Automata: My favorite Australian dining experience.

I think it’s fairly clear by now there were a number of food highs and lows during my trip to Australia.  Restaurants I thought were going to be amazing but did not live up to the mark, and those I had literally no opinion of (or did little research on) that went way beyond the hype. […]

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Sage Dining Rooms: Checking out Canberra’s fine dining scene.

Having a disappointing evening at Quay, I debated a number of properties the following night in Canberra (yes, we’re the weirdos who didn’t fly between Sydney and Melbourne) and finally came up with Sage.  The main reason?  Besides the fantastic reviews, it was located on Batman Street — no, I’m not kidding.  I hoped the […]

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Quay: #95 World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Before even entering the restaurant, Quay comes with a bit of a reputation.  I’ve had a number of foodie friends visit this iconic Sydney property — some have thoroughly enjoyed the experience (placing the meal in the upper echelons of remembered meals), and others have thought it was a bit overrated (praising the view and […]

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Casa Angelina: Perfect Praiano.

In a toe-curling cliffside location (complete with a one of a kind driveway), just past Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Casa Angelina is a bastion of urban style done in chic, reflective white.  Service is highly attentive and begins prior to guests ever stepping foot inside the property via a welcoming e-mail.  Given the slightly […]

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Weekend links.

So, I might never come home…  That’s cool, right? Looking for food films? What your favorite writers drink.  (PS, this author loves bubbles of any kind). Merlot lollipops. Cheeky way of saving money by eating meal delivery kits (US). Grabby hands. We’re in Cairns and heading to Sydney for our last few days in Australia […]

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Le Sirenuse Champagne & Oyster Bar: A tradition that lives up to the hype.

The Amalfi Coast is a location synonymous with luxury and sophistication, and perhaps no property is more sought after than that of Le Sirenuse, the iconic hotel in picture perfect Positano.  While our original intention was to enjoy a pre-dinner drink at Franco’s Bar (technically a spill over watering hole from Le Sireneuse), we were just a […]

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Zass*: Michelin makes a mistake?

Let it be said that my friends have impeccable taste in travel.  Thus, when the opportunity to attach on to an extended birthday trip to Italy for a friend of my sister that I’d only met a handful of times came up, what do you think I did?  Of course I said yes! And when […]

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