Monthly Archives: April 2009

Made In Italy, Wynyard

york-laneIt’s freezing in Sydney today. Ridiculously so. My Deskbuddy was meant to be meeting a friend for lunch for pizza. Her friend bailed on her. I offered to fill in. Lucky me!
Made in Italy is a hole in the wall hidden away in York Lane at Wynyard.This highly unappealing lane hides away a secret treasure known to few…

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Coco Cubano, Kings Cross

*UPDATE* I was contacted by Coco Cubano owner, Tony Melham, and invited back to experience the cafe “as intended”.  Tony very kindly apologised for the mistake, and told me a little of the history of the shop (formerly a notorious crim hangout a la Underbelly, and his passion for Cuba and the amazing Cuban single origin cocoa he sources. The menu is being updated and tweaked, and the papercup mistake won’t happen again!*UPDATE*

After our lovely lunch at The Sugarmill, we were after some dessert! Luckily, we had passed by Coco Cubano on the way, and noted it’s chocolate focus, and marked it for return.

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The Sugarmill, Kings Cross

Easter long weekend, and it’s raining. I’ve already dragged the poor boyfriend out for a 3 hour walk to shops that were closed. So, it’s off for a pub lunch to one of the newer additions to the dining/pub scene in Kings Cross, The Sugarmill.

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The Rum Diaries, Bondi

I love going out to dinner with my friends, especially when you don’t see them as often as you should. On this occasion my esteemed dining companion and I head to Bondi on the recommendation of one of her work colleagues. The destination? The Rum Diaries.

I had heard snippets about The Rum Diaries, and it’s focus on all things rum…and this was upheld when we checked out the menu. But first, on arrival we were greeted by a lovely hostess, who welcomed us, settled us at our table, explained the menu and got us our drinks, and let us then sit back and relax over our choices.

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Sammy’s Kitchen

Another Canberra institution. I don’t know how long Sammy’s Kitchen has been around, but it’s always in my memory.

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With the recent redevelopment of the main shopping precinct, the Canberra Centre, some old restaurants, Like Sammy’s,  moved to new premises and other restaurants opened. Sammy’s new location (in the trendily named “North Quarter”) now affords it an outdoor dining area and wedges it in the middle of the new “food” strip, in amongst Wagamama and Koko Black, Kingsleys Steakhouse and Cream.
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Bodega Tapas Bar, Surry Hills

matadorFinally! After living in Surry Hills for years, and just metres from Bodega I finally got there courtesy of a blogger meet up with the lovely Ellie from Kitchen Wench who was in Sydney for work. Helen, Suze and I met at Central and headed over to Bodega nice and early to ensure a table as they don’t take bookings.

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Tosolini’s Ristorante, Caffe and Bar, Canberra

exterior-signAh, home in Canberra. The reason for this visit? A long overdue visit from the U.K. of a very close, old friend and her baby to see friends and family. First thing we did was to arrange to meet for dinner on a Friday night. Where to go!? Neither of us had any idea, and everywhere was fairly busy and not conducive to girly gossip catch up’s…Then it struck us, Tosolini’s! And we were in luck, with tables outside to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather.

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