Culinary Travel

Culinary Travel

For the love of langos

For the love of langos

There is a dearth in my photo stream. And until now, there has been a similar gaping omission on this page… I haven’t written about langos. The reason is twofold. Only one is the lack of photo – these magnificent deep fried bundles were simply not in front of me […]

January 25, 2017 ×

Culinary Travel, Destination Guides, Other accommodation, Restaurants, reviews, wine tasting

Where to eat, drink and stay in Champagne

Where to eat, drink and stay in Champagne

In a previous post, I discussed the difficulties that wine tasting travellers may face whilst attempting to visit the region of Champagne. It’s not so straightforward as visiting many other wine regions around the world, and needs just a little foreplanning if you wish to do it properly. Many will […]

October 25, 2016 ×

comment, Culinary Travel, michelin, Restaurants, reviews

How many Michelin stars are you?

How many Michelin stars are you?

I recently had quite an incredible lunch at a two michelin star restaurant just outside San Sebastian. This same restaurant is on the World’s 50 Best list, raising its Basque head at number 7. My companions were 15 Australian and British middle aged, middle-high income diners, with an Austrian thrown […]

October 20, 2016 ×

Culinary Travel, Destination Guides, Wine O'Clock

Visiting Champagne? Tips for your tour.

Visiting Champagne? Tips for your tour.

Although Champagne is one of the most well known wines in the world, visiting the region is not as simple as many would expect, especially if you want to get the best of it. After two visits with plenty of research and aforethought, I’m still learning what it’s all about, and […]

September 26, 2016 ×

Culinary Travel, Spain

Cheesecake and Pedro Ximinez (La Vina)

Dissecting San Sebastian Pintxos

On my fifth day in San Sebastian, I was perched in a seafood restaurant at the tiny port of Bahia de la Concha on a rickety wooden folding chair about the size of a postage stamp. With a personality that requires elbows often to be airborne, I quickly found myself […]

August 29, 2016 ×

Culinary Travel, travelling with children

Culinary Travel with Kids – Paris

Culinary Travel with Kids – Paris

I remember the days when I used to travel with microwaveable tomato soup, apple sauce and single-serve packets of Rice Crispies. I try to repress that moment when surrounded by friends in a nice bistro in Nice, my eldest son declared at a thousand decibels, that he “will NOT eat the risotto […]

February 1, 2016 ×

Culinary Travel

Cooking Class in Emilia Romagna

Cooking Class in Emilia Romagna

I never realised the kids would love it quite so much. This little side jaunt from our skiing trip was for me, not them, and yet, I discovered that putting children into a michelin starred kitchen to learn how to make traditional Bolognese peasant food is actually a very clever […]

January 6, 2015 ×

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 ×

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 ×