Duck & Pomegranate Salad

I was talking yesterday morning on the phone to one of the barristers we engage, and who is also a good friend – in fact, we’re going to see the infamous Dita Von Teese at her show The Art of the Teese this Friday night at the State Theatre! After discussing the cases we are currently working on,…

Hartsyard 2.0

One of my last posts for 2017 was the closure of Hartsyard as we knew it – no more fried chicken, no more poutine, and no more soft serve! The news of the fried chicken being booted off the menu was so huge that it made the front columns of the Sydney Morning Herald website –…

Jones the Grocer

The sad reality is, I’ve always been a girl with an appetite. I enjoy chips with my burgers, tempura with my sushi, ice cream with my desserts. My gluttonous love for food in any shape or form knows no bounds, but what I do make sure is that if I splurge on a particularly decadent…

Duck Ragu with Soft Polenta

Buoyed by my success with the Coq Au Vin, I decided to give cooking with copious amounts of red wine another go with a something a little different. I’ve been wanting to make a ragu for some time, but upon searching through recipes online, I was disheartened to see that most required a slow or…

Glass Brasserie

After an absolutely exhausting and draining week of college on-site on my behalf and a busy week on Fashion Obsessed Girl’s side, it was lovely to know that we both had something to look forward to at the end of the week – a fancy dinner at Hilton’s one-hatted Glass Brasserie restaurant. We had made a booking…

Chat Thai Westfield

Three people in the office are now undertaking what we’ve dubbed “The Food Challenge”. The aim of The Food Challenge is to develop healthy eating habits, and some of the rules that have been listed include: No biscuits (we primarily blame the free supply of Family Assorted from upstairs catering); No fro-yo runs; No chocolate,…

Bistrode CBD

‘It’s one floor above, so go up the stairs’. I looked incredulously at the bartender before I swung my gaze back to the spiral open-string staircase in the very middle of the bustling bar floor. ‘I thought it was for decoration,’ I muttered before I thanked her and moved away. I was steeling myself to…

Sails on Lavender Bay

What an absolute scorcher of a day! 36 degrees and the slightest hint of a breeze. It was a true Sydney summer at long last. Today was Mum’s birthday, and while she had proclaimed she wanted to go to Cabramatta to try some ‘cultural food’, Sister & I pointed out to mum that she didn’t…

Public Dining Room

Could you possibly ask for a more beautiful day for lunch beside the beach? Certainly not 🙂 Sunday afternoon was my belated birthday present from my sister – a lunch reservation at the Public Dining Room Restaurant, situated on the beautiful Balmoral Beach. The floor to ceiling front windows overlook the baths and allow a…

Acacia Modern Japanese Dining

I’ve discovered that over the last couple of months, I’ve been seeing more and more of Japanese ‘fusion food’. Now before you harp on about how good authentic, traditional Japanese is (think of your ordinary sashimi, udons), this is essentially the same path of how what has now become known as ‘Modern Australian’ cuisine has…

Honey Orange Roasted Duck with Paris Mash, Candied Hazelnuts and Salad

Now this is unusual, you must be saying. Cath NOT making a dessert?? The idea for this dish came after watching Masterchef Australia, where I saw Ben making the Paris mash for his dish in the Guillaume at Bennelong challenge. Surprisingly, I’ve never made mash before, not having any sort of masher, and I figured…