I was super lucky last week and got to have two of the best meals ever. Well, it was my birthday which is always my favorite time of year, mainly because it’s great to get close friends in the same room at the same time. This year’s birthday lunch was at ACME. It was wonderful, 15 of my closest girlfriends and I enjoying a delicious meal together. As I’ve mentioned before ACME is a fantastic Sydney restaurant and I highly recommend it if you’re in town.
However, as wonderful as my birthday lunch was, the highlight was my birthday dinner. It wasn’t just a highlight of my birthday, it was probably the highlight of my year (or even decade of food). It crossed off a major tick on my Foodie Bucket List and was one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten. As it should be—we went to Sepia- and had all 12 courses- with matching wines.
Do you ever get the feeling that time has somehow slipped into overdrive and that each week is actually going even faster than the one before? I do. That’s the feeling I have right now.
I can’t believe how quickly time has passing and that it’s already April!
My plan to blog weekly with updates on what we’ve been cooking and eating, well frankly, it’s fallen a bit behind. 2 weeks behind to be exact. We’ve had a lot of cooking adventures since then- but the time has passed in the blink of an eye!
I’ll try to summarise but so much tasty stuff has happened and I feel like I’ve conquered a few culinary mountains.
Or Happy St. Patrick’s Day for those of you who don’t speak Irish. But I’m sure most of you knew that it was St. Patrick’s Day this past week.
Every four years, not only is it a leap year, but it’s also The Runner’s turn in the kitchen. As it was recently February 29th, The Runner took his turn in the kitchen. Continue reading
Sunday- Gozleme of lamb, mint, feta and spinach with lemon– Pete Evans’ My Table – I picked this dish because it’s MKR season.
MKR, also known as My Kitchen Rules, is an Australian TV show that’s somewhere between Come Dine with Me and Masterchef. The premise is that 5 couples eat three course meals at each other’s houses and then score them accordingly. There are also two celebrity guest chefs (well, four actually now but that’s a longer story) who are forced to eat and rank the meals as well. The contestants have varying levels of both cooking skills and likability making the show both weird and watchable. Continue reading
Well, it was Valentine’s Day week, and let me be brutally honest- I fell in love this week. I have a new restaurant crush and I can’t wait to see it again. I’ll explain
Saturday- Feb 13th– I met my crush. I had read about a new restaurant during the week in Broadsheet and it sounded too good to be true. A mythical place that played good music, served champagne with fried chicken, and sold limited edition sneakers…. What the? You mean I can leave my house in comfy shoes and drink champagne? Sign me up- do not pass go, do not phone a friend, I’m already on my way. I mean, not that I ever would buy limited edition sneakers, but I love my Chuck Taylors and my Superstars. But seriously, who cares about sneakers- Champagne and fried chicken. Continue reading
So, this week was a big week of birthday celebrations.
We kicked off the party on Friday night at a new restaurant in Surry Hills called Master. It was tasty, trendy, and very unconventional. As with most fancy restaurants these days, it was all share plates- which is nice for dinner for two, but can be a downer in a group. Luckily, it was just The Runner and I. We had quite a few different dishes- most were delicious and totally off the wall. Continue reading