Bendooley Estate is on a large property which has stunning gardens and a vineyard, situated in the Southern Highlands, located just off the Old Hume Highway in Berrima. It is a beautiful property that is really a one stop shop. It is a wedding venue, cellar door, restaurant, bookshop and has accomodation on site. Bendooley’s … Continue reading Bendooley Estate Restaurant
We love venturing to new places for a meal and always count our blessings when it turns out to be an outstanding experience. This is exactly the case with our visit to the Italian restaurant, Via Alta in the village shopping precinct in Willoughby. With their Italian wait staff and authentic dishes, the restaurant makes … Continue reading Amazing Italian food @ Via Alta, Willoughby
We gathered with a bunch of like-minded foodie friends for our annual Christmas catch up at Kindred. We have been to the rustic Italian restaurant on Cleveland street, but to the surprise of us, many of our friends hadn’t. We ensure to book a few weeks ahead and are placed at a long table in … Continue reading Kindred – our revisit for quality home style Italian
La favola is much like an Italian sports car, they describe themselves as fast, fresh and authentic. These are great qualities for a casual Italian eatery, as is a passion for great food. This is evident in all of the dishes Chef Fabio Stefanelli prepares. The restaurant is modern, bright and inviting, a great venue … Continue reading la Favola Newtown for Fast, Fresh and Authentic Italian
Arthur’s pizza is one of those staple Italian joints - your local where you can call up for that Friday night pizza when you can’t be bothered cooking (or on any night really) and you can always guarantee it’s tasty. They’ve been in the business for over 30 years. Beginning in the 1970’z, they offered … Continue reading Arthur’s Pizza – Maroubra
We were lucky enough to participate in one of Barilla’s masterclasses at their authentic Italian Cooking School in Annandale, Sydney. Here they offer hands-on classes at a cost $100 per person or demonstrations & master classes with experienced chefs at a cost of $65 per person. Pick which you’d prefer and see how easy it is to cook … Continue reading Barilla Pasta Cooking Class
It seems that the catchcry of everyone in the restaurant industry these days is ‘seasonal’ and ‘local’, but when Da Vinci’s Italian Restaurante Summer Hill acquired Executive Chef Luca Melis from the former Bistecca Italian in Abbotsford, a new genre outside of industry trends was discussed. Owners Joseph Rechichi and Valerie LoPresti were more interested … Continue reading Da Vinci’s Italian Ristorante
We booked here upon reading about it on the Worlds Top 50 restaurants. We got a booking easily and opted for the ala carte menu. We appreciate that there is ala carte on offer and not just a tasting menu. This means the restaurant is financially more accessible. We arrived at the beautiful mansion that … Continue reading Astrid y Gaston, Lima – Peru
If you’re familiar with this international brand you’ll know that it’s not about the bells and whistles of their dishes. Value driven, geared to the no fuss, corporate worker, international traveller and family diner expecting the satisfaction that ‘Nonna’s classics’ cemented into many of the native’s childhood memories making it impossible to surpass. However, as … Continue reading Vapiano’s Winter Yumderland!
Rhonda's bar and restaurant is back open! It is a newly revamped venue in the heart of the Central Coast, close to the Crowne Plaza hotel, Terrigal. It is a top destination to visit for a weekend or easy enough to head up for the day. The restaurant itself is a large fresh bright … Continue reading Rhonda’s Terrigal – newly revamped!