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Best of the Month: June 2017.

Best of the Month: June 2017.

There was a lot of food this month, encompassing many chefs and kitchens, so, I had to really think hard about what I enjoyed the most in Australia — what I would travel long distances for and what I will remember when I think back […]

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 […]

Casa Angelina: Perfect Praiano.

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 […]

Weekend links.

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 […]

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

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 […]

Zass*: Michelin makes a mistake?

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 […]