An Evening with Grant Burge

An Evening with Grant Burge

An evening with Grant Burge, the man and the wine! Mr GG and I have made the two hour drive to Port Macquarie to join wine maker Grant Burge in a six course degustation dinner featuring unique wines from his prestigious Barossa Valley vineyards. The evening was to be held at the Rydges Hotel with Continue reading

Milkbar -Port Macquarie

Milkbar -Port Macquarie

Milkbar Town Beach  2/38 William St, Port Macquarie NSW 2444 It’s day 3 of my road trip with Lorraine from Not Quite Nigella. We have been on a really tight schedule with early starts, late nights and very little time for writing. I now have a backlog of about five stories from our Port Continue reading

The Corner Restaurant

The Corner Restaurant

The Corner Restaurant 11 Clarence Street Port Macquarie Despite having already eaten 12 dishes from 12 different restaurants today, courtesy of the chefs competing in the “Mid North Coast Signature Dish Competition” by the time of our dinner reservation I was actually feeling quite Continue reading

100 Mile Challenge Dress Rehearsal

100 Mile Challenge Dress Rehearsal

What do you get when you combine four amazing chefs, from four very different restaurants, fresh local produce from the sea and the paddock, plus a generous splash, of some top quality local vineyards? I would say it must be the Mid North Coast’s entry to the “Crave” Sydney Food Festival’s “100 Mile Continue reading

The Stunned Mullet

The Stunned Mullet

24 William Street Port Macquarie Once again I seem to be starting a story in reverse, but imagine my joy when I saw this cutely named dessert, “The Sugar Pie Honey Bunch” I instantly knew to reserve some dessert space for this little gem. The Stunned Mullet is located opposite town beach at Continue reading

Little Fish Cafe

Little Fish Cafe

Restaurant and Vineyard Cellar Door Innes Lake Vineyards Port Macquarie One of the most common questions I am asked as a food and travel writer is “Don’t you run out of things to write about?” My answer is a most emphatic “NO!” It is quite the opposite, I am fortunate to have so many great Continue reading

Casualties Expresso

Casualties Expresso

I am one of those people who cannot function of a morning without a strong cup of coffee.  As with everything else in life, I am very fussy! I have a Boeme Cappuccino machine at home which is plumbed into the water supply, and hard wired to electricity.  I also have a gorgeous husband who makes the Continue reading

Six Degrees of Degustation

Six Degrees of Degustation

Rydges Port Macquarie 1 Hay Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444 Husband and I are at the Rydges Hotel Port Macquarie for the 4th Annual “Six Degrees of Degustation Charity Dinner” The evening is part of the schedule of events for the 8th Annual “Tastings of the Hastings” local food and wine Continue reading

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