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MoVida Sydney

MoVida Sydney, Surry Hills

April 5, 2014

Impromptu is what I would call this adventure. There were more booking changes and phone calls to and from the restaurant than I’d ever experienced before. A VERY late attempt at booking on a Saturday night only a day ahead may have been the catalyst but the MoVida team took it in their stride and […]

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Emmilou

Emmilou, Surry Hills (Closed)

March 20, 2014

Emmilou (Lounge & Tapas Bar) is Chris Cranswick-Smith’s tapas bar and lounge. I heard about it back in 2009 when a colleagues’ brother began to import Argentinian wine. Emmilou was one of the restaurants buying their wines. I’d heard good things. Yet another ‘on the list’ restaurant that we’d simply never got to. As we […]

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MoVida Bar de Tapas

MoVida Bar de Tapas, Melbourne

September 13, 2013

When you fail to secure a table at a restaurant you desperately want to go that thought lingers in the back of your mind. When you finally land a table at a restaurant you’ve previously missed out on the anticipation runs high. Three years in the making, we were finally going to dine at the […]

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encasa

encasa, Sydney

May 22, 2013

encasa is an old favourite, a very old favourite. Before we even knew we loved to write about food this place was hallowed ground. I can recount the many times we ate more than what should be possible, drunk all the sangria our bellies could take and came out of it all only $35 lighter. […]

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Jamie Thomas

10 questions with… Jamie Thomas

April 24, 2013

Why do chefs become chefs? Who are their culinary inspirations? What at their guilty food pleasures? Yes, these are the types of questions running through my head when I meet chefs. I never had an appreciation of cooking growing up, I always saw it as a chore and always wonder how so many people clearly […]

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Bruny Island Premium Wines

Bruny Island Premium Wines, Bruny Island

March 30, 2013

At the last minute we decided to rent a car for our stay in Hobart which meant a road trip to Bruny Island was in order. Bruny Island is a small island off the south-east coast of Tasmania. It comprises North Bruny and South Bruny which are connected by a narrow isthmus. 100 kilometres in […]

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The Carrington - Bebe Y Cene

The Carrington – $3 Pintxos Tuesdays, Surry Hills (Closed)

June 5, 2012

While still somewhat of a twitter noob there is something that I really like about it. Social networking can be a bit hit and miss these days but for me twitter is just a better way of doing things. I enjoy being able to connect not only with friends but chefs, restaurateurs and complete randoms, […]

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The Carrington

The Carrington, Surry Hills (Closed)

April 3, 2012

The Carrington – Beba Y Cene opened in July last year and since then it has been performing quite well if everything I hear is true. Lex had already been twice before this visit and loved it both times. Tuesday night is $3 pintxos (pronounced pin-choss) night but it wasn’t why we were there specifically, […]

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MoVida Next Door

MoVida Next Door, Melbourne

September 10, 2010

Planning for our trip to Melbourne we forgot to book MoVida. And naturally when I phoned up whilst in Melbourne I was informed the restaurant was booked out for 12 weeks! TWELVE WEEKS! Ahhhh I can’t say I was surprised but I was disappointed. And although we would have loved to hang around for twelve […]

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