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Kingsley’s Steak and Crab House – Woolloomooloo

July 3, 2012
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Kingsley’s Steak and Crab House – Woolloomooloo

Back in October of last year, I went to a little convention called Eat Drink Blog. Ok, it’s not so little, if you’re a blogger that is. But it’s quite possibly the most enjoyable blogging experience I have had to date. Sessions on writing, cooking, photography, styling, the list is pretty endless. Plus of course, lots, and LOTS of food. One of the cooking classes that actually took place on the day was a crab class with Lars Svensson (Kinglsey’s head chef ) and as soon as I’d seen the days’ timetable, I knew I wanted in. I’d always wanted to cook crab and I was about to learn how. By the chef at Kingsley’s no less. Check. Me. Out! Lol. Lars was a great teacher and a clearly passionate chef. It was literally bang, bang, bang, and I present to you…..chilli mud crab. Shut up! It’s not that...

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The Wedding! The Tea Room, Gunners Barracks – Mosman

June 26, 2012
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It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally doing my wedding post! Yup, that’s how backlogged my posts are 🙂 After 6.5 years together, Stud and I tied the knot at The Tea Room, Gunners Barracks in Mosman on 12 January. It was a super awesome day that absolutely flew by, but was the most special day in both of our lives. The staff at The Tea Room are an absolute dream team. A professional pleasure to work with and the day (and the lead up) really was seamless. Now for the food, because lets face it, it’s one of the reasons people attend weddings and a major thing that everyone remembers. These photos weren’t taken on the day, but at our pre-wedding tasting. Entrée Salmon ceviche, pomegranate, coriander, ginger and soy *wedding choice* Prawn cannelloni, spiced calamari, sauce vierge Crisp pork belly, crushed peas, mint, apple chutney...

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Helm Bar – Sydney CBD

June 22, 2012
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Although it’s been a cold week in Sydney, it hasn’t rained (touch wood) which Sydneysiders are pretty glad about. Me, I’m on the fence. I have conflicting opinions of rain depending on which body part you speak to. My hair for example, hates rain. Hates it! The girly part of my brain also hates rain, I think just by association (from my hair), but also as it went to all the trouble of GHDing my hair and fringe, only to have it ruined by a mere couple of drops. It’s just frustrating really. My feet on the other hand, love rain! Well, they love rain in my wellies. They can walk through shin height puddles with the greatest of ease and they snicker (quietly of course) at other wet Sydney feet thinking to themselves “I bet they wish they had wellies like us”. This in turn, makes the childlike...

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Heinz Squeeze & Stir Instant Soup

June 15, 2012
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I’m a tea drinker. I love a good cuppa to warm me up, but it can’t be too hot. It seems I have a pretty sensitive tongue when it comes to temperature. Stud can literally drink piping hot tea immediately after its been made and actually asks for it “extra hot” when he orders a coffee while we’re out. I on the other hand, have to let it sit for around 10 (sometimes 15 or 20) minutes to let it get to that “just right” temperature. Ok, I’m the Goldilocks of the tea drinking community. I’m the same with soup. I love a good mug of soup in winter and they’re especially good if you’re watching your weight (ahem, me, ahem). So when the great peeps at Nuffnang asked me to partake in a Product Talk for the new Heinz Squeeze and Stir Soups, I was well up for...

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Bay Tinh – Crows Nest

April 27, 2012
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Stud and I are pretty big fans of Vietnamese food but I have to say, apart from being frequent Pho eaters (especially in Winter) and the few of the starters (namely the rice paper rolls – NOM), we aren’t as knowledgeable on the cuisine as I would like. So when we were invited to try out Bay Tinh’s new Crows Nest restaurant, I was really excited to expand my Vietnamese horizons! Our reservation was at 7:30pm and a word to the wise who are travelling from a far (especially on a Friday night), go earlier to ensure you get parking. Even if you stop in somewhere for a drink beforehand, as it took us a little while to find a park and we very much relied on Stud’s previous “over the bridge” knowledge. To his credit, it was pretty close. The restaurant was pretty packed already, always a good...

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New Shanghai – Chatswood

March 30, 2012
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New Shanghai – Chatswood

With the weather getting a little colder, there’s nothing I love more than a good comforting meal. A beautiful warming soup, a little pork belly, some kick-butt dumplings – ok, my waistline isn’t too much of a fan of the colder months, but I’m running this show, mwahahaha! So when Stud and I were invited to try New Shanghai’s new wine and dumpling dinner, I was well up for it. Soup dumplings AND matched wine? Ummmm YES….please! I had wanted to try New Shanghai for quite some time now. I feel like ever since Stud and I migrated from the North Side, it’s just got bigger and better. I’m not bitter, I’m just saying. We arrived just after 6pm and as I walked down Victoria Street towards the Chase (Chatswood Chase that is), I was pretty damn excited. I entered via the Victoria street entrance which took me right...

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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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