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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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Bel Mondo to close

Poached ocean trout with watermelon from Bel Mondo.

It's the latest casualty in a vicious 12 months for Sydney restaurant closures.

Food News | Short black | Tue Apr 23 09:23:39 EST 2013

Bondi-Manly battle over angel-hair pasta joke now

angel hair pasta and tuna

The battle of the angel-hair pasta dish already stretches from Bondi to Manly, and last week it exploded in cyberspace.

Food News | Short black | Wed Apr 17 11:00:50 EST 2013

Penrith's Union owner set to expand riverside

The Union tapas bar, High street, Penrith. GOOD LIVING-SMH photo by Marco Del Grande on July 14, 2011

Ross Dobson, the food writer who opened the Union in Penrith, has confirmed he is keen on an as-yet-undisclosed riverside venue to expand his food operations.

Food News | Short black | Wed Apr 17 10:54:33 EST 2013

Food shake-up for Balmain

The Riverview Hotel Dining Room, Balmain.

The Balmain peninsula is in the midst of big food shake-up.

Food News | Short black | Wed Apr 17 10:49:50 EST 2013

Former Oscillate Wildly owner opens new venue

Former Oscillate Wildly owner Ross Godfrey swings open the doors on a new venue on Thursday at the former site of Balzac and Montpellier Public House, on the corner of Belmore Road and Avoca Street...

Food News | Short black | Wed Apr 17 09:59:27 EST 2013

Hodges looks to double up in burgeoning Double Bay

Fish Face owner-chef Stephen Hodges confirming he will open a restaurant in the suburb.

Food News | Short black | Wed Apr 17 09:58:13 EST 2013

Singapore lures more top-notch Sydney talent

Tetsuya Wakuda has already fallen for its charms, now one of Sydney's high-profile restaurant managers is poised to join the Singapore club.

Food News | Short black | Wed Apr 17 09:57:43 EST 2013

Le Creuset cruises into Australia

Fathers Day Gift Guide : 130812: Sydney Morning Herald: News: 13th of August 2012: Still life images shoat the Fairfax studio for the 2012 Fathers Day Gift Guide.  Photo by James Alcock. Le Creuset Round Casserole Pot. RRP. $399. TREND.

Australia's first stand-alone Le Creuset store is opening for business.

Food News | Short black | Thu Apr 11 11:26:29 EST 2013

Hopefuls circle as Sydney Theatre Company overhauls restaurant

taken at Sydney Theatre Company 6.7.12

The overhaul of the bar and restaurant at the Sydney Theatre Company has some of Sydney's top restaurants circling the venue.

Food News | Short black | Thu Apr 11 11:17:35 EST 2013

Botanic Gardens take pop-up to a new level

Fresh Catering Platinum Lounge at HOSH 2013.jpg

The eateries operating at the Sydney Botanic Gardens, coinciding with the run of the opera Carmen, take pop-up to a new level.

Food News | Short black | Wed Apr 10 10:27:32 EST 2013

New generation moves into Danks Street

BRW  120504 photo by Louise Kennerley  Luke Mangan chef at Glass Brasserie at the Hilton  feature article on Luke story by Rebecca McNeilly

Danks Street, Waterloo, is undergoing generational change, with new operators moving in.

Food News | Short black | Wed Apr 10 10:24:00 EST 2013

Chef Sawyere heads back to Switzerland

Dietmar Sawyere, owner of Berowra Waters and Ad Lib Bistros. for BRW Lifecycle. Wednesday 30th March 2011 AFR photo Louie Douvis job# 1482953868

A creditor of Sawyere's Sydney restaurants has tipped off Short Black that chef, Dietmar Sawyere, can be found at Zurich's cool Widder Hotel.

Food News | Short black | Tue Apr 09 13:15:46 EST 2013

Former Marque chef to open Surry Hills restaurant

Former Marque chef, Pasi Petanen, photographed in the Surry Hills area where he will open his own venture. GOOD FOOD photo: Marco Del Grande on 4th. April, 2013

Former Marque head chef Pasi Petanen will open his own restaurant in Surry Hills in September.

Food News | Short black | Tue Apr 09 13:13:21 EST 2013

Senyai chef Nu takes flight - already

Chef Nu on the right and colleague in his reastaurant Nu's at 178 Blues Point Rd in McMahons Point Wednesday November 1, 2006.SMH GOOD LIVING Photo by Domino Postiglione

Only a couple of months after Nu Suandokmai's name hit the headlines, garnering several reviews for his part in the opening of Senyai restaurant in the city centre, the talented chef has departed.

Food News | Short black | Fri Apr 05 09:25:34 EST 2013

New restaurant lands in airport precinct

With Danks Street Depot and the team from Bambini Trust running operations at Sydney Airport, the food there has been on the improve in recent years.

Food News | Short black | Thu Apr 04 12:26:02 EST 2013

Sydney chefs do the hot-shoe shuffle

Good Living... Picture shows  chef paul mcgrath test driving the breville wizzer...photograph by Edwina Pickles.taken on 17th Nov 2006..

Sydney can be relied on for two things: regular restaurant openings and the chef hot-shoe shuffle.

Food News | Short black | Thu Apr 04 09:39:15 EST 2013

The chef, the publican and the Bondi waterfront deal

Pete Evans

My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans and publican Fraser Short have teamed up in the hope of serving the food at Bondi's newest waterfront venue.

Food News | Short black | Wed Apr 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

The Basement joins the Mexican wave

Atilla Yilmaz on left and David Wallace on right in La Lupita Mexican Pop-up Restaurant in Canterbury, Sydney. 27th March 2013. Photo by Tamara Dean

Sydney's Mexican-food epidemic is spreading, muscling in on one of Sydney's iconic live-music venues.

Food News | Short black | Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Milked-dry farmer goes for the cream

A sixth-generation dairy farmer near Kiama on the south coast is about to join the ranks of gourmet farmers, due to the parlous state of the dairy industry.

Food News | Short black | Tue Apr 02 03:00:00 EST 2013

Italian restaurant for unlucky Pymble site

Exterior of Tables restaurant at 1047 Pacific Highway in Pymble,

As restaurant sites go, 1047 Pacific Highway, Pymble, might be one of the more infamous.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Fri Mar 29 14:57:03 EST 2013