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Otto Ristorante

Otto Ristorante, Woolloomooloo

January 8, 2015

While everyone else was returning to work after the Christmas break Dylan and I had an extra week off to enjoy some downtime and make the most of summer before kicking off another busy year. And while everyone else was at work the smart thing to do was book a long lunch at a restaurant […]

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The Town Mouse

The Town Mouse, Carlton

October 31, 2014

There are all kinds of friends in life and when you are into food like we are some of the best are your dining buddies; you go to every new place with them, get terribly drunk at your regular haunts with them and suggest places you MUST eat at, around town and interstate, when not […]

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Hare & Grace

Hare and Grace, Melbourne (Closed)

October 30, 2014

When Dylan had to fly down to Melbourne for work there was one thing on my mind, a sneaky weekend feasting in one of our favourite cities. And so it came to be that I flew down to Melbourne on Thursday and headed straight for Hare & Grace. Hare & Grace was Raymond Capaldi’s restaurant […]

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Billy Kwong Chinese Eating House

Billy Kwong, Surry Hills

October 1, 2014

When we got word that Kylie was moving her restaurant to Potts Point we lamented the fact that we had not returned since our very first visit (and very first blog post) nearly 5 years ago. It just so happened we spotted an Instagram by Kylie saying that for the last 19 days of service […]

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Maha

Maha, Melbourne

February 14, 2014

Maha is Shane Delia’s Middle Eastern fine dining restaurant in Melbourne. I initially came across Shane on Twitter and thought his style of cooking sounded rather interesting. When he appeared on Masterchef I became even more curious. Then SBS Feast magazine were giving away Shane’s Spice Journey DVD with every subscription – sold. Dylan loves […]

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Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc., Melbourne

February 13, 2014

We arrived in Melbourne with a never ending list of cafes to check out for breakfast. But then we slept in and couldn’t really be bothered traipsing all over town to reach the places on said wish list. So we ended up at Cumulus Inc. around the corner from our hotel. Having eaten brekkie at […]

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Racine Restaurant

Racine Restaurant, Orange

January 26, 2014

Australia Day in Orange, what better way to spend it than with a special lunch at our favourite restaurant in Orange. Starting the day we had a lovely three course breakfast at Black Sheep Inn to line our stomachs before setting off for a quick little wine tour. After a few tastings and purchases we […]

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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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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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Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc., Melbourne

September 14, 2013

Opened in 2008, Cumulus Inc. is part of Andrew McConnell’s growing empire (think Cutler & Co, Golden Fields and Builders Arms Hotel). The restaurant and bar is open seven days a week from morning until late. Designed by acclaimed Melbourne architect Pascale Gomes-McNabb (who also designed Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Monopole, Yellow and Stokehouse) the […]

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buzo

buzo, Woollahra

August 3, 2013

buzo is one of my favourite restaurants of all time. Yes I know one of the owners through my friend Em but that doesn’t come into play here. With or without knowing one of the owners I love everything about buzo. From the cute converted terrace, knowledgeable waitstaff and great wine list through to the […]

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Flying Fish

Flying Fish, Pyrmont

May 1, 2013

This year I decided to take Dylan to Flying Fish for his birthday. I’d been a couple of times for corporate lunches but Dylan had never managed to get there himself. He bought me Peter Kuruvita’s My Sri Lanka DVD for my birthday and although Peter no longer works at Flying Fish, once Dylan watched […]

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Bacchus Restaurant

Bacchus Restaurant, Newcastle (Closed)

March 9, 2013

Heading to Newcastle for a sneaky weekend getaway, we were keen to check out a restaurant where a Sydney chef and Bacchus’ ex-restaurant manager were working. However as our trip approached everything changed when we heard both the chef and manager had resigned. Hmm where to now? It was only too easy to lock in […]

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subo

subo, Newcastle

March 8, 2013

subo is a tiny restaurant on Hunter Street in Newcastle that I heard about through Twitter and decided I would have to try out. Beau Vincent and his wife Suzie run the show with Beau on the pans and Suzie managing front of house. Beau has worked at many Sydney restaurants including Tetsuya’s, Guillaume at […]

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