Naked in the Sky

February 20, 2014

Naked in the Sky

Naked in the Sky is a rooftop bar and restaurant above the ever-popular pinxtos bar Naked for Satan. Despite not being that high up the view of the city is impressive. There are a number of outdoor tables as well as a sectioned-off indoor restaurant area. We arrived at 6pm on a Tuesday and were […]

Cafe Sydney

February 17, 2014

Cafe Sydney

Sydney’s food scene is one of the few in the country that I consider to be on par with Melbourne’s. Every time I get the chance to visit I try to make the most of it by eating as much as I can across a variety of price levels and cuisines. Naturally, that includes fine […]

Hanuman, Darwin

February 13, 2014

Hanuman, Darwin

  Fellow food snobs, I have a confession to make. I am not originally from Melbourne. I grew up in the “city” (country town) of Darwin, living there ’til the ripe old age of 17, after which point I decided to seek greener pastures. I am frequently asked why I have never reviewed any Darwin […]

Rockpool Bar & Grill

February 10, 2014

Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool. What started as Neil Perry’s iconic Sydney venture some 25 years ago bore a ‘bar and grill’ spin-off in Melbourne in 2006. It proved so popular that Rockpool Bar & Grill has opened up in Sydney and Perth since. The menu had the date printed on it, suggesting the it changes daily. It was […]

Chur Burger, Sydney

February 6, 2014

Chur Burger, Sydney

This is the second year in a row that I’ve travelled to Sydney around the time of the Christmas/New Year holidays – I should really know better. There’s nothing worse (for a visiting blogger, anyway) than finding out that a place on your to-eat list is shut up shop while you’re in town. I’ll make […]

Afghan Salang restaurant

February 3, 2014

Afghan Salang restaurant

This was my first time eating Afghan food, so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Based on geography alone I assumed it would be somewhat similar to Indian/Pakistani and Middle Eastern cuisines. I wasn’t far off the mark – the menu featured kebabs, spiced rice dishes and plenty of flat bread. (Also, my camera […]

Saint Crispin

January 29, 2014

Saint Crispin

Much has been said about Saint Crispin since its opening in June 2013. Scoring itself a hat and the enviable award of “new restaurant of the year” in The Age Good Food Guide 2014, this hip-and-happening Smith St restaurant has been praised for its ability to pull off refined eating in a more relaxed atmosphere. […]

Product picks of 2013 (and 2nd blog birthday!)

As a belated 2nd blog birthday celebration and 2013 round-up, I’ve decided to do something a bit different. I’m always on the lookout for new, interesting gourmet food products so I thought I would share with you the top 5 products I ‘discovered’ in 2013, in no particular order. As always, these are my own personal […]