Category: Eat

Dinner at Arras

Back in 2014,¬†Sofie¬†and I went for dinner at Arras. After our meal of steak tartare, snapper with confit mushrooms and duck liver, the most diverse and well-curated cheese selection I’ve ever had the pleasure of choosing from, and a buffet of petit fours, I was…

Canch√°nchara

  Recently back from her¬†honeymoon¬†in Cuba, my friend¬†Lucinda¬†made me this delightful local cocktail. I thought that the addition of honey with rum made for a particularly tasty concoction, so I asked if she could share the recipe! *** Canch√°nchara text by Lucinda Burtt According to…

Dinner at Movida Bar de Tapas

¬†Tapas is one of my top-five favourite meal structures, up there with buffets, street food, yum cha and sushi trains. A little bit of this and a little bit of that, all designed to share; tapas requires that you order a variety of small dishes…

Review: Brunch at Orto Trading Co.

Orto¬†translates to ‘vegetable garden’ in Italian. But in my books,¬†it translates to om nom nom nom nom. Ambience: Orto is bright and spacious, cool and friendly. An exposed brick feature wall, fresh flowers on each table, and large glass walls/doors mingle the outdoor and indoor…

Craving Gelato, Improvising Deliciousness

A few months ago, I let my¬†love of gelato¬†come between myself and my better judgement.¬†A certain car company¬†Uber¬†held a promotion for their app by giving away free gelato¬†Messina. Like I am sure most people do,¬†I approach promotions with a healthy sense of skepticism, and had…

Review: Dinner at Miss Peaches Soul Food Kitchen

So¬†this¬†is Southern food! A one way ticket to Mississippi please! Ambience: Miss Peaches – consisting of booths, tall tables with stools, a bar, a balcony, a DJ space, and a dance floor – is groovy and comforting. The large¬†restaurant space¬†is made cosy¬†with warm, dim lighting;…

Review: Lunch at 4Fourteen

With dishes featuring the likes of marrow, pigs tails, and tripe, the nose-to-tail philosophy of 4Fourteen makes for¬†an intriguing mealtime. Ambience: 4Fourteen is light and bright at lunchtime. The wall-sized¬†window and tall ceiling give the restaurant an airy, spacious feel, whilst the exposed¬†brick feature wall…

Dinner at Ms G’s

The playful nature of Ms G’s¬†is indicated by its name,¬†a cheeky¬†take on the notorious food enhancer MSG.¬†With its urban street interior decor paired with a stunning view of the Sydney city, Ms G’s is four stories of tasty¬†dishes that play on Asian cuisine¬†standards, served up…

Brunch at the Grounds

Flat white & Mocha ¬†Thai chilli cashew nuts Fresh loaves Donuts ¬† Grilled corn ¬† Mi piace il formaggio! ¬† Parpadelle ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†The Grounds ¬†Busy day at…

Yummy Cha

N«ź h«éo!¬†I am currently taking Chinese lessons, which is proving both very challenging and very rewarding. After visiting¬†Beijing¬†last year I realised the value of knowing at least some basic conversation – especially when bartering in the markets! My two main practical goals are to be…

Shimofuri-zuke from Edible Selby (Ishimaya)

A little while ago I visited the Sydney Fish Markets and couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get a piece of fresh tuna and try out this recipe for shimofuri-zuke (marinated blanched tuna) from my current gastronomic inspiration¬†Edible Selby, by Seiji Nojiri-san of Ishimaya (p.197,…

Food Experiments: POPSICLES!

It is a well known fact that IKEA-browsing merits the same sense of addiction that would be associated with the likes of ASOS-browsing, or peanut-butter-from-the-jar-licking. The products of these activities promising an increased value and enjoyability of life (“it’s not just a pen, it’s a…

Southside Tea Room

Whilst I was in Brisbane I had the pleasure of visiting Southside Tea Room! The quirky tea-room-by-day, bar-by-night is a little creative superhero with grandma charm and an arsenal of homemade cakes and cookies, milkshakes and a pinball machine to boot. Of course, we would…

Beijing Diary Pt 2: Ś§©śī•

East meets West On our second day in China we visited the city of Tianjin! ¬† Mini apples! They taste exactly like normal apples except they are as small as cherries! (Also pictured, breakfast: bottled water, bao, watermelon) ¬† Cycling is a main mode of…

Beijing Diary Pt 1: First Looks

At Sydney International Airport I just came home after a week in Beijing, China! The trip was filled with many new experiences – from squat toilets which required BYO toilet paper, to trying new foods (including dried cuttlefish and duck’s tongue, both of which were…

Dessert at Mr Wong

A recent dining experience at Mr Wong was perfectly finished with the most delicious desserts ever! So delicious that I was inspired to break out my watercolours and illustrate them.

Jamie’s Italian Sydney

Gigli Primavera¬† “I should have been Italian. There is such diversity in the lifestyle, cooking, traditions and dialects. This is why as a chef I find this country so exciting and what inspired me to create¬†Jamie’s Italian.” – Jamie Oliver Smoky Scamorza Arancini Refreshers Posh…

IKEA & T2

Just Rose¬†and¬†Turkish Apple: current favourite ice tea combination Today we went to the new IKEA in Tempe (the largest in the Southern Hemisphere) and as predicted, it was a utter treat! The lower level was my favourite, filled with everything you could ever possibly think…

Marty Webster

FILM Vanessa Low MUSIC ‘Can I Borrow These Words’ by From Trees FILMED AT Tastevin SPECIAL THANKS to Gemma Flynn Marty Webster is the head chef of the French restaurant and wine bar Tastevin (which recently placed second for People’s Choice in Time Out Sydney’s…