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Il Fornaio Brunch Review – Part II @ 2 Acland Street, St Kilda

  The shot I was aiming for in my first post   We returned to il Fornaio the second time, in hopes of catching the ever elusive Snickers dessert. So since we  failed to catch it the last time (due to us arriving when the kitchen closed), we decided that the next visit...

il Fornaio Review – Part I @ St Kilda, 2 Acland Street

  When we first heard that Phillipa Sibley had taken over il Fornaio in St Kilda, the Boy and I were ecstatic! The QUEEN of desserts had arrived in town and we were just around the corner! Minutes to her famed Snickers dessert! MINUTES! (Yes, I’m a food groupie)...

International Incident Lavender Party – Lavender Sorbet

My first International Incident Party! Yayy!! iip for short, is hosted by Penny from This monthly event attracts global participation!! The theme for the month of October was to be Lavender!… Thank Goodness I’d bought some dried culinary...

Six Feet One – A Guide Dog Australia Story

**Sponsored by Nuffnang** What can you do with around $ AUD 20 a month? That’s what the Boy and I asked ourselves a couple of years ago… Photo Courtesy of Guide Dogs and Nuffnang   Join the Guide Dog Australia sponsorship program!!! And join the...

4 Hour Roast Pork Belly Recipe

**Warning – May contain traces of Pork **   Some of you may have recalled my earlier post of the Autumn Dinner in Spring the Boy and I recently hosted… I asked which recipe you would have liked to have me share with you, and although I would love to say,...

Nyonya Weekend Buffet Review @ Chilipadi, Melbourne Central

Last week, the Boy and I had the honour to be invited by the owners of Chilipadi at Melbourne Central to try out their menu for their Nyonya (or Nonya) Weekend Buffet (which will be starting soon). Special thanks to Penny (from Jeroxie) who gathered a bunch of us...

Les Petit Truffe – Autumn Festival In Spring

The Boy and I spend approximately 20 hours last weekend preparing for a fabulous dinner for our Autumn Festival (Moon Cake Festival) dinner for his cousins…. The feast was a huge success, the dishes all prepared by us (apart from the macarons, I do NOT want to...
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 For Mother's Day this year and coinciding with The Sound of Music's 50th Anniversary, @interconmel and @20thcenturyfox will be hosting a beautiful The Sound of Music Champagne High Tea for 3 consecutive weekends! How wonderful it is go walk to a table filled with "brown paper packages tied up with string"! The glasses of G.H. Mumm Champagne also were key to the bubbly feeling #geddit #mothersday To find out more, follow the link on my profile page! #intercontinentalmelbourne #SoundofMusicHighTea #SoundofMusicBluray  Breakfast time! Okay, so I'm still lying in bed, but it's the last sleep-in I'll be having for a while. We've got 4 days to go to Japan, so here's a Japanese inspired dish from @walkdontruncafe. Mindful eating at its best  Chilled Organic Green Tea Soba served with poached chicken, green beans, nuts, seeds and tahini ponzu dressing. So delicious! #walkdontruncafe #organic #mindfuleating #soba  Now that @zeboy has posted it, I can share this too! One of my favourite plating by him this year which was not only super delicious, but so beautiful to look at too! Duck in Plum Powder, Satsuma, Quandong, Confit Leeks, Asparagus, and sauce made from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes! Yum!! #homecooking #zeboycooks #madchefgaz
 So proud of my man @zeboy for being featured on @buzzfeed as the #3 person on Instagram to follow for food  Thanks @rachelfurolo for the recognition! Also featured were my mates @ieatblog and @ironchefshellie  Y'all bloody talented! Link on my profile  #Buzzfeed #instagrammers  Cold? Tired? Hungry? Why not take a visit to either Prahran or Hampton and dine in at La Svolta! We truly enjoyed our meal there (Prahran) a few weeks ago. So yum! I need a pizza. Featured here was a special they had on that day. Homemade squid ink tagliolini with cuttlefish and served with mussels, cherry tomatoes, anchovies, mint and bread crumbs. So good!! #lasvolta #invite #newblogpost  A couple of weeks back, I had no idea what I would bake. All I knew was that I had cream cheese that needed using. So I bought some apples. What happened next was an interesting (and tasty) experimental success! Using store bought pastry (cause some days I cbf too), I decided to bake a tart. I started out with blind baking the pastry, the slathering on a layer of salted caramel (thank you @burchandpurchese). Next I toasted some slivered almonds and topped up the layer with almond meal. I cooked the Granny Smith apples as I would for an apple pie filling, and once cooled, added it onto the tart. I then made a whipped cream cheese topping and let the tart set in the fridge. Before serving, I whipped up a batch of cream and drizzled on more salted caramel. It was a delicious mess. I dub it "Apple Pie with a wicked twist"  #msihuabakes

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 Happy birthday @ironchefshellie ! Not long to go now... #nippon  #flashbackfridays Reminiscing one of the top (no puns intended ) dining experiences here in Melbourne after seeing @my_foodtrail 's Vue de Monde post. #vuedemonde  Eating Out: Chilled Organic Green Tea Soba Noodles, Poached Chicken, Green Beans, Nuts, Seeds & Tahini Ponzu Dressing at @walkdontruncafe #eatingout
 Eating Out: A bowl of Tonkotsu Ramen sounds highly appropriate for Melbourne's chaotic weather today.  T by Luxbite X N2 special from a few weeks back. Mango Gelato Tart - whipped lemon curd, coconut jelly, N2 mango gelato filled vanilla tart topped with coconut & sesame crumble. #tbt #tbyluxbite #n2  Homecooked: Duck in Plum Powder, Satsuma, Quandong, Confit Leeks, Asparagus and sauce made from fresh Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Still a work in progress but love the sweet-sour-fruity profiles in this dish. #homecooking #homecooked

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