Sepia

I’m back from holidays and amused at how we went. Prior to starting the two week getaway, Night Owl and I had extensively discussed her crustacean allergy and how we were going to manage it during a visit to Vietnam, where neither of us were familiar with the language or the food. Vietnamese cuisine is often based…

Restaurant Sasaki

It was difficult over the last couple of months to go onto social media without seeing at least one post about Restaurant Sasaki by an excited food blogger. Yu Sasaki is the creator behind the existing Cafe Cre Asion, another hole-in-the-wall establishment renown as one of the best Japanese cafes in Sydney – with an artistry…

To Deconstruct Sweetness

I had never been really a huge fan of marshmallows until that day. I remember the day when my Sister came home with a small bag of treats – mini marshmallows in various pretty pastel colours, sealed in the most adorable little bag with carry handles, emblazoned with the silver label “Sweetness the Patisserie”. It…

Toriciya

It’s three weeks now to my Japan trip and every time I experience something in Sydney that’s remotely Japanese I tend to do a little (or a big) squeal of excitement. It’s every-day things like stirring the instant miso for my afternoon pick-me-up or picking up two sushi rolls after my dance class on the…

Rabbit Hole Bar & Dining

” I’m going out to dinner…with my brother-in-law”. Now isn’t that a sentence to make you pause and raise an eyebrow? I had been invited to a dinner titled Cocktail Concepts & Culinary Craze at Rabbit Hole Bar and Dining one evening a couple of weeks ago, and for the first time I was taking along my…

Ocean Room

I’ve only had one degustation meal in my life, and that was the Sweet Disposition Dinner at Bather’s Pavillion back in 2011; a little birthday present from The Sister. Seven courses of dessert was too much even for a devoted sweet tooth like myself, and so when the opportunity came to select either the a la carte or…

Sweet Disposition Dinner 2011 @ Bathers’ Pavilion

You know that time I’m talking about. You’ve barely given much thought about it, and yet the time gradually creeps up on you. Then you go, ‘Oh no! I had no idea’ and there’s a scramble to take leave from work and make plans for the day. And then there’s the inevitable: ‘So what do…