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 →
Worlds longest lunch – Melbourne is back!
Set-in Treasury Gardens, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival finally returns — after a lengthy set-back due to pandemic restrictions it was wonderful to participate in this superb annual event. This year celebrity chefs Philippe Mouchel, Jacques Raymond and Stephanie Alexander took a course each and created something inspirational. Kicking off with Philippe Mouchel’s Beetroot-cured king... Continue Reading →
New Rhone Producers Dinner.
Fabulous dinner hosted by Darren Harris of Grand Millesime introducing 18 new Rhone producers wines.
Sorrento is the Australian Hamptons
Kicking back in the Peninsula is definitely the place to be for a long weekend. Many escape the hustle and bustle of busy city life and have getaway homesteads in either Sorrento or Portsea. To own a millionaire’s dream home or even a yacht anchored out in the harbour may not be achieveable on your... Continue Reading →
Mexican heaven at Mamasita
One of my favourite cuisines is Mexican. For those that know me I am always on the search for the perfect Margarita and interesting Mexican delights.Having been spoiled by dear friends Barbara and Guy (Barbara being Mexican) not only the fun of eating Mexican but being introduced to beautiful hospitality by Mexicans and of course... Continue Reading →
Exploring the Coonawarra Wine Region in two days.
You might read the title of this article and think how is this possible with so much to see and do. This however is my selection of my hot list of where to go and what to do in a short period of time — without feeling too rushed but maximising on your time. For... Continue Reading →
Spotlight on Chef Daniel Hiltbrunner
A long-standing jury member of international culinary competitions, Swiss-born Daniel Hiltbrunner has had an extraordinary globe trotting career.
Affordable Art Fair Melbourne 2019
When this art exhibition publicises affordable they mean it. With a cap of AUD12,000 there is something for everyone's budget.