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…

Masala Theory

It’s funny what the cooler weather can bring. No more turning up at work already sweating through your clothes first thing in the morning, the enticing aroma of trying new slow cooker recipes, how much easier it is to make shortcrust and flaky pastry without the whole lot dissolving into your hot hands. Night Owl enjoys waking…

Luis Tans

Who is Luis Tans? Word on the street is that the fellow was a 1960s Peruvian hustler-type; one who had his fingers dipped in both the government and the criminal underworld. He then apparently got himself hitched into a wealthy Japanese family and decided to open up his house of fusion to the public – tucked…

Home Thai

It’s funny how you can develop a taste for certain foods. Five years ago, I never touched sashimi, and now I wolf salmon nigiri down as though it were sweets. You could not have paid me to ever touch fresh oysters, but faced with my first oyster at a food event mid-this year, I slurped…

Longrain

I have to say, Sydney ranks up there as being downright miserable when it rains in winter! One week not too long ago it rained non-stop, and it was on a Friday evening that I was visiting Longrain Restaurant in Surry Hills with an all-ladies group. This wasn’t your usual group of six women though…