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…

Pilu

As a very belated birthday present and congratulations on my recent admission as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of NSW, the Sister and her fiance offered to take me out for lunch, as is customary with celebrations involving yours truly. As I have mentioned on previous occasions, I’m much more of a person who…

Contrabando

Upon my last visit to Barrafina Tapas, I had been informed that they were in the process of building a restaurant downstairs from them. The details were tantalisingly vague: a mysterious Latin restaurant with roast meats like suckling pig and salsa dancing. It sounded like an unusual idea for the quieter part of the Sydney…

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…

Ocean Room

I’ve only had one degustation meal in my life, and that was the Sweet Disposition Dinner at Bather’s Pavillion back in 2011; a little birthday present from The Sister. Seven courses of dessert was too much even for a devoted sweet tooth like myself, and so when the opportunity came to select either the a la carte or…

Revolver

If I had a dollar every time someone recommended that I visit a cafe in the Inner West, my piggy bank would have combusted with a high-pitched squeal a very long time ago. Sure, I have caught myself drooling over the menus of these Inner West cafes more than once, however living all the way…

Houlihans

I’ve passed this cafe numerous times while out and about in Chatswood and always seen it bustling with customers. With an old friend visiting Sydney up from Canberra, I decided that we may as well check the place out over a leisurely brunch. Houlihans right on the main strip of Chatswood mall, with both indoor…

Sydney Madang

The Sister and I have very different tastes when it comes to movies: I like my action, drama and comedy movies, while she’s very much into her romantic comedies, international cinema and documentaries. During the Boxing Day sales I bought the DVD of The Hunger Games and insisted she watch it with me over dinner that…

Le Pub

I may have mentioned this previously, but I’m not really a huge fan of the fine dining scene. Sydney is yet to live up to the calibre of international customer service, whether it be in retail or dining. For me, as fine dining is as much about the service and atmosphere as it is the…

Barrafina Tapas

Barrafina Tapas is located in a rather quiet corner of the Sydney CBD, situated on Bligh Street and surrounded by corporate office buildings. It was therefore no surprise to see predominantly businessmen and women at the establishment, spilling out into the outdoor dining area on the street as they chatted and mingled with a glass…

Buns & Balls

Potts Point is becoming one of the new hot spots around Sydney for foodies. Bustling with trendy little bars with gourmet offerings, upmarket dumpling houses and environmentally-friendly cafes, it’s almost becoming quite a challenge to keep up with the number of little places that are opening up. I was therefore rather intrigued when I was…

Alpha

Alpha was the new kid on the block and everyone was talking about it. Being a relative novice when it comes to Greek cuisine, I was initially rather reluctant to sample it, right until I accidentally walked by it and was immediately intrigued by its gorgeous, modern interior and design. I jumped online to scan…