Monthly Archives: August 2011

Winter’s End

On the last day of winter I settled at a table at Mary Ryan’s for lovely coffee and one of Baz’s gorgeous raspberry and white chocolate muffins still warm so the chocolate melts and muddies in to the liquid raspberry … Continue reading

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SC Pannell at Fins

Remy and Vic had a fabulous night at Fins, meeting the gorgeous winemaker Steve Pannell at the very beginning before settling into shaved local cuttlefish with asparagus and edamame; ┬áheavenly Brunz river prawns with beef cheek sausage on jerez-glazed Puy … Continue reading

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Katrina’s Snow Cone

I have just returned from the tasting session preparatory to the Sample Gala Dinner in a few weeks’ time. The table of women worked its way through seafood and fish (trevalla and prawns a stand-out; scallop carpaccio less so for … Continue reading

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Lunch at Rae’s

Jim Hearn is the head chef and had known the two Victorias were coming. Sun bouncing off the Wategos waves as we settled into wonderful Thai tastes : sticky sweet pineapple prawns and pork on slightly crunchy rice then baby … Continue reading

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Pub Dining

So there I was on the weekend dining in two completely different pubs, both enjoyable for quite different reasons. Saturday was Tumbulgum Pub, a vast sprawling place opposite the river in the cute historic village, where you absolutely have to … Continue reading

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Byron Bay Writers Festival 2011

It was the most wonderful Byron Bay Writers Festival, highlights including Paul Kelly doing a couple of his songs (that voice! those lyrics!) as part of his chat with David Leser; John Pilger in conversation with Phillip Adams, two great … Continue reading

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