Wildpear Cafe – Dural

wildpearTwo months ago, I caught up with a good friend who’s back Down Under after working in the US for a few years. We went to Wildpear Cafe for lunch as it was recommended to me by another foodie 😉 Continue reading

Let’s Do Dessert 2014: Shangri-La

letsdodessert3There’s only a couple of days left of October, but I thought I’d try to get this post in before Good Food Month is officially over.

I generally only go to one Let’s Do Dessert event each year… mainly due to poor planning but also because the cost adds up quite quickly! 
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The Tuckshop – Glenhaven

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The Tuckshop is a cool suburban cafe located not too far from where I used to go to school, they are an offshoot by the guys who brought us The Baron in Castle Hill.  Continue reading

Brewtown – Newtown

DSC03269 I’ve been craving a cronut since I first heard about the craze in NYC… so I’ve been wanting to visit Brewtown for a while as they are one of the few (but growing) places offering cronuts in Sydney at the moment. If you’re unfamiliar with “cronut” it’s basically a crossover between a croissant and a donut that was created by chef Dominique Ansel. The Cronut became a popular phenomenon and TIME magazine even named the pastry as one of “The 25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013”! Continue reading

Review of Your Fork + a Discount code!

yourfork4If you are like me, there are days where you want to prepare a meal at home but you’re too lazy or tired to do a grocery run. There’s now a quick solution to this problem, it’s called Your Fork, Your Fork is an exciting concept that is currently being rolled out across Sydney. The idea is similar to ordering takeaway, but instead of a cooked meal being delivered to your door, Your Fork delivers the ingredients for you to prepare a simple home-cooked meal. Continue reading

Restaurant Botanica – Hunter Valley

I have more posts from Japan but I thought I’d post this from my Hunter Valley trip last year as it was still sitting in my drafts!

We came across Restaurant Botanica on Trip Advisor whilst trying to find a place that opened on Wednesday evenings and wasn’t booked out for a private function (Tip: Many restaurants in the area are closed between Monday to Wednesday, so make sure you plan ahead!)

Like many restaurants in the Hunter, Restaurant Botanica is located in a vineyard, this one was at Spicer’s Vineyards Estate. As we were there at night, we didn’t get to see the scenery but we were able to experience the cozy atmosphere inside the restaurant.

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The Village- Potts Point

DSC01338I was recently invited to The Village in Potts Point to taste their new Ladies Lunch package, it was a pleasure to attend this event with my mum.

Upon entering The Village, we were greeted by a friendly waitress who led us to our table in the open and relaxing dining area which overlooked the courtyard and bar. Once seated, we were offered a glass of bubbly and two small plates of olives and mixed nuts to share. Continue reading

Excelsior Jones – Ashfield

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Excelsior Jones was named ‘Best New Cafe’ in the 2013 SMH Good Cafe Guide. This corner-shop cafe is tucked away in a quiet end of Ashfield, about a 30 minute walk from the train station. This was my first time visiting Excelsior Jones as I wanted to check out what the fuss was about. Continue reading

Muse Kitchen – Hunter Valley

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Foodsaurus is finally back from an extended break. I hope you are enjoying 2014 so far! To be honest, I haven’t been eating out much since mid-December when I took the plunge and invested in a Thermomix, an awesome kitchen gadget that has made home cooking quick, easy and fun.

Since I still have a few Hunter Valley posts from last year, thought I’d start off with this post on Muse Kitchen, sister of the hatted Muse Restaurant in the Hunter. Muse Restaurant was closed for a private function on our last day so we drove to Muse Kitchen which is located at the beautiful Keith Tulloch’s winery for lunch. Continue reading

Cafe Enzo – Hunter Valley

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I recently went to the Hunter Valley in regional New South Wales for a holiday with Peter, this was my first time visiting this amazing area only 2 hours north of Sydney. The Hunter Valley is filled with breathtaking views and Aussie wildlife can be seen at your doorstep. With over 150 wineries, the region is best known for its wines and vineyards. So even though I am not much of a drinker, we joined a wine tour and visited multiple cellar doors to sample their wine, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Where there is wine, you’ll also find good food. So over the next few posts, I’ll write about the restaurants and cafes we visited during our short stay. Continue reading