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We never made it to Francisco’s Table, so today we’re trying to make up for lost experiences. (How we could miss a wandering chef setting up a feast on huge tables around the Northern Rivers region is beyond me!) We’re talking acclaimed Argentinian chef Francisco Smoje, who’s now gained a permanent home as Head Chef...
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Not everyone can boast cooking for Beyonce, Andrew Lloyd Webber and the Parker-Bowles family, running the company that catered for clients such as Ruinart champagne and Kate Moss, or co-owning Barbacoa, one of the most successful restaurants in Bali. But travelling the world with his supermodel wife, cooking for the stars and running high-pressure events,...
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It’s rare for me to be completely ecstatic about a dining experience. Despite extensive research about where we’ll dine, more often I’m quietly enthralled with some parts of the experience or people we’ve met, pleased with the overall meal, sometimes hopeful and occasionally disappointed. But our trip to Mavis’s Kitchen is stellar. It’s a rare...
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If the spirit of Frida Kahlo descended onto the Gold Coast, I am sure that she would come to rest in Bonita Bonita. Besides being kindred Mexican spirits with their own unique artistic styles, Bonita’s owner/chef Morgan Walsh (ex Commune) bears a striking resemblance to the famous Mexican artist (minus the monobrow)! By day the façade...