Monthly Archives: December 2011

Christmas Eve 2011 – A 1970’s retro dinner party

We ought to be thankful for the 1970’s gave the world the iconic music of Michael Jackson, Beatles, The Carpenters, Carole King, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Earth Wind & Fire and The Bee Gees. And to think this is only the … Continue reading

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I’m dreaming of a white Christmas

“May we appreciate our joyous moments with family and friends for no sooner will the new year arrive and we wonder what happened during Christmas.”                               … Continue reading

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Claude’s, Woollahra – A rich history founded upon excellence

Update 27 July 2013: It is sad for me to update that Claude’s will be serving its last meal to customers on 7 September 2013. Chui Lee Luk will open Chow, a bar and restaurant in Surry Hills serving casual … Continue reading

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Interview: Restaurateur Terry Nishiura, owner of Jurin and HaNa-JuRin, Crows Nest

“I always try to develop very strong relationships with my seafood suppliers to build trust and goodwill.”            – Terry Nishiura, owner of Jurin & HaNa-JuRin Japanese restaurants, Crows Nest ~~~~~~o~~~~~~ Sydney is blessed with some … Continue reading

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Orto Trading Co., Surry Hills

What is the pulling factor that attracts so many diners to the Sydney’s dining hub of Surry Hills? Is it because of its hip and trendy bars filled with young trendites in Armani suits and Prada mini skirts? Perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Sculpture by the sea 2011, Bondi beach, Sydney

Sculpture: The golden buddha’s seaside holiday Artist: Stephen Marr, NSW Materials: Fibreglass, polychrome Price: $15,000 Statement: This work is intended purely as a piece of fun, an injection of vibrant colour and cheeky character. Time out from all serious pursuits, celebrating a … Continue reading

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