Darlinghurst Dinner

It started with a cough on Tuesday. A persistent cough. I was in a series of quite important meetings, and apologised profusely to my colleagues about my cough. Later in the afternoon, I wandered home. And almost as soon as I arrived home I had a “Hillary Moment”, as I’ve since joked about. Within minutes […]

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The Glasshouse – Hobart

“I’m sorry, we’re fully booked”, the maitre’d told us as we made our way into Hobart’s “The Glasshouse”. “However, we could offer you some seats at the bar or a couch”, she added. We looked over at the couches near the window. Two longish couches which could have seated six, with a low table in the […]

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Red Chilli

Having previously written a few times about Sydney’s Red Chilli restaurant, I was super excited to discover one in Canberra too. Over a bottle of wine and great conversation, a colleague/friend and I enjoyed a most excellent dinner there. Ham, eggplant, fish. All brilliant. Highly recommended (AGAIN).

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Mekong Restaurant

You know how it is. Sometime you go out for dinner, and you remember every detail of the food. The waiter goes into intricate detail about what’s on offer, where it came from, how it’s been prepared, and you savour every moment. Truly memorable. Other times, you go out for dinner in a largeish group […]

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Christmas in July in Surry Hills

If you’re a Sydney-sider and you’re told you’re going to “Christmas in July at The Carrington”, you immediately think of The Carrington Hotel in The Blue Mountains. Though my memory is a little sketchy, I remember once doing that. Indeed, it’s the first thing you’ll find when you Google search. But my neighbourhood of Surry […]

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Food and Views

The last few weeks have been “super busy” with work-related trips to Brisbane, Perth and Hobart. Having spent so much time “on the road”, I’ve pretty much lost my normal “travel bug”. There’ll be more travel to come, but in the meantime, it’s been really nice to spend the last week just going to work […]

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New Sydney Hotel, Hobart

As I sat, sipping on a glass of wine at The Brick Factory, I received an instant message from Damien, asking where I was planning to have dinner tonight . “Spooky”, I replied, “I was just going through your email thinking exactly the same thing”. He and Kristin love their food and wine, are big fans […]

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