fine dining

Japanese fine dining @ Nobu Perth

One of my fabulous friends in Perth took me out to Nobu for my birthday. Nobu, a Japanese fine-dining restaurant at the Perth Crown Casino, has been on my wishlist to try out for a couple of years. A few Perth foodie friends also rave about it so I was excited to try it out. […] Read more…

Four courses @ Print Hall Bar & Dining Room – Perth

When I was in Perth last year, I’d heard some buzz around the new restaurants and bars in Print Hall which opened up at the end of 2012. Print Hall holds four levels of dining and bar options and is located inside a heritage-listed newspaper house on St George’s Terrace in the city. I never […] Read more…

Dinner @ Bistro Guillaume Perth

There are so many places I want to check out in the Perth food scene. Offering modern French cuisine, I picked Bistro Guillaume at the Crown Casino for dinner with a friend after looking at the menu and seeing a few pictures of the restaurant and, of course, the food. The original restaurant opened up […] Read more…

4 course dinner @ Aubergine

My friends and I were keen to try Canberra’s #1 restaurant, Aubergine, rated by the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. The restaurant’s simple website only provides address details and a sample menu. On the night, we were greeted warmly by a waiter and shown to our seats. I was immediately asked if I wanted […] 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…

Good Food Month – Dinner @ Pulp Kitchen

Pulp Kitchen are offering a 5-course French degustation for $90 each Tuesday night this month as part of Good Food Month. Each course is based on a different region in France. First out was the amuse bouche of escargots, parsley and garlic cream in a puff pastry. This was warm and yummy – the snails […] Read more…

Dinner @ The Artisan

The Artisan in Narrabundah is a restaurant I’ve been meaning to try out for quite some time. A friend organised dinner here on Friday night so I was very excited to finally try it out. I was warmly greeted upon entering the restaurant and shown to our table. The waiter provided the drinks list, kindly […] Read more…

Sage – ‘Taste and Test’ 5-course tasting menu

I received a text message from Sage Dining introducing the ‘Taste and Test’ 5-course tasting menu ($60) available for diners to provide feedback on their new menu. This is a heavily discounted deal running Tuesday to Thursday nights until September 26. Great opportunity to test out their new concepts. Sage is one of my favourite […] Read more…

Poachers Pantry – Fireside Festival degustation dinner

As part of the annual Fireside Festival held around Canberra and its surrounding regions every August, many restaurants such as Podfood, Grazing, Flint in the Vines and more have special demonstrations/lunches/dinners. It also happens to coincide with truffle season. I attended the Poachers Pantry degustation last year and loved it so I was excited to […] Read more…