Monday Munchies: November 1 – Fresh, French, and Fizzy

Can you believe it’s already November? Pretty scary in our opinion, but the restaurant game is really picking up to bring us home to the end of the year. This week we’re counting down everything French, bubbly and fresh, from new restaurant openings in the heart of Surry Hills to the best meatballs at home you’ll ever find, this is Monday Munchies after all. But first, let’s start with the good stuff, the REAL good stuff.

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food news

Let’s get into the food news for the week.

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Fresh, Fizzy, Classified

A tasty drink formulated by food scientists and guided by research? Struth, that’s what we like to hear! Let us introduce you to Sorted, the healthy gut drink made with all-natural ingredients that are scientifically proven to support and encourage your gut microbiome to grow and flourish with good bacteria.

Packed with fiber, yet gentle on the stomach, Sorted aids digestion and delivers all the delicious pop and fizz of a soda—without the guilt! With around 70% of Australians not meeting your daily fiber needs (I think we make that list), tidy is leading the with a new nutritional approach that focuses on improving the gut fiber-rich prebiotic health through a range of simple drinks. Ruddy easy if you ask us.

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Available in three delicious and refreshing flavors. (Watermelon and mint, blood orange and blackcurrant. RRP $3.50), we are more than sure that you will find what you are looking for. Thanks later!

  • Totally sugar free, not even sugar alcohols
  • Contains prebiotic fiber for digestive health.
  • 100% natural
  • Low carb, low calorie, gluten free and vegan

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golden wok monday

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Golden Wok celebrates a legend

Having sold 21 million of its delicious morsels during lockdown, Golden Wok is celebrating the president behind the brand with delicious new flavors: Prawn Hargow and Prawn Gyoza.

Elly Meriati Tjangdjaja, a key Makmur Enterprises supporter and contributor, affectionately known as Grandma, has played a key role in sharing family history, culture, and food diplomacy through her recipe development and hard work.

Working closely with the Golden Wok team, the beloved matriarch has been instrumental in Golden Wok’s success and continues to be a great source of inspiration for the brand.

Available now and exclusively at Coles, Grandma Wok’s new meatballs retail for $7.50 (250g) and $18.50 (800g).

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restaurant news

There is also a lot of news in the world of restaurants.


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Vesper reopens

I was hoping to add another place to that list. Toorak Road’s Aegean gem, Vesper Bistro & Bar, is hosting a three-day grand reopening, from Friday 5th November to Sunday 7th November.

To celebrate their long-awaited return, Vesper will present their new spring/summer dishes in an 8-course Vesperience tasting menu. The selection has been specially curated to capture the essence of the Mediterranean islands by former head chef of Vue de Monde and Per Se, Francesco Castellana.

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Vesper essentials like Cod Brandade, Oyster Mayonnaise, and Savory Churros and Hiramasa Raw Kingfish with Spicy Citrus Salad remain, but expect exciting additions like Corsican-style slow-cooked beef, pancetta, peppers and olives, and Burrata. , pumpkin and Panzanella smoked sourdough . Of course, bubbles will be provided!

Direction: 23/25 Toorak Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141
Lunch: Fri-Sun 12-3pm
Dinner: Wednesday to Saturday 5:30 pm until late
Phone: (03) 9038 8088

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The clock reopens with French menu

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The Clock reopens with a French-inspired bistro menu

The Clock has officially reopened with a French-inspired menu combining bistro classics with a Surry Hills twist.

Dishes can be shared or savored alone and include steak tartare, baked escargot with toasted baguette and garlic butter, truffle cheese fries, twice-baked GruyeĚre cheese soufflé, tuna niçoise salad, Moules Frites (mussels with white wine and leek sauce) and, of course, Café de Paris Butter Fried Steak and French Fries.

Highlights of the new drinks list are carafes of Vin de Rouge, Blanc, Rose and Naturel et Orange, including sustainable and biodynamic organic options.

Direction: 470 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Hours: Mon-Sat 12am-12pm, Sun 12-10pm
Phone: (02) 9331 5333

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Quarterdeck: Narooma Waterfront Institution Now Open

Merivale has officially opened the doors to its third location on the south coast of New South Wales, Alcazar a 20 year old local institution reincarnated, traditional tiki vibes with a modern twist.

Located on Narooma’s Wagonga Inlet, Quarterdeck champions South Shore produce alongside reinvented cocktails, in one of Australia’s most beautiful settings. Jenn Black and the Merivale team are delivering top-notch, friendly service at the much-loved local favorite.

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Chef Tal Buchnik’s menu offers delicious coastal gems including; Wagonga rock oysters, snapper ceviche, grilled citrus pork belly tacos and a QD sundae, served simply, with local produce as the star.

The drinks menu is just as spectacular. Behind the bar, Víctor Costa serves a thirst-quenching menu focused on a selection of traditional dishes crowd-pleasing cocktails, delivered theatrically. Signature must-haves include a banana daiquiri, pina colada, and the infamous zombie, which combines the fresh flavors of Bacardi, apricot brandy and pineapple, along with a generous selection of wines by the glass.

Address: 13 Riverside Dr, Narooma NSW 2546
Hours: Tuesday and Sunday 12-5pm, Wednesday-Thursday 5-10pm, Friday-Saturday 12pm-12am
Phone: (02) 4476 2723

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ben mckimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a BA (Media, Technology and Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the world of automotive, technology and fashion. Turning his passion and experience into a journalistic position at Man of Many, where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. He conducts car reviews both on the road and at the track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology, and brings vast knowledge of the fashion and sneaker space to his work. Someday he hopes to have his own brand.

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