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I've been waiting for the perfect excuse to spend $185 a head (plus drinks) on Tetsuya's 10 course degustation. And here it was... the first birthday of jenius.com.au, which also coincided with my very own birthday! As the countdown begun, I eagerly read up and drooled over every review online. The week before, I started fantasizing about Tetsuya's signature dish. How it intrigued me... the texture and taste of what lay beneath the crusty konbu (kelp).

Creperie Suzette

Tucked away in one of the historic backstreets of The Rocks is a chic creperie. This hidden gem offers a little taste of France in the heart of Sydney. Creperie Suzette opened earlier this year...

5 Things You Should Know About Champagne

Over a month has passed since we welcomed 2016 with open arms. The New Year celebrations are done and dusted, but that's not to say a fancy birthday party or work function isn't around...
Marque, Surry Hills


After a series of strange coincidences involving the random discovery of connections between friends, clients and the chefs at Marque, I just knew it was where I had to take Zen on his birthday. Thankfully...
Rocket-Restaurant, Chatswood,


Rocket Restaurant is one of those places you always talk about revisiting. They've got a sophisticated menu and a relaxing yet stylish interior. However, there's nothing really much beyond that. The service seems to suit chatty regulars... and to my surprise, the amazing dukkah and olive oil has now been replaced with room temperature bread and butter.
chicken liver parfait made with Tefal cuisine companion - Bastille Day recipe

Bastille Day Recipe: Chicken Liver Parfait

Today is La Fête Nationale, celebrated around the world every July 14 as Bastille Day! When I think of French food, I dream of romantic picnics beneath the Eiffel Tower, with a warm crusty baguette,...

Vive la France: Paris to Provence Festival

Paris. It is the City of Love. It is iconic – a raft of idyllic images spring to mind when little ol’ Paree is mentioned. The Eiffel Tower, croissants, cobblestones, lovers, crepes, the Arc...

The Hardware Societe, Melbourne

If I ever open a cafe, it would be exactly like this. It would be casual and cosy with a romantic charm; there would be fabulous and affordable breakfast and lunch options served on...

BBR French World Festival Cooking Masterclass + Recipe

Last Friday, Alfred Street of Circular Quay was transformed into a French market for this year's BBR (Bleu Blanc Rouge) French World Festival. A mixture of French and English could be heard throughout the...
Valentine’s-Day-2007-@-Astral, Star city

a blast from the past… Valentine’s Day 2007 @ Astral

What better place to celebrate Valentine's Day than at the top? Astral is a one-hatter from this year's SMH Good Food Guide. This was something we had booked months in advance. From within a glass elevator, we were greeted with 270 degree views of Sydney Harbour. Oooo... ahhh... the interior is also rather stunning. The furnishings were plush and sophisticated, the chandeliers were rich... and around us, couples in love admired the gleaming city skyscrapers.

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