Buongiorno, bonjour and “g’day”! (don't you like how they're all the same thing? ~ who knew Australian vernacular was so cosmopolitan???).

Also, "a good day to you, sir/maam" for our American pals, "Ni Hao" to China, and "Здравствуй" to our Russian comrades, "etcetera etcetera and so forth"... (for Yul Brynner).

It’s your old pal Kit (Christof) Fennessy here. I've been writing this blog with your help for ten years, and there's over a hundred and fifty recipes, restaurant reviews of Australia and around the world, and general gourmet articles in these pages for you to fritter away your idle hours on.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sydney Restaurant Award - Porteño

... or ‘You’re (wood)Fired!’

358 Clevland St, Surry Hills  NSW 2010
ph: (02) 8399 1440

On my recent literary tour to Sydney, I was thrilled to be hosted by Johnny Taranto; television producer at SBS.  In addition to taking me backstage and introducing me to his colleagues, he was also kind enough to be my local guide while in SinCity.  And JT was quite keen to go to a “pit roasted meats” restaurant in Surrey Hills called Porteño.

“It’s the hottest place in town.  Everyone’s talking about it, and apparently the food is fantastic.  It’s slow cooked meat done over coals …”

So we went.  And we got to do some celebrity spotting while we were there...

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Brisbane Restaurant Award - the Euro

181 Mary Street, Brisbane QLD 4000
ph: 07 3229 3686

Bizvegas, man! It’s all kind of Brizzy, and a bit Vegasy too.

The first leg of my book tour saw me landing in Brisbane, the beautiful city on the Brisbane River after which the town is named – a river which, in consideration of being appreciated by the locals, only occasionally floods and wipes away all infrastructure.

And the bits and pieces left behind scrub up not too shabbily...

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