Posts Tagged ‘ review ’

Brasserie Bread class: Artisan Baking – The Art of Sourdough

October 6, 2011
By
Brasserie Bread class: Artisan Baking – The Art of Sourdough

Since the beginning of my love affair with food, cooking and trying out new and exciting recipes, I have gone through many different nemeses. When I first started, it was pastry. Ooooh we didn’t get along pastry and I. Even store bought pastry and I hated each other! But once I actually broke it down, worked out all the ingredients and had a good little fiddle, I won. Take that pastry!! Mini rivals here and there, I have fought, and I have won (woot)! But my current nemesis? Bread. I use to have a breadmaker that in its heyday was spitting out perfectly cooked breads like they were going out of style. Until one fateful day, the breakmaker was kneading its little heart out so hard that it jumped/fell of the kitchen bench and cracked a little. It still worked but it was never the same. Producing stodgy loaf...

Read more »

CafeIsh – Surry Hills

September 26, 2011
By
CafeIsh – Surry Hills

Ever since starting my blog, I’ve naturally been on Twitter. The two go hand in hand and although I may not tweet as much as I probably should (coming in at a very sad #416), I’m a total Twitter stalker. Early morning wake ups, train rides, bathroom breaks (oh too much information), I’m checking out what other people are eating, doing and just generally ranting. So ever since the beginning of Dining with a Stud, I have wanted to go to CafeIsh. How freakin excited was I when they did a meal deal?? I know, we really could go any time. It’s not far? Sometimes life just flies by and before you know it, you need a good excuse to go out to dinner. Excuse, check! Because we were on the voucher, we could choose between either 6:00pm or 8:30pm for our dinner. We normally eat between 6:30 and...

Read more »

Heritage Court – Hurstville

September 21, 2011
By
Heritage Court – Hurstville

With more than a couple food deal vouchers under my belt, it was time to start making reservations. As instructed by Stud, I booked in order of purchasing so our first stop was Heritage Court Restaurant in Hurstville. Purchased partly because it was so close to us that it was stupid not to buy it and partly because it was five courses for two people for only $59 including a glass of wine. Without checking the address, I had in my mind where I thought the restaurant was and once in the car and on our way, I realised I was wrong. Really wrong! Heritage Court is a duplex terrace house on a Hurstville side street. They’ve knocked out the “duplex” wall to make this one large restaurant at the front and presumably the kitchen/bathrooms/etc out the back. When you walk in you definitely feel like you are in...

Read more »

Medusa Greek Taverna – Sydney

August 19, 2011
By
Medusa Greek Taverna – Sydney

In my last job, I worked directly opposite Medusa and had always wanted to go. In my new job, I work on the same street and in order to get the gym, it taunts me every day as I walk past. Finally, it was time to visit! YAY! That time, was Rai’s birthday. Because there was a big group of us (about 25), we went with the banquet menu. It can get too messy otherwise with 100 different orders and I have found that usually, the banquet menu gives you the best of everything anyway so was pretty pumped for this. So as the food came out, I screamed at everyone in my vicinity not to touch it until I had taken a photos lol. Sorry to all my friends but yes, this is how it is, from now on, forever 🙂 And apologies to all the readers for...

Read more »

Rambutan – Darlinghurst

August 14, 2011
By
Rambutan – Darlinghurst

Stud and I aren’t lovers of Thai food. Actually, that’s not true. When we eat it, we like it, but when every second restaurant in Sydney became Thai, I felt compelled to boycott. That said, we are going to Thailand for our honeymoon and I actually can’t wait to try everything while we are there. We just don’t go out to Thai much. Japanese is our cuisine of choice but this night, we were off to a friends birthday who is obsessed with Thai and I was excited to find it was Rambutan we were going to. I had heard good things and was really looking forward to trying what they had to offer. Again, as a big group, we went with the banquet which was pretty good value at $55 per person. First out was the Miang of smoked trout and grilled chilli eggplant relish. This dish baffled...

Read more »

Riverside Cafe Bar n Grill

August 10, 2011
By
Riverside Cafe Bar n Grill

I’ve been sick. Stomach bug sick. I hear you all shout a collective boo towards my sickness. On the weekend where I had my wedding hair and makeup trial, we had dinner at L’etoile for our 6 year anniversary, a lunch at Riverside Café and then a bank holiday on Monday, I got sick. But I’m not one to back down from a meal. Especially when the good people at Food Morning were sending Stud and I for a three course lunch to review one of their upcoming deals, so after some hardcore morning napping after being up all night, I got dressed, ready to brave the world, and Stud and I headed out to Chatswood for a nice meal. Blink and you will miss this place as it’s tucked away in a little turn off on Delhi Road and it actually reminds me of an RSL bistro with...

Read more »

Spanish Tapas Restaurant

August 4, 2011
By
Spanish Tapas Restaurant

Stud and I have never been a big fan of tapas. Don’t get me wrong, we love Spanish food, we just feel that you don’t get much food at tapas. Very small dishes of semi random food and although most of the time it’s delicious, one slice of chorizo isn’t my idea of a meal. Ok, ok, slightly dramatic and I may be leaving out the rest of the mini dishes that you have with it, but still…..can you tell I’m a little bitter? Never the less, when there’s a group of us going to dinner, we go with the flow and this particular evening we ended up at Spanish Tapas Restaurant in Glebe. The line was long and the place was packed which is usually a good sign however the flustered look on all of the staff did worry me slightly. We sat down, studied the menu, and...

Read more »

Soffritto – Newtown

July 16, 2011
By
Soffritto – Newtown

Another post in the birthday that just never ends (or so Stud keeps saying). This one takes place on the weekend of my birthday. Its hard to please people, hey, its hard to please me! But when you add 25 people in the mix for one dinner, its hard to please everyone. Thai? Indian? Italian? Decisions, decisions. In the end, its my damn birthday and I choose European! Its got a little bit of everything and the menu looked fab! So I made a reservation for Soffritto in Newtown and hoped for the best. Because there was such a large group of people, the restaurant asked if it was ok if they bring out entrees to share (and everyone would get the equivalent of one entrée each, size-wise) and we could order a la carte for main and dessert. Hey, if its easier for them and we get our...

Read more »

Eastbite – Beverly Hills

July 14, 2011
By
Eastbite – Beverly Hills

The family has a little tradition that when it’s our birthday, we go out that night and the birthday boy/girl gets to decide on the restaurant. This time it was my birthday – cue evil bwahahahaha!! It’s no secret that Stud isn’t a Lebanese cuisine fan. I know, I know, I have no idea either? It’s nothing short of amazing, especially if you get the authentic stuff but try as I might, he’s not having it. Well Mr Stud, you are tonight because it’s my birthday. My choice. Are two evil laughs in one post too much?? I made a reservation for Eastbite restaurant at Beverly Hills the day before and had no problem with a table. To be fair, it was a Wednesday so not much goes on in the hood. We arrived bang on time and were greeted by the owner (I think?). He sat us at...

Read more »

The Winery – Surry Hills

June 14, 2011
By
The Winery – Surry Hills

I have been dying to try Zushi for years (no really…..years!) so when Stud and I had nothing to do one Saturday I convinced him that lunch at Zushi what the perfect idea! Unfortunately when we arrived, it was closed.  Apparently they dont open for lunch on the weekends which is unusual to me as sushi is definitely a lunch time thing. Ok you can have it for dinner but I’d say business would still be booming at lunch, no? We walked up and down Crown for about 20 minutes and when we had almost given up hope, I spotted a cute little café looking oasis not too far from where we were. Upon further inspection, I realised it was The Winery, another one on my hit list ever since I went to the Gazebo Wine Garden a couple of years back. It was around 12:30 and the balcony...

Read more »

That’s me!

Studd

Connect with me!

What’s on my shelf?

Disclaimer

These views are mine and mine only. I don't claim to be any kind of professional food critic, I just know what I do and don't like and express accordingly. Please contact me first if you wish to use any of my images for another purpose.