Browsing All posts tagged under »Afternoon tea«

Hazelnut and chocolate baci

November 12, 2015

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I’m feeling sufficiently bad for being MIA for so long, but trust me when I say there is a good reason for this. I always have reasons. As old as this joke is, it is true, I’ve been embarking on the biggest bake off of my life. There is a bun in the metaphoric oven. […]

Apple pastry roses

April 27, 2015

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The latest food related social media buzz I’ve noticed are these roses made from apple slices and pastry. It popped up on my youtube feed and apparently it’s all over facebook. I can see why. They’re pretty and quite simple to make. My discovery of these little treats came just in time for my favourite […]

Crème caramel recipe

September 17, 2013

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The thing I love most about spring has got to be the fact that there are more daylight hours. It’s so much more pleasant being able to come home with the sun still being out (albeit it is close to setting). It feel like there are more hours to the day and I no longer […]

Canelè recipe

June 4, 2013

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There is going to be a longer prelude than usual, so bear with me. It was a good friend of mine who introduced me to the canelè. She took me out for dinner at Bistro Vue (430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC) many many moons ago, well before it expanded into the former Vue de […]

Zucchini slice recipe

November 22, 2012

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I attended a hen’s event the past weekend and the activity was an ‘MA’ rated (mature audiences only) high tea. MA because there was a butler and the butler was, cue drum roll…topless. Because every hen needs a bit of eye candy before committing to one man for the rest of her life ;). We […]

The Waiting Room

October 25, 2012

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So The Waiting Room (Crown Casino Hotel Lobby, 8 Whiteman Street, Southbank VIC) just made it past its 2nd birthday as Neil Perry announces his departure from the bar. Apparently Mr Perry wants to wind back his involvement in the lobby bar/high tea venue to focus on his restaurant ventures (Rockpool, Spice Temple and the […]

Swedish strawberry cake (jordgubbstårta) recipe

August 22, 2012

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It’s fairly typical of most workplaces to have a birthday cake policy to celebrate employees’ birthdays. At some offices, the employers provide the cakes, at others it’s up to the employees to provide their own. At my workplace, our policy is to bring each other cakes. That is, you provide the cake for the person […]

Myer Mural Hall High Tea

January 8, 2012

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If there is something I love more than just eating, it would be an eating event or occasion. Especially if there’s a little bit of glamour thrown in the mix. No doubt the Myer Mural Hall High Tea (Level 6, 314-336 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC) meets that criteria. Perched on the highest level of the […]

October/November mashup

November 15, 2011

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So it looks like we’re speeding towards the end of the year here and the absence in posts for the last month is really just a reflection of how busy things have been.  I am beginning to amass quite a large backlog of posts to be written, and I’m afraid I’m not likely to get […]

The Tea Room

February 24, 2011

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Surely I can’t be the only one noticing that English trends are becoming more and more popular? I’m talking foodie trends of course. 1. Cider – a drink favoured by our soccer loving counterparts has been gaining in Melbourne watering holes. Many places even have a range of ciders on tap now; that’s when you […]

Dolls at the Mount

October 24, 2010

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How better to spend lunch on a gloriously sunny day, than in the company of a good friend for some scones and tea at nan’s place? If only I had a nan who liked to baked scones and have me over for tea. But no worries, for those of us going without, there is Dolls […]