Restaurant Plage

It never fails to astound me just how good life is living on the lower North Shore. I can walk to Balmoral Beach in forty minutes or drive it in ten minutes. If I’m not in the mood for waves, I can walk down to an ocean pool in fifteen minutes, and at the same…

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…

Kent Street Kitchen @ The Langham

I had heard through the grapevine a few years ago back in 2012 of the Langham Hospitality Group acquiring The Observatory Hotel; that little spot located on Kent Street at Millers Point. It was only late last year in December that the international hospitality giant completed their thirty million dollar makeover, which includes the new Kent…

The Governor’s Table

With winter having well and truly arrived early for Sydney, there is really nothing better than comfort food. Yesterday evening my brother-in-law made the most beautiful pappardelle bolognese, with thick ribbons of hand-made fresh pasta. His first ever attempt no less, and cooked perfectly al dente. I’ve personally only attempted to make pasta once for…

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…

Nineteen23

Continuing on with the Blue Mountains reviews from last week…well, there’s only two actually; we only spent two evenings in the mountains – a short and sweet stay, just enough to fill our lungs with the refreshing mountain air and to feel a little more human after the buzz of the city. Dinner for our…

The Dining Room @ Park Hyatt

When I was a toddler growing up into a child in primary school and into my early high school years, there was one hobby I always turned back to: sketching and painting. I drew so much when I was a toddler on every available (and non-available) surface that I could find, scrawling animals (particularly dogs,…

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…

Ash St. Cellar

One of my most disliked vegetables are cucumbers, and yet funnily enough I can never get enough of pickles, or cornichons, as I like to call them. Only a few weeks ago I got home late-ish, around 11.00pm (it wasn’t a school night), and had a downright outrageous craving for…vanilla ice cream and cornichons. Now…

Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay

Back about 25 years ago, my folks owned and ran a fish shop on the upper North Shore. I therefore grew up in the back room – with a fold-out lounger, the TV permanently set on ABC Kids and my toys, I wanted for nothing. As I got a bit older, I became more adventurous,…

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…