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Tantalising Tasmania Part Two

After our fantastic first day in Launceston we rose early, had breakfast in the Links Restaurant at the Country Club Launceston where we had been staying and hit the road. We were on our way to Tasmania’s rugged West Coast, home of the picturesque village of Strahan. Rugged is far too often used to describe […]

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Champagne Ruinart Sensory Journey

‘Sex On Springs’ was the description our esteemed host, Champagne connoisseur Greg Williams from Moet Hennessey Australia used to describe our third Champagne of the evening. I’ll defer to his judgement on that, but I can tell you the fizz was fantastic. I was at a preview of a new series of one off Luxury […]

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Tantalising Tasmania, Part One

There is something magical about the journey from mainland Australia to Tasmania. The dusty plains of the mainland give way to the dusky grey Bass Straight, and before you know it, the rocky shores of Tasmania come into view and give way to lush green fields. Tasmania has a reputation for amazing scenery, with small […]

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Taste of Sydney Progressive Dinner

The Taste of Sydney festival has always been a great way to have a progressive dining experience. You can have an entree from a restaurant in Balmain, main course from a CBD diner followed by dessert from Mosman, all without leaving scenic Centennial Park. These aren’t just ordinary restaurants either, but some of Sydney’s finest. […]

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Review: Burlington Bar & Dining

Crows Nest has long been the dining Mecca of Sydney’s North Shore with a breadth and depth of cuisine that has been around since other North Shore suburbs were in short pants. It was no surprise then that Executive Chef Jacqui Gowan who honed her skills at Bather’s Pavilion, Garfish & Subsolo selected the area […]

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Review: Ormeggio at The Spit

Ormeggio at The Spit is located only 20 minutes from the CBD yet it manages to evoke a sense of place that feels completely removed from city living. The restaurant is perched on a wharf not far from Mosman and plays host to seafarers, locals and destination diners alike, all drawn by the magnificent views […]

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Memories of Mexico

When I first arrived in the misty, mountain town of Jalapa, Mexico, my knowledge of Mexican food was limited to tacos, nachos and jalapenos. My education about the intricacies of Mexican cuisine began immediately. My maestros were my seven flatmates, and our lessons were conducted in the kitchen around a white plastic picnic table. I […]

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Relais et Chateaux Lunch at Jonah’s, Whale Beach

To say that I was excited when I received the invitation to dine at Jonah’s recently could be considered something of a mild understatement. This restaurant has been on my must visit list for an extremely long time but I had never quite made it. I was excited, not only because I would be having […]

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Review: Ferran Adrià’s ‘The Family Meal’ at Kika Tapas

At first glance, authoring a book like The Family Meal with its collection of 3 course every day dining menus might seem a rather strange choice for 3 Michelin Starred chef Ferran Adrià, but given that the menus in the book were all cooked in his restaurant and inspired by meals cooked in the home […]

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Review: Spiedo Restaurant & Bar

When an email lobbed into my inbox announcing the Summer Showcase Dinner at Spiedo Restaurant & Bar on Level Six of Westfield Sydney, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to sample the new summer menu from one of Sydney’s top Italian chefs, Alex Pavoni (Ormeggio at the Spit, Spiedo Restaurant & Bar) Spiedo (pronounced spee-EH-doh) showcases […]

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