* North Bondi RSL

Thank you @omptymedia for the invite! Commanding an impressive view of Bondi Beach sits the recently renovated North Bondi RSL. The venue offers some great pub classics, as well as a few restaurant-esque dishes. I could taste the squid’s salty freshness immediately, which paired nicely with the creamy aioli. Unfortunately the batter was a bit…

*Meet Mica

*Thank you Ompty Media for this invite and to Mica for her lovely service on the day. If you haven’t already seen Meet Mica all over Instagram and Facebook, where have you been? My feed has been plastered with promises of lobster congee and oozy matcha toast so you can imagine why I was more…

*Akira Sushi Chatswood

Thank you to the Food Critics and Bloggers Australia (FCBA) for the invite! Inside Chatswood’s new dining precinct The District, lies Akira Sushi. It’s a little tricky to find the entrance the first time round – and then you realise how easy it actually is! (I’ve added some directions at the end of the post…

*Moroccan Feast

*Thank you @omptymedia for the invite! Randwickians have been keeping quiet about Moroccan Feast for years, almost to a point of petty selfishness. It’s okay to share, Randwick! Well, the cat’s out of the bag, and thanks to the gents over at Ompty, we were able to get in on this gem. As soon as…

*Choya Japanese Forest Cake Launch – Black Star Pastry

*Thank you Black Star Pastry for the invite to the launch night  Black Star Pastry have done it again with their fantastic layered cakes. Taking inspiration from the delicate balance of flavours in Japan, along with the classic cake Black Forest, they’ve created a Japanese Forest Cake with Choya Umeshu and a combination of teas. The…

*Ayam 125 with Adam Liaw – Sydney Seafood School

*Thank you to Ayam & Red Agency PR  In 1892, a company emerged in Indonesia with the Bahasa word for ‘Rooster’, that company was Ayam. Fast forward to 2017, 125 years later and coincidentally the year of the rooster in the Chinese calendar. Ayam creates authentic asian products in a range of cultures and cuisines.…

Get Your Pink On – FCBA X Eatventures

A year ago in late October, I had the privilege to attend a talk by Typsy Hospitality to learn from the great minds of the industry. I also had the luck to win a voucher with Doughnut time. Cecilia (@itsmiss.t) and I started brainstorming all the ideas we could do with the voucher, from a…

Goros

Thanks @anitastopeating, @itsmiss.t and @pa7ricko for your awesome company! Salaryman rejoice! There’s a bar for you to get your drink on close to Central station. Just don’t fall asleep on the way home and miss your stop again, okay! Enter Goros; a slightly over-the-top Japanese themed bar. The space has tables for groups looking to…

*Flying Egg

*Thank you @omptymedia and Shane and Harish from Flying Egg for this invite and your hospitality.  Home of the best logo I’ve ever seen, Flying Egg is located, almost awkwardly, near the entrance of St Leonards Station. Despite the awkward spacing, this cafe was set up so well to accommodate the uniqueness, it almost seemed…