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20 April 2012 @ 11:51 am
Hi all!

I'm trying to bring this community back! Hopefully we can get some posts up!
We all love food! So you know, let's get posting about food stories! :D

I've given the community a new layout, profile page and tags for entries!

Help Promote! :D

04 January 2007 @ 09:51 am
Does anyone have any suggestions for a good cafe, restaurant or pub with food where I can hold a party? My requirements are something like this:
  • Maximum food budget $40 per head, suggestions for cheaper packages are very welcome!
  • 50–60 people in a private room (doesn't have to be the whole venue)
  • Available with approximately 2–3 month's notice
  • Can serve food that is suitable for people with very low spice tolerance (I have an elderly relative with Crohn's disease, which causes digestion problems, and several others who just don't like chilli)
  • Vegetarian options
  • Comfortable chairs (see aforementioned elderly relatives)
  • A little bit of atmosphere (be it view, or surrounds, or decor).
I am not terribly picky about location: the entire Sydney metro area or even the Mountains, the Central Coast or the Hunter will be considered. Some places I've already thought of: Zanzibar and The Oaks hotel.
Current Mood: curious
27 December 2006 @ 10:38 am
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Hey all!

I thought this may be of interest to some people? I’ve been inspired and have decided to create my own community. Basically an allergy friendly, intolerance friendly,specialist diet friendly community specialising in recipes that are:

Dairy free, Egg free, Gluten-free, Nut Free, Rice Free, Sugar Free, Soy Free, Nightshade veggie free, Seafood free, vegan, vegetarian, and recipes low in: Salicylates, Amines & Glutamate. (I will be adding to this list)

Click here to see its profile: http://community.livejournal.com/special_recipes/profile


We were very lucky to have been invited a to a good friend's very inimate wedding at the Green Room. I have to say, if you're ever in Sydney and have a huge food budget, you gotta check this place out! Oh and Tetsuya's as well but that's for another post! (also, October is Good Food Month when you get loads of great deals to eat at top quality restaurants without paying thru the nose! I don't think there's ever enough said about the food scene in Sydney, but trust me, it rocks!)

First of all, the wedding cake!

The following pics don't really do the meal justice cos the atmosphere was awsome. I am hard pressed to find a more gorgeous harbour setting and combined with the great food, fantastic service and good friends, it can't be beat!

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30 November 2005 @ 10:30 am
i think this community is all but dead..

i love a degustation menu- favourite would be tetsuya's (though i've only had it twice & will have to save up for years before i can go again!).. followed by watermark.
can anyone recommend any other good places?
Current Mood: hungry
08 April 2005 @ 01:05 pm
Does anyone know where you can buy *good* chai powder?
30 January 2005 @ 10:56 pm

No one's posted here in a while so i hope somebody reads this. I'm currently living in Europe and i wanted to get my brother's a special treat. I was thinking of getting them some vouchers for Tetsuya's. Does anyone have any reviews/opinions/comments/etc about their degustation sets? Or just the restaurant in particular? Is it worth it, is it overrated, etc?

Any help would be appreciated :)
12 January 2005 @ 05:00 pm
Well, I'm in Cape Tribulation now but tomorrow I fly back to Sydney for one last night in Australia before going back to the arctic refuge known as Chicago.

Anybody up for dinner on the 13th? I'm thinking Aqua but have all the flexibility in the world...
01 January 2005 @ 02:15 pm
No really, that's the name of the restaurant... it's ambitious but seems justified.

I came back from overseas a month ago to discover a new Thai restaurant on Blues Point Road (North Sydney), which is good because Thai-tanic is only middling quality. Thai-riffic on the other hand is really one of the best Thai places I've eaten at in Sydney. They don't really turn up the heat but they have a bit more of a presentation-oriented take on Thai food than most of the "spicy soup/spicy mince" Thai places around. The Massuman curry (one of the only curries on the menu) is beautiful: large pieces of slow-cooked beef and half potatoes in curry sauce. I tend to test out Thai places by ordering the larb: if it's fatty or sticky the place goes down in my estimation. Thai-riffic don't actually mince their meat for the larb-like dishes which eliminates that problem. And while they tend to under-chilli a bit, they aren't stingy with lime juice or fish sauce.

Like most restaurants in Sydney, soft sound didn't really guide their choice of decor though: it's all bare concrete or wood floors and bare walls. It's all very stark and attractive, but it's damned loud. Better to go on a night when all the tables aren't full.

This is apparently a small chain: there's others in Newtown, Cronulla, Bondi Junction and Randwick. Anyone been to the others?