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Bill’s – Darlinghurst

March 16, 2012
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I had wanted to go to Bill’s for his famous ricotta hotcakes for, well, EVER! So when we stayed in Darlo the night of my hens, a hungover morning was prime time, or so I convinced Debs! Its like foodie fate I tells ya! A short walk to the café and it’s very much like someone’s house that’s been converted in to a café. They even have the community table with fresh flowers in what looks like it would be the dining room of Bill’s home. I adore this place and we haven’t even got a table yet! We waited about 15 minutes or so and were seated towards the back at a table for two. As much as I do love the community table, I’m too hungover to be exposed to other humans right now. Stick me in the corner. It’s for the best. There was talk of...

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Moo Burgers – Manly

March 15, 2012
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Moo Burgers – Manly

A few months ago, after a drunken night in Newtown (as you do), a few of us were hungry (as you are, after numerous cocktails, beers and wine). Trying to find a place to suit some 13 people is reasonably difficult. Even on the mecca that is King Street. So we ended up in Moo Burger. Who doesn’t love a good burger? Right? Hmm one would think so yes. I must say, my Moo Burger experience was not a pleasant one. Actually, I take that back, my shake was great, as were our chips. The burger however, not one of my faves. Fast forward about a year, and I was invited to a food media night at Moo Burgers new location, the stunning Manly Beach.  I must admit, I was hesitant at first but I am definitely one to give second chances so invited Andrew along with me as...

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The Commons – Darlinghurst

March 14, 2012
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As a follow on from the awesome tour that was Travelicious, we headed out for dinner and drinks at The Commons in Darlinghurst. If you didn’t know it was there, you’d probably walk past thinking it was a house party but as you walk through the gates and in to the venue, you are well aware, you’re in a Darlo bar. Wall to wall hipsters, low lighting and cocktails all round, it’s a great funky little place that prides themselves on their drinks. We headed downstairs to grab a cocktail each. The menu is quite extensive and it’s pretty hard to choose but the bar tenders were lovely and very patient. Being a massive girl, I wanted something sweet to kick off the evening. I actually can’t remember what I ordered (bad food blogger!) but it had orange juice in it so I thought it would be nice. It...

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Travelicious Tours – cupcakes and chocolate and butter, OH MY!

March 10, 2012
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So I’m slightly delayed with this post. Prepare to feel the wrath of my backlog as I try and catch up on the 100 posts and 5 billions photos that I need to express with you fine people. This post takes part in early December (last year – I’m not THAT bad) and the big weekend that was my hens. First, let me apologise for the photos, DSLR + small clutch = wardrobe malfunction. Hence small Sony P&S was brought along for the day. Anywho, my tres fab MOH had organised a foodie tour (she knows me well) around Sydney. I got to choose between either cheese and wine, or chocolate followed by cocktails. When I was told I couldn’t choose both, I went with chocolate (as you do) because we were having dinner pretty shortly after anyway so that would be my savoury. Everything was organised through Travelicious...

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Beef Steak Club at Chophouse – Sydney CBD

February 23, 2012
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I never won medals as a child. I was always that kid who ended up with a certificate of participation rather than 1st, 2nd or 3rd *collective “nawwwwww” sadface*. Don’t get me wrong, I was always proud of my certificate, it just wasn’t a medal, you know? When I arrived at Chophouse for their quarterly Beef Steak Club event, I was greeted by the lovely Belinda who was our host for the evening. She quickly handed me a glass of Taltarni Brut Taché Tasmania 2009, and I was introduced to Karina Dambergs, Senior Winemarker at Taltarni. This lady knows her stuff! I’m a wine lover (mostly bubbly), but I would by no means call myself a wine connoisseur. I like what I like and regardless of price, vintage, or type of grape, if I’m not a fan, I’m just not a fan. The Taché however was delicious! Taché is...

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SOY Japanese Restaurant – Bondi

January 3, 2012
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SOY Japanese Restaurant – Bondi

Its no secret that Stud and I are massive Japanese fans. Of all cuisines, its def our fave so fresh, reasonably healthy (depending on what you order of course) and just so damn tasty!! So when we were out in Bondi on the hottest day in summer to date (well, to that date anyway), preparing ourselves for the Sculptures by the Sea, we wanted something filling yet light enough that I wouldn’t get a stitch – I’m prone to stitches post meal, but that’s another story. Anyway, we walked past SOY and thought it looked really cool, had a quick glance at the menu and we were sold. We arrived at around 12pm and it was pretty dead. Really just a few other diners and us. It looked like we missed the rush though as about 25mins later, the place was buzzing and people were waiting for a table....

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Salted caramels + 2011 faves

December 31, 2011
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Salted caramels + 2011 faves

On the eve of new years, I thought it might be appropriate for a quick and easy recipe, and a little look back at the year that was 2011. First up, a quick and impressive recipe for salted caramels that I used to make special Christmas treats for family and friends.  Unfortunately, I didn’t actually take any “proper” photos of these and the last I had was the Instagram of the final unwrapped product, but you get the gist Salted caramels Adapted from epicurious Ingredients 1 cup thickened cream 5 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces 1 teaspoon sea salt flakes 1 1/2 cups caster sugar 1/4 cup glucose 1/4 cup water Method Line bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with non stick baking paper, then lightly oil paper. Bring cream, butter, and salt to a boil in a small saucepan, then remove from heat and set...

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Sushi Hon – Sydney Westfield

December 27, 2011
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Sushi Hon – Sydney Westfield

Santa has come and gone for another year and I hope all of you had a wonderful day with family, friends, food, and Michael Buble (of course). Stud and I did the usual family lunch, stuffed ourselves silly and then came home to watch Love Actually and have toast for dinner lol. Boxing Day was spent in the city. First time ever for both of us actually braving the Boxing Day sales. Never. Again! It was a nice day out but not massively relaxing haha. We did manage to slip in a quick lunch at Sushi Hon as Stud was craving a Japo fix. I didn’t actually realise until after but apparently, Sushi Hon has the longest sushi train in the southern hemisphere. I have to say, it didn’t look to massive when we were there but we were seated right at the front so didn’t go in too...

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The Meeting Point – Haymarket

December 23, 2011
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The Meeting Point – Haymarket

Have you ever eaten tripe? I have to say, pre-foodieness, I was so anti offal and anti anything exotic really. Post foodieness, I am so keen to try new and wonderful things! I’d actually seen Heston do tripe and take it to the streets on one of his shows and the public really liked it. I think that’s the go with most food really, as long as its cooked well, anything can be delicious! Stud and I haven’t had much experience with Taiwanese food so it was like foodie fate when the lovely people at Food Morning asked if I would like to go and review The Meeting Point in Haymarket. Would I? Ummmm we’ve met right? Hell yeah!! Admittedly, it took us a little while to find the place – going all around the inside of Market City and then pretty much a loop of the outside, I...

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High Tea @ Aki’s Indian – Woolloomooloo

December 14, 2011
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High Tea @ Aki’s Indian – Woolloomooloo

I do love a girly catch up. I feel like if there are ladies, catching up on the goss and really just life in general, then high tea is in order. But there are only so many times you can do high tea before you are trying the same sandwiches, the same scones and the same petit four. Ok, usually the petit four is the different element depending on where you go, but you get my point! So, what are the girls to do when they want something different, but still dainty? Aki’s! I had seen a few reviews quite a while back about Aki’s but it was a newsletter from Lime & Tonic that prompted me to get my butt in to gear and actually book it. Unfortunately, the day we had booked, was actually a miserable day with rain, clouds and umbrellas as far as the eye...

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