The latest offering from renowned chef Angela Hartnett is a collaboration with Luke Holder at the gorgeous Lime Wood estate in Hampshire. It would be difficult not to love this place, set amongst the idyllic New Forest, it is like stepping into an aristocratic country club.
Obama, Bill Cosby, Sarkozy, Oprah and now Lady Rhubarb, all have something in common. We have all scoffed the famous chili at the Washington landmark which is Ben’s Chili Bowl. For over 53 years this american diner has been unchanged, the counter, booths and the homemade chili. And it all works just fine. Continue reading
It’s no secret that Copenhagen is a foodie mecca. And it’s not only the acclaimed restaurant Noma which is sensationalising Nordic cuisine. As it happened Noma was closed for the summer so I was excited to discover where else to eat in this gorgeous city. Because let’s face it sometimes you want to eat without having to wait three months for a reservation. Continue reading
Walking along the steep cobbled lanes of Çukurcuma, an area tucked away from the bustling Istiklal pedestrian mall in the centre of Istanbul, I instantly thought, I could live here. Antique furniture spills out onto the street from the many quirky and colourful shops. Cute cafes where locals are hanging out and enjoying the cooling afternoon breeze. Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence is also here, in a 19th-century townhouse, a collection of love and overwhelming obsession in 83 installations. Continue reading
So it would seem that there is a lot more to Swedish cuisine that gravlax and meatballs. In fact Stockholm has become a mecca for fine dining and top chefs who are pushing the boundaries serving creative cuisine all over the city. With six Michelin starred restaurants and two in the world’s top 50, Stockholm has a lot to offer a hungry foodie. Continue reading
London take note, what you are about to read is the art of brunch from the master of this fashionable meal which sits somewhere between breakfast and lunch. Melbourne does brunch, and it does it bloody well. Being a former resident I am very well versed in the cities bruncheries but on my recent return I really was spoilt for choice of new, delicious, down right cool and oh did I mention the coffee, you can brunch on every corner of this fine town.
My visit to Rose Bakery was somewhat of a pilgrimage as I have been baking from and a huge fan of their amazing cookbook ‘Breakfast, Lunch and Tea’ (see my rhubarb tart) and wanted to see and taste first hand the deliciousness of their creations.
Rose Bakery is unlike your typical French patisserie. It is much more…British. And that’s because Rose Carrarini (who is English) and her husband Jean-Charles (who is French) are the dynamic duo behind it. There isn’t in fact a croissant or pain au chocolat in sight.
No culinary foams, foraged foods, white tablecloths or no reservations. Au Passage is all about real food, beautifully constructed and in a relaxed and friendly dining setting. And one of the best meals I have had this year.
Tucked away in the 11th arrondissement and with a talented Aussie chef at the helm, Au Passage spares the stuffiness of many French bistros and offers a pared back setting with a mix match of old leather chairs and sofas, bright red tables and retro 60′s light fittings. The atmosphere is chic and relaxed with the clientele to match. Continue reading
J’adore Paris! I really do. Not only do I love that I can get on a train in London and in just over 2 hours I am eating a buttery croissant in the heart of Paris, but I love the romantic notions behind the city, the boldness of its landmarks, the rambling laneways of hidden gems and of course what I love the most about Paris is the food and wine. And with every trip to Paris I discover new restaurants and wine bars which fuel this undying love. Continue reading
The land of ice is a place like no other and I was blown away by its severe beauty, phenomenal aurora display and the quirky capital of Reykjavik . I wasn’t expecting my trip to be a foodie frolic and was pleasantly surprised and really impressed by the dining offer. Puffin and whale are not the only items on Iceland’s menu. Continue reading