In Melbourne, a city full of food and obsessed by coffee, I cook, I eat, I share the good news and the bad. essjay eats

Spring in Melbourne

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

I was extremely fortunate to be able to spend some time with renown food writer / editor Ruth Reichl last weekend; attending a masterclass and a dinner with her for Melbourne Writers Festival. Like a similar workshop I under took with Richard Cornish a few months ago at the Wheeler Centre, I left the day […]

Trocadero Review

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Stick to the game plan and you’ll have a fine time at Trocadero. Visit before or after a show, or pretend that you’re going to that sold out show you missed out on tickets to.

Chin Chin

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

If Chin Chin is trying to captivate me and seduce me into a long term relationship, it’s going about it the right way.

Eating: Lindt Macarons

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

The Lindt concept store in Melbourne has opened to a flurry of macaron sales, but are they as good as Duncan’s?