Henrys Cronulla

There’s a giddy sense of freedom about driving; the ability to get where you like within your own personal little bubble – music playing, air con on at the perfect temperature, the scenery passing you by. Night Owl and I have been taking advantage of the new lady in our lives – our beloved second-hand Holden Astra we…

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…

Salmon Burger

It’s no secret that I love a good burger. A Friday late afternoon about a fortnight ago, I was back late at the office finishing up after a client appointment and a mate of mine messaged me asking how things were. It had been one of those sweltering Sydney summer days and the cool change…

Tim Ho Wan

There’s so much tradition and atmosphere involved when it comes to yum cha. I was at that Sydney institution – Marigold – a couple of weekends ago with Night Owl for quite a late lunch and it’s so much more than just the dim sims themselves. The tea pots somehow seem designed to dribble mid-pour onto the white…

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

In my younger years, I was fortunate enough to go to schools that placed a significant amount of importance on alternative methods of teaching. It’s not uncommon knowledge that children and teens have short attention spans let alone trying to teach them Chemistry and Ancient History through simply writing notes on a whiteboard and making…

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,…

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…

Sushi E

Sushi e is located on Level 3 of the Establishment Hotel; one of the city’s most notable Merivale venues in the middle of the Sydney CBD. Upon arriving at Level 4, I was slightly surprised to see that it was right in the corner of Hemmesphere, which occupied most of the floor. It was a…

Salmon Salad with Chilli Caramel Dressing

First off, I apologise for this week’s recipe post being late. I usually write my Monday recipe posts over the weekend, and as I was getting my materials together for writing, I realised that I had left my camera with the photos of this salad I wanted to write about in my desk drawer at…

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…