Food & Drink

Where to eat, what to eat - one of the best parts of traveling is sampling the local cuisine

Bronte Restaurant & Cocktail Bar

Swanky, Tom Dixon–designed restaurant, bar & patio, for international fare from breakfast till late.

Dark Sugars Cocoa House

Ross and I stumbled upon this place trying to native our way to lunch at Old Spitifileds market.  We looked at each other and both understood that we would return here for one of their famous hot chocolates after lunch.   Before there was chocolate, there was cocoa. Dark Sugars is the story of one […]

Thousand Knifes

Dumpling Shack

Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte | Black Forest Cake

Black Forest cake is a chocolate sponge cake with a rich cherry filling based on the German dessert Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte, literally “Black Forest cherry-torte”


No trip to Germany would be complete without consuming some world-famous currywurst.  I first tried this a few years ago in Berlin when travelling with my sister and have told Ross that it is a must-have while we are in Heidelberg.  Strangely, I never came across this on my first trip to Germany back in […]

Ca’s Patro March Restaurant in Cala Deià

Ca’s Patro March is perched at the side of the rocky Cala Deià in Mallorca’s Tramuntana mountains. My cousin is getting married here in Mallorca and Mum was set on booking dinner in the restaurant after it skyrocketed to fame in 2016.  Ca’s Patro March was the location of some scenes in the internationally screened […]

Dear Jervois | Great Ponsonby Brunch

Just thinking of the charming café makes my tummy rumble—it’s that good.

Major Sprout | Auckland Brunch Spot

Tucked away on Graham Street in the heart of the business district is Major Sprout. It is the latest venue of the creators of Dear Jervois, a much loved Auckland brunch spot. The stack of Buttermilk Pancakes came with an almond mascarpone, butterscotch, toasted marshmallows and the piece de resistance – the candy floss topping! […]

Washoku at a Japanese Ryoken

Washoku; the Japanese Traditional Food Culture” registered as the UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.     Location: Momijiya Bekkan Kawa no Ior

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