Welcome to the first in a series of ‘A Day in the Kitchen’ where I’ll be spending time in some of my favourite restaurant kitchens checking out what happens behind the scenes leading up to the time your dish is plated up.
First up – Maxwell Wines, where I’ve eaten on numerous occasions! With a beautiful dining room, it’s McLaren Vale’s venue for a fine Read more
It’s been talked about for so long and it’s finally here – the fine dining restaurant in the d’Arenberg Cube has opened. The $15 million Cube itself has been in development over the last 10 years, with the flamboyant Chester Osborn, d’Arenberg’s chief winemaker behind the idea.
When it comes to the restaurant, despite all of the lead-up Read more
The food’s come a long way at Coriole – mind you, the last time I went was about nine years ago for a ‘WAGS’ luncheon and back then, it was all about the platters. It was a memorable long lunch sitting out in the garden in the sun, and the platters were excellent, but for me, Coriole became the place for a platter – not something Read more
The Currant Shed used to be just that – a shed used to prepare and dry currants for exporting to the UK. When I booked into The Currant Shed for lunch recently, from my past experience I was expecting a good meal, but what I didn’t realise was just how good it was going to be. Unbeknownst to me, since my last Read more
I hadn’t been to d’Arry’s Verandah for quite a few years. It had been on my radar to go again but it’s always booked up well in advance so it takes some planning. Last time I went I remember my great main course of wild boar so the excitement was mounting Read more
The new Salopian Inn is not the Salopian Inn of old. It’s more relaxed and it’s modern and fresh, while still maintaining that olde-worlde 1800s feel. Importantly, it’s serving the kind of food that I like. Chef and part owner Karena Armstrong has quite the resume, having worked at some of the greats including Billy Kwong, Lake House and Read more