I thought I was going to escape London without ever dining at one of the Italian chains. Zizzi is part of a group with over 150 restaurants across the UK and Ireland. It’s a bit hard to understand how popular and prolific these places are, […]
There’s a uniqueness and charm in the style of pasta bistro Padella, an institution to London Bridge with its signature shareable pasta dishes. I rocked up with two friends and after a bit of queue optimisation we made it for our first try.
Eureka! Ever get that feeling when you suddenly realise how easy and doable something could be? Well, a class at The Avenue Cookery School might have you racing back into the kitchen. I head in to learn about making vegan pasta and walked out feeling inspired, with a few new skills under my belt.
This week I’ve returned from my final travel destination of the year (I think!), Japan. It’s always disheartening getting back into the grind of everyday life, but I have Christmas to look forward to. And looking through the pictures and fondly recalling good times is […]
Unfortunately, this is going to be one of those posts where things went all wrong and I have to rage. It started with the best of intentions at Restaurant Elsbethenstübli though. My friend and all-things-Basel travel guide Jenny was keen for me to check out […]
I’ve had a mix of experiences with Etto across Melbourne, with the South Melbourne one being my usual go to due to proximity to my now former office. The menu is mostly pasta, wholly customisable, as well as other Italian treats and sides.
And that’s probably not enough for lunch. One of my Mealfix for this week was the burnt brown butter and sage gnocchi from &Pasta served with a slice of focaccia and a drink of your choice. I went for some mystery carrot-orange concoction. It was […]
Carosello is a warm, authentic Italian restaurant located in the centre of Moonee Ponds. We went for dinner on a Sunday evening and were surprised to see it full to the brim with a great atmosphere. Carosello is perfect for a family get together or […]
Anthony and I hopped along to the Spotlight Centre to check out the latest addition to its revamped food court, a modern, funky Italian joint called San Giusto. It replaced a former healthy eating/ salad place that naturally had zero interest of Sam. The heady aromas and enticing visuals were excellent signs this venture would be more appeasing.
I, already haven been through one lunch, went for a sensible smallish option in the panino with pancetta, fried egg and asiago cheese. It came freshly warmed and toasted from the spinny machine and was a moreish blend with the cheese perfectly smooth and even the egg having a delightfully crisp edge. Could have had a tinge more meat but was an all around good bite and good start for these guys.
As well as the cafe items San Giusto does the staples of pasta and pizza and these also looked fantastic indeed. I would have been keen to get if I didn’t already expend all my afternoon calorie intake. My counterpart did go with the classic Margherita slice and kept his feedback to a minimum but was in agreement with the score. A great addition to the food court here and helping up the ante too.