Baked macadamia-crusted fish fillets

To think it has been almost four months since my last post! I honestly didn’t think it had been that long, but the evidence was there when I saw my most recent post was from January 9th. Its been a whirlwind of events since then, with the pace at work ramping up, wedding venue hunting…

Beetroot Gravalax

I was pretty thrilled and excited when preparing for Christmas this year. It was to be the first year that I have made a proper Christmas dinner, as Night Owl’s mother finally caved in and agreed to join us for dinner on Christmas Day. She is not a big meat eater, stating that she prefers seafood, and…

Bach Eatery

A bach (pron. batch) is a small, iconic Kiwi holiday home or beach house. It makes sense therefore, for there to be a huge surfboard hanging over the open counter top bar looking out onto the street. The small, cosily intimate Bach Eatery is packed to the gills on a Saturday evening, the walls retaining the day’s earlier…

Seafood Linguine

For almost a year Sunday dinners at my sister and brother-in-law’s house has become a regular occurrence. All of us are so busy during the week and it’s good to arrange a time where we can catch up over a quiet home-cooked meal. Sunday nights is also usually the night where I can’t be bothered…

Watts on Crown

I had bought a voucher for this place almost a year ago from Lime and Tonic (a website selling package experience deals similar to that of TravelZoo or Groupon, but these places have been tried and tested) and all but forgotten about it, pushed to the back of my mind with work and social commitments taking front…

Alfie & Hetty

We are all too well aware of the dilemma that happens when you have too much choice. Too many clothes – yet you have nothing to wear. A fridge full of fresh ingredients, snacks and ready-prepared meals – yet you have nothing to eat. This is pretty much my dilemma when it comes to Sydney’s…

The Flynn

According to the wise words of Wikipedia, Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn was an Australian actor, known for his romantic swashbuckler-style roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle. In 1935 he was married to French-born actress Lili Damita (who was one very stunningly gorgeous lady; look her up if you have the time), before they…

Salmon Coconut Ceviche

On the days where I visit the gym, I try and make sure I have a light meal at least an hour before my class. Any sooner and I’ll have indigestion, however I’ve noticed that if I don’t eat something an hour or two before the class, I barely have enough energy. I was sorting…

Flanagan’s Dining Room

When you receive an exclusive blogger’s invitation to head down the south coast of New South Wales to partake in a fine dining seafood experience by the beach, it’s not exactly something you can turn down! This event was what kept me going through a particularly challenging and gruelling week at work About 71 kilometres…

Momo Brasserie

Kulinary Adventures of Kath and I were due for lunch and to my delight, she was willing to come and meet me in the city on a weekday. I’ve been so short on time lately that I’ve really been needing weekends to study at home (i.e. sunbathe while baking) but of course, one always needs lunch…

Cloudy Bay Fish Co.

I’m a sucker for a bargain. Especially when it comes to food. I regularly trawl through the restaurant deals on the well-known sites of Scoopon and Groupon, and I’ve found over the years that they’ve been a bit hit and miss. However one night The Sister referred me to a new one, called TravelZoo, where they had…

Garfish Kirribilli

‘Would it be possible to get a table inside?’ The waitress scanned the list of bookings and as I was one of the earlier bookings for dinner that evening, she agreed and led Lara Croft and myself to a table inside the restaurant. Tonight was one of my fortnightly catch ups over good food with…