Now that we’ve got your attention, welcome to Monday Munchies. Your one-stop weekly food round-up for everything in food news! This week we’ve got everything to help make your lockdown a little more bearable, including some delectable chocolate covered popcorn from Aussie brand Koko Black. Seriously, is there anything more ‘moreish’ on the market right now than chocolate covered popcorn?! We’ve also got the DL on some more date night packs to bring in your Friday night the right way. Oh, did we say flame thrower food? Let’s get it started.
Koko Black Launches Chocolate Covered Popcorn Range
We’ve been waiting for something like this ever since we tried it overseas a few years ago… Artisan chocolatier Koko Black is taking the snacking experience to a whole new level, giving Aussies the perfect treat with their new range of chocolate covered popcorn. Waiting to be discovered for the next movie marathon are four unique flavours, golden, milky, fruity and decadently dark, available in stores nationwide and online. Trust us when we say these are MEGA.
The new collection will melt in your mouth, with the moreish products made for snacking at any time of day. Koko Black uses a classic pairing of sweet and salty, a combination that everyone loves. These delicious nibbles will create the meltiest, dreamiest moments at home. Take your Friday Netflix and Chill session to the next level.
More Date Night Packs
To help keep the romance alive, I Maccheroni (Woollahra’s favourite authentic Italian restaurant), is offering two DIY hampers for couples to enjoy during the lockdown. We’re big fans of I Maccheroni, having visited to try the menu back in May. The DIY hampers are a perfect way to tuck up on a Friday night with your special someone and wine and food included.
- 1 dozen Mimosa Rock Oysters,1 Shucker, 1 bottle of Perrier Jouet, 2 flutes, I Maccheroni Tote Bag, Shucking Illustration Instruction – $169
Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe, 1/2 Cheese Wheel, 300 gr of Spaghetti, 200 gr of Cheese sauce, 10 gr of black pepper & Bottle of Valpolicella – $139
Flame Thrower Food
Yeah, we’re just as interested as you’re with this one. We love nothing more than cooking and eating food over a flame. Firedoor is one of our favourite restaurants in Sydney, and they cook everything over the flame (including the caviar) but what they don’t use – is flame throwers. But that’s where FLAME steps in, substituting Michelan Star precision for flame throwers. The result is a dining experience that is sure to leave you bewildered and missing some eyebrows…
Embark on a culinary adventure that allows you to observe your food being flamed to perfection by talented pyro-chefs. Flame is coming to a secret location in Sydney on 7th October for a limited time only and promises to bring a crazy 2-course adventure with it as fans enjoy beverages and themed cocktails helped along with actual flame throwers. Tickets cost $99pp and include a torched 2-course meal, enchanting flames and performances, and a drink on arrival.
Masterchefs, Diana Chan Releases New Dumpling Fillings
Expertly crafted by the 2017 Masterchef winner, Golden Wok Diana Chan’s Dumplings will have you boiling, frying or steaming like a pro in your very own kitchen! New flavours include BBQ pork and Honey Soy Chicken, alongside favourites; traditional Chinese pork, Thai chicken, Korean Bulgogi and vegetable fillings. You’re going to have to be quick as demands for the range have increased by 45.8% at Woolworths and 38% at Coles, position Golden Wok Diana Chan’s Dumplings as the number 1 selling small packet sized dumplings nationwide. The flavours are all absolutely delicious!
Perfect for an afternoon snack, a super side dish or a filling main meal unto itself, Golden Wok Diana Chan’s Dumplings come in SIX delectable fillings that’ll delight the entire family and most importantly, their tastebuds! Pick up a pack and impress the whole family.
The Fishmonger’s Son Launches Limited Fish Pie
Last Wednesday 21 July, local favourite The Fishmongers Son, launched a limited number of fish pies in an epic Nicholson Street collaboration. The deli-style seafood shop has teamed up with Northside neighbours and friends, Matt Wilkinson (of The Pie Shop) and Maria’s Pasta, to dish up their own spin on everyone’s favourite winter meal, the classic fish pie. The trio has worked together to develop a fresh but indulgent recipe that ensures the seafood takes centre stage.
The limited-edition fish pies were $34 each and will be available for pick-up at The Fishmonger’s Son from Wednesday 21 July from 11 am until sold out. With only a limited number up for grabs, there’ll be gone in a hot minute so you better in quick (if it’s in your 5km bubble of course). The Fishmonger’s Son is open Tuesday to Friday from 10 am – 5 pm and Saturdays from 8 am – 2 pm.
JW Marriott Critique Launches A Festival of Flavours
With international travel currently on hold, JW Marriott Gold Coast has brought a new culinary experience to their leading restaurant Citrique. Available Thursdays through Sundays, The Festival of Flavours pays homage to cuisines from around the world, offering locals that sense of adventure they have been craving the past year in their own backyard.
The dynamic restaurant will present authentic dishes from a variety of diverse chefs, each plating up signature dishes from their cultural background, championing a different cuisine each month. Guests will be taken on an exotic food journey from Asia through to Europe and South America.
- July – Indian
- August – Turkish
- September – Brazilian
- October – Italian