Orphans Kitchen I’ll probably write some reflections on the equivalency or otherwise of the Michelin Guide to the ‘chef’s hat’ system that marks out the upper echelon of restaurants in Australia and New Zealand in the coming weeks as I come to the end of my time in the region. Whatever the case, to go …

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Attica It’s 24 hours since we sat down to dinner, 19 since we finished, and I’m still in a state of awe and ecstasy. Those who have watched the Netflix series The Chef’s Table will be familiar with Attica. Those who follow the World’s 50 Best Restaurants will be aware that Attica currently sits at …

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Charcoal Lane I have generally had a poor hit rate in linking up with friends of friends and those “oh, you must look up…” connections in travels so far, so I crossed the threshold of today’s lunch venue, Charcoal Lane, in hopes of improving things. In this case my link was with chef Nic, who …

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Franklin A consensus recommendation from many sources had been that Franklin should be my primary fine dining port of call in Hobart. I was more than happy to take the advice although it was a hot ticket meaning I dined late on my second night rather than early on my first as I’d originally planned. …

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Amaru The recommendation to give Amaru a visit came from the outstanding chef at Meta. As she dazzled me with some exquisite dishes, I made the booking using that handy interweb thing. I pass on thanks once more both for the excellent meal at Meta and for the recommendation. Amaru is located in the bridal …

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