New Shanghai, Brisbane CBD

Bring on New Shanghai in Brisbane City, Queens Plaza. Tucked away in the bottom level food court next to Coles, lies the busy little sanctum of really good Shanganese food. We were greeted and seated almost immediately and, because we had our little Parker-Bear with us, we were given a high-chair. My partner Bart and…

‘Zumbarons’ Book Launch Luncheon @ Berardo’s – Noosa

When I received a phone call from the beautiful Tara one morning saying that I was invited to attend a book launch luncheon in Noosa for Adriano Zumbo, I literally squeeled for joy when I got off the phone. What an oppurtunity! and what a great way to finish of my patisserie studies – and…

Tonys Italian Table, Tartufo Ristorante – Fortitude Valley

I was lucky enough to join some of Brisbanes best female bloggers for the menu launch of Tonys Italian Table – a 9 course degustation like share plate menu that is available for 6 people or more at $50pp. The menu is inspired by Tonys love for classical italian food that reminds him of family…

salt and szechuan pepper squid

So.. continuing on… For Fathers Day I decided to prepare my beloved a feast. As an entree … our favourite – oysters kilpatrick. For the main, I decided to take a stab (and a huge gamble) on making some salt and pepper squid.. but to spice things up a little I decided to omit the…

oysters kilpatrick

One of my favourite things to eat when I am dining out is oysters kilpatrick. I will scour menus online until I find somewhere that has them before Bart and I go out for a dinner as it’s usually a treat because they are so expensive. However recently, I found a little fresh seafood shop…

Toscanis, Garden City

I don’t  know many people on the Southside (of Brisbane) who haven’t eaten at Toscanis at least once… Recently (I dont know how recently), Toscanis has had a reno.. and it is looking lovely, I am so glad they upgraded their shitty plastic tables for nicer ones and improved the outside and inside dining area,…

Hillbilly Espresso Bar, Mount Tamborine

Yesterday was my besties birthday.. We decided to celebrate with a mini road trip to Mt Tamborine to do some fossicking for thunder eggs, check out some local produce, find some homemade fudge and do some rainforest walks. After a brisk walk to Curtis Falls, we were famished. Lucy had a hankering for bacon and…

Red Lion Hotel, Moorooka

Today some of my family and I had a luncheon to see my Aunt off overseas for her 40th birthday. We decided on a simple pub lunch at the Red Lion, nothing fancy and not too expensive either. The bistro was empty when we walked in, we seated ourselves quickly and ordered at the bar….

Sardine Tin, Southbank

One of my bestest best friends in the world, Leana, had graced us with her presence recently. It had been a while since we had all been together just the four of us .. Lucy, Ditty, Myself and Leana. She has been travelling the world through festivals, South America, and living in Melbourne and before…

Dudley Street Espresso, Annerley

Ever since I started blogging, I knew that one day I was going to review my favourite coffee shop. Dudley Street Espresso was my haven. When Ditty, Bart and I lived around the corner from DSE we would venture up get a coffee and, what we call ‘heroin’ sandwich. I was devastated when we moved…

Ruby Cafe, Paddington

It was my birthday last Thursday, and a few of my girlfriends rallied together and shouted me lunch at the Ruby Cafe in Paddington. It’s quite a cute and cosy little space – nicely decorated and very relaxing (mind you, we where there for late lunch service) + plenty of space to sit (next time…