Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, December

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, December

Holy Moly, it’s been crazy. I meant to get this out two weeks ago, but I’ve been too busy partying. But, I suppose if you have any respect for your own social life, you’re probably too busy to read it anyway. Here’s the latest hedonistic tales and opinions on eating […]

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, November

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, November

Big month, things are getting busy, so let’s get straight down to it. Local focus this week, plenty of Jumeirah Beach Road action, and a couple of events that have been and gone for the moment, but you must keep your eye open for in the future Cafes and Casual […]

 

Wine

Champagne – styles, labels and personality

Champagne – styles, labels and personality

As an aftermath of International Champagne Day (Oct 24 2014), I’ve decided to share a little of my experience with one of my favourite wines. There are plenty of sites out there that will tell you the difference between a brut and an extra brut, a blanc de blanc and […]

 

Christmas

Christmas Sorted

Christmas Sorted

I started to write a book nearly 2 years ago. It was stolen halfway through, and so the content already complete went to the great hard-drive in the sky.  The other half went to the place that all pipe dreams go – somewhere I can see it when I squint, […]

 

Destination Guides

Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Market

Frost crawled over the windows, lights glinted in the trees, steam rose in fragrant vapour from cups of gluhwein. The darkness came at four each day, meaning dinner came early, and sundowners earlier still. Angels and stars, nativity scenes and spice pomanders filled the shelves. Candles under twirling silver decorations […]

 

Culinary Travel

Food and Drink on the Peleponnese

Food and Drink on the Peleponnese

What do you think of when someone says “Greek Food”? For me, it’s a drippy souvlaki from Stalactites in Melbourne at 2 in the morning. It’s the perfect time of day for a wad of greasy meat and stinky garlic sauce wrapped in the starchiest pita bread known to man. […]

 

Recently Pressed

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, December

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, December

Holy Moly, it’s been crazy. I meant to get this out two weeks ago, but I’ve been too busy partying. But, I suppose if you have any respect for your own social life, you’re probably too busy to read it anyway. Here’s the latest hedonistic tales and opinions on eating […]

December 15, 2014 ×

Destination Guides

Munich Christmas Market

Munich Christmas Market

Frost crawled over the windows, lights glinted in the trees, steam rose in fragrant vapour from cups of gluhwein. The darkness came at four each day, meaning dinner came early, and sundowners earlier still. Angels and stars, nativity scenes and spice pomanders filled the shelves. Candles under twirling silver decorations […]

December 1, 2014 ×

Culinary Travel

Food and Drink on the Peleponnese

Food and Drink on the Peleponnese

What do you think of when someone says “Greek Food”? For me, it’s a drippy souvlaki from Stalactites in Melbourne at 2 in the morning. It’s the perfect time of day for a wad of greasy meat and stinky garlic sauce wrapped in the starchiest pita bread known to man. […]

November 20, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, November

Food and Drink Bites from Dubai, November

Big month, things are getting busy, so let’s get straight down to it. Local focus this week, plenty of Jumeirah Beach Road action, and a couple of events that have been and gone for the moment, but you must keep your eye open for in the future Cafes and Casual […]

November 13, 2014 ×

Photo stories

Omnia Gourmet Dubai, in pictures

Omnia Gourmet Dubai, in pictures

Omnia Gourmet is Silvena Rowe’s first Dubai venture. You’ll find it here, at the Jumeirah 1 Fishing Harbour. Bookings not necessary, outdoor terrace, unlicensed.

November 13, 2014 ×

Photo stories

World of Nobu, dishes in focus

World of Nobu, dishes in focus

Just a quick flip through the dishes Nobu Matsuhisa had his international chefs cook up for us at the recent “World of Nobu” event at Atlantis Dubai. Was it worth it? Hell yes.

November 12, 2014 ×

Eating up Dubai, Ingredients

Truffle love…

Truffle love…

It’s that time of year again. The Fiera del Tartufo is in full swing, and wouldn’t I like to be there? Or even better, fossicking around the Alban or Umbrian hills with a beagle in the crisp autumn air, trying to find that white gold myself… Ahh, I love truffles, […]

November 8, 2014 ×

Wine O'Clock

Champagne – styles, labels and personality

Champagne – styles, labels and personality

As an aftermath of International Champagne Day (Oct 24 2014), I’ve decided to share a little of my experience with one of my favourite wines. There are plenty of sites out there that will tell you the difference between a brut and an extra brut, a blanc de blanc and […]

October 26, 2014 ×

Culinary Travel

Provenance Restaurant, Beechworth

Provenance Restaurant, Beechworth

prov·e·nance ˈprävənəns noun the place of origin or earliest known history of something. the history of ownership of a valued object or work of art or literature It’s one of those words we don’t really use anymore. Perhaps because it’s a word that refers to something that we have lost […]

October 21, 2014 ×