Sunday, July 31, 2011

M Yogo

We were in Cairns over the Queen's Birthday weekend & made sure to check out some of the local hatted restaurants... including this french jap fusion restaurant, M Yogo.

 M Yogo, Cairns QLD

Metropolis Eating House

Chef Gabriel Martin at Metropolis Eating House, Brunswick.

Metropolis Eating House
314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Was keen to check out Nicolas Poelaert's fare amidst all his Chef of the Year publicity...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Grand Hotel, Richmond

Currently Melbourne's only pub with a Chef's Hat... 

Attica again - Chef's Table

This is still one of my favourite, low key, unpretentious restaurants in Melbourne - Attica.

Gold finger potato, olive oil, pickled onion

WA marron tail, egg yolk, chorizo, wild cabbage leaves

Blue eye, shitake, quinoa, radish

Berkshire suckling pig, broccoli rape, beetroot pickle, watermelon

Strawberries, candied almonds, lemon balm

Excerpt from August 24, 2010 Chef's Table:
"None of these dishes have been produced before..." ~Ben Shewry

Chez Olivier

The agency that I work at had previously done some work with Olivier in the past and it made me curious about the self named 'Frozzie' (French-Aussie) Chef.

Bread starter

Les Escargots

Steak Frites

Cassoulet A La Jacky
(Traditional dish from the region of Toulouse with Olivier's duck confit - definitely the highlight!)

Ile Flottante
(First time I've ever had meringue that was poached - served on creme anglais - SO YUMMY!)

- T

"Escargot - Nobody is sure how this got started. Probably a couple of French master chefs were standing around one day, and they found a snail, and one of them said: 'I bet that if we called this something like "escargot," tourists would eat it.'  They had a hearty laugh, because 'escargot' is the French word for 'fat crawling bag of phlegm.'" ~Dave Berry

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Vanilla Cakes & Lounge

My brother currently lives in Oakleigh so we decided to take the family to a local (and very busy) greek-style restaurant for dinner. The food was average, and although they offered a very wide selection of desserts, I don't think it would be a place I would recommend if you are looking for more than a coffee & catch up with friends.

Steak, chips, salad

Seafood linguine


Fish, chips, salad, tartare

The place does get busy, so dinner bookings (especially during the weekends) are recommended.

Vanilla Cakes & Lounge
17-21, Eaton Mall


"The Greeks' fierce pride in their heritage has kept the basic culture intact. Whether a slave under Roman rule, a captive under Turkish domination, or a newly arrived immigrant, the Greek is always aware that he is the direct descendant of men like Plato, Homer, Aristotle, Demosthenes, Aristophanes. The Greek who begins life in a new land on the bottom step of society as a dishwasher needs only to remember how Aesop left a legacy of poetry while cooking as a slave." ~Theresa Yianilos