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Gallery One, new at Westfield Carindale

Who would have believed that Westfield Carindale would be the perfect home for a slick new Italian restaurant with a $1.5 million fit out?

Brisbane shopping centres are better known for food courts with techno colour sauces and dodgy coffee than full flavoured food but all that has changed with the opening of Gallery One


Enter Tony Di Vincenzo, a first generation Aussie with a passion for great food and shared dining and gun chef Trent Robson, ex Pier Nine, 1899 Enoteca, Belle Epoque and Pescatore with a restaurant concept that could have been lifted from any of Brisbane's innovative restaurant dining precincts.



The doors to Gallery One have been open less than two weeks but already locals are loving the authentic Italian cuisine and crisp based pizzas. And what's not to love about six metre long refrigerated cabinet groaning with pasticceria, tortes and patiserrie ready to go or served with a cappuccino made with their own hand crafted special blend of quality Arabica beans.…

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Gourmet Food Travel - Kangaroo Island FEASTival

It's got it all - fabulous food, exciting scenery, pristine location, superb beaches, unique tastes, local wine - there's only thing you won't find on Kangaroo Island and that's the rat race.



I've walked much of Kangaroo Island with Park Trek and managed to slip in food spotting along the way but I would be back in a heart beat for the second Kangaroo Island FEASTival from April 25-30 2013.

The six day program of culinary and wine adventures features 15 extraordinary gourmet events inspired by Kangaroo Island's stories, locations and the people behind its enviable food and wine with George Calombaris and Maggie Beer taking time out of their rock-star schedules to host key events.



George will launch the festival with an exotic dinner of abalone, goose and sheep's cheese in a marquee at the water's edge in sleepy Kingscote. South Australian food icon Maggie Beer (The Cook and the Chef) will showcase the island's pig on a spit and Marron (freshwater cr…