SEASONAL SPOTLIGHT: BEETROOT

With beetroot season in full swing, there's plenty to be excited about.

Rich in health-boosting ingredients, the humble beetroot is a valuable and versatile vegetable. It's perfect raw, grated through salads, on burgers and sandwiches, and even enjoyed as a dip. Our personal fav is this easy-to-prepare beetroot dip from delicious. online - a deadset winner for your next winter warmer...

There's no denying we're big fans of the beet in The Pantry Manly kitchen - particularly for it's vibrant colours and sweet, earthy flavours. Beetroot is the supreme support act of the foodie world, and you'll find it compliments a number of our dishes on the menu - our pick is the mushroom and beetroot bruschetta!

Exciting new winter warmers

Love it or hate it, this cool change we’ve been having has been inspirational for the team here at The Pantry. We’ve been busy in the kitchen creating some delicious new dishes to warm you up, and they’ve turned out to be some of our favourite ever!

One of the great new tapas on offer is an indulgent baked camembert with confit garlic and rosemary. If you’d prefer a pâté, the new wild boar and duck terrine ‘en croûte’ with quince marmalade is also a stand-out. And don’t worry, both come with a healthy serving of French baguette!

After something more substantial? For the heartiest of winter meals, we’ve put our twist on a classic and added a braised Hunter Valley beef brisket with mashed potato, caramelised onion and wild rocket.

Not to be outdone, our seafood menu has had a total revamp. You’ll be toasty warm in no time after trying our chargrilled king prawn soup with fresh market fish, tomatoes, garlic and fresh herbs – topped with a good dose of saffron and chilli to really get the blood pumping. 

Winter Art & Culture at Manly

OK, so we know a Sydney winter isn’t really ‘winter’ – our British backpacker friends never stop reminding us! But that doesn’t mean we don’t get cold. Luckily for us Manly folk, there are some great indoor activities coming up for those chillier days!

Firstly, we’re excited about the return of the Guringai Festival from May 26th – July 9th - a celebration of Aboriginal culture and heritage that takes place across various venues in Northern Sydney. This year’s theme is ‘Connection’, and all ages are invited to connect and participate in the festival - locally, the Manly Art Gallery & Museum is putting on an exhibition by the Sharing Stories Foundation, with photography by Liz Thompson.

Also at the Gallery until the 9th of July is Chuck Bradley’s Instrumental – a photographic glimpse into the tools of the trade of some of Australia’s most celebrated musicians.

Or, if you want to step up to the plate and make your own art, why not try a life drawing class? The Gallery runs studios every second Tuesday – we’re game if you are!

Taste of Manly is almost here...

It’s almost that time of year again! Taste of Manly is fast approaching, and while we’ll be watching from the sidelines this year, we’re so excited for another weekend of incredible food, drinks, music and vibes in our beloved Manly.

The beach front and Corso will be brimming with craft beer and cider, as well as tasty drops from international and Australian wineries giving cellar door experiences. Some of our favourite neighbourhood eateries will be there dishing up great local cuisine and doing the Beaches proud – think Hugo’s, Daniel San and Mex & Co. There’s so much choice, it can get overwhelming – so grab a glass of something delicious and enjoy some local groove, rock and reggae talent while you make up your mind.

Entry is free for this weekend of feasting, which kicks off at 11.30 and finishes at 5pm Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May.

The Pantry will be open business as usual over the Taste weekend, so if you want to rest your weary legs (and indulge some more!) after a lap of the festival, we’ll see you then!

Mother's Day at The Pantry Manly

Share the love this Mother’s Day with a decadent three course lunch at The Pantry Manly, priced at $90 per person. Guests will choose from a selection of fresh seafood, paddock-to-plate produce and dessert, all the while enjoying uninterrupted views of Manly Beach - the perfect way to show Mum just how special she really is. 

To make a reservation contact us on: info@thepantrymanly.com or 02 9977 0566

To see the menu click here

Beat The Office Bug and Stay Well This Season

Are you sick and tired of being unwell? Worried about missing out from being cooped up in bed this season?

While sometimes you just can’t avoid a cold, there are things you can do to keep as healthy as possible and avoid the office bug. Exercising and getting enough sleep are obviously important, but our favourite tip? Eating more!

Filling your plate with seasonal fresh produce - like carrot, zucchini and radish -  and adding ingredients like garlic and ginger, can give your immune system that extra boost. So, make the markets a weekly event, and try your hand at creating nutrient-packed warming soups and smoothies.

Of course, this doesn’t mean you can’t indulge! If you’re eating out, just try adding a side to squeeze those extra vitamins in to your day – like our prosciutto & rocket salad with fresh fig. Or, head out for breakfast and share a huge fruit platter with friends.

Filling your plate has never been so good for you!

 

 

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Manly Heats Up For Autumn

The cooler months may mean fewer tourists and more layers, but you’d be wrong to think Manly’s closed for business this Autumn. On the contrary, Manly (and Sydney) has a lot to offer, even if it’s wetsuit weather.

Not only does the Bureau of Meteorology think this autumn will be dryer and warmer than usual (see here if you think it’s too good to be true!), but any drop in the mercury will make staying active and seeing the best of the Beaches that much more enjoyable.

It’s the perfect time to lace up the runners and start training for the Manly Fun Run (or Rotary Fun Run and Walk), which will be held on the 21 May. There’s 2, 5 and 10km options to work towards – without having to train at the crack of dawn to beat the heat!

For those of you less so inclined, just remember: while there’ll be fewer visitors to our shores, the skies and the water will be just as blue this autumn, making autumn the perfect time to relax and enjoy Manly. 

To Market, To Market: A quick guide to Manly’s market scene

Welcome to Manly! Want to live like a real local? Just moved in and looking for fresh activities for your week? If you love new flavours and fresh food like we do, you’ll love exploring all the food and produce markets that call Manly home.

Every Friday evening at Gilbert Park, there’s the World Food Markets – where you can pick and choose from a host of international flavours. From Dutch pancakes to French crepes and Turkish gozleme, there’s something for every after-work craving. Dance to the live music on offer every week, or bring a blanket and make it a family affair, as it’s a smoke- and alcohol-free event. For more info, click here – but make sure to visit before the last Friday for this year, March 31st!

If you’d rather cook your own food, then head to the Manly Fresh Produce market, Wednesdays and Sundays from 8am-2pm at Manly Plaza on Short St. We think our antipasto board is something special, but if you want to recreate it at home, the Fresh Produce Market has all the essentials. You can get to know your local producers and grab some fresh flowers on your way home – a true local experience.

Food aside, there’s Manly Market Place – open every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm and inspiring with the latest local design, fashion and giftware.

This is just a small taste of Manly’s thriving market scene, but a great place to start if you want that local experience. See you at the markets!