Outside, the rain had begun – rippling the misty lake below. Inside, decorative plates of small painted prints were an ode to golden times and a contrast to the contemporary ruffled lights and steel table lamps. Not a fold out of place, not a speck of dust in sight; the benchmark was perfection. We were soon greeted with a plump,… Continue reading Lake House Daylesford
Reflections of a dream, a journey, oneself and determination are seen through this glass koi pond. Swimming between the ripples, the waiters and diners, were glimpses of the golden pinned coat. One red and one blue, we started the evening for two. Apple set the autumn scene. Wafers of granny smiths protected a nest of poached apples, defining the consequence of… Continue reading Koi Dessert Bar
Shaded by the large Jacaranda, the H trio met outside this low-set Queenslander converted cafe. We gabbed and gossiped over coffee and matcha lattes, whilst eagerly awaiting our brunch delights. Strawberry satisfied her sweet tooth with a luscious bowl of Mango Tapioca. Black rice and tapioca pudding topped with fresh mango, passionfruit, strawberries, pistachios, shredded coconut and… Continue reading Goodness Gracious
Long lines of chic wood, open fires of the robata and calm candlelights frame the restaurant of Toko. We started the night with sushi. Hiramasa maki kizami wasabi to dried blood lime zoe consisted of sweet, fresh kingfish, avocado and wasabi, topped with dried tart blood lime. Pirikara aburizake to avocado maki was a spicy… Continue reading Toko
Amongst the dredges of Sydney’s railways and Devonshire pubs lay five etchings. It marked a spot with candlelights, edgy camo walls and graffiti signposts – Devon Café. Deceptively small, we were escorted to the secretive extended dining area. One matcha latte and soy mocha. The matcha latte was dark and rich, sweetened by the… Continue reading Devon Café
We stared up at the terracotta honeycombs, mesmerized. With a table by the window looking out on to the Yarra River, it reminded us where we were – caught between Elysium and Earth. Our feast began with the fresh smell of Greek flatbreads. They were warm beds for our greedy fingers and a perfect canvas… Continue reading Gazi
Drenched in a red glow, we walked up the alleyway towards the light and sounds of laughter and temptation. With the whoosh of the door, Red Macaron and I met all that is chic and contemporary with a mix of vintage modern China; all that is Lucy Liu. Drinks began with a velvety texture, floral and hints of zesty notes… Continue reading Lucy Liu Kitchen and Bar
A botox injection for the face of Westfield Garden City has cultivated the expansion of the retail and food market. The previously unexciting Town Square, is now an alfresco dining oasis with a central water fountain – embracing the Queensland sun and outdoor lifestyle. Headlining restaurants include San Churro, Vapiano, Grill’d, Pancake Manor and Hatch &… Continue reading Hatch & Co.