Posts Tagged ‘hats’

Minimishima, Melbourne

October 9, 2016

4 Lord Street, Richmond

Pretty good sushi place. Ingredients were excellent quality, but preparations varied too much, especially in terms of temperature. The formal staff, lack of any choice apart from the otoro/caviar upsell made this a very hard place to love. You’re on a conveyor belt and are in & out in about an hour. Better as a lunchtime venue.


Sepia (2), Sydney

June 26, 2016

201 Sussex Street, Sydney

A revisit back in Feb. Easily the best meal I’ve had in Sydney. Excellent fusion of east/west. Good generosity in terms of food & wine. Good chat with fellow lone diner. 

Crab/vinegar jelly, sous vide squid, scallop/macadamia cream, caviar/potato/dashi, abalone, ‘sushi’, duck, wagyu/mushrooms & host of desserts, including fennel ice cream. The only dish that was an acquired taste. 

Lumi Dining, Sydney

April 27, 2015
56 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont

Nice inventive Italian – worth the escape from Terrigal. Obligatory sashimi & tartare. Pasta was standout as you would hope; a memorable spelt ravioli with liquid burnt butter & squid ink pasta was beurre blanc, sea urchin & bottarga. Very cute herb sorbet to finish.









Flower Drum, Melbourne

September 14, 2014
17 Market Lane, Melbourne

It’s been a while since my last post (again). Pics stay on phone etc.

So back in January. A morning meeting in Melbourne that ended early. An hour or so to kill before the return flight. A sneaky visit to this institution with my SAD.

A lovely room – big, airy, tables widely spaced. Ideal for heavy discussions.

Food was a real surprise – no frills, clean and simple. “Let the ingredients do all the talking” is not something I’d associate with Cantonese food. I was expecting big flavours, that didn’t really materialise. Maybe a symptom of my westernised experiences, but I wasn’t blown away. Would be worth a second visit.