Posts from 2010


Read More UCI World Road Cycyling Championships Geelong, 2010

Posted on Fri, 01/10/2010

 We have tried! Oh , how we have tried to figure a way that we can watch the Elite Womens Road race tom live, but it isn't going to happen. I'm told that if I had an iphone or an ipad it would be easier, so thats something...>>>

Read More Worlds

Posted on Sun, 03/10/2010

The race is over, and I can start breathing normally again. The girl is safe... Didn't have the race she wanted but sometimes that happens. She'd been battling a cold all week, and you don't start in a field of that calibre,...>>>

Read More Video of the morning prep at Ble Sucre Patissiere

Posted on Mon, 04/10/2010

Have got up early this morning, becos a long list of things to do today, before we drive up to Auckland to pick up Courteney from the airport, and with the brain abuzz, it seemed to make more sense to get out of bed and get...>>>

Read More Cafe 88, at the Mount

Posted on Tue, 12/10/2010

Have just spent my normal Tuesday, dealing with all the bookwork, and sorting the wine orders, as you do. A day somewhat leavened by a lengthly discussion with Gigi and Christy from Zealong tea, who I'd approached out of...>>>

Read More Como Cucina

Posted on Thu, 14/10/2010

I would hate to give the wrong impression, and for you to think that Rick and I eat out all the time, becos our reality is in fact quite the opposite. But twice this week, we've been out and about over lunch time, and have...>>>

Read More Catering at Opito Bay

Posted on Wed, 20/10/2010

The first catering job we ever did, was back in the early 90s I think. I don't remember exact dates - would have to haul out my diaries to confirm that, and that is just much too much of a gigantic task to want to seriously...>>>

Read More Celiac Disease

Posted on Thu, 21/10/2010

In the restaurant you get used to people with various food issues - the range of foodstuffs that some people can't/won't eat can be lenghty, and one of the reasons for our menu being reasonably long, is that we've quietly...>>>

Read More Cafe Hanoi - Vietnamese Eating House

Posted on Fri, 22/10/2010

The next 2 months are our busiest time of the year - the combination of the biggest cookschool schedule, more catering than normal, and the restaurant going up a notch in numbers all adds up. That is not a complaint however...>>>

Read More Ipods used as menus

Posted on Fri, 22/10/2010

Had read about this trend in Wine Spectator - restaurants in the States starting to use the ipod as a device to give customers more information about their wine lists especially, then would normally fit on a printed menu. And...>>>

Read More The Narcissism of some Chefs

Posted on Fri, 29/10/2010

I'm up early this morning to get some work done at my desk, before heading over to the restaurant for a cookschool, and got sidetracked on some of the daily internet reading that I do, by this well written article that very...>>>

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