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It's Island time at Q Restaurant

Posted by: SoDlish 19/05/2010 @ 15:23
Subject: Restaurants

It's not often that I get to try a cuisine that I haven't had in a restaurant before. Even though New Zealand's Pacific Island community is large, I can't say that I've eaten much Pacific cuisine at all.

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Happy Birthday, dine by Peter Gordon

Posted by: SoDlish 27/04/2010 @ 15:48
Subject: Restaurants

I've got a question for you today. So you're a foodie and enjoy cooking, but would you want to be a chef?

I know that I could never be a chef - a cafe owner maybe, but not a chef in a big restaurant. I don't think that I have the right stuff. So when I hear about people like our own Peter Gordon, who have a portfolio of successful restaurants around the world, I'm duly impressed.

Peter's Auckland fine-dining restaurant,

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MasterChef interview: Christine Hobbs

Posted by: SoDlish 23/02/2010 @ 14:00
Subject: Restaurants

I've always wondered what it would be like to be on a show like MasterChef. While I'm not brave enough to go on a show like that myself, I am quite happy to talk to people who have!

I had a chat with Christine Hobbs, former MasterChef contestant. Christine was the first of the top 12 contestants to be eliminated from the competition, for making a chicken and raspberry tartin with uncooked pastry. Even though she left the competition early, she has a clear vision for her future in the food industry. Good luck Christine!

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A dream Valentine's Day

Posted by: SoDlish 11/02/2010 @ 14:32
Subject: Restaurants

So it's nearly Valentine's Day. Do you have anything planned yet? I've seen some wonderful things around this year. If time, money and travel were no issue, this is what I think that I'd like to do on Valentine's Day. This is of course, purely hypothetical. If I really could do all of these things, I'd need a teleporter to jump all over the country, a few tubes of Berocca to keep me going and of course, a credit card with a big, fat limit... A girl can dream, ay?

To start
We'd head down to La Cigale French Market (St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell) for a crepe, croissant and coffee and a walk around the stalls. If I'm lucky, I'd walk away with a basket filled with delicious goodies and a bunch of fresh flowers.

Time for lunch
We'd then take a drive up to Omaha (or jump in our teleporter) for a wee walk …

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Saving for it, makes it all the more special

Posted by: SoDlish 02/02/2010 @ 21:08
Subject: Restaurants

There's nothing quite like buying something that you have saved long and hard for. The joy of counting the coins in your piggy bank (in my case, an old coffee tin) and realising that you can afford the thing that you've been longing to buy.

The object of my desire and savings was a Magimix 3200 food processor. It's true, I could have dipped into my wee savings account to buy it a year ago, but at $549 I couldn't bring myself to buy it right away. I thought, "what if I save my spare change, could I save enough to buy my Magimix? And because it's just spare change …
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