Adelaide: The sleeper capital

  10/16    Australia

Adelaide is an unexpected treat, showing that outside of Australia’s most well known state capitals there’s still a huge amount to enjoy – even before you hit some of the world’s finest wine country

3 minutes, chef: Ashley Palmer-Watts: Fat Duck/Dinner by Heston Blumenthal

  01/16    Australia

Dorset-born Ashley Palmer-Watts started working in restaurants at the age of thirteen. Twenty three years on, he’s head chef at the two Michelin star Dinner at London’s beautiful Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Hyde Park (chef’s table, below), while also Culinary Director of the Fat Duck Group. Dinner is, of course, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and …

Melbourne Food Markets: My piece for Fine Dining Lovers

  12/15    Australia Melbourne’s restaurant scene is globally renowned, with Heston Blumenthal having added some Fat Duck magic to the city’s reputation during their residency at Crown Towers. But away from the likes of Attica, Cutler & Co and other renowned eateries, Melburnians enjoy a fresh market landscape with few peers in the southern hemisphere. The city’s …

Victoria’s restaurant & produce: My piece for Fine Dining Lovers

  10/15    Australia Melbourne is already well known as one of the world’s great food cities with an extraordinary array of cuisines and restaurants on offer, a relaxed fine dining scene with few peers across the southern hemisphere. Part of its reputation comes from the tapestry of nationalities who have made the city their home, part from …

Movida Melbourne

Movida, Melbourne: Andalusia & street art

  07/15    Australia

Melbourne is a fine city to visit, indisputably one of the most exciting and rewarding food destinations I’ve come across. Restaurants manage not to take themselves too seriously, even as locals and visitors alike are increasingly obsessive about food. Eating out in Melbourne and rural Victoria over a week delivered consistently good quality without fanfare and a timely reminder that …