A great restaurant is absolutely the sum of its many parts. But Nickel Kitchen & Bar go that extra mile. It’s pure theatre.
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.
Still with the distillery ticking away, Kylie and Phil do their Wild Thyme Kitchen at the Farmgate Markets, the seafood BBQ tent at Franko in summer, in Franklin Square, and continue to work up recipes together.
Fico Bistro and Vino is much more than a bistro – but not pretentious fine dining either. It straddles the two nicely.
I still yearn for some of the specials the mammas cooked in the tiny kitchen of the Milano. My old Italian cook at Possums taught me how to make this sauce, and the order of method was non-negotiable for her. I hope you enjoy it too.
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”
Hobart gives the Japanese Bar (Wa) its very own vibe, and overall? A great addition to the food and bar scene of our incredible city.
Possums Restaurant had its time in the sun, and I was always too busy to really enjoy it. But looking back, the stories are definitely worth telling.
Landscape restaurant is all about presence – at home, and the landscape that informs the entire island of Tasmania. Clever and relaxed, is how I’d sum it up.