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Australian Embassy showcases Australian café culture at “bills”
  • By sara
  • February 24, 2016, 00:30
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(from right) Restaurateur Bill Granger, first lady and Australian Ambassador to South Korea Bill Paterson pose for the camera during an event to mark the opening of iconic Australian restaurant bills in Gwanghwamun on February 22.
(from right) Restaurateur Bill Granger, first lady and Australian Ambassador to South Korea Bill Paterson pose for the camera during an event to mark the opening of iconic Australian restaurant bills in Gwanghwamun on February 22.

 

On Feb. 22, the Australian Embassy in Seoul joined Australian restaurateur Bill Granger to showcase Australian café culture in a special event to mark the opening of iconic Australian restaurant bills in Gwanghwamun.

At the reception guests enjoyed a delicious Australian-style menu and fine Australian wine, which is now more readily available thanks to the Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement.

Well-known Australian food writer, TV presenter and restaurateur Bill Granger’s cuisine reflects Australia’s sunny, easy-going and generous spirit. Bills Australian-style casual dining has been gaining popularity in Korea since the opening of the first Seoul restaurant in Jamsil in 2014.

Bill opened his very first restaurant in Sydney at the age of 24. It soon became famous for the best scrambled eggs and hotcakes in town. Twenty years later, Bill’s relaxed, friendly and Australian approach to dining has become truly global, with restaurants in London, Tokyo, Hawaii and Seoul. His infectious joy in good, fresh food offers a genuinely warm welcome to everyone.

Feasting on a bills chocolate cake topped with fresh Australian cherries, Ambassador Paterson said, “Bills is an excellent example of Australian and Korean cooperation in the services sector and the cross pollination of cultures and ideas. With the entry into force on 12 December 2014 of the Korean-Australia Free Trade Agreement, more Australian fresh foods and wines are appearing in the Korean market.”