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Scott Bolles


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Scott Bolles reports on the news, moves and changes in the Sydney dining scene, covering restaurants, cafes, producers and what you need to know right now.

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Burger craze goes over the top

To borrow a television phrase, has Sydney's burger craze jumped the shark?

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 03 23:58:43 EST 2014

Pleading pays off for North Sydney foodies

In case you missed it, Din Tai Fung opened recently at Greenwood Plaza. But North Sydney does not live on dumplings alone; Bourke Street Bakery will add its high-quality bread and baked products to...

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 03 23:58:53 EST 2014

NSW a sparkling success

Some of the country's finest sparkling wine is grown in NSW's cooler-climate regions

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 03 23:43:01 EST 2014

Matthew Crabbe building his restaurant portfolio

Matthew Crabbe doesn't make a noise about his every move as some celebrity chefs do, but the Sydney-raised pan rattler is quietly amassing an impressive offshore restaurant empire.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 03 17:05:12 EST 2014

Potts hot so duo tries Asian

Kings Cross and Potts Point are neighbouring suburbs yet could not be more different; one the poster child for the city's unpalatable behaviour, the other a gentrified strip of gilded real estate and...

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Australian tea for Jay Z

When Beyonce and Jay Z tucked into their gift bags at the Grammy Awards on Monday, the healthy-living couple would have found they could wind down after the big night with some Blossom Blends tea.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 27 23:44:04 EST 2014

Pilu owner dirty over dishwashing fine

Giovanni Pilu

It isn't every day a member of Sydney's elite two-toque club ends up on the name and shame list of the NSW Food Authority.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 27 23:44:15 EST 2014

Adriano Matteoni mentors Macleay Street newbie Marcelle

Adriano Matteoni opened Piccolo Padre in Rozelle in 2001 before heading overseas to launch Paper Cup in Glasgow and a new cafe in Tokyo.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 27 23:43:24 EST 2014

Zanellato set to fly solo

Federico Zanellato forged his local reputation as head chef at Mosman's Ormeggio at The Spit, but the foundations of his career were set earlier, working in restaurants from Italy to Japan.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 27 23:43:57 EST 2014

London comes to Coogee

Neil Thompson

It's busy, beachside, close to the city and affluent. Yet the map for Coogee at the back of The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide is barer than Justin Bieber's chin.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 27 23:43:46 EST 2014

Bondi on a restaurant bounce

Maurice Terzini swinging open the doors at Bondi's Da Orazio Pizza + Porcetta over the weekend.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Move over Mexico ... here comes the Caribbean

Looking for a food trend for 2014? Chef Damion Brown thinks he's found one in Caribbean food and is backing his hunch with Jonkanoo, a new restaurant that will open in Surry Hills at the end of the...

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 20 23:59:15 EST 2014

Goodbye Uchi Lounge, for now

Surry Hills' influential Uchi Lounge has shut its doors after a 16-year run.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 20 23:59:22 EST 2014

Chef Peter Conistis to tackle top-end Sydney dining

Peter Conistis is ready to take another shot at top-end Sydney dining, opening a fine-dining restaurant upstairs from his mid-market Alpha restaurant in the middle of the year.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 20 23:59:07 EST 2014

Double the Merivale serving

Casting agents get some unusual requests but tracking down child lookalikes to match the chefs in the Merivale stable has to be up there with the more challenging.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 20 23:58:54 EST 2014

Black Star Pastry opens in Rosebery

Black Star

Black Star Pastry has opened its long-awaited second Sydney store in Rosebery.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Jan 20 23:56:56 EST 2014

Chandeliers crystallise a glitzy vision at The Tea Room

The Tea Room QVB

The Tea Room at the Queen Victoria Building just found out exactly how much chandeliers cost these days.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Buzz building in Redfern

Moon Park restaurant in Redfern.

Redfern's simmering food scene is really set to boil.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Edible exotica

Sydney has remained understandably cautious of fusion food of late.

Food News | Short black | Tue Dec 10 09:32:56 EST 2013

Westfield continues with restaurant plans

The Grounds at Alexandria

Recent restaurant casualties haven't deterred the shopping mall giant from ambitious plans for its empire.

Food News | Short black | Mon Dec 09 23:25:39 EST 2013