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Update: When Christmas lights need to 'go up', the civic-minded Windsor Business Group members go to work and December 2017 was suddenly upon the group. Early in the month this fun chore takes place after 5 pm when proprietors can come out after a full work day. This year, Nabil Sarkis owner of Zazu Cafe (near the Paddlewheel) generously donated beverages to the group -- even while he minded his late afternoon patrons. Gentle speaking and community-minded chef.



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It is rare when an eatery can combine a mix of home-grown Aussie favourites with an international palate, but owner Nabil Sarkis has managed this undertaking with finesse. Zazu Café broadens the Windsor's café scene with Lebanese choices on the menu. No longer is it necessary to drive to Parramatta for Mediterranean cuisine.


Zazu is quietly serving up some great Aussie breakfasts: freshly squeezed orange juice, rich coffee and your choice of scones, pancakes or waffles. For the healthy minded, omelettes are at the heart of Zazu's early morning menu.


While al fresco café dining is very popular on The Mall, this day was drizzly and we were seated in the expanded café seating with its beautiful black wall suggesting flowing water. Salads were the order of the day – a salad of roasted Mediterranean vegetables was delicious – and this is but one item on the menu, which has very healthy options.


Our local 'sources' tell us that the gourmet burger is 'fantastic' and the corn fritters light with just the perfect amount of sweet. With each visit, service has always been prompt and pleasant – the chef smiles often so this must be a happy kitchen! Happy kitchen serves up lovely food!


The staff boxed a delicious orange cake, light and feathery, for us to deliver to our lucky family at home. Topped with perfect honeyed orange-zest syrup, this dessert was talked about for days. So, thanks to Zazu and Nabil for being an all-round good fellow!


Sydney's 2017 Blues & Roots Festival is on for early December and the artists and events will shake your boots, get you singing and dancing.


Ghost Road, Minnie Marks and The Swamp Stompers open this three-day event now in its 9th year, Friday December 1. Saturday the event opens at 9:30am at George Street Loft with Colleen Fricker & Friends.



The Saturday headline act, Johnny Devilseed & Old Man Rubes performs on the Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler. Great way to enjoy an afternoon! On the water!



Saturday, 2 December, the music rolls on into the wee hours with 8 Ball Aiken closing out the night (1:15 - 2:30am) at the Fitzroy Hotel for all you dedicated rockers.

You can dance and sing along in three major venues: Tates Hawkesbury Hotel, the Fitzroy Hotel, Windsor Public School, Hawkesbury Paddlewheeler and new this year, a morning event at George Street Loft.  Perfect with terrific breakfast & sweets!


A wonderful three days of groovin' to the music in Windsor! For tickets. www.sydneybluesandrootsfestival.com