Venue Preview Evening at The Naked Fig

Posted in - Events & Food and Drink Perth & Invited on November 28th 2014 Bloggers-Feast

I was thrilled to receive an invitation for a hosted bloggers dinner at The Naked Fig Restaurant one Friday evening. The creative and fun invitation arrived by post in the form of a carefully packaged bottle of vincotto and went a little like this – ‘join us for the feast, you damn sexy beast, and, here’s a kitten!’ Uber …

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Whisk Creamery, Subiaco

Posted in - Coffee & Food and Drink Perth on November 26th 2014 Long-Macchiato-Whist

Following a visit for a bit of Christmas shopping at the Dymocks Subiaco one day members secret sale, we stopped in at the nearby Whisk Creamery for a brief coffee.

Coffee is synonymous in Subiaco, finding a good espresso never seems to be an arduous task. Cafes are peppered along Rokeby Road from the train station …

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Gusto Gelato, Leederville

Posted in - Food and Drink Perth & Icecream & Late Night Cafe & Perth Cafes on November 21st 2014 Gusto-Gelato-White-Chocolate

A handful of gelato places can be found in Perth and now there is Gusto Gelato in the colourful neighbourhood of Leederville.

Although the name gelato translates to ice cream in Italian, it differs slightly to the traditional creamy and fluffy ice cream. It’s crafted from a varying technique and served at a warmer temperature, hence the softer texture. Ice cream or …

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Szechwan Zen Restaurant, Northbridge

Posted in - Food and Drink Perth & Invited on November 20th 2014 Steamed-Pork-Buns-Szechwan

Szechwan Zen Restaurant opened its doors in Northbridge earlier this year, it’s recognisable by the red giant crab above the entrance in the corner of a small shopping lot on 393 William Street. In the vicinity you’ll find Asian grocers, a bakery, fish monger, butchers and even a small Tofu factory. Past the intersection of William Street …

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The Good Food Guide 2015 Launch + Awards

Posted in - Events & Invited on November 18th 2014 The-West-Australian

Every year the West Australian publishes a guide to dining in Western Australia, it’s a handy resource for anyone interested in the food scene or perhaps wanting to discover a new place to dine. Edited by The West’s columnist Rob Broadfield, all featured restaurants are visited and graded on a point system out of 20. The guide …

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German evenings at The Rhein Donau Club

Posted in - Events & Food and Drink Perth on November 16th 2014 Pork Hock

Celebrating a friend’s birthday, a group of us spent a Saturday evening at the Rhein Donau Club in Myaree. The interior of the club is very much old school European and I doubt much has changed since it opened in 1959. Features of wood constructed booths, lanterns and alpine trimmings add to the European charm. …

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Rainy Days in Albany, Western Australia

Posted in - Budget Travel Australia & Great Southern & Travelling Me & western australia on November 15th 2014 Albany-wind-farm-2

Spending a couple of nights in Porongurup (travel post here) we traveled further south exploring the town of Albany, albeit the weather kept us from doing some our plans like hiking Bluff Knoff and attempting the mountain bike track on Mount Clarence we managed to see a couple of other entertaining sights around town. 

Albany Town Centre

Located in the great …

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Book Review: Food Sake Tokyo

Posted in - Book Reviews & Travelling Me on November 8th 2014 Book review

Travelling to Tokyo I wanted to extend and incorporate as many food experiences my budget would possibly allow. This lead me to purchase the book Food Sake Tokyo. Chef and Baker author,Yukari Sakamoto breaks down the complexity of Japan’s food scene in an honest and detailed guide book. The Tokyo focused book covers Eating out, Food, Beverages, …

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