FISH: Lunch With A View

FISH: Lunch With A View

There is a silky, moreish perfection of squid ink risotto sliding over my tongue and giving way between my teeth. I always have to start with the rice when eating risotto. The glistening, crispy morsels of squid sitting in that dark bed are patiently waiting their...
A Night In Paris (Butter).

A Night In Paris (Butter).

Ask me to tell you a story about any of the places I’ve seen in the world and it won’t take long for flavours and ingredients to come tripping off my tongue. Taste (and in particular, food) is such an integral part of how we see the world – whether...
NZ International Comedy Festival 2016

NZ International Comedy Festival 2016

Every year around this time, my nights grow even longer and usually with less whisky involved. Why? Umm.. The NZ International Comedy Festival. Each year, I try and make it to as many shows as possible to let you know what’s funny or just plain ridiculous so you...
The Crab Shack Auckland.

The Crab Shack Auckland.

There’s nothing quite as thrilling for a foodie than getting to a new restaurant within the first week of opening. Luckily, I have friends who live on Princes Wharf who were equally keen to check out the new neighbourhood local. During our pre-dinner drinks in...
Last Night I Ate At Ebisu

Last Night I Ate At Ebisu

Ebisu is quality Japanese at about the same price point as Masu in Federal St, with less fusion influence. All the classics are there – essential Rainbow roll, karaage and sashimi. Best – the fried flounder served on the deep fried spine from which the...