Wining & Dinning at La Favola – Newtown, Sydney

Beetroot pasta at La Favola Newtown SydneyIt seems like everyone we ran into in Sydney recommended that we checked out Newtown. Newtown is a quirky suburb in Sydney central full of all sorts of delights from clothing boutiques to bars and exciting looking eating spots. One of those restaurants is La Favola. This authentic Italian eatery it literally oozing Italian charm – friendly, hospitable, generous, good-humoured, tasteful, and family oriented. Continue reading

Loluk Bistro – French Wine & Food in Surry Hills, Sydney

Lunch at Loluk Bistro Surry Hills SyndeyOn our recent trip to Sydney for Wine Island, we knew it was going to be a weekend all good wine & food. I am so glad we made it to Loluk Bistro in Surry Hills as this authentic French restaurant hit the nail on the head for an absolutely delicious Saturday lunch.

The lovely team from the Australian Good Food Guide recommended that we check out Loluk and they kindly teed us up with a complimentary lunch. Thank you very much AGFG and the Loluk team for looking after us so well. Especially considering we were sweating like there was no tomorrow from the humidity. The wine couldn’t get down my throat fast enough ;) Continue reading

Wine Island – A Sydney Wine Festival Like No Other

Wine Island Wine Festival SydneyWhen the lovely team at Australian Good Food Guide invited me to Sydney’s ultimate wine festival, Wine Island, earlier in the year – I knew I had to find a way to jump over the border to New South Wales.

I managed to twist Naomi’s rubber arm to join me in Sydney for a long weekend. I would fly in from Victoria and she would fly in from Perth. We both agree that it was a pretty cool way to spend a girls weekend! Continue reading

Wyanga Park Winery – Art, Food & Wine in Gippsland

Art at Wyanga Park Winery Cafe Lakes EntranceMy Mum and Dad to decided to visit us in our new home in Gippsland for my Dad’s birthday recently. His birthday fell on a Monday which is not ideal when you live in country Victoria. This is because, in the country, you’re hard pushed for any of the ‘special occasion’ restaurants to open for meals, let alone any wineries.  Continue reading

Pinelli Estate Winery & Restaurant – Swan Valley

Rose Wine at Pinelli Winery Restaurant - Swan Valley PerthYou may have seen that I was recently back in Perth (to accept an award at the Swan Valley Wine Show – yes I am still absolutely thrilled about this!) and even though it was only for about 24 hours, I made it a high priority to check out my old neighbour – Pinelli Estate in the Swan Valley. Continue reading