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The new "It" dessert

The new “It” dessert

It seems the glory days of the macaron (or “macaroon” if you want to anglicise it) are long gone and a new French fancy has taken the mantle of most Instagrammed treat. The humble éclair has been given a makeover of Caitlyn Jenner proportions: gone is the sticky splodge of icing, replaced by silky ganache,...
Zhou Zhou, Melbourne, VIC

Zhou Zhou, Melbourne, VIC

The last time I was in Melbourne, OTOT enjoyed a divine dinner at David’s in Prahran. In fact, it was so good that we vowed to go back for their weekend yum cha feast ($38 for all-you-can-eat dumplings on a Sunday – how can you say no?) the next time I was in town. Lucky...
A Gypsy New Years Eve, Melbourne, VIC

A Gypsy New Years Eve, Melbourne, VIC

Now that it’s well and truly into the festive season it’s time to start thinking about what to do for New Years Eve. If you’re after a chilled out night with music, friends and plenty of fun check out ‘A Gypsy New Years Eve’. Held at Second Story Studios in Collingwood (159 Sackville St) the...
Lux Bite, South Yarra, VIC

Lux Bite, South Yarra, VIC

Last Thursday I was excited to be heading off to South Yarra where LuxBite was celebrating the silly season and the launch of their new website with a Christmas party instore. LuxBite is a cafe and patisserie that opened in 2010 and since then has well and truly made a mark on the dessert scene...
Rice Workshop Official Opening, Melbourne, VIC

Rice Workshop Official Opening, Melbourne, VIC

When the invitation to the official opening of Rice Workshop landed in my inbox I was intrigued and more than a little bit excited. I was promised a new Japanese food concept along with an opening night dress theme of Harajuku. Having been to Japan a few years ago and immediately falling in love with...
David's Restaurant, Prahran, VIC

David’s Restaurant, Prahran, VIC

Chapel Street in Prahran isn’t a place I frequent these days – maybe six or seven years ago, when I was drawn to the array of (largely uninspiring and overrated) boutiques contained within the long stretch of road. Angela and I both commented on the way to David’s that neither of us had visited this...
Catering for the Raceday Crowd

Catering for the Raceday Crowd

One of the most unique ways to experience Flemington’s Melbourne Cup Carnival is actually outside of the racecourse in the areas known as the Nursery, the Rails and the Domain. Outside of the Cup Carnival, these areas are just carparks, but during the eight-day event they transform into a giant street party, where the race-acquainted...
Pitt Cue Co., London, UK

Pitt Cue Co., London, UK

A warning: if you are vegetarian, do not read on for you will find no peace in this post. It’s strictly for carnivores only. Starting our life selling food from a van, Pitt Cue Co.‘s popularity was such that friends Tom Adams and Jamie Berger decided their authentic American BBQ fare deserved a more permanent...
The Fat Duck, Bray, UK

The Fat Duck, Bray, UK

Getting a reservation at The Fat Duck is as difficult as finding hen’s teeth. They open reservation lines (phone and web) two months in advance and if you don’t get in the minute they open, you’re doomed to fail. As it happens, Boyfriend Drew lucked out and secured a wait list cancellation for a Saturday...