Vue De Monde, wine tutorial with SIA – a selection from Shannon Bennett’s empire (part 2)

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Our slothful lunch began with a tipple of 2004 Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon and Krug Grande Cuvée NV. These iconic numbers are routinely served on board first class. I personally preferred the rounded savoury noted of the former. After a little chit-chat we promptly (eagerly) turned the page to begin our indulgence first with the white wine selection.

A little camera in hand or SLR left at home?

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I recently read an article on EyeVoyage, that stirred a question inside me – which is better: a little camera in hand or a SLR that is left at home? This question has crossed my mind on several occasions particularly in the past few months of travelling – feeling the extra strain on my shoulders while … Continue reading

Ravenous Memoirs of 2013

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In retrospect 2013 has been an incredibly hectic year filled with an unbelievably gluttonous quantity of food related activities and excessive imbibing, which has inevitably meant I have remained in a perpetual blogger backlog going as far back as May. It has also been a year of much hair wrenching work stress, setting in motion … Continue reading

The Smith | Taste of Melbourne Double Pass giveaways

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This is a pretty epic post on a pretty epic month of November (THIS MONTH!). Time sure does fly when you’re busy! If you missed out on last year’s Taste of Melbourne, then don’t miss out this year! It promises to be bigger than before, with a whole list of new names and attractions all … Continue reading

Singapore airline | first class cabin menu

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If you already haven’t noticed, I absolutely love travelling. Travelling is not a cheap experience on any measure, especially if you enjoy the finer things in life – aka expensive food, and comfort travel. Yet I was yet to experience first class flying, and probably a good thing for my wallet that I hadn’t. That … Continue reading

Itali Co

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I have wanted to write this one up right from the beginning, but really struggled to start for every time I tried, it bubbled up salivation-inducing memories wrangling with a residual feeling of over-indulgent-satiety even post several months. First world problems… Only appearing on the St Kilda restaurant scene just earlier this year, it is … Continue reading

Melbourne food update: He says she says, Touche Hombre, The Botanical.

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I may have been absent from the blogging scene for quite some time, and with a tendency to sometimes evaporating for months on end, you might think I may have stopped eating. That could not be any further from the truth. As you may have noticed on some recent posts, I have only recently (*ahem … Continue reading

Not forgotten but unwritten – Vue, Enoteca, Regency…

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Still in the midst of writing up Japan, planning for Europe, and miles behind posts from late last year and this year, there are not many cracks in time to actually “catch up” on writing. Hence this post fo various eats, and events… they are unwritten but certainly not forgotten. Worthy Chinese Cuisine on King … Continue reading

Foodie Affair

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A quick roundup on a Food Affair event, showcasing Marion Grosby. This is going to be a recurring theme (comment): this goes back several months now! SO I’ll stop saying it from now. Please see here, here, here, and here for reviews written much closer to the date. I must admit I’m not the biggest … Continue reading

Brasserie Bread Melbourne – launch @ South Melbourne

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In true chaotic form, I will fast forward ‘many-a’ post to write about this newly opened brasserie on the back streets of South Melbourne. My intention would have been to revisit the newly launched café section, to give a more comprehensive perspective, but this post can wait no longer. From the unassuming exterior of this … Continue reading

WLG Pop up restaurant – Melbourne stop

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A quick post before I head off for my second serving of WLG in Fitzroy. I’ll have a proper post SOON, with all my tasty descriptions and more drool-worthy photos. Some of New Zealand’s finest wines on show! Slow-cooked venis0n in Tunisian brik pastry with veal sweetbreads, broad beans, peas and pancetta. Whittaker’s Dark Chocolate … Continue reading

Luxbite – Summer Collection

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Summer and Christmas are coming up! So on preparation for this, Yen and Bernard have added extra sparkles of white-Christmas, and a touch of tropical vibrancy from summery fruits to their new Summer Collection. A lot of new items added, and some revamped with new twist. I’ve been to Luxbite a few (*ahem*) times before … Continue reading

Homemade Durian Fest in Melbourne – with Mao Shan Wang

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All those who clicked when you saw MSW (mao shan wang – loosely translated as cat mountain king), I may have just duped you into thinking MSW is available to buy in Melbourne. In fact they are not YET available here to my knowledge. If you know the right people you may be able to … Continue reading

Papagoose – Marriage of food and wine by Wine Selectors

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It is a normal reaction to be excited for a dinner invitation inclusive of food-and-wine, but when one gets disproportionately jovial and distracted you know you have stepped into the dark realms of no return – food blogger syndrome. Such is that of my life… not that I’m complaining. Rushing in from work, finding parking … Continue reading

Brunetti – Food trail

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Truth be told, I never thought I would visit Brunetti again, in part due to my dislike of Lygon Street, but also in part due to previous experiences. But being easily swayed to anything that comes without a price tag, I thought I would give this place another go when Ashley from Food Pampering suggested … Continue reading

Fog Restaurant – Prahran

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142 Greville St Prahran, 3181 03 9521 3155 I don’t often travel to Prahran, and of the few occasions I have they have been for HuTong and reluctantly for Chapel St. With its dark exterior and fairly minimal lighting within I would be lying if I said I had noticed it on Greville St on … Continue reading

Luxbite – cakefest

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{Luxbite} 38 Toorak Road South Yarra, 3141 03 9867 5888 Not long following a satisfying macaron fix, a sugar-crammed-cake-fest was already in the making. In view of Luxbite being a relatively small space, it would not have been viably possible to fit in more than a small group of 10, so it was essentially first … Continue reading

Omah’s – 10 people, 9 crab!

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{Omah’s Malaysian – Port Melbourne} 138 Rouse St Port Melbourne, 3207 03 9676 9918 Omah’s has been around for practically 5 years now, but as of a couple of months ago I had never heard of it before. Without taking credit away from the chefs, I must say that with the help of social media … Continue reading

Chillipadi – Food trail Part 2

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Shop Oe7 Menzies Aly Little Lonsdale St Melbourne, 3000 03 9663 5688 If you missed out on part 1 of this food slog, please see HERE. … and to think that we were approaching the end of our feast with a full and satisfied stomach, Robert (aka Uncle Robert) suggested us to try some of … Continue reading

Chillipadi – Food Trail

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Shop Oe7 Menzies Aly Little Lonsdale St Melbourne, 3000 03 9663 5688 Having enjoyed a pleasant surprise at the previous Food trail event, I was quick to jump on board with another of Ashley’s food-coma adventures. I can’t say I have been a frequenter to Chilli Padi, partly since most of my university life has … Continue reading

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