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August 13, 2015
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Nostalgia Month Continues: 70s & 80s

The month of August has taken us back in time through the 50’s and 60’s, with menus full of favourites from another time. Whilst the first two weeks of August have flown by on our palates, we’re approaching the 70’s and 80’s with fond memories on the tip of our tongues. The 70’s were a time for the now-rare drive-in movie theatre, and had us falling in love with bands such as The Jackson 5 and The Bee Gees as we watched them rise to popularity. But music wasn’t the only thing that was popular in the 70’s – there […]
August 1, 2015
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Introducing Nostalgia Month

Nostalgia is most often thought of as sentimentality for the past – a wistful desire to return to a former time in one’s life. Here at Room with Roses we’re more than happy to help your tastebuds and mind return to the past with a blissfully nostalgic menu, filled with classic favourites from days gone by. Each week of August will be dedicated to a different decade. Food is one of the best ways to revisit past memories. The scent of citrus can take you back to your childhood, rummaging around in grandma’s kitchen helping her make her famous lemon […]
July 10, 2015
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Bastille Day

On July 14th, France celebrates the La Fete Nationale – or Bastille Day as we know it. Every year the French commemorate the beginning of the French revolution and the storming of Bastille with celebrations held all across France. The French celebrate this great day with military parades, lavish lunches, and an evening of great company and even better fireworks. Picnics are also common in some French regions, while a long lunch in a restaurant with close company and plentiful wine is most common in cities such as our own. When we think of French cuisine, sweet pastries, crusty baguettes […]
May 22, 2015
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Say Ciao to Italian Week

Italy is known for love and the love of food. Italian cuisine is familiar, comfortable and delightful. We’re paying tribute to marvellous Italy this week with a menu that embraces the Italian’s la dolce vita or the good life. A good life definitely starts with flavoursome food and Italy has fabulous food in abundance. A big part of the appeal of Italian food is its fresh ingredients and adventurous use of herbs and spices. The starting point of many Italian meals is the olive oil, used for cooking and alone to season dishes. The next critical element for Italian cuisine […]
May 12, 2015
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Welcome to Greek Week

Join us for our Greek themed menu, available from 18th May – 23rd May, as we explore the Mediterranean nation that brought us souvlaki and honey puffs. When we think of Greece, we picture ourselves enjoying dishes filled with olives, feta and succulent lamb whilst relaxing on one of the many secluded islands. Greek cuisine is indulgent, flavoursome and allows the ingredients to speak for themselves. Typically, the traditional dishes are built on influences from the surrounding countries, from Turkey to Persia. It all begins with olives, bread and plenty of olive oil – a staple in any Greek diet. […]
May 1, 2015
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Your Mum Deserves the Best this Mother’s Day

Like an anniversary, Mother’s Day is not a day you can miss. It involves planning and loving gestures. Why? Because your mum is a gem and you know it! She packed your school lunches, washed your clothes, drove you across town for weekend sport, and has given you priceless advice over the years. It’s time to give back to her, say thanks, and simply tell her you love her through a simple gesture. To us, there’s no sweeter gesture than treating her to a Grand High Tea at one of Brisbane’s most iconic venues. Treat your tastebuds to our tiered […]