FOR those trying to book in at Charred Kitchen and Bar and having no success, do not panic.
Charred’s head chef Liam O’Brien and sommelier David Collins have closed the restaurant while they take a well-earned break.
It will open its doors for service on Tuesday, March 5.
“We haven’t had a break since August or September 2017 so we wanted to refresh,” he said.
Until the restaurant reopens, Mr Collins will travel to the Hunter and Yarra valleys and the South Coast, while Mr O’Brien will update the menu ahead of FOOD Week.
BUSINESS AWARDS NOMINATIONS ABOUT TO OPEN
THE 2019 Orange business awards are back for another year, with a fresh name, fresh entry format, but back to the old awards night style.
Nominations open for the awards on Wednesday, which Orange Business Chamber president Ash Brown said would involve simply typing in the name of the business or individual.
From there, those nominated will be asked to submit an entry but Mr Brown said this part of the process would also be straightforward because they would only have to answer a series of questions.
“We’re making it simple, simple, simple because we know businesses are strapped for time,” he said.
We’re making it simple, simple, simple because we know businesses are strapped for time.Orange Business Chamber president Ash Brown
Judges will be independent and from outside Orange. Mr Brown said the Banjo Business Awards name had been overhauled in favour of the Orange Ex-Services’ Club Business Awards due to plans to move the awards night from the Banjo Paterson Festival to July.
The night will also move back to a sitdown format after last year’s more informal setting proved unpopular. The public has two weeks to nominate and businesses can also nominate themselves – click here from Wednesday.
ASHCROFTS SUPA IGA RENOS UNDER WAY
MANY of the back-of-house upgrades are now complete at Ashcrofts Supa IGA in Peisley Street, with changes in the store set to follow.
Owner Ian Ashcroft estimated there was still up to three months of work to go, but customers had been patient so far.
“We still need to put new refrigeration in, new floors, paint the ceiling and move things around,” he said.
“We have to change to update our relevance and they’ll love it again when it’s finished.”
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