Natasha Rudra

Natasha Rudra

Life and entertainment editor at The Canberra Times

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Natasha Rudra is the life and entertainment editor at The Canberra Times

BentSpoke brewpub in Canberra celebrates first birthday with four new beers

BentSpoke is turning one on the June long weekend with a big, four-day celebration of beer.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

International Wine Challenge trophy for Lerida Estate shiraz viognier 2013

IWC award winner: Lerida Estate owner Jim Lumbers.

Lerida Estate has won a gold medal and trophy for its shiraz viognier 2013 at the International Wine Challenge in London, one of the biggest wine shows in the world.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Pact Beer Company founder Kevin Hingston to launch Canberra's newest brew label

Success story: Canberra brewer Kevin Hingston is to launch his Pact Beer Company on June 4 at Transit Bar.

The capital's champion home brewer is turning his talents to local commercial beers.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Bryan Martin's cavatelli con fagioli (pasta with mussels and cannellini beans)

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Black mussels are perfect for this simple Italian pasta recipe from the Amalfi Coast.

Cook | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 23:45:00 EST 2015

Ox Eatery

You will find decent meat-focused dishes in comfortable surrounds at this Kingston venue.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 26 12:39:39 EST 2015

Whisky Live 2015 in Canberra: writer Martine Nouet shares food matching tips

Dark chocolate and whisky are a great food match.

Is it possible to become a whisky foodie? Martine Nouet certainly believes so and she offers a range of choices for those keen to try.

Drink,Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 19 23:45:00 EST 2015

The Artisan restaurant in Narrabundah has new owners

Sam McGeechan and David Black have sold The Artisan in Narrabundah.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Fri May 15 20:38:56 EST 2015

Canberra winery Eden Road hosts vertical riesling tasting at Ainslie Cellars

Ainslie Cellars will host a vertical riesling tasting from Eden Road wines to celebrate the 2015 vintage.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Fri May 15 19:55:54 EST 2015

Oliver Brown chocolate cafe to open in Manuka

The Oliver Brown chain will open a venue in Manuka on Thursday, May 21, at 13 Flinders Way.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Fri May 15 19:42:42 EST 2015

Ricardo's venue to open in Woden at Skypark garage

Vision: Ricardo De Marco, owner of Ricardo's Cafe in Jamison, is to expand with another venue in Woden.

Watch out Woden. Ricardo De Marco is opening a new cafe in the town centre - but it will be a different concept to his popular Ricardo's Cafe.

Eat Out,Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 12 22:24:00 EST 2015

Ricardo's Cafe owner Ricardo De Marco: Canberra's young gun tastes sweet success

Stepping up: Ricardo De Marco now plans a second cafe in Woden.

Ricardo De Marco was just 19 when he opened his own cafe. Now it's one of Canberra's most popular. Natasha Rudra meets him.

Eat Out,Food News | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 12 22:04:00 EST 2015

Copper Chimney

Copper Chimney on West Row, Civic.

You will discover very competent traditional dishes that don't break the mould at this Civic venue.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 12 14:55:26 EST 2015

Winter Curry Festival coming to Canberra's Skate in the City

The folk who bring you the Skate in the City ice skating rink are putting on a Winter Curry Festival to go along with it this July.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Mon May 11 17:18:11 EST 2015

Ben Willis, James Viles, Sean McConnell go to Hunter Valley for Food Fight

A couple of Canberra chefs are heading to the Hunter Valley to do culinary battle.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Mon May 11 17:00:32 EST 2015

Champagne dame Kyla Kirkpatrick returns to Canberra Centre for bubbly workshop

Mumm ambassador Kyla Kirkpatrick is coming to Canberra.

Champagne expert Kyla Kirkpatrick is back in Canberra for another workshop on the great bubblies of the world.

Drink,Food News | Natasha Rudra | Mon May 11 15:56:03 EST 2015

The Pot Belly, Belconnen: New owners focus on craft beers, live music, arts

Kym Wojcik, Callum Copeland-Fleet, Lisa Portolan and Joel Baines enjoy a drink in their newly-acquired pub, Pot Belly, Belconnen.

The Pot Belly pub in Belconnen has new owners and a craft beer focus.

Drink | Natasha Rudra | Tue May 05 23:45:00 EST 2015

Batlow Cider Fest 2015 is on May 16

The little country town of Batlow is gearing up for the annual apple cider festival again.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Mon May 04 17:06:13 EST 2015

AFR Top 100 restaurants: Canberra entrants stage special dinners

Canberra restaurants celebrate the awards with a series of special events and dinners ahead of the national finals on May 18.

Food News,Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Mon May 04 17:04:14 EST 2015

Nepal earthquake appeal: Hyatt Canberra holds afternoon tea fundraiser

Canberrans can help raise funds for earthquake victims in Nepal with an afternoon tea at the Hyatt.

Eat Out | Natasha Rudra | Mon May 04 16:11:23 EST 2015

Chestnut dinner and Caroola Farm produce dinner at Le Tres Bon

Le Tres Bon chef Christophe Gregoire in his kitchen at the Bungendore restaurant.

Two interesting dinners at Le Tres Bon in Bungendore.

Food News | Natasha Rudra | Mon Apr 27 17:04:56 EST 2015