Archive for July, 2014

  • Spicers Balfour Hotel is a bit of a black sheep. The Spicers name is well known for luxury accommodation, with […]

    Breakfast at the Balfour Kitchen

    Spicers Balfour Hotel is a bit of a black sheep. The Spicers name is well known for luxury accommodation, with […]

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  • If I thought opening up about cancer was hard, Life has a funny way of proving me wrong. I have been and am heartsick for the past year.

    Will I ever be ok again?

    If I thought opening up about cancer was hard, Life has a funny way of proving me wrong. I have been and am heartsick for the past year.

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  • The restaurant business is a tough one, so to have survived 10 years in the industry means Mecca Bah has either had an incredible long stretch of good luck or they have got something right in this cutthroat business.

    Happy 10th birthday, Mecca Bah!

    The restaurant business is a tough one, so to have survived 10 years in the industry means Mecca Bah has either had an incredible long stretch of good luck or they have got something right in this cutthroat business.

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  • I cyberstalk Kylie Kwong’s Instagram and I’m not afraid to admit it, because when you’re a foodie, you CHOOSE to torture yourself by surrounding yourself with other food lovers who overshare their gastronomy exploits. There isn’t a waking moment when you’re not filled with food envy.

    Sydney: Eveleigh Markets

    I cyberstalk Kylie Kwong’s Instagram and I’m not afraid to admit it, because when you’re a foodie, you CHOOSE to torture yourself by surrounding yourself with other food lovers who overshare their gastronomy exploits. There isn’t a waking moment when you’re not filled with food envy.

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  • The Barracks' Dinner Under the Stars event featured four of the Barracks' best restaurants, Cabiria, Peasant, Libertine and The Chelsea Bistro. We were spoilt by the  eight course tasting menu with modern French, rustic Spanish and French-Vietnamese food.

    Good Food Month: Dinner Under The Stars

    The Barracks' Dinner Under the Stars event featured four of the Barracks' best restaurants, Cabiria, Peasant, Libertine and The Chelsea Bistro. We were spoilt by the eight course tasting menu with modern French, rustic Spanish and French-Vietnamese food.

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  • The SO and I do not like dining in hotels, but the skies finally opened on Sunday evening and we were stuck in our hotel room. Neither of us was motivated to brave the weather, so instead we headed to the Intermezzo Italian Restaurant at the Westin Sydney lobby for dinner.

    Sydney: Intermezzo Italian Restaurant

    The SO and I do not like dining in hotels, but the skies finally opened on Sunday evening and we were stuck in our hotel room. Neither of us was motivated to brave the weather, so instead we headed to the Intermezzo Italian Restaurant at the Westin Sydney lobby for dinner.

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  • With not much planned before our evening flight back to Brisbane, the SO and I were going to wander around the city for a bit of last minute shopping and needed some breakfast to set the foundation of the day. We ended up at Jones the Grocer in Westfield Sydney for a caffeine hit (meh) and were one of the first through the day at opening.

    Sydney: Breakfast at Jones the Grocer

    With not much planned before our evening flight back to Brisbane, the SO and I were going to wander around the city for a bit of last minute shopping and needed some breakfast to set the foundation of the day. We ended up at Jones the Grocer in Westfield Sydney for a caffeine hit (meh) and were one of the first through the day at opening.

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  • What I find particularly poetic about Alfred Street's latest addition, gin bar Dutch Courage Officers' Mess is that owner Matthew Hilan was a former Air Combat Officer in the RAAF. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste any of the cocktails (crazy launch party!), but on the food front, I think Dutch Courage has some menu items worthy of your salivation.

    Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess – a look into their menu

    What I find particularly poetic about Alfred Street's latest addition, gin bar Dutch Courage Officers' Mess is that owner Matthew Hilan was a former Air Combat Officer in the RAAF. Unfortunately I didn't get to taste any of the cocktails (crazy launch party!), but on the food front, I think Dutch Courage has some menu items worthy of your salivation.

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