Buenos Aires: Where to Eat

Air NZ had a seat sale a few months ago, direct flights to Buenos Aires from Auckland for cheeeeeeap. My partner and I had never been to South America and were planning a holiday, so it worked out kinda perfectly. A couple months and a twelve hour direct flight later, we arrived, took an expensive taxi ride to our AirBnB …

The World’s Best Restaurants: A Foodie Wishlist

As mentioned in a previous post, the World’s Best Restaurants list was announced recently. I’ve been super fortunate to have visited a few, but there are plenty that I still have my eye on. So, I’ve created a slobbering mess of food envy with my wishlist below. Here are some of the best restaurants in the world that have made my …

The World’s Best Restaurants 2016 – Food Memories

Not that long ago, we took a big chunk of time off and did some travelling. We travelled wisely, investing our money into the actual adventures, rather than the hotels and souvenirs. And our actual adventures were targeted mostly around one thing: food. Street food. Fine dining. Holes in the wall. The newest place. The little Indonesian grandmum who cooked for …

The Best Food in Madrid (A Food Photo Love Story)

Spain is one of my favourite countries. Barcelona, in particular has absolutely captured my heart and when I travelled there a couple years ago, I didn’t want to leave. Actually, we ended up flagging Madrid to spend another week in Barcelona, as Festa Major de Gracia was on, and I can’t even begin to tell you how fun that was …

The Best Restaurants in the World: Osteria Francescana

Massimo Bottura is everywhere these days. He’s one of the stars of the new Netflix short series “Chef’s Table“. He is all over Instagram.  And maybe most importantly, his restaurant moved up one place in San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna’s “The World’s 50 Best Restaurants” list this year, and now sits comfortably as the second best restaurant in the world. Yep. The world. …

The Best Restaurants in the World: Eleven Madison Park, NYC

I have been really fortunate to have eaten at some of the most incredible restaurants in the world. Some were planned out and booked months in advance. Others came at the recommendation of friends, and several were just luck, we totally stumbled upon them. A few we had to save our dollars for, sometimes compromising on accommodation or transportation while traveling so …

Oysters in a half shell, oyster power.

Oysters really split the crowd in two. Either you make gagging motions at the thought of them, or like me – you start the countdown to Bluff Oyster season about a month ahead of time. (Oyster fishermen are my Santa Claus). I was in the first camp until about four years ago. Couldn’t understand it. People pay a premium for …