“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!”
The service here is always… unusual, to say the least. From a wonky tea pot last time, this time we entered the archaeology of bacon.
A good pizza is not as easy to make as you’d think. Miss Jane hits some real highs, but the pizza? Not fantastic…
Keith Ancker originally posted this on a Facebook Group – Chef’s Circle, and I loved his full on story of what his life’s been behind the pass. Now he’s moving on, and giving bouquets and brickbats to those from his past. Keith is in the USA, so for those Australians among us, some of the terms will be strange. But it’s worth the read, trust me. And I haven’t taken out the language… it’s how it is.
Claremont House, 12 Lady Clark Ave, Claremont | (03) 6249 8818 | www.claremonthouse.com.au/ View by appointment only Like a grand lady with flounced skirts, Claremont House bats her eyes as we crunch up the winding road to reach the crest of the hill. There she sits, Lady of all she surveys, suffering through the nips and tucks…
Wobbly Boot refers to the shape of the land, and the clever graphic on their wine labels instantly took me back to my childhood and Gulliver’s Travels.
In this beautiful autumn weather, it seemed a very good idea to do a wine trail through the Coal River Valley – one of the best wine trails in Australia.