Italian

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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Rosetta

Rosetta, Southbank

December 30, 2014

Rosetta is the only Rockpool Group restaurant that we were yet to dine at – and that is only because it happens to be interstate. But for New Year’s Eve we decided to do things a little different and celebrate down in Melbourne. To make it more ‘fun’ we decided it would have to be […]

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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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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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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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il baretto

il baretto, Surry Hills

May 16, 2013

Thursday night saw Dylan, Mr O and I pop in to The Carrington for the launch of their new menu. While the food and drinks were flowing it was a rather chaotic party and Mr O suggested we duck over to il baretto for a quiet meal and catch up. Having never been to il […]

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Sydney Seafood School

Sydney Seafood School with Giovanni Pilu, Pyrmont

April 13, 2013

In January I turned 30 and my family and friends spoiled me like you wouldn’t believe. My amazing brother and his girlfriend bought me a gift voucher for Sydney Seafood School. I was absolutely blown away by their generosity and as you can imagine I was completely stoked to be heading back to SSS after […]

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Ormeggio at The Spit

Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman

January 27, 2013

It was a cold and dreary day in the middle of summer but it was my thirtieth birthday and nothing could put a dampener on my spirits – not the lack of sleep from being out the night before, the pounding headache or the never-ending rain. Dylan had organised a surprise birthday lunch for me. […]

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Lolli Redini

Lolli Redini, Orange

September 1, 2012

Dylan and I have been together for 7 years – I know, crazy huh! We decided to get away for our anniversary and agreed Orange would be the perfect location. It’s a 3 hour drive from our place (around 3.5 hours from the CBD), up through the Blue Mountains, Lithgow and past Bathurst. Neither of […]

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Vini

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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Pendolino

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

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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Cala Luna

Cala Luna, Mosman (Relocated)

September 10, 2011

Dylan and I were recently offered to sample a new deal from the group buying website Ouffer. The deal was for lunch for two at Cala Luna in Mosman. We live quite far away from Mosman (then again we live quite far away from most places!) but having heard good things about the restaurant we […]

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Buzo

buzo, Woollahra

December 11, 2010

Dylan and I first heard about buzo through my bestie, Em, co-owner Traci Trinder’s little sister. Knowing we were foodies, Em tried to put any bias aside and told us how fabulous buzo was and that we just had to go and decide for ourselves. When we made our way to buzo for the first […]

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