Italian cuisine. The dining area is stunning and head chef Paul Thornton was thinking outside the square when he designed the menu.
Entrees include the Sloppy Guiseppe Panino with bolognese, pickled chillies, rocket and mozzarella; and the charred asparagus with whipped ricotta and walnuts. As for mains, think roast pumpkin ravioli with goat’s cheese and sage butter or linguini with Cloudy Bay clams, tomato, chilli and garlic. There’s pizza and dessert, too.
Murder mysteryBonta Vera at Minmi are getting into the Halloween spirit with a “murder mystery” party on October 31, 6pm to 9pm. Tickets cost $30 which includes games, food and your chance to win prizes.
Prawn auctionMake a bid on the season’s first box of Hunter River prawns and you will be helping a worthy cause. The Commercial Fishermen’s Co-operative Ltd at Wickham is hosting the inaugural prawn auction on November 1 and donating proceedsto the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service.
The event starts at 7am with bidding on the trawler-fresh box of prawns expected to take place from 8am. There will be a live video-conferencing link to the Sydney Fish Market, too.
“This is our way of giving back to a local community whose love of fresh seafood has supported local fishing families for generations. Hunter River prawns are arguably the most highly prized of the fresh seafood that the co-op is famous for – even more so than the local lobster,” co-op general manager Rob Gauta said.
About half the size of a tiger prawn, the Hunter River variety are renowned for their concentrated flavour and can be enjoyed witha squeeze of lemon and some crusty bread.
Baking queenCake Craze owner Michelle Smith has just returned from another baking adventure in the US. She flew a four-tier competition cake and box full of sugar flowers to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the Oklahoma State Sugar Art Show (OSSAS) and took home bronze for her cake. She taught cakeclasses in California,New Jersey andThe Americas Cake Fair in Orlando, Florida, and will return toMiami inApril for the SoFlo Cake & Candy Expo where she will be be teaching, demonstrating and judging.
Also, a Halloween Cupcake class is being held at Cake Craze’s Warners Bay headquarters on Monday, October 30, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
Big brunchResidents of Carrington, Islington, Maryville, Tighes Hill and Wickham: get to know your neighbour at the Throsby Big Brunch this Sunday, October 29, under the fig trees at Islington Park. It’s a casual community gathering where residents share a plate and a story or two.The event, which kicks off at 10am,is hosted by the Throsby Villages Alliance. To reserve your seat at the long tableregister atthrosbybigbrunch苏州桑拿.
Super banquetBocados Spanish Kitchen is taking advantage of its Watt Street position and offering a “V8 Supercar Banquet” over that weekend.Tickets for a window seat in the upstairs banquet room cost $170, all other seats are $130 per person. Don’t take too long to think about it or you might miss out.
Noodle barSusuro, Newcastle’s first ramen and gyoza bar, is set to open next Tuesday, October 31, at 140 King Street. Lovers of Japanese noodles and wontons have Taiyo Namba, owner of Nagisa,to thank for the newest addition to the city’s culinary map. Head chef Chris Schofield has mastered a fine art.
Family takeawayDid you know Winnies Jamaican now offers a family takeaway pack? It comes with a large whole jerk chicken, sweet potato fries, jerk corn, soft bread rolls and slaw. An added bonus is a bottle of Yardies hot sauce.
Burgersto goSpeaking of takeaway, Mister P’s Burger Bar at Charlestown is now open on Sunday nights for takeaway and Uber Eats orders only.
Change of dateNewcastle Food & Wine Weekend has been pushedback to March next year and a new venue is being sought. Organiser Jessica Eckford-Aguilera saidsupport forthe event had been “overwhelming”and “everyone is still on board despite the change of date”.
Chips pleaseThe chunky haloumi chips at the Greek Taverna Newcastle look seriously yummy. Make a booking on a Friday or Saturday night.
Beach feastThe next travelling Street Feast event is on this Saturday, October 28, at Dixon Park Beach. Be there from 4pm and 8pm to sample all kinds of food truck fare. Don’t forget your picnic rug.
French flairNic Poelaert’s eclairs really are a work of art. They look almost too good to eat. Almost. Employers, if you want to impress your colleagueson Melbourne Cup day, pre-order Choux Patisserie eclairs now on0478 198 689.
Summer lovin’Bistro Lowlands is known for its burgers but has added a healthy, on-trend option to its summer menu –poke bowls. Take away or eat in, the choice is yours. Vegan options are alsoavailable.
United for lifeNatalia from United Speed Cafe at Georgetown and Jane from Let’s Do Lifeare organisinga fund-raiser for TheBlack Dog Institute and Lifeline on November 18. It begins with a bootcamp session followed by yoga and a talk about depression and suicide prevention.
WIN: launch party ticketsThis summer The Landing Bar & Kitchen is expanding its craft beer selection and launching a timely collaboration with Newtown-based brewerYoung Henry’s. Also, Hunter Valley nativeOllie Margan has re-worked the cocktail and bar list to champion fresh, local and seasonal offerings. To celebrate, The Landing is hosting a Summer Party on November 3 at 1 Honeysuckle Drive. Kicking off at 7pm, there will be live music, bar snacks and Newcastle artistMarcus Dixon will create a permanent mural inside the venue.Food & Wine has a double pass to give away to the Young Henry’s launch at The Landing Bar & Kitchen, valued at $100. To enter, send the words “The Landing” with your name, address and number [email protected]苏州夜网.au. Entries close on Monday, October 30, at 9am.