fine dining

Lunch @ Eschalot

A few weeks ago, some friends and I headed to Berrima in NSW (1.5 hour drive north of Canberra) for birthday lunch #3. Eschalot Restaurant has won multiple awards as you can see once walking into the reception area including retaining one chef’s hat in the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. We were shown […] Read more…

Tang Dynasty @ the Kingston Foreshore

I’ve been eagerly awaiting for the re-opening of Tang Dynasty at the Kingston Foreshore. It used to be located in Kingston’s Green Square, a popular spot for politicians and senior public servants, but closed down about 10 years ago. Now, the original owner of the restaurant has made made a comeback on the Foreshore. I […] Read more…

Vegetarian for a day @ Sweet Bones Bakery, Pialligo Estate Farmhouse and Au Lac

Warning: Long post and photo heavy. It’s the Year of the Sheep. I’m usually back in Perth for the Chinese New Year holidays, but due to the timing of other things going on in my life, it was best to stay in Canberra this year. Being a weekday, I took Chinese New Year’s day off […] Read more…

Birthday lunch @ Tetsuya’s

Warning: this post is photo heavy. For my birthday, I booked Tetsuya’s Restaurant in Sydney (about 6 months in advance) for Saturday lunch. Tetsuya’s offers a 10-course degustation for $220 per person (without wine). It’s been on my list of eateries to visit and I couldn’t wait to head to Sydney for an extra long […] 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…

Lunch @ Muse Kitchen (Hunter Valley)

After visiting Muse Restaurant for a wedding reception, a few friends and I booked in for lunch at its sister restaurant Muse Kitchen at the Hunter Valley. With one chefs hat awarded three years in a row, I could not wait to try it out. Muse Kitchen is located at the Keith Tulloch Winery in […] Read more…

A special occasion @ Muse Restaurant

Muse Restaurant is one of those bucket list restaurants on most foodies’ lists of restaurants to visit. It has been awarded one chef’s hat from the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide four years in a row, and won two hat’s for the first time in the 2015 guide. Located at the Hunter Valley, it […] Read more…

Veuve Clicquot truffle dinner @ Hyatt Hotel Canberra

A friend and I recently attended the Veuve Clicquot truffle dinner held at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra as part of the Truffle Festival. You may already know that Veuve Clicquot is a French champagne house. A bit of background to the brand – Madame Clicquot was widowed at 27 with a child, and found herself […] Read more…

Lunch @ Rocksalt Modern Dining (Gold Coast)

After a fantastic dining experience at Social Eating House + Bar at the Gold Coast, and with some unanticipated free time, I really wanted to try out its sister restaurant, RockSalt Modern Dining located in the same suburb of Broadbeach. RockSalt offers great service and a sophisticated laid-back vibe. Rocksalt’s awards displayed on top of […] 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…