Regional NSW

Baked goods @ DOJO Bread

One sunny Saturday morning, J and I went for a drive out to Braidwood and stopped in at DOJO Bread, a local favourite bakery tucked away from the main street. Just past the Braidwood Bakery and behind Eureka Pizzeria, you’ll find a small cottage where DOJO Bread is located. The bakery is tiny and could […] Read more…

Truffle Hunt @ Blue Frog Truffles

J surprised me with tickets to a black truffle hunt with Blue Frog Truffles in Sutton, NSW, which we attended about a fortnight ago. It was my first ever truffle hunt and I was very excited! We rugged up against the cold winter morning and wore sturdy shoes. The owner, Wayne Haslam, arrived in a […] Read more…

8 course tasting menu @ Biota Dining

A friend’s wedding was held near Bowral NSW which provided an opportunity to check out Biota Dining. Some friends and I went there for lunch. Biota offers either a 5 course ($125) or 8 course ($175) tasting menu which is changed seasonally. We decided it was perfectly reasonable to indulge and chose the 8 course […] Read more…

Pizza @ Cork Street Cafe (Gundaroo)

My partner J and I decided to head out of Canberra and visit the Cork Street Cafe and Gallery in Gundaroo for pizza one weekend. I rang up beforehand to double check that they were open on a Sunday and made a booking while I was at it. Gundaroo is about a 35 minute drive […] Read more…

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…

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…

Brunch @ Poachers Pantry smokehouse cafe

I’ve been to Poachers Pantry a few times for lunch and dinner, but have never managed to go for weekend brunch until last weekend. Fortunately, after a whole week of rain, the Saturday morning we had booked in for brunch was sunny and warm. Poachers Pantry is about a 25 minute drive from the city […] Read more…

Pies @ Sundance Bakehouse – Jindabyne

On the drive home after our summer weekend in Thredbo, my partner introduced me to Sundance Bakehouse and Tea rooms in Nugget’s Crossing, Jindabyne. His family always buy up on the amazing meat pies and take them back to Canberra. This place has apparently won many awards for their pies so I was happy and […] Read more…

Brunch @ Wild Brumby Distillery

A group of us set out for Thredbo in the early morning for a weekend of summer activities. On the drive there, we stopped at the Wild Brumby Distillery for brunch. On that warm morning, the first thing I wanted was a cold drink, so I ordered freshly squeezed orange juice.  It came out in […] Read more…