A wilderness lodge that blends puffy jackets with a heated pool and cool bar – that’s my kind of hiking place…
Frogmore Creek still delivers art on a plate under the guidance of Ruben Koopman. And what art it is.
Good service, an interesting menu handled well, reasonable prices, and best of all, a wine list that won’t bleed you white. Welcome to 360Q Fish Cafe.
The Rathmore House country retreat in Hollow Tree, Tasmania is a fine gem brought to life. And what a magnificent spot for a retreat.
Andy Third is the good guy at the helm of Mr. Good Guy, and he’s still at the tools. Ibis Styles are in the vanguard of new hotel restaurants that are – restaurants that just happen to be on the premises.
The thought of the money that’s been poured into the Chocolaterie makes my blood run cold, but it seems to be a smashing success, and with the level of thought and care behind it, rightly so.
“That’s where I am now, building one step at a time, I want to touch one person at a time through my cooking, my travel tours, the lessons. For Sicilians, food is medicine, love, life… where’s the roast dinners now? It was that smell of good food cooking that permeated the whole neighbourhood – it was an epic era that we need to awaken again”
Surrounded by his own vintages, and his chosen winemakers he represents, James happily tells his story, which took him around the world and into a wine network that for him, was a perfect fit.
Kempton has a decided buzz these days, with the renos at the Tavern in full swing, and Redlands Distillery powering into whisky, there’s a lot to take in.
Jam’s words to young people interested in a career in the industry? “You have to be dedicated, have a genuine interest in food and hospitality, be a people person, and most importantly? Cool headed!”