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Restaurant Reviews, Travel


January 4, 2020

I’m sure most people know about our renowned wine region, down south as we call it. Famed not only for its wines but food offerings and great surf. For those who don’t, it’s a good 3.5 hours drive south of Perth where you pass other beautiful holiday, eating and drinking towns such as Busselton, Dunsborough and Yallingup in our southwest.

I’m sure that if you Google Margaret River or WA’s southwest region, it will give you a wealth of information on what you can do, places of interest, wineries, breweries, eateries and must do tips. Not to mention, there are a host of cheese, chocolates, olive oil and arts and craft delights to fill your days too. Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews

The Shorehouse January 2019

January 30, 2019

We live in a city that is blessed with a glorious stretch of coastline. And dotted along our glorious coastline, are a host of eateries you can wine and dine, have a quick bite, ranging in budgets, whilst you sit back and enjoy the gorgeous sun and sea. The Shorehouse is one of those places that is blessed with great food, beverage selection, service and good vibes in prime beach location in Swanbourne. Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews

Petite Mort February 2018 and December 2018

February 10, 2018

Update: Our New Year’s Eve Dinner December 2018

It’s never a difficult decision when deciding to dine at this place or not. When we were aware they were open for New Year’s Eve, the decision was simple, and so we decided an early dinner would be fitting before we participated in further celebratory festivities.

This restaurant did not fail in delivering course after course in deliciousness. The service was delightful, even as the crowd streamed in steadily. We were all reminded of our previous enjoyable dining experience there and left more than happy to continue our New Year’s Eve celebrations. Do try and experience this delightful French eatery if you haven’t already. And if you have, do it again….and again…..Happy New Year to All!We’d ventured to this delightful place a few years ago and enjoyed their degustation offerings. From memory, it wowed us with its delicious servings, lovely atmosphere and we walked out of there really full of wonderful memories of the palate and tummy.

We’ve always wanted to venture back and so it appeared on our radar again so off we went for a Friday after work meal. Mind you, this isn’t an eat and run affair, although they did not drag out each course either. Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews

C Restaurant – October 2017

January 4, 2018

Many, many moons ago, this place began as one of Perth’s premier restaurants with a view, known then as Hilite 33, the revolving restaurant on the 33rd floor of a city building on St George’s Terrace. Over the years, whatever concept it has morphed into, one thing that has never changed, is the ever slightly revolving dining floor presiding over a magnificent 360 degree vista of Perth and its surrounding landscape. Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews

Petition Kitchen – December 2017

December 20, 2017

One of the most attractive aspects about this place is, you can be as casual or as fancy as you like. Go for a coffee or glass of craft beer or wine, enjoy a cheese platter after dinner or a long sumptuous meal any time of the day, or be part of the buzzing vibe at any of their hospitable establishments. Continue Reading…

Restaurant Reviews

Restaurant Amusé – September 2012, 2013 & 2016

November 24, 2017

The first time we went to Amusé was pretty much the first of many degustation experiences with my then fiancé (now the other half of The Synergist) where we were in full throttle on ticking off our food exploration list.

We had heard so much about this place and how amazing the food was so we had to give it a bash for ourselves, and bashed three times we did. As I am writing this blog in late 2017, they have now since closed.   There has been talk that they are tired of running such a full on husband and wife business and may open something a little bit more casual down the track. So me thinks, you will hear more from husband and wife team Hadleigh and Carolynne Troy and when they appear somewhere, it will be well worth checking out their culinary talents even though you may have missed Amuse. Continue Reading…


Singapore – Chinese New Year January 2017

November 13, 2017

We’ve said it before, my husband and I just love Singapore. We are happy to go there any time, we love to go there on our own and more happily to go there with friends to show them around.

So far, we have enjoyed all the hotels we have stayed in and after each stay, we have always said we would go back to that hotel to enjoy it some more. However, each time, we’ve always search for that next new experience, to see what it would offer. We have stayed at M Studio, The Fullerton, Fullerton Bay, you know about Shangri-la Valley Wing in 2015, Parkroyal on Pickering, Sofitel So and this time The Club. Continue Reading…


Five Meat Slowed Cooked Risotto

January 24, 2017

As mentioned in the recipe for Pasta with Chicken, Veal and Pork Ribs, this dish has also inspired me to cook a five meat slowed cooked risotto which is rich and intense in flavor which is a sure winner during the cooler months. I do admit that the inspiration for this dish also came from a cooking/travel documentary from one of my favourite chefs.

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Restaurant Reviews


August 14, 2016

Another major highlight of being in Copenhagen was discovering Matt Orlando’s Amass Restaurant. At a much lighter price tag and smaller course menu we found this experience to be more palatable amongst some of us. This time, I also managed to meet the man himself! Suffice to say, this is a place we would go back again and again.

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