Fino Vino is the new child of the dynamic duo – hospitality veterans David Swain and Sharon Romeo of, most recently, Fino fame. The original Fino was in Willunga before the big move to Seppeltsfield – but for some time there’s been a desire to open something in Read more
When I heard the Charlick’s was closing, I was horrified! It was one of my new Adelaide favourites. I’d already been three times in the short time it had been open and told everyone I know about it. But Alas, chef Blake Drinkwater decided to move on and I guess, life must go on. So the plan for the venue? I was told by restaurant manager Read more
These days, it’s not often I get inspired to write a blog post. Life just seems to get in the way. And then comes L’italy and I feel compelled to spread the word. L’italy is brought to us by Walter Ventura and the team responsible for Ruby Red Flamingo Read more
My Top 100 travels continue to take me to some different locations around Australia – places that I haven’t even heard of sometimes. This time – a trip to the town of Jarrahdale, a 50 minute drive south east of Perth to get to number 95 on the list – Millbrook Winery, located on the historic Chestnut Farm overlooking jarrah forests and the Serpentine River. We’d spent the weekend at the Falls Read more
*SINCE WRITING THIS POST CHARLICK’S HAS CLOSED*
I’m excited about Charlick’s – I’ve already been twice, and as a matter of fact, I’ve tried every dish on the current menu! The last time I dined at this location it was Vardon Restaurant and the place has certainly undergone an extreme makeover into something cool and modern.
It’s attached to the Stag but entry is off Vardon Avenue. So what’s with the name? It’s named after east-ender William Charlick – the founder of the Adelaide Fruit Read more
Merivale just keeps on opening winners. This one – Queen Chow. I hadn’t had time to research this place before I went so all I knew (or assumed from the name) is that it was going to be Chinese food. I was pleasantly surprised to find a rather quirky Chinese meets Aussie pub where east meets west – something I can certainly relate to!
It’s located in what used to be the Queen Victoria Hotel Read more
I have to say, some of the recent Top 100s I’ve been to have left me somewhat – not cold, but lukewarm. The current trend appears to be ‘simple food done well’ – a whole grilled fish with a few salad leaves, a simple pasta dish, a good quality steak – and served in stylish, ‘trendy’ surrounds. All 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
*SINCE WRITING THIS POST GATHER IN ROBE HAS CLOSED BUT GATHER IS NOW AT CORIOLE*
I just had the most amazing dining experience in Robe – yes, Robe South Australia, just shy of a 4 hour drive from Adelaide. It’s not a place many of us would head to often, but it was Gather Food and Wine that took me there, a restaurant opened by Tom and Sarah Tilbury.
The name ‘Gather’ comes from the gathering of people, but also Tom’s 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