Our nation’s birthday is just around the corner, which means a long weekend is on the horizon (if you were quick enough to take the Friday off) and we’ve created a checklist of delicious essentials to keep you satisfied all weekend long.
What would Australia Day be without a meat pie, lamingtons, fresh fruit and thirst quenching drinks? Non-Australian. Luckily for you, James St has everything you need to have a true-blue celebration (in style of course).
Your first stop should be Jocelyn’s Provisions to pick up the meat pies and lamingtons before they sell out. There are 3 classic pie flavours to choose from; lamb and rosemary, chicken and mushroom or beef and red wine, all of which are delicious and available in standard or family sizes.
Now, if you’re the king (or queen) of the BBQ these next few steps are aimed at you! Head to The Standard Company Meats for premium sausages, lamb cutlets or a succulent piece of steak. If throwing a shrimp or two on the barbecue is more your style, then head to Fresh Fish Co for the finest prawns around. Be sure to visit French Twist on your way out for freshly sliced bread because a blanket for your meat is a must.
Thirsty after all that mouth-watering food talk? We are and Cru Bar & Cellar has the drinks covered. Pick up some refreshing beer, an Australian grown and produced wine or a sneaky champagne. Hot tip: keep your drinks cool when travelling with a practical, yet stylish Swell cooler bottle from Calexico. Not only do they look great, but they will keep your beverages ice-cold until you finish it.
Follow these tips and you will have a true Aussie feast on your hands!
January 19, 2017