Wagyu beef slice to serve.
Back in my favourite airline lounge, Wellington Air NZ Koru Club…off to Wanaka for the Rippon vineyard 100 Years on the land,… read more
Had a quick lunch today at Loretta, Wellington…wanted to check it out, wow, most impressed, great space and balance between distressed look… read more
It is definitively a product of old vines or perhaps I am showing my age, as it seems like I have been… read more
I’m standing in Paul and Ruth Pretty’s kitchen sipping on a glass of Mount Edward Riesling 2013, whilst Ruth is cooking— in… read more
Ron & Elva Laughton, JASPER HILL and Michel & Corinne Chapoutier, M. CHAPOUTIER – Two Hemispheres and Personalities Conjoined by an Obsession… read more
Inspiration for 2015 comes from John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley: In Search of America “I have always lived violently, drunk hugely, eaten… read more
It’s the Pōhutukawa tree that does it for me… our very own Christmas Tree Where else on the planet would there be… read more
(Pronounced suh-mal-’yAy) In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials… read more
Picked up a big chunk of the rarest cheese on the planet for a party we throwing at our house tomorrow night,… read more
I’ve said it before, but fell for it again…don’t trust the sat nav. We made our way to the Tuscan hinterland and… read more
(pronounced suh-mal-’yAy) In Medieval Provençal times they were saumaliers, animal pack drivers who evolved during Middle French kingdom to become court officials… read more
If you are in Shanghai on any Wednesday, as a tourist, on a work trip or as a local, The House of… read more
A fleeting visit through Melbourne on the way back from Singapore allowed time for only one lunch, so a return to the… read more
But the bitter truth we critics must face is that, in the grand scheme of things, the average piece of junk is more meaningful than our criticism designating it so. But there are times when a critic truly risks something, and that is in the discovery and defence of the new.”As uttered by the vitriolic restaurant critic Anton Ego, in the film “Ratatouille”, after his epiphany.