Celebrity Solstice has stepped up its offerings available for foodie guests. The cruiseship has a range of culinary experiences, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Their recently introduced ‘A Taste of Film’ experience takes place on their Lawn Club (which features REAL grass, not astroturf). As guests treat themselves to a foodie movie, 9-10 matching canapes are served....

This post is way overdue, but better late than never! I stopped over in Singapore for two days on the way back to Melbourne and spent virtually all my time eating, sightseeing and walking everywhere. No time for shopping! Unfortunately I didn't realise how terrible most of my photos were until I got home - sorry in advance - but they still help document my time there. I actually ate at Saboten on the way out from Australia, and it supposedly has some of the best katsu in Singapore. I...

This morning involved a visit to the Christchurch Farmer’s Market, which is also at Riccarton. I’d heard there was a good porridge stall there so I wanted to check it out. There was much more food at this market than the Rotary one. There were a handful of stalls selling crafts like woollen products and candles, a third selling fresh produce and the rest split between food products and cooked food. [caption id="attachment_7118" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Posh Porridge - Sliced Almonds, Berry Compote and Superfood Crumble ($)[/caption] The porridge place was...

Maybe because it was Friday night, and also the last Friday before Christmas, but there seemed to be quite a number of large groups going for after-work dinner or Christmas parties. At first I was going for the galbi BBQ because I thought I hadn’t tried it before, until I found out that it was the same marinade that’s used in the DIY Korean BBQ. I picked the spicy pork so we could compare it to Miga ($17), and also the galbi stew ($20). We considered the ginseng...

[caption id="attachment_7106" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Fish and Chips - Gunard, Salad, Tartare ($25)[/caption] We took the scenic route to Akaroa (a French-influenced coastal town), following Summit Road. Once at Akaroa we shared a serve of fish and chips from Harbar Beach Café and Bar, enjoying the view from the large window fronting the sea. The fish for today was gunard and its batter was quite light and crispy ($25). The aioli was quite nice too. After that we reparked the car closer to the main shopping strip on Beach Rd. We...