Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Restaurant Review: Dessance, Paris

Dessance was a truly interesting and memorable meal: while saying they focus on the sweet part of the flavour spectrum, all the dishes emphasized flavour, and we loved the savoury dishes as well.  Ah, welcome to Paris to us. For … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Près d’Eugenie (desserts)

This August 2014 trip in the southwest of France, I’ve found that we’ve had many memorable meals, that included inventiveness in the entrees and mains, but that the dessert was often basic, traditional and simple, probably based on something local … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Près d’Eugenie (overview)

During our trip in southwest France in August 2014, S. and I decided that, in addition to numerous regular yummy meals, we would treat ourselves to one particularly f*ing excellent meal. S. is good at research and presented me with … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Cafe Trama

It’s raining in Paris, heavily in comparison to earlier on today when it was sprinkling with rain, kind of moist all over. But it’s not torrential like in some cities, and oh, this city glows, the streetlights and shoplights and … Continue reading

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A little Monday night meal in Commerce

The thing is, in Paris, on a Monday night, most restaurants are closed. My friends were staying near Commerce and I did a pretty comprehensive search, I thought, on TripAdvisor, and I was having troubles coming up with options. Out … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Cafe Paci

I’ve found a new favourite restaurant in Sydney and it’s name is Paci. Café Paci opened in August 2013 in the site of the old Cafe Pacifico. It’s witty that the Finnish chef Pasi simply shortened the name of the … Continue reading

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New tasty treat: Tsukemen

I love trying new food, and was intrigued by the menu item ‘Tsukemen’ at Ramen Zundo, a small Japanese restaurant tucked into the row of quick eateries on the ground floor of World Square. I’ve tried cold soba noodles, light … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Marque, Sydney

Dinner at Marque was a long time in coming. I’d tried their Friday lunch special a few years ago, but never made it for dinner, even though I lived in the same building complex for over a year, many years … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Spicy Sichuan, Haymarket, Sydney

I’ve wanted to try this restaurant for ages, but it’s not the type of place to just go with your partner. Finally, with my pal’s rent-a-crowd of 8, a great number for a Chinese meal, we got to head down … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Geranium, Copenhagen (Pt 2)

Ready for the second half of your Saturday lunch. Let’s dig in, shall we? This was meant to be a surprise until you tasted it (fish as I recall). For some reason, I loved this one most of all, the … Continue reading

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