degustation

Winter Chocolate Alchemy Party @ Koko Black

Each year, Koko Black puts on a winter evening of chocolate indulgence – 5 courses of chocolate presented to the table with a special theme such as truffle. I’ve been the last three years and have absolutely loved it. It is something I look forward to every year. This year, the format was different. It […] Read more…

Truffle Degustation @ Southern Cross Yacht Club

Some friends and I decided to dine at the Southern Cross Yacht Club’s annual truffle degustation dinner that was held about two weeks ago. Price-wise this degustation was a lot cheaper than the rest on offer in Canberra at approximately $90 for 5 courses. The truffle dinner was held in the marquee behind the club […] Read more…

5 Course Degustation @ On Red

The restaurant, On Red, is atop Red Hill on the top floor of its shared space with sister restaurant (or brother restaurant) Little Brother.  The building that both restaurants occupy is circular and looks space-age like, very different to the other buildings in Canberra. Its large protruding windows provide diners with an almost 360 degree […] Read more…

First time @ The Boathouse by the Lake

I dined at the Boathouse by the Lake for the first time a few weekends ago. Friends had given me a gift voucher for my last birthday and it was time to cash it in. With my two gluten intolerant buddies, Mr STTA and Dr L, I made a 6pm reservation noting that we were […] Read more…

2014 Dessert Degustation @ Koko Black

Each year, Koko Black holds special Winter Evenings of Chocolate providing 4 courses of chocolatey dessert porn (see last year’s post here) and a cocktail. This year was my 3rd year attending and I’m always impressed with the dessert creations. A theme is chosen each year and the pastry chefs start coming up with ideas […] Read more…

Breakfast Degustation @ Podfood

Pod Food in Pialligo recently introduced a breakfast degustation to its weekend menu. 4 breakfast courses (two sweet and two savoury) for $40. I’ve only been to Pod Food for lunch, during my pre-blogging days, and I remember loving every course of the 3-course set lunch menu. I’ve been meaning to go back but never […] Read more…

Autumn Taste and Test dinner @ Sage

After a great experience last year at Sage Dining Room’s ‘Taste and Test’ nights, I was so excited to learn they were doing it all again this Autumn! From 25 March to 30 April 2014, you can book in to Sage‘s 5 course tasting menu dinners for a discounted price of $75. Sage is one […] Read more…

8 course tasting menu @ Morks

My partner organised my birthday dinner with a group of friends at Morks. I love Morks! We all partook in the 8 course tasting menu ($95 without wine, $125 with wine). After my last experience with the tasting menu at the previous Florey location, I was keen to try out the updated menu. Course 1 […] Read more…

8 course degustation @ Benchmark Wine Bar

I’d been wanting to try Benchmark Wine Bar for a while now (for the food since I don’t drink alcohol) so a small group of us decided to test out the degustation menu for dinner. The others had it with matched wines ($155) while I stuck with the food only ($105).  I ordered a mixed […] Read more…

Spring 2013 tasting menu @ Sage

Sage is one of my favourite relaxed fine-dining restaurants in Canberra. For taking part in their ‘Taste and Test’, my friends and I were rewarded with another 5-course dinner for $60 to try out their new Spring 2013 tasting menu. This menu is a result of all the feedback they gathered from the Taste and […] Read more…