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We love to share our stories, experiences, travels and general topics of interest. Enjoy the reading and please send us your feedback!

GRAND RE OPENING IN ALL BITTON CAFES

7 August 2020

Have you missed a Bitton steak? Or our petite creme brulee?  BITTON IS BACK!!!

Things have changed but we are still OPEN for business

7 August 2020

Wow.  What a week it has been and who would have ever thought we would be here now. We hope that you are all staying safe and taking care in these uncertain times.

As you know, there have been many changes to our industry over the past days so we wanted to communicate what that means in terms of all things Bitton!

BITTON GROCER POPS UP IN ALEXANDRIA!

7 August 2020

The Bitton Room is turning into a Grocer for our community's convenience and opening its doors from tomorrow, Saturday 21st March.

 

A message from David and Sohani Bitton for our community 19.3.2020

7 August 2020

It will be business as usual, for now. As we slowly slip into these unprecedented times the Bitton team have been hard at it behind the scenes to see how we can help YOU, our community as well as continue to operate our business successfully under the guidelines of health and government authorities.  Please be assured that we will be continuously monitoring any changes to the advice relevant to our business.

Joyeux Anniversaire – Bitton turns 20 in 2020

18 December 2019

It was on a typical Spring morning in Alexandria on the 7th of November 2000 when Sohani and I crossed our fingers and opened the front door to our tiny 20 seat café. We dragged out the milk crates for those wishing to dine al fresco on Copeland Street, turned on the coffee machine and lit the stove waiting for our first customer to come through the doors and be introduced to the Bitton charm. It was a terrifying moment – we had left our high paid corporate careers to take this plunge.  People thought we were crazy ...

Simple Cooking Habits to Reduce Waste

5 December 2019

Cooking your own food at home is one of the simple joys of life and has a great deal of economic and health benefits for you and your family. However, kitchen waste is a big contributing factor to the overall amount of waste we generate as a society, putting pressure on us to re-evaluate our behaviours while cooking so we can work towards something a little more sustainable and set a good example for our children.

The Media to the Hospitality Industry – friend or foe?

5 September 2019

Is it just me or does there seem to be a lot of negative media currently circling around the hospitality industry? Do you feel it? Do you listen?  Does it influence the choices you make?

An evening of French Wine and Food

4 July 2019

French food and wine is at the core of everything we do which is why we were delighted to recently co-host an evening with our friends from Bottli. Here's a look at the event when we tasted and discussed some sensational boutique wines and enjoyed some matching canapes from Bitton.

What, If Anything is Forever?

7 June 2019

My favourite part of being a restaurateur is the incredible people I meet every day.  I love learning their stories and I love learning from them.  Two of the amazing people I have met are Kieran Flanagan and Dan Gregory. Through my very inquisitive questioning (you'll know what I am talking about if you've ever been on the receiving end of it) I found out that they run a company called the Impossible Institute. Kieren is a global thought leader in commercial creativity and Dan is an expert in behavioural Strategy. I love this shit (excuse the French). Step forward a few years and many takeaway coffees later and they have very kindly included me in their newly released book, Forever Skills - the 12 skills to future proof yourself, your team and your kids. Here is the short version of what this fascinating read is all about and of course, how they use Bitton as an example of 'nurturing your community'.  

The Beauty and the Chef

6 March 2019

I first met Rachael Finch in 2009 when she entered a competition at Bitton. She won a private cooking class with me! How lucky am I?! Coincidently Rachael was in the midst of preparing for Celebrity Masterchef and she is a self confessed 'foodie'. On the back of the #tenyearchallenge we thought it would be fun to revisit that time and ask Rachael a few questions about her food journey so far. 

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