Churros with Chocolate Sauce

I’ve been sorting through the mess of paper and books on my bookshelf in the last week or two, and came across an unmarked manilla folder into which was stuffed about a hundred random bits of paper. Print-outs, pages ripped out of magazines, recipe cards collected from fruit grocers… It was a completely disorganised disarray;…

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…

Encasa

It was time for a long overdue catch-up with two of my favourite Zumba girls. With the pressure of them trustingly bestowing the duty of selecting a venue up to me, I decided that we pay Encasa Restaurant a visit. Having previously visited Encasa Deli many times when I worked around the corner, I was curious…

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…

Encasa Deli

I was long overdue for a visit to my ex-work colleagues and we decided to meet for a bite to eat at my favourite haunt back when I used to work near Bathurst Street – Encasa Deli. Encasa Deli is a branch of the Encasa Spanish Restaurant, but instead operates predominantly, as the name suggests,…

Prawn, Chicken & Chorizo Paella

I have a colleague at work whose heritage is Spanish, and every Monday when I come in and inquire about her weekend, she tells me about this, about that, and how she made paella. Again. It seems like she makes paella every week, and not just the one, but two each time – one with…