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Dining Downunder in the Media

Dining Downunder in the MediaAussie chefs teach class on cooking with flairVic Cherikoff, a visiting Australian celebrity chef from the “Dining Downunder ” cooking show, was on island recently for “Dining Downunder, An Australian Food Festival” held at the Hyatt Regency Guam. Besides creating traditional and contemporary Australian fare during lunch and dinner, Cherikoff also […]

Wattleseed and Chocolate Palmiers

Wattleseed and Chocolate PalmiersDifficulty: Serves: 6 Recipe By: Rhonda Christie Preparation time: 25 minsCooking time: 10 mins 50g milk chocolate chopped (good quality chocolate)100g dark chocolate chopped (good quality chocolate)2 tablespoons coffee crystals2 tablespoons ground Wattleseedextra ½ cup sugar4 sheets prepared puff pastry Preheat oven to 210c. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper. In a small bowl mix together chocolate, coffee crystals […]

Paperbark smoked duck with Illawarra plum sauce

Paperbark smoked duck with Illawarra plum sauceServes: 4 Difficulty:  Ingredients For the dish 4×150g duck breast1 bunch water cress1 chopped chilli hot4 serves shiitake mushrooms4 serves enoki mushrooms1 Paperbark Roll1 teaspoon Alpine Pepper30g Illawarra Plum Sauce Method 1. Use a cast iron or camp oven, line it with damp paperbark (Vic tells me he saves the off-cuts when thinning sheets for this) and set over […]

2nd Series – Pre Production

2nd Series – Pre ProductionDining Downunder ™ is currently in pre-production for the 2nd series of our Australian cooking show. This follows on from our first 13 episodes which have aired in over 40 countries and are still being marketed in the USA. Our new series will have 65 episodes and will be filmed on location […]

The Three Sisters and the Post Office Restaurant in Leura

The Three Sisters and the Post Office Restaurant in LeuraVic Cherikoff visits Echo Point in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney and drops in to the neighbouring Blue Gum and Leura Post Office restaurants. Echo Point attracts visitors from around the world and offers postcard views of the Three Sisters and out across the Jamison Valley. Scientists […]

Banjo Patterson’s Restaurant on the Parramatta River

Banjo Patterson’s Restaurant on the Parramatta RiverOur chefs visit Hunters Hill on the Parramatta River, to dine at the well known Banjo Patterson Cottage Restaurant. Classified by the National Trust, “Rockend” is where A.B.’Banjo’ Paterson, the Australian poet and bard lived as a young man with his grandmother. This convict-hewn, sandstone block cottage, with its […]

Buderim Ginger and Bistro C in Noosa on the Sunshine Coast

Buderim Ginger and Bistro C in Noosa on the Sunshine CoastThis episode, Mark McCluskey takes us to the restaurant where he spends most of his time as Executive Chef, Alberts Lakeside Restaurant and talks about his menu, vision and style at this corporate by day, casual by night restaurant in the Hills District of Sydney. Alberts […]

Australia Day on Sydney Harbour

Australia Day on Sydney HarbourFor Australia Day, our chefs visit the Sydney Fish Markets, then board a cruiser for a seafood lunch on Sydney Harbour. Our skipper finds a sheltered cove and we cook on the BBQ off the back of the boat. It’s a great way to enjoy this amazing part of Sydney on […]

Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains

Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue MountainsThis episode, Vic Cherikoff heads off to the west of Sydney and visits the historical and heritage listed Mercure Grand Hydro Majestic Hotel in the Blue Mountains. This grand hotel is situated on an escarpment at Medlow Bath and offers magnificent, sweeping views of the Megalong Valley and Kanimbla Ranges. Completed in […]

Crowne Plaza Newcastle

Crowne Plaza NewcastleBenjamin Christie drives 2 hours north of Sydney to visit his mate, Nick Flynn who is Executive Chef of the new Crowne Plaza Newcastle. Nick, apart from looking after banqueting and room service also heads up the Crowne Plaza’s Breeze restaurant and bar. The menu presents a range of renowned Hunter Valley produce […]