Posts from 2007


Read More Fire!

Posted on Thu, 02/08/2007

We had a cookschool this morning, which is taken in the restaurant kitchen, after which the attendees head out to the restaurant, and the staff move into the kitchen and serve lunch. Today, that oft repeated, and normally...>>>

Read More Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin The Physiology of Taste

Posted on Sat, 04/08/2007

A book that has been sitting beside my bed for months - the pomposity of the title acting as  a disencentive for me to start reading. I'd bought it becos Brillat-Savarin is oft-quoted by food writers, and his pithy and...>>>

Read More Oz and James Big Adventure

Posted on Mon, 13/08/2007

We are in the process of getting an offlicense, purely so we can sell via mail order, some of the wines that we get for the restaurant that aren't readily available to purchase from other retail outlets. The process to acquire...>>>

Read More Kina Beach Winery Dinner - Tuesday 21 August 2007

Posted on Thu, 23/08/2007

  David and Pam, owners of Kina Beach winery in Nelson, approached us a couple of months ago to see if we'd like to do a winery dinner with them. David had come to see me before last Christmas to do a tasting with his...>>>

Read More A whinge!

Posted on Sat, 25/08/2007

For a variety of reasons we are normally overstaffed out front  in the restaurant on a Saturday nite. That allows me to be surplus, and to leave the desk to Rhonda, but to also be in the background should I be needed....>>>

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