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En Route with Best Western

Bringing you the latest #MHKR recipes, blow-ups and stories from our Best Western hotels.

Gordon Ramsay scholar and our Newcastle executive chef, David Cross knows how to pick the perfect pear. His restaurant, Babbingtons Bar and Grill at BEST WESTERN PLUS Apollo International Hotel in Charlestown, New South Wales has just been named the Australian Pear Month Restaurant of the Year in celebration of Australian Pear Month in March.  Read more about ‘MHKR: My Hotel Kitchen Rules with David Cross’

This award-winning recipe has been shared by Babbingtons Bar and Grill (Charlestown, NSW) executive chef, David Cross who won Australian Pear Month Restaurant of the Year – March 2014.

Hoi Sin & 5 Spiced Duck Wings with Chilli Pear Relish a cucumber & shallot salad, finished with a chilli pear relish (Entrée, 1 serve)

Read more about ‘Chef’s Feed: Hoi Sin and 5 Spiced Duck Wings with Chilli Pear Relish’

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Wollongong Golf Club, one of Australia’s oldest clubs, will announce the opening of several new holes this Sunday, 13 April at its annual open day to mark Stage Two of work completed in accordance with the golf course’s Master Plan.

To celebrate the new holes, the golf club’s onsite hotel, BEST WESTERN City Sands is offering a special deal for those who visit the club on Sunday and make a reservation at the hotel between 10am and 2pm. Read more about ‘Wollongong Golf Club Open Day’

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I’ve managed to take a few days off this Easter, and I’m looking forward to spending time with the family. I’ve had a look at some of the upcoming events on around the country and we are spoilt for choice for things to do!

Read more about ‘Easter events around Australia’

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I’ve been planning my annual holidays around Australia, and this year I’ve decided to focus on some of the many food and wine events that take place around our country each year. Some I’ve been to before and some I’ve always wanted to try out – all I have to do is find a friend to come along with me!

Read more about ‘Australian food and wine events you don’t want to miss this year’

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If you’re craving a unique holiday this year and want to beat the winter blues, Vivid Sydney 2014 is the perfect event for you.

Vivid is one of my absolute favourite festivals to attend because it’s so different from anything else I’ve ever experienced, yet getting to and staying in the city is an absolute breeze. Read more about ‘Light up your life at Vivid 2014′

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I’ve just heard that, once again, Melbourne has been named the “Most Liveable City” on the map.

That’s according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Survey, which pits 140 cities around the world against each other.

The city bested Vienna and Vancouver to come out on top

Read more about ‘Why Melbourne is the ‘Most Liveable City’’

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Ballina and Port Douglas go head-to-head for the title of best regional destination. Port Douglas is where you can be lazy or adventurous. On the edge of Four Mile Beach, anchor your acrylic umbrella in the sand; snorkel the Great Barrier Reef or hike the Daintree Rainforest. South of the border in Ballina, you can see two castles, a maze, macadamias, hinterland and a handful of beaches.

Read more about ‘Ballina vs Port Douglas. Which is best?’

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Here comes the story of the hurricane.

No, this isn’t a Bob Dylan song, it’s an ode to Cyclone Dylan – and who better to tell it than our hotels on the ground? Here’s what I found out today when Peter, Raul, Erin and Dixon revealed how they survived Dylan, with a few extra stories and household tips thrown in that all of us should take a moment to read, rinse and repeat in our own homes.   Read more about ’4 Lessons Learned From Cyclone Dylan’

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For many, the ideal would be to celebrate Chinese New Year in China – although the budget doesn’t always stretch that far!

Thankfully, there are plenty of places to ring in the event in Australia, so mark your calendar for the New Year period of January 24 to February 9, 2014 and start the countdown to the Year of the Horse.

Read more about ‘Celebrate Chinese New Year in Australia’

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