Story and photos by Vivienne Pearson The importance of design in cafes and restaurants What is the most important factor in deciding where to eat out? The menu, the wine list, or maybe the friendliness of the staff who greet... Read More →
The delicious looking cupcake in front of me would have been eaten ages ago, had I not known its full ingredient list.
Just as I was finishing my mulligatawny soup in the hotel dining room, the small, crumpled pianist who’d been thumping out Cole Porter on the upright in the corner – or was it America from West Side Story? Rachmaninoff? Impossible to tell. Suddenly he appeared by my side.
Last Tuesday, 11 April, hundreds of Mullumbimby locals flocked to a ‘pizza night’ fundraising event in support of Lismore flood relief.
The Commercial Boutique Hotel Tenterfield is renewed vision of the original 1940s Art Deco Commercial Hotel, reopened in September 2014 after being closed for eight years.
Thank you to all the people who saw the publicity in The Echo and went to Harvest in Newrybar. $20,000 was raised for Lismore flood victims.
By: Robert Dessaix In medieval Europe a knight’s return from pillaging foreign lands was the occasion for swooning and wonderment. He regaled anyone he could buttonhole with tales of derring-do and outlandish local customs. When pilgrims got back from an... Read More →
Angela Catterns (pictured) will host the Northern Rivers Food Harvest Festival from Friday 5 May till Sunday 7 May. The opening will be at the newly opened Cape Byron Distillery on a farm with regenerated rainforest, the home of Brookie’s... Read More →
There will be a wonderful fundraiser to help rebuild Lismore at the Harvest bakery in Newrybar this Wednesday 12 April, 6.30–9pm. There is no cover charge and Harvest will just charge for drinks. Food will be complimentary from Harvest and... Read More →
If you are looking for a school holiday treat, you can now, every Wednesday, add crepes to Puremelt’s organic, handmade chocolate that goes so well with their coffee. Of course, there are certain standards to keep up, so they will... Read More →
Daniel White from Margaret River’s Blue Child Collective will play Sunday brunch at Mullum’s The Poinciana. The Poincy will be open seven days and nights over Easter with full bar service available even on Good Friday, with the happy people... Read More →
By Vivienne Pearson New ownership of Sabi Sushi is heralding some change but keeping the underlying elements loved by locals the same. One of only three sushi trains in the Byron Shire, Sabi’s name and train will remain. The team... Read More →
By: Vivienne Pearson Thanks to some much-needed sun, Sunday was already a delightful day to hang out at the Hotel Brunswick. It was made even better with the discovery that it was International Gin and Tonic Day! Who knew? Brookie’s... Read More →
After a year of renovations Level One at the Ballina RSL has opened. Feedback from focus groups, ‘set the direction of services required’ said CEO Bill Coulter, resulting in a sports lounge/TAB area with a state-of-the-art bar, and a cafe,... Read More →
With a hint of a chill in the mornings and the end of daylight saving, this time of year is all the better for drinking tea. We are spoilt for choice of teas created in this region. By: Vivienne... Read More →
‘Children’s birthday parties are an integral part of their memories when they grow up, but can be stressful for the hosting parent at the time,’ says Nikki, who has some very good ideas.
The retreat village is 100km from Florence, and just 40km from Siena, a quiet corner in the heart of Tuscany where you can regenerate, admiring the nature that surrounds you.
You might be wondering what it takes to supply coffee at Bluesfest. The coffee, cups, grinders and machines are supplied by Bun Coffee, a local outfit whose coffee roasting business is located in Byron Bay.
If you are a food grower, you probably always have your radar on, listening out for new ideas on developing food ventures, opening up new markets for your products, thinking of new products or even the possibility, perhaps, of on-farm tourism.
The inaugural Byron Bay Fine Food & Beverage Festival has announced Neil Perry AM as guest chef at the festival’s highly anticipated opening night Mixed Dozen Gala Dinner on Friday 2 June. Neil Perry is one of Australia’s most influential... Read More →
If you are reading this on Wednesday 29 March, book now for a wonderful opportunity to find out about the traditions of sake, the different styles, types, regions, history and traditions from OSushi’s Japanese sake expert and brewer, Tarzan. Ordinary... Read More →
By: Simon Haslam Locals Remy Tancred (of Sample Food Festival and now Byron Bay Fine Food Festival fame) and photographer Nelly le Comte released a third edition of Byron Bay – a food journey through the region, a 208-page cookbook... Read More →
By: Aslan Shand Ever thought you’d like to learn more about bees? Eden at Byron are harvesting honey from their Flow Hive for the first time this Saturday 1 April and have decided that they are going to make it... Read More →
There have been many changes at the Byron Arts & Industry Estate recently. It’s a thriving place. There are new buildings sprouting up, new businesses in old buildings, and the streets are so busy that there are cars everywhere, which... Read More →
By Simon Haslam There might be those around the area who remember the site of Harvest in Newrybar as a post office, a general store or a residence – over 100 years a site has the chance to develop a... Read More →