Pizza Madre (Marrickville)

Adjacent the mayhem that is the Sydenham and Victoria Road intersection, our conversation struggles to compete with the flight path directly above our heads. The small interior of the venue jam-packed with local families and chaotic kiddos had persuaded us to dine al fresco. If only my dinner companion could hear me better, I was explaining… Continue reading

West Juliett (Marrickville)

I could throw a severed top-knot while blindfolded and hit a decent cafe, from wherever I stood in my neighbouring suburb of Marrickville. Stumbling across an exceptional cafe however, occurs far less often, in any suburb. West Juliett is one of those exceptions.   I’d arrived late for lunch the day before, and had begrudgingly… Continue reading

Lumi Bar & Dining (Pyrmont)

It’s not often I dine ‘fine’, as it tends to reside on the ‘showy’ side of the culinary world, that rarely incites interest from me. However, this was my two-year anniversary with my fiancé, so the occasion called for it. Celebrating this milestone at Lumi Bar & Dining proved a prudent choice on this evening…. Continue reading

L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon (Paris)

Robuchon is a hard name to avoid in the French (and world) culinary scene, and it’s a level of recognition well deserved. The first time I had the privilege of dining here, I had my fucking socks knocked off with the simplest of dishes done to absolute perfection. Steak and Mash. Often when something so… Continue reading

L’Ambassade d’Auvergne (Paris)

This was my first time visiting L’Ambassade d’Auvergne, but it certainly won’t be my last. Like many restaurants nestled deep in Paris’ Marais district, it’s old world-charm looks onto some of the prettiest streets of le ville lumiere. Perfect for a quiet night enjoying some Aligot, a sometimes overlooked dish that Massif Central France has… Continue reading

Sushiko Honten (Tokyo)

Surprisingly, decent but well-priced sushi didn’t appear as ubiquitous as I had imagined it would be in Tokyo. But it’s out there… as is bad sushi, and great (but extremely expensive) sushi. Sushiko Honten fell under the latter of these categories. As we poked our heads through the tiny door of the minimalist slate and… Continue reading

A Guide To Lyon (France)

This was the third (but most important) time I’d been to the ‘Capital of Lights’, and France’s third largest city – Lyon. The city itself has all the beauty you’d imagine of a scaled-down Paris, and the charm to boot, with less of the bedlam that comes with being an international capital. Lyon has swiftly… Continue reading

Chez Robert et Louise (Paris)

Every time I’m in Paris, it’s hard to resist the temptation to mosey on down to one of my favourite ‘Mom & Pop’ establishments nestled deeply in the heart of the Marais; Chez Robert et Louise. This increasingly commercialised restaurant (we bought a t-shirt for lols at 20 euros) is still serving up the goods,… Continue reading