New Zealand

Baduzzi, Auckland

Take me to any new country and you can safely bet I’ll seek out Italian food. After a few days of eating highly prized local cuisine I’m usually hankering for antipasti, pasta and pizza. Not because I’m Italian or have lived in Italy but because it’s the food I most enjoy when eating out. So … Continue reading

Sydney

Chiosco by Ormeggio, Mosman

On my about me page I talk about considering myself ‘almost Italian at heart’. I love everything about the relationship the Italians have with food – it’s fresh, seasonal, social, generous and hearty. So, it should come as no surprise that Chiosco by Ormeggio was the location of my first dinner date of 2015. The setting I … Continue reading

Pizzaperta, The Star, Pyrmont
Sydney

Pizzaperta, The Star, Pyrmont

As I say on my ‘about me’ page I’m an English-Aussie, who, after many trips to Italy, is almost Italian at heart. I love everything about the relationship the Italians have with food – it’s fresh, seasonal, local, mindful, social, generous and hearty. Gelato, pizza and prosecco are my biggest vices and my two dogs, … Continue reading

Seminyak Italian Food, Bali
Bali

Seminyak Italian Food, Bali

Bali’s Double Six is a glitzy new luxury hotel alongside the beach from which you can explore nearby Seminyak, Legian and Kuta. It’s also more than a hotel – it’s a delight for foodies with five drinking and dining options all carefully crafted to appeal to those who visit Bali for more than cheap cocktails … Continue reading

Spakka Napoli, Neutral Bay
Sydney

Spakka Napoli, Neutral Bay

RESTAURANT CLOSED DOWN I’m more than happy to travel to the other side of Sydney to enjoy authentic Naples style pizza (see for example Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta). I even flew to Melbourne attracted by the prospect of feasting on the ‘world’s best’ Margherita (see 400 Gradi). So when I realised that Spakka Napoli … Continue reading