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Taste of Chiva-Som Cooking Classes at ISIKA Spa, Crown Metropol
April 10, 2011 – 2:48 pm | 22 Comments
Taste of Chiva-Som Cooking Classes at ISIKA Spa, Crown Metropol

Friday afternoon, Crown Metropol in conjunction with TraveltheWorld and Chiva-Som, hosted an uber fly event called ‘ Taste of Chiva-Som at ISIKA.’

Held at the Culinarium and ISIKA Spa retreat in the recently built Crown Metropol, …

International Feast Party
April 3, 2011 – 11:39 am | 43 Comments
International Feast Party

Sitting within the confines of my work cubicle one day, I was suffering extreme bouts of hunger that couldn’t be satisfied. It was actually brought on after looking at photos of deliciousness from my trip …

Meeting the other side of Poh Ling Yeow
March 22, 2011 – 12:23 pm | 30 Comments
Meeting the other side of Poh Ling Yeow

A person’s favourite films can say alot about who they are. I was invited along to see Poh Ling Yeow present her Top Flicks to an intimate studio audience – being the only movies she …

Recipe Time: Mochi (Coconut Dumplings) + SBS Featured Foodie
March 10, 2011 – 2:50 pm | 46 Comments
Recipe Time: Mochi (Coconut Dumplings) + SBS Featured Foodie

When my mum would tell me stories of her family’s hardships when growing up in the Philippines (usually when I talk about getting an iPad!) – I would always remind myself to be grateful …

Australia’s First Families of Wine Book Launch + WIN 1 of 2 Copies!
January 24, 2011 – 12:30 pm | 32 Comments
Australia’s First Families of Wine Book Launch + WIN 1 of 2 Copies!

With an incredible combined 1200 years experience in wine making, yes you read right, 1200 years across 48 generations – Australia’s First Families of Wine launched in 2009 and was formed by a group of …

An Interview with Hunger Relief Chef, Shane Pereira – who creates 5000 meals a month for the hungry
January 6, 2011 – 10:35 am | 23 Comments
An Interview with Hunger Relief Chef, Shane Pereira – who creates 5000 meals a month for the hungry

The two C’s – Community and Charity, have played a pivotal role in my life. The first volunteering role I landed was in high school at Nazareth House, feeding and talking with the elderly residents. …

The Community Christmas Party + More festivities ‘Sarah Cooks’ Style
December 20, 2010 – 10:52 am | 22 Comments
The Community Christmas Party + More festivities ‘Sarah Cooks’ Style

For the sixth year running, my mum aka The Social Butterfly, has hosted the annual Neighborhood Christmas Party. It’s such a great event where all the neighbours get a chance to get together for a …

Behind The Scenes at David’s Restaurant & Redbean Kitchen + A Giveaway
October 18, 2010 – 9:47 pm | 30 Comments
Behind The Scenes at David’s Restaurant & Redbean Kitchen + A Giveaway

Unlike the few open plan, full food porn in view kitchens, at most restaurants, you only hear the clanging, yelling and the usual hoo haa that goes on in the action room before your glorious …

19 Bowls of what in 5 hours? Noodling around Melbourne for the best Ramen
May 20, 2010 – 12:39 pm | 30 Comments
19 Bowls of what in 5 hours? Noodling around Melbourne for the best Ramen

What do you do on a public holiday? Well, for a group of hungry bloggers, we decided to set upon a mission to find Melbourne’s best Ramen.  We had prepared ourselves with a 24 hour fast prior …

Salt: A Culinary Exploration Event + WIN 1 of 2 copies of The Salt Book!
April 8, 2010 – 1:22 pm | 23 Comments
Salt: A Culinary Exploration Event + WIN 1 of 2 copies of The Salt Book!

“Salt is flavour, Fat is flavour”
What I considered to be most important at this event was one thing: that salt is taken for granted. That’s right my friends. Salt does more than bring a dish …

Chef Stars of America 2010 Cocktail Launch feat. Matt Preston, Nobu Matsuhisa & more
March 22, 2010 – 10:01 am | 27 Comments
Chef Stars of America 2010 Cocktail Launch feat. Matt Preston, Nobu Matsuhisa & more

Thanks to B and Walter Wagner, Crown’s Executive GM of Food and Beverage, I was lucky to score an invite to the Stars of America 2010 launch cocktail party at Breezes last Tuesday, 16 March.
To …

Blogger dinner at Collins Kitchen, Grand Hyatt Melbourne
February 28, 2010 – 4:07 pm | 19 Comments
Blogger dinner at Collins Kitchen, Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Pre-event
Having just arrived from a trip to Tasmania,  I had over eaten on more than a few occasions- think scallop pies, sheep’s milk cheese, steamed mussels, multiple visits to Jackman & Ross and local blueberry …

Pigging out with fellow foodies at Pizza Espresso
October 25, 2009 – 1:22 pm | 6 Comments
Pigging out with fellow foodies at Pizza Espresso

Hungry little food bloggers came to town, devoured most of the dough
Details: Pizza Espresso, 17 Macedon Road Lower Templestowe VIC phone: 03 9852 2333
Big props go out to fellow bloggers Michele and Rilsta for organising this …

DON Luncheon with Masterchef Judge Matt Preston and Fleischmeister Gerhard Feiner
September 29, 2009 – 12:35 pm | 15 Comments
DON Luncheon with Masterchef Judge Matt Preston and Fleischmeister Gerhard Feiner

Pre- event

I was feeling very chuffed when I received an invite to to dine with Matt Preston (MasterChef Judge and Food Journalist for The Age, Vogue), Paul Mercurio (Mercurio’s Menu) and  DON’s Fleischmeister Gerhard Feiner …

Foodie things to do in Melbourne
August 23, 2009 – 11:04 am | No Comment
Foodie things to do in Melbourne

I’m attending/supporting the following Melbournian events so I hope to see you there!

1. Cupcake Day for the RSPCA
Visit: http: www.rspcacupcakeday.com.au
2. The Taste of Melbourne Festival
Visit: http: www.tastefestivals.com.au/australia/
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