If you're like me, you jump at any occasion to go out to a fancy dinner. Valentine's Day is a perfect opportunity; it isn't your birthday or anniversary, but you can easily justify a special meal with your significant other.
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Fondue, the amazing meal where you get to cover everything in gooey cheese, is perfect for date nights and celebrations. But, believe it or not, there's a little more to it than just dunking stuff in melty goodness.
Getting the attention of the bartender at your favourite watering hole can be a daunting task, especially after work or on the busy weekends when everyone's out for a drink or three. To make it a little easier, we sat down with a couple of bartenders who have been slinging drinks for years to get the best tips. Here's what they suggested.
If you frequently travel overseas, keeping abreast of dining etiquette can be surprisingly tough: what flies in one country might be considered poor manners in another, and vice-versa. This infographic from private accomodation site Wimdu explains ten unusual customs from food tables around the world.
Most Aussies prefer to crack open an ice-cold beer with their pizza, but wine is arguably a superior beverage choice -- especially in winter. This infographic from food-pairing app Indian Wine List matches a handful of wine grape varieties to palate-matching pizza toppings. Make mine a Pepperoni 'n' Merlot!
Is it more expensive to dine out in Australia than Europe? Blogger Matt Cowgill conducted a thorough analysis of both fine dining and Big Mac costs in Australia and Europe and concluded that whether you look at basic exchange rates, purchasing power parity or how much of the average weekly wage is needed to buy one, Australia generally comes out at the cheaper end of the scale.
Android: When picking a restaurant, it's good to know that it hasn't been busted for food safety violations. Eat Safe identifies restaurants that have been the subject of food safety investigations in the past.