Philippe is a French gem owned and run by celebrity chef Philippe Mouchel. It was a no brainer for La Chaine des Rotisseurs, Victoria to choose this wonderful French restaurant to hold their AGM and dinner. Having trained with Paul Bocuse, Philippe worked for him in Japan and Melbourne running his operations. Then he set... Continue Reading →
So why is it that some Mexican restaurants highlight 'Dia de Muertos'? Well the Day of the Dead is a national holiday at the beginning of November in Mexico. In ancient Mexican cultures it is a time of celebration - the good and evil were not separated and everything is part of a cycle, and... Continue Reading →
Fabulous dinner hosted by Darren Harris of Grand Millesime introducing 18 new Rhone producers wines.
Australia's food capital Melbourne offers up exciting dumplings that are certainly NOT what one would expect. Previously you could only search for dumplings in Chinatown, but this is not the case now. There are so many creative Asian restaurants here that it is difficult to choose what to select, so on this occasion I have... Continue Reading →
The Victorian Bailliage of La Chaine des Rotisseurs held a beautiful Bastille Day dinner for members in the Mission to Seafarers iconic heritage building. The menu was full of French favourites accompanied by delicious wines.
If you love skiing as I take a look into my best resorts for skiing this year. Looking forward to hearing where you like to ski.
Whilst at a recent festival in Heathcote I was drawn to the quality of Australian wines and the outstanding knowledge of the wine makers, their interaction with not only their marketing streams but also the consumer is good and these wine makers care about what they create and how. At the festival I interviewed a... Continue Reading →
Waterfalls, walking trails, superb places to eat. Zip lining, treetop walks, light houses, helicopter rides, paddling through marine reserves ...such fun on the Great Ocean Road.
Young chefs recently battled it out at, initially regional level where I had been asked by La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Le Cordon Bleu as a non-professional member to be a judge, then the young chefs went on to compete nationally. The winner Aaron Engeler (below) will now be able to compete in the international... Continue Reading →