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We were very fortunate to share an incredible meal at the Fat Duck while we were visiting London. Heston Blumenthal’s eponymous restaurant in Bray (about 40km from London) is known for its whimsical dishes and focus on molecular gastronomy. The restaurant has received a slew of awards over the years – it was named the world’s best restaurant in […]

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Early last year, after hearing positive reports, Provenance in Beechworth was placed on our mutual wish list of ‘must visit’ restaurants. At that time, Saskia was in the final stages of PhD hell, and we decided that we would visit when the thesis was all said and done. Our trip to Beechworth was to be […]

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What are you doing wasting time reading this post?! Get ye to expedia now and book yourself onto the next cheap flight to Bangkok! Head straight to David Thompson’s nahm at the Metropolitan Hotel, and get eating! A few days ago, I unexpectedly found myself in Bangkok after an attempted entry into India (from Colombo) […]

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About a month ago (yes, bad blogger), on one of the first sunny days we headed to St Kilda for Sunday lunch for a family birthday. The brief was to find somewhere for a nice birthday lunch and Circa fit the bill perfectly with its Sunday lunch. For $65 per person ($110 with matched wines) […]

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To celebrate our first wedding anniversary, Mr M and I decided to head to the Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld. Being the slightly anally retentive person that I am, I booked our get away 6 months in advance. This ended up being quite fortuitous, as the Royal Mail later won The Age’s Restaurant of the Year and […]

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We headed to Embrasse to celebrate a very special milestone – Mr M’s thirtieth! We had heard very good things about chef Nicolas Poelaert’s food and he has an impressive background, including working at Michelin starred Bras Restaurant in Laguiole, France. Embrasse is located in Drummond Street, Carlton in a space that was previously occupied by three, […]

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So what has this: got to do with this? Answer: Garlic and a hell of a lot of it. For this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Sunnybrae hosted the Return of the Fearless Vampire Killers with a celebration of garlic in all its forms. Mr M has a thing for garlic, or more particularly, […]

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Over the Australia day long weekend we headed down to Lorne for a few days. We decided to go on a little detour on our drive to Lorne and head to Loam, Drysdale which recently had a rave review from Larissa Dubecki in The Age. Now, I will admit that I have been less positive […]

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On our trip to Noosa we also enjoyed a lovely meal at Japanese restaurant Wasabi. I was particularly excited as the Gourmet Traveller had rated it as one of the best regional restaurants in Queensland. We arrived for our 8.30pm booking to a full but relaxed restaurant. The entrance to the restaurant (above) faces the […]

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For our recent wedding, Mr M and I received a gift voucher to Ten Minutes by Tractor (referred to as 10X) from our lovely friends A & C. In between the madness of December catch ups we managed to find a free Sunday and headed out to Red Hill on an absolutely glorious day for […]

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