fine dining

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…

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…