Lolli Redini

Lolli Redini, Orange

January 25, 2014

A return trip to Orange to celebrate Australia Day and my 31st birthday meant two things: Lolli Redini and Racine. Yes we would be reliving our previous trip to Orange but all for delicious reasons. Lolli Redini was opened by Simonn Hawke in 2001 and has been awarded one hat in the SMH Good Food […]

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Esquire

Esquire, Brisbane

December 27, 2013

Christmas was a low key affair and so we decided while we were in Brisbane we had to do something big. We decided to tick off the only other three hatted restaurant in Australia that we hadn’t been to (having previously ticked off all The SMH Good Food Guide and The Age Good Food Guide […]

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Yellow

Yellow, Potts Point

November 23, 2013

Belated birthday celebrations for Mr O saw an invitation sent around to the usual crew. The invitation was an email that simply contained a link to a YouTube video of Coldplay’s hit song… yep, you guessed it… Yellow. Yellow is the latest offering from dynamic duo Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt. Sliding somewhere in between […]

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vincent

vincent, Woollahra

November 16, 2013

vin = wine. cent = 100. A restaurant with a wine list 100 bottles long. vincent is the latest offering from the crew behind buzo and Wine Library. Yes, that’s right, Traci Trinder, James Hird and Todd Garratt have a new baby. It’s French. They make their own cheese. Need I say more? Housed in […]

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Box of Scrolls

Box of Scrolls

November 16, 2013

Cinnamon scrolls. I love them but it can be hard to find a good one these days. Many are dry, lacking in flavour and almost like a boring bread roll with a sprinkling of cinnamon. My recent trip to New York reminded me of my love of a good cinnamon scroll and the lack of […]

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Edge of Belgravia knives

Edge of Belgravia knives

November 9, 2013

What kind of knives do you use? What brand? Where are they made? For the last decade, ever since I really got into cooking, I have been a fan of Global knives. I have 16 of them (plus a meat cleaver). Made in Japan from CROMOVA stainless steel which has been designed exclusively for manufacturer […]

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Lindt HELLO range

Lindt HELLO range

November 2, 2013

The latest thing to hit the shelves from Lindt is the HELLO range. Having landed in Australia in October, the HELLO range features four dessert inspired flavours. Available in bars (39g .00 RRP), blocks (100g .99 RRP) and cute gift boxes (from .00-.99 RRP) there is something for everyone. So, what are my thoughts? First […]

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UME Restaurant

UME Restaurant, Surry Hills

October 30, 2013

I am a massive fan of Japanese food. The only problem is I find it prohibitively expensive to enjoy on a frequent basis. To tell you the truth if you rewind 10 years Japanese was a cuisine I’d never experienced and sushi was something that made my skin crawl. A lot has changed since then […]

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momofuku seiōbo

momofuku seiōbo, Pyrmont

October 19, 2013

We booked our return visit to momofuku sei?bo on a whim. We couldn’t wait to get back and see what changes had been made to the menu and enjoy one of my favourite restaurants again. First time around Lex had sat out the beverage pairing as she had been cutting back on her alcohol intake. […]

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The Tea Cosy

The Tea Cosy, The Rocks

September 28, 2013

High tea (or afternoon tea, whatever you want to call it) is one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon but not something I get to do often enough. An excuse to eat cute little sandwiches (with no crusts!), indulge in a few scones with jam and cream and wash it all down with […]

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Pilu at Freshwater

Pilu at Freshwater, Freshwater

September 22, 2013

Countless times we have talked about our ‘list’ so why should we stop now? There are many great places out there that have been around for ages, before this fad or that fad, yet somehow never end up being talked about. Pilu at Freshwater is one of those places and a place that has been […]

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The Hardware Societe

The Hardware Societe, Melbourne

September 15, 2013

After two solid days of eating our plan to squeeze in breakfast AND lunch on our last day in Melbourne started to fall apart. We honestly didn’t think we could ingest two more meals. Realising we would have to combine the two we checked out of our hotel and headed in to the city centre […]

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Vue de Monde

Vue de Monde, Melbourne

September 14, 2013

Shannon Bennett opened Vue de Monde in 2000 at the grand old age of 24. The restaurant quickly attained a cult following and Shannon was awarded the Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Best New Talent in 2003. In 2005 the restaurant was relocated to the historic Normandy Chambers building, where it achieved higher accolades and was awarded […]

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Flower Drum

Flower Drum, Melbourne

September 14, 2013

If you are someone who grew up eating Chinese food that was recreated by your Austrian mother from the ‘Women’s Weekly Chinese Cooking Class Cookbook’ like I was then you may have found that something was missing all these years. It’s not that my mum was an inept cook (quite the contrary), but for the […]

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