3 Hats

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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momofuku seiōbo

momofuku seiōbo, Pyrmont

October 19, 2013

We booked our return visit to momofuku seiōbo 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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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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momofuku seiōbo

momofuku seiōbo, Pyrmont

May 4, 2013

A question that comes up four times a year with our crazy fine dining crew is ‘Where are you having your birthday dinner?’ In turn we select the one place that is the top of our respective list for whatever reason. For me it HAD to be momofuku seiōbo (pronounced say-oh-bo). Sure it was awarded […]

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Quay

Quay, The Rocks

January 26, 2013

It has become a bit of tradition for the four of us (Lex, Em, Mr O & I) to make birthdays the pinnacle of our gastronomic explorations. The 4 days of the year we let loose – literally, I went sans belt – and do not let our logical budget conscious minds interfere with our […]

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Rockpool on George

Rockpool on George, The Rocks

December 1, 2012

Turning 30 worries some of my friends, but for most of us it’s a reason to celebrate. We celebrated Dylan’s 30th with a group of friends at our beloved buzo. Em’s shindig was at her favourite, Sepia. My birthday, which falls at the end of January, has been booked in at Quay for many months […]

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Sepia Restaurant

Sepia Restaurant, Sydney

April 13, 2012

Ever since our first adventure at Sepia during Crave SIFF last year we have wanted to return and experience all that Martin Benn and his exceptional team have to offer. Mr O was hassling us all to book it in and in the end we caved and told him to book it. During the months […]

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est.

est., Sydney

March 16, 2012

March into Merivale and especially the $33 Meal Deal ($33 for one course and a glass of premium NZ wine or beer) is a pretty cool idea; a great way for diners to get to a lot of different (Merivale) restaurants without huge expense, and make restaurants like three chef hatted est. more accessible to […]

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Sepia

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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Bilson's

Gourmet Traveller Reader’s Dinner: Bilson’s, Sydney

September 19, 2011

We always seem to be talking about ‘The List’ and I guess it is for a good reason. There are sooooo many restaurants we want to go to and only limited time and money to eat at them all. But if there was a place we needed to bump up ‘The List’ it would have […]

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Quay

Quay, The Rocks

September 2, 2011

When Dylan and I were deciding what to do for our 6th anniversary we ummed and ahhed for quite some time. For our 4th anniversary we dined at 4 restaurants (4 for 4), for our 5th anniversary we spent two weeks travelling from Sydney to the Great Ocean Road and Melbourne. We ate a lot […]

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est.

est., March Into Merivale 2011, Sydney

April 7, 2011

Dylan and I first dined at est. for our 4th anniversary back in September 2009 (when we decided we would forget about presents and instead celebrate with “4 for 4″ – four dinners for four years. We started at our favourite cheap Thai, followed by a 1 chef hat restaurant (Sailor’s Thai), a 2 chef […]

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Marque

Marque Restaurant, Surry Hills

January 28, 2011

Two of the things I love most in the world are food and birthdays, so naturally my birthday always involves a celebration with close friends and good food. I spent my 25th in the Hunter Valley tasting some of the region’s most decorated wines and fresh local produce, my 26th at a pasta making course […]

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Jacques Reymond Cuisine du Temps

Jacques Reymond, Prahran

September 2, 2010

We had not heard very much about Jacques Reymond before doing a little reading and planning for our Melbourne road trip. Looking over the menu and hearing of Jacques’ philosophies on food we knew we had to dine there. Being widely known as Melbourne’s best restaurant had us buzzing with anticipation to see if Melbourne’s […]

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