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The Nielsen, Vaucluse

  With a kaleidoscope of light streaming through the stained glass windows looking out onto green parklands and the waterfront I felt instantly relaxed at The Nielsen. It’s almost easy to forget that you’re in...
Pompei's pizza at Bondi Beach

Throwback Thursday: Pompei’s at Bondi Beach

It wasn't until the Pizza Festival last year that I truly learnt to appreciate pizza and the little nuances that makes it such a popular dish around the world. Authentic pizza is not loaded with...
Pieno, Surry Hills


All day breakfast - coffee and fresh juice What I've been doing a lot of lately, is surrounding myself with other motivated and passionate individuals who have left their secure full-time jobs and are doing...
Val Verde pizza master class

Authentic Napoletana Pizza Masterclass & Recipe

I recently had the pleasure of attending an Italian masterclass at Signorelli Gastronomia to celebrate the launch of Val Verde’s new San Marzano P.D.O Peeled Tomatoes. The San Marzano tomatoes are grown in the volcanic...
Deconstructed Sicilian Cassata

Candelori’s, Smithfield

Often, the 'fancier' the restaurant, the more it gets associated with a bulky corporation, unfeeling and impersonal. Well, I'm happy to say that Candelori's - a fixture of the Sydney's Western Suburbs fine dining...

East Hotel, Canberra

Canberra acts as the country’s capital, but offers so much more particularly in winter and spring, when the city showcases some of its best highlights. Recently a...

Christmas dinner @ home

Merry Christmas! Last night, I was put in charge of our family's Christmas dinner. So instead of last year's roast, fresh prawns and lobster mornay, I decided to stock up on some oysters, scallops and green king prawns. I also did the gingerbread baking a day in advance!

Righetto Osteria Romana, Haberfield

Ever wish you could jump on the next plane to Italy and be there in time to have an authentic Italian dinner that evening? Well now you can! Except all you need to do...
La Scala on Jersey, Massimo Mele

Breathing Italian Life into La Scala on Jersey

La Scala on Jersey has just embarked on a new chapter of their journey with their executive chef Massimo Mele, who regularly guests on the TV show Ready, Steady, Cook. Born in Tasmania and...
Cafe La Vigna, Leichhardt

Italian Forum, Leichhardt – Cafe La Vigna

It's been a while since I've been to Leichhardt... and there was no better way to spend Saturday night than with a few girlfriends and some tasty pastas and grills. Parking was a breeze inside the Italian Forum carpark, which was $12 flat rate for entry after 6pm. The Italian Forum was packed with groups of families, friends and couples. It was a cheery atmosphere filled with loud conversations and laughter. The service was flirtatious but efficient.

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