Category Archives: Food n’ Grog

Restaurant Review: Cafe Paci

I’ve found a new favourite restaurant in Sydney and it’s name is Paci. CafĂ© 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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Restaurant Review: Geranium, Copenhagen (Pt 1)

Come dine with us at Geranium in Copenhagen. You’ve saved the best for last (well, the last of the Nordic restaurants that we dined at in September and October of 2013). Your lunch companions for today. S. at the start … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: A21 Dining, Helsinki

Come dine with us at Helsinki’s A21 Dining! A21 is the sister restaurant of one of Helsinki’s hottest bars, apparently, and is described as ‘A story told through flavours’. We were in Helsinki on our first night, headed to find … Continue reading

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My New Keepcup: The Reuse Revolution (again)

I ordered my new keepcup online and it arrived last week. I had one already, but have decided lately I really want a LARGE coffee and so needed a proper large cup to match. I’m completely amused by Keepcup’s website … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Cafe Nice, Sydney

It’s hard to imagine the team from Fratelli Fresh doing wrong. They sell beautiful high-quality Italian produce at their stores, and their restaurants ride the wave of Sydney’s embrace of bistro-style cuisine, a step down from formal fine dining but … Continue reading

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Restaurant Review: Chef & Sommelier, Helsinki

To start with, they’ve got a great logo, the ‘C’ and ‘S’ and ampersand all combining into an organic plant-like shape, appropriate for an organic restaurant specialising on organic ingredients. Our visit to Chef & Sommelier, a charming, tiny and … Continue reading

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