Banquet @ Dickson Dumpling House

My foodie work colleague calls me the dumpling queen. I absolutely love eating them!! The Dickson Dumpling House was chosen as a venue for one my work dinners. I’d been here a few years back and didn’t think it was that impressive. However, two of my work colleagues have been raving about it, so I […] Read more…

Mint Rd

Mint Rd – A new coffee spot and cafe opened up in Narrabundah a few weeks ago. I tried it out for breakfast one Sunday morning. When walking inside the small cafe, I was greeted warmly by staff. The first thing I noticed was the magnificent green Italian coffee machine. I’d read that Mint Rd […] 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…

Dinner @ Konoba

Konoba at Hotel Realm in Barton looks pretty schmick. The photos are a bit dark (iphone cameras are not great with dim settings) but the inside of the restaurant had nice sleek and sophisticated furnishings as it should for a 5 star restaurant. I was pretty pleased that our group of 10 were able to […] Read more…

10 Yards pop up restaurant

Having heard that the Two Before Ten team were developing another dining concept, I had to try it out! The 10 Yards concept is based on using the top 10 regional produce ‘yards’ in all the dishes. Fresh regional food for all Canberran’s to taste. Lots of pop-up shops and bars are popping up around […] Read more…

Mork’s Tasting Menu

As the big news at the moment is that Mork’s is shutting down its Florey restaurant and moving to the Kingston Foreshore (opening mid-September 2013), and may be changing up the menu and most likely its prices too, a few friends and I decided to try out their tasting menu. Mork’s is located in a […] Read more…

Brunch @ Ricetta

There are eggs galore on Ricetta‘s weekend brunch menu. Ricetta is an Italian cafe/pizzeria that also do breakfast pizzas and calzone (folded over pizza). It is hidden away in Manuka, at the M Centre along Palmerston Lane. I only discovered this place after seeing it on Livingsocial with a voucher deal for 2 people. I […] Read more…

Koko Black’s dessert degustation

Koko Black’s annual Winter Evenings of Chocolate were held in Canberra on 6-7 August 2013. This is a 5 course dessert degustation ($80) basically reconstructing a selection of the individual chocolates that can be bought at Koko Black into a yummy dessert. This year’s theme was truffle season, and many of the desserts were based […] Read more…

Baitong Laos and Thai

Having walked through the Cooleman Court shops a few times now (my local shops soon!) I’ve seen the sign for Baitong Laos and Thai Cuisine and have been meaning to try it out. A fellow work foodie and I managed to duck out for a weekday lunch to give it a go. My foodie friend […] Read more…

Mocan & Green Grout

I’d been wanting to try this place out for ages and finally had an opportunity on a Sunday afternoon. Great thing about Mocan and Green Grout is that its open for brunch both Saturday and Sunday which is quite rare for cafés in Civic. The cute and quirky little café reminds me of the cafés […] Read more…