Australia

Rice Paper Scissors: A (delicious) taste of Melbourne’s street food.

Rice Paper Scissors: A (delicious) taste of Melbourne’s street food.

When meeting up with former Dubai friends (this time in Melbourne), we decided on a relatively casual approach to our evening — which involved rooftop bars, two failed attempts at out of the way/secret/small capacity bars, a drink (or three) in Southbank, and dinner in […]

Riley St. Garage: A creative approach to dining.

Riley St. Garage: A creative approach to dining.

Meeting up with some friends from our early days in Dubai, I was more than happy to a) see them again and b) have someone else choose the restaurant.  With nearly 20 days of meals to choose in our tour across Australia, I was running […]

Nautilus: Port Douglas charms (with bonus bandicoots).

Nautilus: Port Douglas charms (with bonus bandicoots).

If you look up ‘oldie but a goodie’ I’m certain this restaurant will show up somewhere in the mix.  And if you haven’t specifically been to Port Douglas, I’m certain there is a similar restaurant in your favorite holiday town.  Although we’d had a long […]

Automata: My favorite Australian dining experience.

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 […]

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

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 […]

Attica: #32, World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Attica: #32, World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

When we saw the Chef’s Table episode for Attica, I was impressed.  And the continued honors for the restaurant and Chef Ben Shewry have been many — as the current Australasia best restaurant (2017), I literally couldn’t wait to enjoy a meal at the venue. […]

Quay: #95 World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

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 […]



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