Having already experienced the Botswana Butchery in Queenstown, NZ it was fabulous to try out this rather impressive treasure here in Melbourne CBD for lunch. It’s opulent furnishings with studded high backs, superb staff and interesting wine list are just a few reasons of why you should try this gem. Located in the Collins Place... Continue Reading →
USA trip – Part 1 – Los Angeles – Hollywood baby!
This trip to LA, USA was taken pre Covid. Just wanted to create a little escapism for the many in lock-down around the world.
Duck delight with Philippe Mouchel
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 →
Day of the Dead themes at Mejico – Melbourne
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 →
Dumpling lovers read on for what’s hot in Melbourne.
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 →
Summer 2019 is Hot Hot Hot!
Things to do in Melbourne, Adelaide and Tasmania over the HOT summer.
Great Ocean Road is GREAT!!!
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.
2018 National JCR Young Chefs Awards Dinner
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 →
Love on a plate and a party in your mouth at Amaru.
Chef Clinton Mclver's tasting creations are the name of the game at Armadale's newest Australian restaurant. The food reflects the beautiful art creations on the wall and the clean minimalistic trendy look throughout this 34 seater restaurant. Initially you look at the dishes that keep coming and you wonder why the chef would want to... Continue Reading →