The Platinum Club @ Turandot, Sydney Harbour

I still remember the first piece of advice my sister gave me regarding attendance at an opera performance: “Don’t be too worried about not understanding what’s going on or what’s being said”,  she reassured. “Just lean back and enjoy the spectacle. There are subtitles, and when you look at them they usually say something along the…

The Platinum Club @ Aida, Sydney Harbour

And so the four-day Easter long weekend has drawn to a close. I don’t believe we will have another public holiday as long as this until Christmas rolls around? *sad face* I hope everyone is sufficiently over-dosed on chocolate; I know I am. While I fortunately/unfortunately did not receive any chocolate goodies from friends or…

Vodka High Tea @ Food Society

I was quite a tomboy when I was growing up. During the early years of primary school I got along with both the girls and the boys, but it was the company of the boys I enjoyed the most – because they did all the exciting things. Climbing trees, crawling with your belly in the dirt, rolling…

The Wine Society/Umami Project @ Deus Cafe

The word Deus (“day-us”)  in Latin literally translates to “God”, and in the conventions of Greek tragedy where “God” could emerge from the wings suspended from ropes operated by a pulley, it was dubbed “Deus ex machina”, or “God from the machine”. How appropriate then, for a cafe attached to a custom motorcycle shop to go by…

Secret Chef’s Table 2013

About a month ago I had been perusing the Sydney Morning Herald’s guide to Good Food Month. When I scanned through the “Pop-up Parties” page, my eye fell upon the “Secret Chef’s Table” event (a collaboration of OzHarvest Sydney and Lime&Tonic) and the description was the following: “Come on a secret journey of discovery and…

2012 in review

2012… What a year! With one day left on the calendar, I’m sitting here in my dark room, laptop gleaming at me and I’m not quite sure where to begin?? Well, let’s start with my landmark achievement for 2012. The completion of my five year double degree: a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Bachelor…

Sydney Food Bloggers’ Picnic 2012

Blogging is a lonely business, anyone would agree. Sure, you have the social aspect from eating out with friends, the complaints as you insist on choosing a variety of things from the menu, the groans when you shriek at everyone to ‘don’t eat yet!!’ so you can temporarily blind them all with multiple epileptic-fit-inducing flashes…