Countries

Longjing tea plantation where our leaves were picked
China / Hangzhou

Longjing Tea: An amazing trip to remember

Longjing tea – Introduction Our quest for finding great tea has been an ongoing obsession for many years. Whenever we have been in Asia we have sought out the best tea merchants to explore their offerings whether it be white tea, green tea, yellow tea, black tea, oolong tea or […]

Gelato Messina Brisbane
Food store / Brisbane

Gelato Messina – Great Sorbets and Ice Creams

Gelato Messina – Introduction Gelato Messina is a small outlet just off James Street in Fortitude Valley selling ice creams and sorbets made with care from good ingredients. Gelato Messina is a shop we first became acquainted with in NSW where they now have many outlets. They have also now […]

Ruchotte sign
France

Le Ferme de la Ruchotte – Great Farm Produce

Ruchotte – Introduction La Ferme de la Ruchotte is a gourmet paradise in the hills behind the city of Beaune in Burgundy. The farm is a source of much of their produce which is cooked with skill and flair. Their vegetables are picked fresh from the garden and there are […]

Deep Coffee Marseille
Marseille / Coffee

Deep – Fantastic Coffee in Marseille

Deep in Marseille – Introduction In our story about coffee called The Fascinating Story of Coffee we wrote about how France has been very slow to embrace premium coffee. We proposed a couple of reasons that included their colonial history where many of the countries they occupied grew the less […]

Switch Coffee Tokyo
Coffee / Japan

Switch Coffee – Strong Coffee Program

Switch Coffee – Introduction Switch Coffee is a small coffee shop and roastery in the Tokyo district of Meguro where you can drop in and enjoy an espresso, a milk coffee or a pour-over filter coffee all made with beans roasted on the premises. The proprietor is an engaging host […]

Le Canon
France

Le Canon – Stunning Produce

Le Canon – Introduction Le Canon in Nice is a great place to find expertly cooked food of great provenance and a stellar list of natural wines from throughout France chosen by owner Sébastien Perinetti. But it is more than a restaurant, you can also drop in here at any […]

Dreamin' Man Logo
Paris

Dreamin’ Man: Amazing Coffee

Dreamin’ Man : Introduction Dreamin’ Man is a tiny venue with only a few tables and stools, but it serves some of the best pour-over coffee and espresso cups in the city. It is only a few minutes walk from the Place de la République in the rue Amelot which […]

Chez Serge Carpentras
France

Chez Serge: Great Food in Carpentras

Carpentras Chez Serge is a restaurant in Carpentras, a town that takes a while to fully understand due to its age and recent expansion. There is a central old part of the town with its narrow streets and ancient buildings. This is a very old town as it was mentioned […]

Ester from the outside
Sydney

Ester Restaurant: Great food, convivial atmosphere

Introduction to Ester Ester in the inner Sydney suburb of Chippendale is the perfect package. Beautifully cooked food, attentive service, interesting wines and a pleasant, understated space combine to make dining here a very enjoyable experience. The chef is Mat Lindsay whose cooking we first experienced (and thoroughly enjoyed) at […]

Path Tokyo
Japan

Path: Great pastries in Tokyo

Path is a small, yet inviting, restaurant in the Shibuya district of Tokyo that serves the most amazing pastries and coffee in the mornings along with more substantial fare so that you can have a satisfying breakfast, lunch or dinner here. The croissants and pain au chocolat are next level […]