These posts cover places we recommend you go for a romantic night out.

Chef Peter Gilmore and Quay Restaurant in Sydney

2019-01-29T13:13:02+00:00By |

Chef Peter Gilmore and Quay Restaurant in Sydney are two icons of the city's gastronomic scene. The chef is one of the most passionate and inventive of Australia's cooks, while the restaurant with its spectacular harbour views that sweep from the Sydney Harbour Bridge to the Opera House would be the place to eat even …

Eating Out In Melbourne — Contemporary Australian Cuisine

2019-01-28T12:52:17+00:00By |

We were excited about eating out in Melbourne. For food and wine lovers, the chance to spend 12 days eating in Melbourne was thrilling. Melbourne’s food scene is considered by many to be the best in Australia and its restaurants are serving up some of the finest contemporary Australian cuisine. Being lapsed Sydneysiders, having not lived in Sydney …

Romantic Travel: Getting In the Mood for Romance

2015-08-25T12:48:00+00:00By |

As it’s Valentines Day, we thought we’d offer some romantic travel ideas and tips from our grand tour for getting in the mood for romance. It may be too late to get on a flight to Marrakech or book a beach house in Costa Rica, but there’s nothing stopping you from cooking your special someone a …

Sundowners at Salt Lick

2018-05-28T10:31:13+00:00By |

Sparkling wine served by a smiling waiter at a silent hilltop location in the middle of nowhere. Three lively musicians making hypnotic music – just for us. A spread of tasty snacks of samosas and other spicy treats. Cool, crisp mountain air. A slight breeze. The outline of Mount Kilimanjaro in the distance. A sublime …

Dining in New York City: What we ate and where we ate it

2018-05-15T11:52:17+00:00By |

This is the second part of our ‘what we ate in NYC’ series; see Part 1 here. We did try to keep it local-ish. Did we make mistakes? Yep. Did we get bad advice? Yep. Who do we trust? No-one, unfortunately. Dining in New York City and making the right choices isn't easy. I think it’s …

Date Night: Paris — a Love Letter to the Brasserie

2018-11-25T19:07:19+00:00By |

Selecting just one restaurant in Paris for that special night out is a daunting task. So I’m not going to do it. Instead, I’m going to suggest that you choose a genre of restaurant for a romantic meal – the brasserie. When we asked our Parisian artist friend Marie Theres Berger where visitors should not …

Eating Out in Barcelona: Contemporary Catalan Cuisine

2018-11-26T10:55:58+00:00By |

The contemporary Catalan cuisine scene in Barcelona makes the city one of the best food destinations in the world. The dishes coming out of Barcelona's kitchens are often wildly creative, yet utilise locally sourced ingredients with a nod to dishes of the past, reinterpreted with finer attention to detail, creativity, presentation, and contemporary cooking techniques. …