Chicken, Bacon and Mushroom Stew

Chicken, bacon & Musroom stew


This warming winter dish is inspired by the wine-enriched stews of France.

Ingredients (Serves 4, 10 minutes to prepare, 20 minutes to cook)

1 tablespoon olive oil
700g chicken thigh fillets, excess fat trimmed, quartered
3 bacon rashers, rind removed, coarsely chopped
200g button mushrooms, halved
2 garlic cloves, crushed
40g (1/4 cup) plain flour
375ml (1 1/2 cups) chicken stock
250ml (1 cup) white wine
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
1/4 cup chopped fresh continental parsley
300g dried risoni pasta
230g (1 1/2 cups) frozen peas
10g butter


Step 1
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes each side or until golden. Transfer to a plate.
Step 2
Add the bacon, mushroom and garlic to the pan. Cook for 3 minutes or until the mushroom is tender. Add flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Gradually add the stock and wine. Cook, stirring, for 2 minutes or until mixture thickens.
Step 3
Add chicken and thyme, and reduce heat to medium. Simmer for 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked. Stir in half the parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 4
Meanwhile, cook the risoni in a large saucepan of salted boiling water following packet directions or until al dente. Add the peas in the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain. Return to the pan. Stir in the butter and remaining parsley.
Step 5
Divide risoni mixture among serving plates. Top with chicken mixture. Serve.

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With winter just around the corner, the snowmen will be popping their heads out any minute just in time to make everyone freeze. To fight off the snowmen a Hot Toddy will do just the trick, warming you inside out and nose to toes. To make this toasty beverage you will need either rum, brandy or whiskey, lemon, honey and a tea bag. Feel free to experiment with different teas, and remember to stay warm! Hot Toddy

Winter Wooly Trends


With winter just around the corner, it’s time to prepare your wardrobe with this season’s statement staple piece: The Knit. Not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing, the knit this season will not disappoint.

The concept of knitting dates back thousands of years and the earliest dateable knitted garment is a kind of sock. Knitting is the process of using two or more needles to interlock and loop yarn to form a fabric. It was extremely popular in Europe and developed throughout the Industrial Revolution when machinery became readily available. Most notably in Australian, knitting boomed in 1950 after the war when a larger assortment of colours were available.

This winter season, designers such as Missoni, Diane von Furstenberg and Marc Jacobs alike have all featured knits on the runway.

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Jay Weston Dinner Dance

Jay Weston Dinner Dance

Coming up in June, Biviano’s will host a Dinner Dance evening featuring classical artist Jay Weston. The fourth album from this talented tenor “Southern Crossover”, exudes Australian flavour and pays tribute to other accomplished Australian performers. This pop-opera, classical crossover artist will be supporting Cliff Richard on his upcoming Perth and Adelaide shows.

Biviano’s will be serving a full three course menu with canapés on arrival to accompany a great night of entertainment and dancing.

Bookings for this spectacular evening can be made by phoning 02 9651 2022 or enquiring online.