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While Tasmania’s rugged beauty is one of the island state’s attractions for tourists, there’s no denying the pull of its cuisine. Tasmania, with its clean air, rich soil and abundant rainfall grows some of the best food in the world: fresh seafood, gourmet meat and fruit and vegetables packed with flavour. Tasmania is home to...
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You could easily miss Iku Yakitori if you had not learned its location from locals in the know. The only dedicated yakitori bar on the Gold Coast is hidden away behind fabric lined doors, just like a special present that comes gift wrapped. Each evening as the sun sets, small tables and chairs are placed...
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Boudoir Lounge’s Sunday degustation brunch provides a great opportunity to taste Lebanese-inspired cuisine, the food of restaurateur Harvey Gebara’s own homeland. Inspired to share a version of a traditional Middle Eastern breakfast banquet since he opened Boudoir, six months later, after a few rocky months for all of us, it was time for Boudoir to...
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Tonight, Kemuri Japanese held the first of its Izakaya Omakase share menu of eight exceptional courses for a minimum of two people at $45pp. Wine, sake and beer can be purchased by the glass, or chosen by Sommelier Hiro (ex-Paper Daisy and Ten Japanese) to match the courses. The restaurant is decorated in izakaya style...
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Project Tokyo crept up on us. Not every restaurant has a grand opening with a band playing, dancing girls or the A list in attendance. Some places just creep up on you slowly, depending on the elements of discovery and surprise; the feeling of ‘WOW! We didn’t expect that!’ That’s just how we feel when...
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Cafoo Izakaya has settled quietly into the space that held the Blue Door on 5th in Palm Beach. With burnt timber and black painted walls, driftwood chandeliers and iron lanterns, the rear dining room hung with fairy lights, the venue has sprung into new life as an izakaya. And why shouldn’t it! After all, owner...
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The back streets of Japanese cities are filled with tiny eateries, each specialising in different dishes. They’re the inspiration for travellers who have gone home to create their own version of Japanese culture with ramen and yakitori bars, sushi and teppanyaki restaurants, shabu-shabu and izakaya popping up around the world, the latter being one of...
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You know when you’ve reached a place of the heart. There’s an intimacy that reminds you of velvet – soft to the touch, the coolness of loss felt as we move away. It’s this mixture of emotions I feel looking back on a night’s dining experience at Rabbath. Owned by Patrick and Pascal Rabbath, and...
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There was a huge ripple in the Northern Rivers dining scene when Ben Devlin left Halcyon House’s acclaimed Paper Daisy to open his own restaurant with partner Yen Trinh down the road at Pottsville. The ripple was felt on the Gold Coast, the pre-opening tension palpable. ‘Have you been to Pipit yet?’ the question echoed...
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Lunch at The North Room is an exquisite pleasure. Without the distracting clamber of other conversation, our senses are heightened to the appreciation of Tim Stewart’s amazing cuisine. We’ve popped in to check out his use of native ingredients in dishes, such as local Pottsville pippis with fresh squash, pickled green tomatoes and coastal greens...