Posts Tagged ‘restaurant’
The best dining approach at Shira Nui is to secure a stool at the sushi counter and let owner/chef Hiro Nishikura impress you with the freshest ingredients Omakase Sushi style. The joy of an Omakase experience is to simply “leave it up to the chef” and just worry about how many of those sublime morsels your belly can accommodate. To enjoy the meal simply sit back and let Chef Hiro and his assistant take turns serving you a minimum of 9 courses comprising of sushi pairs. Read More
The Nicolini family have been affectionately referred to as the Pizza Kings of Melbourne since their humble beginnings with Pizza Espresso in 1997. Repeatedly voted the city’s best Pizzeria, they successfully revolutionized thick, cheap and greasy pizzas to “designer” pizzas with thinner, crispier crusts topped with gourmet ingredients. The business was subsequently sold in 2003 and the brothers moved onto trendier grounds to open Carlton Espresso in the same year, followed by nearby D.O.C. in 2007. The pizza story didn’t end there; with the opening of +39 and Espressino in 2009. Read More
A frivolous decision landed us at Mexico’s doorstep after Mr. Photographer finished his hair appointment in the city one fine Saturday. At 5pm, it was too early for dinner and too late for afternoon tea leaving us with hardly any safe options. The one easy choice would have been my current haunt Chin Chin but after dining there seven times in a span of a month was becoming quite a cause for concern. So with brief deliberations and opening hours in check, I flippantly suggested the other super hyped eatery Mamasita. Read More
Attica was on our list waiting patiently to be ticked off for some time but it never seemed to materialise until San Pellegrino announced its Top 100 World’s Best Restaurants List for 2011. Not only did Attica make it to the 53rd place, they were also the only Victorian restaurant on the list. Further to that, The Good Food Guide 2012 awarded Attica Restaurant of the Year with a score of 18/20; 3 Chef’s Hats. Read More
Ever since one of my colleagues at work mentioned that there was a restaurant serving pizza with truffle oil, I just knew I would be drawn to it like a moth to the seductive white light. Casually tossed out as a suggestion for a place to dine after an exhausting day of shopping, I immediately nodded my head in the affirmative, with an almost suspicious eagerness that was not lost with my guest. Sensing that any other proposal would be left out to dry, we abandoned the pretence of dining at any other location and set our sights on this small Italian bar that had perked my attention for some time now.
It’s not often that we venture out to the city for an evening meal given the traffic, car parking difficulties and the inconvenience of distance. This was punctuated by the fact that an AFL final was on that evening and spectators streaming out of the Melbourne Cricket Ground would be on the prowl for dinner. Alas, this outing was for a special occasion and we always make exceptions for special occasions. For some, this meant paying top dollar for a car park even when they didn’t really need to. Read More
When one thinks of Italian food in Melbourne, you would assume they’d be talking about the famous stretch of restaurants on Lygon Street but when presented with the opportunity to try an award winning modern Italian restaurant on Church Street, one could be forgiven for thinking otherwise. The establishment is called Enoteca, recently awarded consecutive “chef’s hats” at the 2008, 2009 and 2010 The Age Good food guide with back to back “2 wine goblets” awarded by the gourmet traveler wine list of the year. Read More
Looking for a place to eat can be a chore at times especially here in Melbourne. One of the benefits of living in such a multicultural, cosmopolitan city is the vast array of choices that are presented to us whenever we are looking for some place to eat. The downside is the same feeling we get browsing a video store or a library – what to watch and what to read. Once we’ve made that decision, we then look for a name that grabs our attention. This time, we did none of that. We wanted to eat Chinese, we wanted to go somewhere local and we didn’t want to spend too much time looking. We settled on an aptly named eatery by the simple name, Ringwood Chinese Restaurant. Read More
A new kid has come to play on a big block! Komeyui opened its brand spanking new doors in June this year in Port Melbourne, one of Melbourne’s most affluent bayside suburbs. Head chef/owner Motomu Kumano, affectionately known as “Kuma” has been following his culinary dreams since the tender age of 16. Read More
Laksa King situated in the western suburbs of Melbourne, is one of the most talked about places to find the supposed holy grail of authentic Malaysian hawker food. With a plethora of favourable reviews from both friends and online sources, it was high time I had a chance to see what the fuss was all about. A quick preview of arguably one of Melbourne’s most popular Malaysian restaurant follows.
French food has to rank up there as one of my all time favourite cuisines. After my brief holiday in France in 2008, I was hopelessly hooked to the French way of dining. So whenever an opportunity presents itself to try out a new French restaurant that I’ve never been, I jump at the chance. Did Frenchy’s Bistro’s dinner meal delight and enthral me like our previous French restaurant did? Read More