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Kingston's La Rustica on the move

Food&Wine: Family owned business La Rustica have closed their Kingston restaurant along Kennedy Street and will be relocating to the Kingston Foreshore. Construction has started and the restaurant aims to open at the end of February. (centre) Owner Tony Callipari with (left) nephew Danny Caputo, son-in-law Joe Spadafora and (right) son Peter Callipari. 10th of February 2014. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Almost 25 years old, La Rustica is making a move from the old Kingston to the new, planning to open on the foreshore by the end of the month. In its place, old Kingston is to get yet another new bar.

Food News | Kirsten Lawson | Tue Feb 11 13:34:44 EST 2014

'Reckless' farming caused GM contamination

Genetically modified canola allegedly contaminated Steve Marsh's organic land.

A West Australian farmer being sued for allowing his genetically modified canola to allegedly contaminate his neighbour's organic land was 'reckless' in how he planted and harvested his crop, court...

Food News | | Tue Feb 11 11:55:00 EST 2014

Piccolo: Melbourne food news

Ladro Greville'sbreakfast pizza.

Food news this week: Pop-up gelateria Pagoto; Ladro launches weekend brunches; Lowlands specialty coffee to close and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Ezard's new head chef sticks with classic hits

Foam-free: Ezard's Jarrod Di Blasi.

Don't expect any boundary-pushing desserts now that Jarrod Di Blasi has been appointed head chef at Ezard in Flinders Lane.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Becco reloaded after major business restructure

Simon Hartley will stay on as manager.

Simon Hartley has sold Veteran CBD Italian restaurant Becco but will stay on as manager.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Back to caveman days at Biota Dining

Biota Dining

Is this Australia's first no-energy dinner?

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 10 23:14:08 EST 2014

Stokehouse delays at the Opera House?

Sharon and Frank van Haandel

Expect delays, but Stokehouse owner Frank van Haandel insists Bennelong by Stokehouse will still open at the Opera House. The original Stokehouse in Melbourne burnt down last month.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 10 23:14:17 EST 2014

Fraser Short plays long game

Fraser Short

Fraser Short hasn't wasted time building a new empire since splitting with Keystone Hospitality.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 10 23:13:36 EST 2014

Interest in Centennial chef Justin North

Justin North

Last week's news that former Becasse chef Justin North is headed to The Centennial, stepping into the kitchen at the Woollahra hotel in March, garnered plenty of interest.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 10 23:13:56 EST 2014

Just open: Swine & Co.

John Szangolies

The working name of Munich Butcher didn't prove popular for his new eatery, so restaurateur John Szangolies (Sake, Ananas) has renamed it Swine & Co.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 10 23:13:50 EST 2014

Restaurant reboot in Sydney CBD

CBD

With Bentley Restaurant and Bar pulling up to the kerb, the CBD is heating up.

Food News | Scott Bolles | Mon Feb 10 23:11:31 EST 2014

Temporary Stokehouse pops up at St Kilda Festival

The temporary structure is erected on the restaurant site.

A makeshift version of the Stokehouse opened in time for the St Kilda Festival on Sunday.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Feb 10 15:26:32 EST 2014

Wildfire restaurant to close

Anthony Izzillo, executive director of Wildfire Restaurant.

Circular Quay mega restaurant Wildfire will close in March, a victim of the looming upgrade of Sydney's Overseas Passenger Terminal.

Food News | Short black | Mon Feb 10 10:29:39 EST 2014

Farmers face off in court over GM crop

snapped. Pictured - Woolshed near Mortlake, as the canola flowers. 131108RG50. Picture: ROB GUNSTONE

The West Australian Supreme Court is set to host the world's first court case on genetically modified foods.

Food News | Bianca Hall | Sun Feb 09 03:00:00 EST 2014

Heatwave not so hot for Victorian chefs

Michael James of Tivoli Road Bakery making pastry in his cool room.

His South Yarra shop has a small airconditioning unit that's no match for the summer's extreme temperatures - hence a strategic retreat to the coolroom to work the dough for his cultish dossants and...

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Sat Feb 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Charlie Dumpling

Charlie Dumpling's 'doughnut dumplings'.

Deep fried and flavoured with rosewater, the 'doughnut dumplings' at Prahran's newest eatery are no eye-rolling novelty.

Food News | Jane Ormond | Fri Feb 07 11:03:30 EST 2014

New name, new focus for Ortiga site

Excited: New owners Godfrey and Jenny Mantel in the space.

Former fine-dining restaurant Ortiga has been sold and is expected to re-open in March with a new name and a more casual focus.

Food News | Graze | Fri Feb 07 09:07:26 EST 2014

Single-minded artisan bakers band together at Flour Market

Holly Carthew owner of Pure pie.

The produce of small, artisan bakeries with a single theme is selling like hot cakes at the moment.

Food News | Carolyn Webb | Fri Feb 07 03:00:00 EST 2014

Jamie Oliver to open Brisbane eatery

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

It's been Brisbane's worst kept secret but the Pacific Restaurant Group has officially confirmed it is opening a Jamie's Italian in the city later this year.

Food News | Natascha Mirosch | Thu Feb 06 13:53:20 EST 2014

Stokehouse to pop up from the ashes

The Stokehouse was razed by fire in January.

Beloved Melbourne eatery, the Stokehouse, could rise from the ashes as soon as this weekend.

Food News | Jessica Wright | Wed Feb 05 12:59:50 EST 2014