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Review: Monkey Magic, Surry Hills

Posted on July 28, 2010

20% off at Monkey Magic on Mon/Tues/Wed nights, all Winter!

Quick! Get your Japanese-food-lovin’-mouth down to Monkey Magic.

Dillon and I have deemed it the best Japanese food we’ve tasted (outside of Japan), in Sydney. You still following me?

We went early on a Tuesday night and stayed for a few hours (you’ll see why when you feast your eyes on all the food pics) and the restaurant was almost full by 7.30pm.

I guarantee you it’s not just because of this special 20% off deal they’re offering right now – it’s because the food is bloody fantastic (excuse my Aussie cursing!). (more…)

Posh lunch in the Blue Mountains

Posted on June 21, 2010

A few weekends ago I went to the beautiful Blue Mountains with my hubby to celebrate his 30th birthday.

We got up close and personal with nature (and the log fire – it’s winter in Oz!) while staying at A Bower Above. It was a cosy little apartment set in the picturesque town of Blackheath.

We deliberately ate at low-key local places throughout the weekend away because we had a booking at Tetsuya’s (which I made last December in order to get a table!) and knew that the 10 course degustation was going to be sinfully rich and delicious.

However, on hubby’s actual birthday I wanted to go somewhere a little bit posher and that’s how we ended up at Echoes Boutique Hotel and Restaurant for lunch. (more…)

Satiate Restaurant, Bangalow: Review

Posted on May 4, 2010

Satiate Bangalow Amuse Bouche

My 2nd wedding anniversary degustation dinner at Satiate in Bangalow, NSW Australia

This review is a million years overdue. 4 months to be exact.

My 2nd wedding anniversary was in early January this year and we celebrated it at the gorgeous Satiate Restaurant in Bangalow on the NSW north coast (which is near the more famous, Byron Bay).

The degustation with matching wines was absolutely amazing and the perfect way reflect on two great years of marriage.

I’m being a bit lazy with this review and letting the pictures say a thousand words for me… hopefully you’ll give me a break because I’m pregnant! Enjoy…

Above: Complimentary amuse bouche of savoury custard and crispy proscuitto. I love savoury custard and this one was soooo good! Silky, nicely set and still a little warm. (more…)

Review: The Byron at Byron Restaurant

Posted on December 24, 2009

The Byron_Oysters

Freshly shucked oysters on ice with cucumber, lime and Campari dipping sauce

From the minute we’re seated at The Byron at Byron Restaurant, to the moment we leave, we’re relaxed and at ease. We certainly understand what it means to ‘discover natural luxury’, which is what the famous resort and spa aims to achieve.

We’re immediately introduced to our waiter Rob who’s a chatty and like-able bloke that’s very knowledgeable about both the resort and the menu. (more…)

Thanksgiving: Outrigger, Morro Bay

Posted on November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Dinner at Outrigger Morro Bay

Thanksgiving dinner on the California coast!

We are absolutely loving the scenic drive down the California coast on HWY 1. The ever-changing landscape is so beautiful and inspiring.

The drive just south of San Fransisco was directly on the coast and it was amazing to see the horizon meeting the ocean from so high up. It sounds silly, but you can really see how the world is round with the way the horizon curves and glistens.

We stopped for one night in Santa Cruz, a little sea-side town defined by a huge pier, boardwalk and amusement park. Our $40-a-night Travelodge served us well and included free wifi!

The next quick stop was in Monterey which is famous for its Aquarium that houses a great white shark, but we saw plenty of wildlife at the California Academy of Sciences in San Fran, so we just took a few quick pics. (more…)

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