Yayoi, The Galeries


Yayoi is not just another Japanese restaurant. Yayoi is a restaurant specialising in Teishoku - a Japanese set meal that consists of a number of smaller dishes, often served on a tray with steamed rice and miso soup.

I love Choux!


There is something quite extraordinary about pastry. I find it truly amazing that a simple mixture of butter, flour and water can magically transform in the oven into a light, airy puff, or develop a multitude of flaky layers. There are so many desserts that would be amiss without pastry. What would the world be without the 'pie' in apple pie, the buttery crust of a lemon meringue tart, or the light softness of a chocolate ├ęclair?

A Tuscan Feast at Andiamo Trattoria del Popolo, Chippendale


If you asked me as a child what my favourite cuisine was, my answer would have been Italian. I still adore pizza and pasta. I remember when dining out used to be all about enjoying simple, honest food. This was particularly so when we frequented our local Italian restaurants, which dished up home-cooked favourites free from the garnishings, ellusive dish names and ambiguous menus that seem to be so popular today.

Summer Vibes at The Newport




What's an Aussie summer without a day spent by the beach? Located in the northern suburbs, a little further away from Sydney's more well-trodden beaches, The Newport is a lively place to spend a long summer afternoon.