La Casa

La Casa I’ve been lured in rather too much by Melbourne’s fine dining scene. While my bank account recovers from the assault I’ve been waging on it with meals at Vue de Monde, Attica and the like, I finally resolved to have a quieter evening focussed on sampling some local late-night takeaway. I’d walked past …

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Pizza Geeks Mansized Naan and Massive Schnitzel’s Verdict We’d both visited the Pizza Geeks street pizza stalls at various locations around the city, so it was exciting to see them open their first shop on Dalry Road. The place is great for a midweek treat. We shared a starter, two pizzas and two glasses of …

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Innocent Bystander With the AFL Grand Final turning Melbourne into a seething mass of footy fans, we decided to get out of Dodge and head to wine country for a Saturday sojourn. The Yarra Valley was our target with the first stop to be Innocent Bystander for some stomach-lining sustenance. I was joined once more …

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SPQR

SQPR Such tired. Many sleepy. My room was still not available for another two hours so lunch seemed like the only sensible choice to pass the time before a collapsing sleep. I did some Googling as I had a hankering for pizza and wanted one that was good. SPQR appeared at the top of some …

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Kitchenette Istanbul had proved a really welcome break from the slightly hectic first couple of weeks of adventures in Copenhagen, Berlin and Budapest. Istanbul has always felt like home since the first time I arrived there, not least because I always stay with friends rather than in a hotel, and those friends are basically family. …

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