GOOD TASTE: Cook without shopping

Hello Fresh Thai beef salad and recipe cardFORGET the chore of trawling supermarket aisles for dinner ingredients. Instead, plan meals with online recipe and grocery delivery service Hello Fresh.
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The service, which launched in Sydney last year and is now also available in Newcastle and the Central Coast, offers weekly deliveries of recipes along with the fresh ingredients needed to make the dish in 30 minutes or less.

All you need in your pantry is staple items like white wine, tomato paste, vegetable oil, olive oil, salt and pepper to cook dishes such as Thai beef salad, prawn saganaki, chicken waldorf salad and lentil and cauliflower dahl.

Hello Fresh is the brainchild of founder, chief executive officer and 2011 MasterChef contestant Tom Rutledge.

“While cooking is fun and relaxing, grocery shopping can often be the opposite,” Rutledge said.

“We wanted to introduce a service that makes cooking a quick, healthy meal with great ingredients much more accessible, whether you’re a busy professional trying to keep in shape, or a mum concerned about your family’s nutrition.

“Hello Fresh makes cooking simple, enjoyable and quick, allowing customers to skip the car parks, carrying and queues by receiving a constantly evolving variety of recipes and fresh seasonal ingredients delivered straight to their door.”

The service offers meal plans for three or five nights of the week, for two, four and six people. The average cost per person, per meal works out at just under $10, including delivery.

The classic box includes at least two meat-based recipes and there is also a vegetarian service. A small classic box (three meals per week) for two people costs $64, for four people $119, and six people $179. A large classic box (five meals per week) for two people costs $99, for four people $189, and six people $279.

The cost for a small vegetarian box for two people is $59, four people $109, six people $159; a large vegetarian box for two people $89, four people $169, and six people $239.

Visit hellofresh上海夜生活m.au for more.

See Free Lunch on opposite page to win a Hello Fresh delivery.

Ex-Morpeth duo reserve spot

RESERVE Wine Bar – which is set to open within weeks in the central business district (on the corner of Hunter and Bolton streets, Newcastle) – has welcomed chef Jose Miguel and front-of-house manager Joshua Anlezark, both formerly of Arnott’s Bakehouse restaurant, Morpeth, to its team.

Look forward to playful and innovative dishes from the talented chef and knowledgeable service from Anlezark.

The bar is set to open within weeks

after having its liquor licence approved last week. Visit facebook上海夜生活m/ReserveWineBar.

Meanwhile, Le Passe Temps (73/75 Hunter Street, Newcastle) opened this week, offering amuse bouche, cheese and charcuterie platters and old-fashioned French classics. The wine list will feature exclusively French and Hunter wines. Visit le-passe-temps上海夜生活m.au.

Rum from around globe

THE Rum Bar at The Honeysuckle Hotel (Lot 31, Wharf C, Honeysuckle Drive, Newcastle) opened last week.

Choose from a selection of 90 rums from around the globe, including cachaca,

which is used to make the famous Brazilian caipirinha.

The Rum Bar is on the hotel’s second level and features live Brazilian and Latin style entertainment. It’s open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm. Visit facebook上海夜生活m/honeysucklehotel.

Warners Bay earns its Crust

PIZZA lovers rejoice, Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar has opened in Warners Bay.

It can be found at Shop 9, 34 John Street, Warners Bay, and is open Wednesday to Sunday from 11.30am to 2.30pm for lunch, and seven days for dinner from 5pm to 10pm.

For further details, go online to crust上海夜生活m.au.

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