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Australia’s French bistro revolution

Damien Pignolet knows French food. In 1981 the fourth-generation Australian of French descent took over Claude’s restaurant in Woollahra, which epitomised French cuisine in Australia. Later he introduced possibly the first Parisian-style bistro to Sydney with Bistro Moncur.

When asked about traditional French food in Australia, Pignolet waxes lyrical about a fricassee of chicken at the original Bécasse, which opened a decade ago in Surry Hills. Read the full story here.


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Quarter 21’s food trifecta


Becasse Bakery (Photography by Anson Smart)

I don’t do breakfast, usually.  Lack of appetite, time, and general interest in quick breakfast provisions means an early lunch is usually my first meal of the day. But the croissants at Bécasse Bakery could change all that. Continue reading


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