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

Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar

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This is virtually ancient history now (well it wasn’t when I drafted this post) that Gordon Ramsay’s Maze at Crown has been taken over by Mr Hive. The décor retains much of the features of its predecessor, but with a much darker tone with a glossy ink finish. Having an unfilled venue on a midday … Continue reading

Maze pop up dessert

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[Note: Maze Melbourne has closed. Currently resided by Mr Hive] Not sure if this will make anyone change their minds about visiting the ailing branch of Gordon Ramsay’s empire – Maze Melbourne. This will be a quick post highlighting Maze’s pop up dessert theme, wherein the pastry chef creates the desserts before your eyes and … Continue reading

The Atlantic – ocean to palate

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Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St Melbourne, 3006 9698 8888 See also: Second visit review. It is quite easy to be sucked into a whirlwind chase of the latest offerings, and doubly hard to be patient in waiting for the hype to plateau out. But as I have learnt, this means you will probably escape the … Continue reading

JJ’s bar and grill – dessert please!

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Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St Southbank, 3006 03 9292 6891 This place has had its fair share of debate and mixed reviews over the years. So I was a little surprised that Ms JG decided this would be the backup plan after our failed attempt to obtain a table at Coda for dessert. But … Continue reading

  • Food RATING scale

    Unpleasant: damn upset my desire to eat

    Average: palatable but many shortcomings

    Yummy: a pleasant experience

    Yummy +1: mouth-watering like rain

    Yummy +2: exquisite flavours that hit all the right notes

    Divine: sheer culinary perfection!

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