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Blue Mountains Tourist : Summer 2008-09
The Best Hotel Brasserie in NSW – and it’s here! It takes a good eatery to beat the best in Sydney – yet that’s just what The Old City Bank Brasserie at The Carrington Hotel in Katoomba has done. It has been named as NSW Hotel Brasserie of the Year in the face of some very strong competition from hotel establishments such as the Shangri La and the Radisson. And originally, there was no intention of entering it for that award! Mark Jarvis, General Manager of The Carrington, explains … “We wanted to enter the Australian Hotel Association’s Regional award section,” he said. “They had one in 2007 but because of a lack of entries dropped it for 2008. “Our staff just hate being told ‘no’, so we asked the AHA if we could enter the Sydney category instead. The request was so unusual that AHA’s senior management had to make the decision. ‘yes’ and we entered.” They said And in front of 500 of its industry peers from around NSW, The Old City Bank was named Brasserie of the Year. “We knew we had done well just to make the finals of this very competitive category. But to win against such great Sydney establishments was just fantastic,” he said. “This was a real acknowledgment that the Blue Mountains can compete on any level with any other region around the country – and even the world.” www.josophans.com.au CAFÉ JOSOPHAN’S 187a Leura Mall, LEURA 4784 3833 ? Gourmet breakfast, lunch, housebaked desserts, Belgian style waffles ... our fine chocolates and signature hot chocolate Open 9am - 5pm 7 Days Extraordinary handcrafted fine chocolates – freshly made on-site in our Blackheath store. CHAMPION CHOCOLATE EXHIBIT SYDNEY ROYAL SHOW 2006 & 2008 Sydney Royal Cheese & Dairy Show As seen in SMH Good Food Guide 2007 & 2008, ABC Delicious, Vogue E&T, Ch 7 Sydney Weekender, Cosmo Bride JOSOPHAN’S BLACKHEATH 12 Govetts Leap Road, BLACKHEATH 4787 6333 ? Specialist chocolate boutique, stocking: • Josophan’s handmade fine chocolates , • Cluizel and Valrhona French chocolates • Belgian, Swiss & Organic chocolates • Hot chocolates • Chocolate baking supplies Open 10 - 5 Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon 18 www.bluemountainstouristnewspaper.com.au summer 2008/9