French

Four Frogs Creperie

Four Frogs Creperie, Mosman

September 21, 2014

The last time we were in Melbourne we sussed out the crepe offering at Roule Galette which wasn’t too shabby at all, but I was keen to find a crepiere closer to home to satisfy my crepe cravings. And when in the space of just a few days a handful of people told me about […]

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Guillaume

Guillaume, Paddington

August 15, 2014

If there was a more anticipated reopening in the Sydney restaurant scene than Guillaume Brahimi’s self-titled Guillaume I have not seen it. After 12 years at Bennelong the December 31st closure was quite a public affair but thankfully ‘only’ 8 months later the French inspired Modern Australian establishment was ready to reopen. And open just […]

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Roule Galette

Roule Galette, Melbourne

February 14, 2014

If you’ve ever had a crepe in Paris you’ll know they’re simply irresistible at any time of day. During our trip to Thailand last year I came across a lady with a crepe maker cart. She’d position her cart right outside our hotel and sit on her scooter all day, tempting guests on their return […]

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Madame Sousou

Madame Sousou, Fitzroy

February 12, 2014

Madame Sousou is a French bistro located on Brunswick Street in the north-east suburb of Fitzroy. Recommended to me by a girlfriend at work it was the first port of call on our four day eating extravaganza in Melbourne. Having flown in to Melbourne extremely early we dropped our bags at The Lindrum (a boutique […]

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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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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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Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin, New York, USA

August 13, 2013

Deciding which restaurants – and in particular which Michelin starred restaurants – to go to in New York was one of the hardest things I had to do (#firstworldproblems). We decided we *had* to dine at Per Se or Eleven Madison Park (yes, sadly we had to choose between the two) but selecting other restaurants […]

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le petit deux

le petit deux, Newcastle (Closed)

March 10, 2013

le petit deux is relatively new to the Newcastle scene but its head chef and owner, Lesley Taylor, is not. le petit deux is the more casual bistro reincarnation of Restaurant Deux, a restaurant that received rave reviews in its two year life. The new restaurant is a French bistro to a tee with a […]

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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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Restaurant Atelier

Restaurant Atelier, Pig-On-A-Spit, Glebe (Closed)

December 30, 2012

We first dined at Restaurant Atelier on Friday 13th July 2012 thanks to Miss Piggy’s food blogger dinner. Not only did we meet some great people but we also tasted some gorgeous food which has kept us coming back time and again. Looking back over the last 6 months it occurred to me we’ve now […]

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Crown St Assembly

Crown Street Assembly, Surry Hills (Renamed)

August 23, 2012

Quite fresh into the Surry Hills scene is Crown Street Assembly. Erez Gordon of Bistro Bruno in Balmain has teamed up with Paul Cooper formerly of O’Connell’s Centenary Hotel in Melbourne [both formerly of The Botanical in Melbourne] to bring us a new restaurant/bar with a French influence. Melbourne’s loss is Sydney’s gain it seems. […]

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Restaurant Atelier #porkfest

Restaurant Atelier, Pork Masterclass – #porkfest, Glebe (Closed)

July 29, 2012

Pork is the ‘it’ thing at the moment. Everyone is talking about it, eating it and cooking it… or attempting to cook it. There are many who just have no idea how to cook pork, especially pork crackling. We don’t eat pork at home very often, but when we do we generally pan-fry a pork […]

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Restaurant Atelier

Restaurant Atelier, Blogger Dinner, Glebe (Closed)

July 13, 2012

I had never been to a blogger dinner before, or a blogger picnic, or a blogger meet-up of any description. I’m kinda shy and tend to get embarrassed by the ‘blogger’ title. Yes I like to take photos of my food. And write about it. But I’m a useless cook, an amateur writer and a […]

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Tetsuya's

Tetsuya’s, Sydney

May 1, 2012

I love birthdays and as Dylan was turning 30 this year I knew I had to take him somewhere special. And I knew it had to be Tetsuya’s. We celebrated Dylan’s 29th with a group of friends at Tetsuya’s last year and it immediately became one of his favourite restaurants. I made the booking and […]

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