October 2011


Crave SIFF 2011: Sepia’s ‘The Chef, the Young Chefs and the Chemist.’ Sepia, Sydney

October 24, 2011

Early in November 2011 I had micro surgery on my ear. To cut a long story short, my facial nerve was damaged which resulted in loss of taste and no desire to eat or blog about food. Add the silly season to the mix and Lex & I have had a three month hiatus of […]

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Crave SIFF 2011: 121BC, Vini & Berta’s Three Piatti, Three Posti, Surry Hills

October 22, 2011

One of the first Crave dinners we wanted to book in was the progressive dinner ‘Three Piatti, Three Posti’. Unfortunately it sold out really quickly and all we could do was go on the waiting list. Ahh well, we’d just add it to the list with the Hats Off dinners at Guillaume at Bennelong and […]

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Cotton Duck

Crave SIFF 2011: Cotton Duck’s 10 Mile Waddle, Surry Hills

October 19, 2011

Jared said he chose to do a 10 Mile Dinner for the simple fact that a 100 Mile Dinner would be too easy. Nice, 10 Miles ain’t that far when you think about it. Sure you will still have access to a lot of produce in that small area but unless that area happens to […]

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Crave SIFF 2011: Pendolino’s Trentino-Alto Adige Dinner, Sydney

October 18, 2011

We’d heard good things through the grapevine about Pendolino, so when we read about the ‘World Dinner’ they were hosting during Crave, we quickly booked in. The degustation menu was inspired from the time head chef Nino Zoccali spent in the north-east region of Italy called Trentino-Alto Adige. The region sits in the very north […]

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buzo: b.o.b. (best of buzo) dinner, Woollahra

October 17, 2011

Sticky beef ribs, vincisgrassi, sgroppino, torta di verona… all synonymous with buzo restaurant in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. It feels like we’ve known about buzo forever, but truth be told we only dined at buzo for the first time in early 2009, though it seems hard to believe. For many buzo has been a […]

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