eating & going places

a blog celebrating food and travel


September 2015

Melbourne breakfast – one of the best in Fitzroy

I’d been unable to get the breakfast that I had eaten last weekend out of my mind, so on Sunday I went back to Archie’s All Day to see if the new season asparagus was back on the menu again. I’d been day-dreaming about it all week – the sweetest asparagus I’d ever had, with poached egg and hollandaise sauce – it was just simple perfection. Continue reading “Melbourne breakfast – one of the best in Fitzroy”

12 of the best Champagnes

A guest post by the Wine Man.

Hello from Sydney, where I was invited to the annual Champagne Bureau Australia tasting which was held at the salubrious Doltone House, overlooking Hyde Park. Continue reading “12 of the best Champagnes”

Birthday weekend in Sydney

Well, it’s happened again… that time of the year when the calendar flips over to reveal not just a new day, but a new number of years that I’ve been kicking around. This one was one of those birthdays – not the ones with a ‘0’ at the end, but one of the ones in the middle. The kind that gives rise to a mild sense of panic that the next one with a ‘0’ at the end is not all that far away, and isn’t one that I am relishing the thought of. Continue reading “Birthday weekend in Sydney”


Autumn at beautiful Wilsons Promontory

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