Thursday, February 26, 2015

Windy Point Restaurant

We've lived near Blackwood for a good many years now and drove down past Windy Point numerous times, passing this beautiful restaurant imagining the view. Recently Mr. Foodie and I were lucky enough to be invited by the general manager and executive chef Justin Miles to dine at Windy Point Restaurant for the release of their Summer Degustation 2015 menu. The night was hosted by a very fun and charming friend of ours, Dougal McFuzzlebutt. Experiencing the amazing view for myself and reading my personalised menu (nice touch guys), we knew we were in for a great night.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Mövenpick is in Adelaide

Made in Switzerland, sold in almost 40 countries worldwide with 20 locations across Australia alone, Mövenpick has arrived in Adelaide. Hindley Street is definitely getting a face lift and on track to become a busier and more exciting precinct with the latest bars and eateries sprouting in the area. On the corner of Leigh Street and Hindley is where you will find Adelaide's first Mövenpick boutique ice cream dessert house brought to us by franchisees Billy Ip and Vanessa Wong who are already huge fans. Swish place, love the clean crisp decor, came away loving the ice cream even more. 

Monday, February 9, 2015

Koko Black Oasis Summer Dessert Range

I first got acquainted with Koko Black in Canberra many years ago when I had to make a trip up there to the Malaysian Embassy. It was a good chance to explore Canberra, before I left people told me just drive around in circles. It turned out to be a good holiday, one where I remember rushing through the floors of Questacon just before our flight back to Adelaide, but I digress. I remember the experience at Koko Black being incredibly good so I am glad it has finally found its way to Adelaide. See, we are booming. I'm just waiting for PappaRich now. Recently I received an invitation to sample some of Koko Black's new Summer Oasis Dessert range. Some lovely additions to the already delectable menu. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Ginza Miyako Round 2

I had already been invited to Ginza Miyako for what turned out to be an incredibly lovely meal then shortly after Girl About Town organised an Eat & Tweet event for media and bloggers to introduce this great new restaurant to Adelaide. I am every bit guilty of sitting on this post for a while but only because I wanted to leave some time in between. Now seems a good time to remind you of this Japanese French fusion restaurant at Stamford Plaza Adelaide. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sushi Planet @ West Terrace CBD

Last week the Foodie Ling team was invited by Girl About Town to the official launch party of Adelaide's new sensation Sushi Planet. We always love sushi, fresh, light and fulfills my omega-3 intake! The night was a success with media, journalists and bloggers present all ready to discover this new place. Conveniently located on West Terrace, Sushi Planet offers freshly made sushi rolls, nigiri, sashimi, salads and also chargrilled skewers (yakitori) with healthy options available. The place has a modern and clean look with Japanese touches, there's ample seating both inside and outside. The night started with bubbles, cocktails and beers as we took in the atmosphere. As the owner, Pavel Gayvoronskiy said "Sushi Planet goes far beyond having great food and service by offering customers the holistic dining experience where people can get together to enjoy the modern Japanese food whilst having cocktails in a vibrant ambiance". Now let's begin the feeding frenzy!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Harvest Festival 2015

My computer is fixed and I'm back in business!! Last Saturday turned out to be a day of gorgeous weather, rather perfect for Harvest Festival at McLaren Vale. In its fourth year, this festival aims to showcase the region for its best. This was our first time attending and boy did we bump into friends, might as well have been a reunion! We parked up, took the free shuttle right to the gate, offered our gold coin donation for the McLaren Vale Hospital, slapped on sunscreen at the tent and off we went. How kind (and socially responsible) of them to provide sunscreen. 

Friday, January 9, 2015

360 Gradi @ Kensington Park

For the love of pizza, visit this place already! We finally crossed the city line to dine at 360 Gradi on Magill Road with some great company. There's no better way to eat pizza than with others (and also because you get to order more varieties). This place might look like just a Friday night takeaway with simple decor and laminated menus but do not be deceived. The food is authentic, ridiculously delicious and filled with passion. Thin based wood oven pizzas that spill over the plate - that is what I'm talking about.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 in Review

Here we are again on the last day of the year. Tonight, perhaps even as early as this afternoon, celebrations kick off for the last time in 2014 to usher in the new year which we always hope to be our best yet. This year has been filled with plenty of personal downs but it doesn't stop me from remembering all the ups we've had. Foodie Ling has had a lot of fun this year and is continuing to grow thanks to all you foodies out there. This year saw us making two trips to Malaysia, discovering numerous restaurants and cafes, enjoying Tasting Australia, meeting new friends and having two big birthday parties in the family.

Chinese New Year at home

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

It's Christmas Time....

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la la la la la la..... 

Our lights have been up all month and Christmas music has received no lack of attention in this house (or car). Playing the classics, carols, a bit of top 50 Christmas songs, throw in some Il Divo, Chris Mann, Buble, Mariah Carey and we never forget the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. That, is one of our favourite play lists. This time of the year I dust off my Christmas score book and give my dusty piano some attention. Our Christmas celebration is very headache free. There is only one immediate family to go to and that is Mr. Foodie's parents so we spend the entire Christmas period there. Their family Christmas dinner is held on Christmas eve night and we return the next morning for leftovers, pastries and presents. Gift opening is the highlight of Christmas Day, it's like a ritual at my in-laws, we take turns, have a tea break or second breakfast in between and might finish up at 1-2pm. The rest of the day is as lazy as a sloth, actually no that's Boxing Day. The rest of the day is lazy though, nice and slow. 

Friday, December 19, 2014

Hank's Jam and Herb Chicken Burgers

As Christmas is approaching our schedules are fast filling up with last minute gifts to buy, food to organize and the countless lunches and dinners with friends, relatives and work. It is after all the crazy season yet one of the best times of the year! I've been very lucky this year watching hampers and parcels turn up at my front door, I'm starting to enjoy these early Christmases. One of them was from Hank's Jam filled with goodies that will come in very handy at Christmas lunch.