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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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Prawn Salad in Spicy Balsamic Dressing

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Simple, quick and packed with flavours, this salad has got it all! Whether served as an entrée for your next dinner party or as meal in its own right, it has potential to impress. I love the dressing for providing … Continue reading

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Becasse Creative at Quarter Twenty-One Cookery School

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I was lucky (and quick) enough to secure a spot for the first Bécasse Creative class at the Quarter-Twenty-One Cookery School. It sure wasn’t cheap ($250pp) but it was definitely worth it! Why? 1.  There were only 12 participants. This … Continue reading

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Taste of Sydney

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Taste of Sydney 2012 has come and gone, but here is a year’s notice…diarise for March next year! It is a wonderful way to discover some of Sydney’s best restaurants, as well as wines and other produce from both Australia … Continue reading

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Gazpacho – Spanish Chilled Tomato Soup

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It is officially the end of Summer in Sydney. However, this doesn’t mean no more hot days or ripe tomatoes. Why not extend the feeling of summer by cooking this refreshing Gazpacho for an evening meal? For an even better … Continue reading

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Bistro Ortolan

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A great place for a celebration! Food: 9/10 Drinks: 9/10 Atmosphere: 8/10 Service: 7/10 Value for Money: 8/10 Bistro Ortolan recently moved to bustling Kings Cross. The new premises have been nicely renovated and the atmosphere is very pleasant. I … Continue reading

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Plum Tart – Alsatian Tarte aux Quetsches

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This is one of the constants of my childhood. In Alsace, where I grew up, questches or damson plums are very abundant at the end of summer. Damson plums are quite tart and mainly used to make jams, tarts and … Continue reading

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