Posted in Food, Perth & WA, Television, Travel, tagged 7pm Project, Adriano Zumbo, Andrew Rochford, Bondi Vet, Cafe Vue, Chris Brown, Chris Taylor, Jean-Pierre Sancho, journalist, macaron, macaroon, masterchef, Melbourne, Rochelle Adonis, The Chaser, The West Australian, tv, Yes We Canberra! on August 8, 2010 |
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There’s no point having a blog if you don’t update it regularly so on my recent track record, I should be thinking about closing this site down.
Working full-time, watching preview DVDs at night, doing interviews as early as 6am and raising a family leaves me with little time to update this but I am going to have another crack.
There’s also the issue of public versus private. How much do I reveal here now my face is in the paper most days of the week? Do I even need this as an outlet?
For starters I am going to post a few links to stories that have been in The West.
Last week I chatted to Dr Andrew Rochford for The 7pm Project’s special report on the state of mental health funding.
I also recently chatted to Bondi Vet and all round nice guy Dr Chris Brown
Chaser performer and writer Chris Taylor took time out from shooting to talk about The Chaser’s new series Yes We Canberra! although my byline seems to have fallen off this one.
All in all it has been a busy couple of months, with a flying set visit to Melbourne in June that allowed me the opportunity to squeeze in a meal at Grossi Florentino.
Over the coming months this blog is likely to become more food focussed as I leave my TV commentary to the newspaper and Twitter.
So, having just backed up my iPhone, let’s start with a few foodie pics.
Inspired by MasterChef and my sweet tooth I have been trying macarons from just about everywhere, though I am still hanging out to get to Sydney to visit Adriano Zumbo’s patisserie.
Here are some recent purchases, top to bottom, from Jean-Pierre Sancho in Perth and Cafe Vue in Melbourne. I can’t seem to find any photos of macarons from Choux so will add them later. And I was about to upload one of Rochelle Adonis’ chocolate macarons when it disappeared.
Photos backed up from my iPhone seem to be appearing in totally random order, not by date taken. Frustrating!
Macaron Madness - macarons from Jean-Pierre Sancho, Perth
Macarons from Cafe Vue, Melbourne
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Posted in Food, Perth & WA, Random musings, tagged Astor, cakes, Cicerellos, Eskimo Joe, Inshalla, Mandurah, Mt Lawley, Ninos, Northbridge, nougat, Perth, ribs, Rochelle Adonis, Tony Romas, train on May 31, 2009 |
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For all the people who complain about there being nothing to do in Perth, bah humbug.
Friday night went to the Nova 937 Eskimo Joe album launch at the Astor – nothing better than a gig with seats! Love those showcase gigs where you get a short, sharp set. Great to see the Astor getting a new lease on life. Inshalla is one of those great no-filler albums you can just play and play, as I have for the past week.
Afterwards had dinner at Hanami. So many places to choose from in Mt Lawley these days compared to 20 years ago when there was only the Desert Cafe.
Driving through Northbridge on a Saturday morning is a killer. Watch out for the one way streets when trying to take short cuts to avoid William St mayhem.
My new favourite bit of Northbridge is around Brisbane/Palmertson St. Those with a sweet tooth should head for Rochelle Adonis cakes at 193 Brisbane for divine nougat, cakes and tarts. She is only open Wed to Sat. I also spotted a new Italian patisserie nearby so must go back to check that out soon. With Tarts and Le Papillon nearby, I may undertake a cake crawl….
Mt Lawley restaurants seemed quiet on Friday compared to the crowd at Tony Romas in Perth on Saturday.
If you want ribs on a Friday or Saturday, my tip is get there by 6.30pm because they don’t take bookings those nights. That said the wait at the bar didn’t seem overly long. No sign of recession with people tucking into plates of ribs and giant cocktails. Loved the complimentary bread basket with herb butter, a nice touch.
Only quibble was with the kid in the booth behind me who kept reaching over and grabbing at my hair. Hello parents, if I can keep my kids seated why can’t you? If all mothers have eyes in the backs of their heads why couldn’t this one see her kid standing up on the seat facing the wrong way?! Ended up swapping with my daughter, and the kid couldn’t quite reach her head.
Perth seems to have an awful lot of lights on in the city after dark. Why? Even the Harbourtown carpark was ablaze with lights Saturday night and we all know Perth doesn’t have late night trading at weekends, although I live in hope.
Mandurah is amazing. We have driven by rather than into Mandurah the past few years but today we went to visit friends at their waterside apartment and were surprised how much had changed. Had fish and chips at Cicerellos and then coffee over at Ninos. So many cafes and restaurants to choose from. And the drive is much quicker now! Next time we might be more organised and catch the train. Dolphins were an added treat.
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