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Penfolds Wine Clinic

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I recently had the privilege to attend a Penfolds’ Wine Clinic. A wine clinic!?! Yes, Penfolds offers this service for its best bottles. And my baby Grange deserved nothing less than a health check for its quarter of a century. … Continue reading

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Simple & Delicious Pear Tart

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Pear season is at its peak and it is all too often that I hear people telling me that they are unsure of what to do with pears. The first thing that comes to my mind is to poach them … Continue reading

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Thai Prawns, Sweet Potato Mash & Pan-Fried Snow Peas

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I love this Thai-inspired dish for its freshness, good looks and fine exotic flavours. Cooking the prawns in their shells not only protects the delicate flesh from drying, it also imparts more complex flavours to the meat. Cutting the prawns … Continue reading

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Chiswick

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When atmosphere makes a meal… Food: 7/10 Drinks: 8/10 Atmosphere: 9/10 Service: 9/10 Value for Money: 7/10 After booking over a month in advance, I finally got to sample Matt Moran’s new restaurant: Chiswick. Was I going to agree with … Continue reading

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Harris Farm Markets

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I am a huge fan of Harris Farm Markets, they’ve just got it right! It really irritates me when people think shopping at Harris Farm is posh. A lot of people have a misconception that the big supermarkets provide better … Continue reading

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Spicy Chicken Schnitzel & Mediterranean Vegetable Stew

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I highly recommend this recipe for a tasty weeknight meal. This take on schnitzel* is not only very tasty, it is also healthier than the traditional version. I love eating it with stewed zucchini and tomatoes. The soft texture and … Continue reading

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The Apollo

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Contemporary Greek cuisine made trendy! Food: 8/10 Drinks: 8/10 Atmosphere: 8/10 Service: 8/10 Value for Money: 8/10 I decided to brave the queues and give Potts Point newcomer Apollo a go. We arrived just before 7pm on a Thursday night … Continue reading

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