ROCKPOOL FOUNDATION LAUNCHES SWEET TREAT PROJECT TODAY

Rockpool Foundation launches Sweet Treat Project to deliver gifts to children in foster care

Rockpool Bar & Grill Passionfruit Pavlova
Rockpool Bar & Grill
Passionfruit Pavlova

Rockpool Foundation, the official charity arm of Rockpool Dining Group, has today launched the Sweet Treat Project, which aims to raise at least $75,000 over the festive season to provide children in foster care with personalised gifts.

From Wednesday, 15 November to midnight on Tuesday, 26 December, $1 from every dessert sold across all 58 Rockpool Dining Group restaurants in NSW, Victoria and Queensland will be donated to the Rockpool Foundation’s Sweet Treat Project.

Rockpool Foundation will work with foster care agencies in each state to tailor 250 gifts, each to the value of $300, to every child’s specific needs and circumstances. Gifts could be anything from music lessons, to art supplies and sporting equipment.

Saké The Rocks Dragon Egg Dessert
Saké The Rocks
Dragon Egg Dessert

From Rockpool Bar & Grill’s famous Passionfruit Pavlova and Saké Restaurant & Bar’s decadent Dragon Egg, to the much-loved Fratelli Fresh Banoffee Torta, El Camino Cantina’s cinnamon-dusted Churros with salted caramel sauce and Burger Project’s irresistible soft serve desserts, everyday sweet treats for diners will be converted into meaningful treats for disadvantaged kids.

Spice Temple - Three Milk Cake with dried raspberries, pistachio & almond
Spice Temple – Three Milk Cake with dried raspberries, pistachio & almond

Other Rockpool Dining Group restaurants participating in the Sweet Treat Project are Rosetta Ristorante, Spice Temple, Jade Temple, Ananas, Munich Brauhaus, Bavarian Bier Café, The Bavarian, Saké Jr and Fratelli Famous.

Saké Restaurant Flinders Lane - Tofu Cheesecake
Saké Restaurant Flinders Lane – Tofu Cheesecake
Rosetta Melbourne Baked Chocolate Mouse with caramelised pears
Rosetta Melbourne
Baked Chocolate Mouse
with caramelised pears

Every dessert on every menu is included in the Sweet Treat Project.

Diners who purchase a dessert at one of the Group’s restaurants in NSW, Victoria and Queensland during this period will receive a complimentary entry into the draw to win ‘The Ultimate Summer Dining Experience’, which recognises Rockpool Dining Group as an official restaurant partner of the 2018 Australian Open.

The Ultimate Summer Dining Experience includes :

• 4 x day-session tickets for the 2018 Australian Open at Rod Laver Arena for two consecutive days (valued at $3600)

•  $5000 Qantas voucher to use on flights and accommodation

• $1000 voucher for Rockpool Bar & Grill at the Australian Open

• $150 meal voucher for Burger Project at the Australian Open

• 2 x $750 dining vouchers for Rockpool Dining Group’s premium Melbourne restaurants: Saké, Spice Temple or Rosetta Ristorante

• Meet & greet with Rockpool Dining Group Culinary Director, Neil Perry

Burger Project Christmas Soft Serve
Burger Project
Christmas Soft Serve

**Information and Images Courtesy of Rockpool Dining Group/Rockpool Foundation  – Rachel Lebihan

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ROYAL STACKS EXPANDS TO CHINA

Melbourne’s Royal Stacks set for China in January 2018   Royal Stacks is set to give China a taste of its legendary burgers, desserts and shakes when it opens in Chongqing in January. Setting up shop on Ancient Street (Nan’an District), Royal Stacks will be located by a new riverside shopping and dining complex where locals will be able to enjoy … Read more

New Royal Stacks Food Truck Unveiled

Royal Stacks Food Truck – Melbourne

Words by Kate Taylor

Images Courtesy of Rosanna Faraci/Additional Images HRPR

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You might know Royal Stacks burgers – they’ve been in Melbourne CBD and Brunswick for a little while now. What you might not know is that they’ve just launched their first food truck!

The Royal Stacks Food Truck launched last week. So I’ve just sorted your weekend, right?

Sitting loud and proud out the front of Whitehart up the back of Whitehart Lane in Melbourne’s CBD, the truck offers the entire Royal Stacks menu. They also have built-in augmented reality, but seriously, they don’t need it. It’s nearly summer, Meredith Music Festival is around the corner, and everyone loves a food truck. Pokémon Go, or no Pokémon Go.

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There were loads of people, loads of burgers (and I mean trays and trays of free burgers), free drinks from the bar, live music, and cameras everywhere at the Royal Stacks official launch party. It really was a party! I’m not sure I’d expect much less from the fella behind Royal Stacks, Dani Zeini (he brought you Grand Trailer Park Taverna), and Whitehart owners Stephen Johnson and Sabrina Santucci. Fun fact – Stephen Johnson is an Australian writer, director and producer, best known for his work on Australian classic Yolngu Boy. Shout out my film degree. Just paid for itself.

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Photo by HRPR
Photo by HRPR

Royal Stacks burgers are of the US Shake Shack, rather than your 8bit or Huxtaburger variety – more savoury than sweet. The simplest of the three tasty burgers I ate – yes I ate three – was the Single Stack (one patty, tomato, butter lettuce, American cheddar, special burger sauce, pickles). The pickles! Deliciously surprising. Get this one if you just can’t make a decision. There are nine burgers to choose from after all.

The Miss Elizabeth (one patty, swiss cheese, truffled mayo) was my next grab. It sounds simple and unassuming, but you just wait. She will impress, I promise. Pair this with one of their salty sides and you’ll wonder what to do with your life when you’re done. Did I mention the gems? Potato gems are coming back in a big way, and I’ve got to say, I’m very happy about it.

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My third and final burger of the evening was the Kavorka (crispy fried chicken, tomato, coleslaw, American cheddar, chipotle mayo, spicy pickles), messy and super tasty, will definitely lure you in – the menu suggests adding a corn and cheese croquette. I suggest adding the mac and cheese croquette. Do it.  Don’t think about it.

Get over there this weekend. Everyone loves a food truck.

**The Royal Stacks team revealed more exciting updates during the launch, soon for The Australia Times Gourmet News

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CHEFS GALLERY SET FOR A SCARY HALLOWEEN!

Ghosts, Witches and Creatures of Fright: Chefs Gallery Introduce Devil Sago Delights!

Chefs Gallery, Sydney’s favourite contemporary Chinese, have conjured up a terrifying new menu addition this Halloween. Wickedly delicious and frighteningly fun, the Devil Sago Delights are a terrifying treat for the tastebuds, and will be available 29th to 31st October only.

With a devilishly indulgent meringue laid to rest atop chocolate soil and silky coconut sago, the Devil Sago Delights are finished with a petrifying Chinese-spiced pumpkin sponge, and chocolate bone and cross. They will be available at Chefs Gallery restaurants in Town Hall, Macquarie Centre, Bankstown, Parramatta and Hurstville.

“Creating innovative food experiences has always been our mission at Chefs Gallery, but for Halloween we like to come up with special treats that are as sumptuous as they are spooky. Be sure to come in and summon our Devil Sago Delights, if you dare!” said Pastry Chef Candy Liang.

Chefs Gallery has become famous for its innovative desserts, from their hugely popular Piggy Faced Buns to the creamy delights of their Emoji buns, which encourage diners to poke a hole in their mouth, squeeze their head and watch the eggy custard goodness ooze from their mouth.

The experience of dining at Chefs Gallery is one that is unique in its theatre, artistry and taste. With chefs crafting hand-made noodles behind the glass walled kitchen, as well as a superbly curated menu bursting with taste sensations, Chefs Gallery is a true feast for the senses.

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Stay in touch with Chefs Gallery:

Website: www.chefsgallery.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChefsGalleryRestaurant

Instagram: @chefsgallery

Twitter: @chefsgallery

Chefs Gallery Locations:

Town Hall – Shop 12, 501 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

Macquarie Shopping Centre – Shop 402, North Ryde NSW 2113

Bankstown – Little Saigon Plaza Ground Floor – Shop G03-06, 462 Chapel Rd Bankstown NSW 2200

Parramatta – Westfield Parramatta Ground Floor – Shop 2184, 159-175 Church St Parramatta

Hurstville – Westfield Hurstville, 256 Forest Rd entrance via The Eatery, Hurstville

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Information and Image Courtesy of Chefs Gallery/Cardinal Spin – Amy Owen

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