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We’ve been talking a lot about breakfast at Best Western lately…

While getting prepared for our limited time Free Breakfast Rate, we couldn’t resist compiling this list of what we’re calling the top 5 ‘messy-licious’ breakfasts. We’ve got our favourites, what’s yours? Read more about ‘Top 5 Messy-licious Breakfasts’

Drinking coffee can be an adventure when you’re travelling. Instead of lining up for a takeaway cup at your favourite café in the morning, you’re waking up in a new city with new sights, sounds and coffee brands you’ve likely never tried before. Paired with a good barista, your perfect cup of Joe may be waiting for you around the next corner. But how do you know where to go first? Read more about ‘Five Best Western hotels serving the best coffee’

18 June 2015 0 More on   Food and Wine

The Queen’s Birthday long weekend is fast approaching. I don’t know about you, but it’s a rare chance for me to spend some quality time with my family and friends. A 3-day weekend means I can also plan a spontaneous trip. Here’s four fun activities I’m putting on my long weekend bucket list.

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5 June 2015 0 More on   Food and Wine Holidays with Kids

Each year, we climb up onto the kitchen chair to pull the Christmas tree box down from the cupboard, trying not to drop it on our heads. Dusting off the star and finding the left arm of the angel, we hang multi-coloured balls by string and miniature macaroni houses (last year’s Grade 4 project) from the tree and always run out of tinsel.

Read more about ’6 gifts for the person who has everything’

1 December 2014 0 More on   Food and Wine Travel Tips

My idea of a good holiday involves plenty of good food and wine, so combining culinary festivals with trips around Australia sounds like absolute heaven to me. Unfortunately they can dry up around winter, but this is the time when I most feel like venturing out in search of some warm, comforting food and exquisite wine. Thank goodness for the following festivals! Read more about ‘Food and wine festivals not to miss this winter’

20 June 2014 0 More on   Food and Wine

If you love wine and gourmet food like my husband and I do, then you’ll want to hear all about our trip to New Zealand.

It’s such a short journey to our neighbouring country that we thought – why not? A relaxing holiday full of good food and wine was just what the doctor ordered. Read more about ‘Savouring the wine regions of New Zealand’

15 May 2014 0 More on   Food and Wine

Sometimes when I’m on holiday I want a touch of tradition. That’s when I know it’s time to seek out a fabulous high tea experience, just like those my mother used to host. Luckily, the high tea trend is finally picking up in Australia, and our beautiful country is now full of unique holiday locations where you can enjoy a cup of Earl Grey and a scone or two. Read more about ‘The best high tea experiences in Australia’

6 May 2014 1 More on   Food and Wine

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)

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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’

31 March 2014 0 More on   Events Food and Wine