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Getting reacquainted with my old friend Tequila

August 9, 2011
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I’m reminded that at the beginning of the year, I declared it was to be one of learning and new experiences. And I’m reminded also that you should be careful of what you wish for, as just before we went to New York, an opportunity presented itself to overcome my long standing rivalry with my […]

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Dining on 3 shiny Michelin stars at Daniel, New York

July 5, 2011
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We thought 10 days in New York would be enough to get a great taste of the city – to really get under her skin, get to know her and convince her to divulge her secrets. But we were wrong, New York unleashes an overwhelming stream of possibilities on the unsuspecting naive. “The city that […]

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Frisbees, tiles and lessons in wastage from Wasted popup

May 28, 2011
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What’s the most adventurous, most challenging thing you’ve ever eaten? That was the question I posed to my friend, Jo, as we waited outside Ten Buck Alley – the location of Wasted, a new pop-up restaurant in Darlinghurst offering a value-packed 6 course degustation for $70 or matched wines for $120.  Most pop up restaurants […]

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Celebrations at Rockpool Bar and Grill

May 3, 2011
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Another year, another birthday and this year, the roving lunar Easter holidays have collided with my birthday. Normally over Easter the Co-pilot and I would be off on an overseas jaunt – typically somewhere in SouthEast Asia involving barely identifiable street food and frosty cocktails next to piping hot beaches but this year, for the […]

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Kingsleys Steak and Crabhouse, Woolloomooloo

January 17, 2011
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Welcome to my first post of 2011! I’ve had a month long break; left my brain bobbing somewhere in turquoise waters in the Pacific Ocean; spent plenty of time with family and friends and had ample opportunity to relax, take stock and reflect. I’ve decided 2011 is going to be the year of ‘Learning’ for […]

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Animal Autopsy

November 18, 2010
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There were so many events on at SIFF 2010 that one really had to sift through the pages of events, lunches, dinners, email and impromptu twitter announcements to keep on top of the events that most appealed to our individual tastes. On one hand I relished the opportunity to seek out the rare hidden find […]

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Lazy summery Saturdays at Helm Bar

October 13, 2010
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Our Saturdays are now a routine ritual. I wake up at 5:50am when the yet-to-be-identified bird that has taken up residence directly outside my bedroom window screeches it’s incredibly infuriatingly loud alarm-like bird song for 10 minutes. Calling all ornithologists or those with a keen ear for bird calls! What is it and short of […]

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Rejoicing in the long Friday lunch at Marque

September 2, 2010
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Dining at a three hat restaurant is reserved for special occasions and this occasion was no exception. There were a couple of important milestones to celebrate amongst my colleagues; JC had reached a significant target at work and The Bride had an impending marriage date and was more than happy to shout it proudly to […]

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Game degustation at Restaurant Balzac, Randwick

July 11, 2010
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Foraging is in my blood. The thrill of gathering wild plants and capturing wild animals has been a long obsession of mine,  inspired by plenty of Chinese period dramas showing heroic ancient warriors hunting down they prey with bows and arrows and roasting the delicious morsels over a camp fire. I was so obsessed that […]

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Monkey Magic, Surry Hills

July 6, 2010
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The words “Monkey Magic” evoke very fond childhood memories for me. Memories of running home from primary school with my brother; scooting up to the TV as close as we dared without crossing that invisible line that would make our mother scold us about going short-sighted; and watching the afternoon cartoon session that included a […]

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