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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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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Flower Drum

Flower Drum, Melbourne

September 14, 2013

If you are someone who grew up eating Chinese food that was recreated by your Austrian mother from the ‘Women’s Weekly Chinese Cooking Class Cookbook’ like I was then you may have found that something was missing all these years. It’s not that my mum was an inept cook (quite the contrary), but for the […]

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Shake Shack vs Huxtaburger

Shake Shack vs Huxtaburger

September 13, 2013

Let me preface this post by outlining I do not like condiments. I hate vinegar. I hate mustard. I hate mayo. All burgers I eat are ordered sans condiments and that’s the way I like it. What I am trying to say is, yes I am different to the majority (don’t judge!) but as all […]

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Minetta Tavern vs Rockpool Bar & Grill

Minetta Tavern vs Rockpool Bar & Grill

August 28, 2013

One requirement for our New York trip was good local knowledge on the food scene. We didn’t specifically want or need to know every little nook and cranny of the city, but a nice running sheet would be nice to have. When it comes to burgers there is once place everyone said was a must […]

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Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park, New York, USA

August 15, 2013

Normally a story needs to be told from the beginning but on very rare occasions the ending of a good story must come first. And the story of our afternoon at Eleven Madison Park is one of these exceptions. This was the best dining experience of our lives. Ever. No really, ever! Saying it is […]

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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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Reuben Hills

Reuben Hills, Surry Hills

May 19, 2013

Eighteen months old and going from strength to strength, Reuben Hills is a café and coffee roastery on Albion Street in Surry Hills. Owners Nathan Borg and Russell Beard travelled to a number of Central and South American countries in search of unique coffees. The menu is a nod to the food the guys have […]

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Tavern 42 Degrees South

Tavern 42 Degrees South, Hobart

March 29, 2013

We finally made it to Hobart. Late last year Mr O suggested we fly to Hobart for the Easter long weekend and surprisingly we all agreed within minutes. Flights were booked on New Year’s Eve between a few caprioska and negroni pre-drinks before our dinner at Bishop Sessa. We instantly knew there was an epic […]

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Harry's Cafe de Wheels

Harry’s Cafe de Wheels, Woolloomooloo

March 2, 2013

A Tweet about pies was all it took for Lex to organise lunch at Harry’s Cafe de Wheels. Rain, wind and general miserable weather could not hold us away. We met Craig, Caroline, Mr O and Em for a bite to eat and here is what unfolded… Harry’s Tiger Pie ($6.20). Lex has an obsession […]

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Cafe Sydney

Café Sydney, Sydney

February 17, 2013

Lunch with a long lost friend on a summery Sunday. Café Sydney had to be the choice with stunning water views and a contemporary menu where everyone can find something they like. Previously I’ve received nothing but hospitable service at Café Sydney. Unfortunately this time around we didn’t seem to hit things off with our […]

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AKI's Indian

AKI’s Indian, Woolloomooloo

January 31, 2013

It seems to be a common occurrence, a restaurant we’ve wanted to get to for quite some time but just never made it for one reason or another. Aki’s has been on the list for a very long time and when Lex and I decided to take a week off after her 30th one of […]

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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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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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