D.O.C is well known for their pizzas, sourcing many of their ingredients from Italy to create simple but good quality versions of it. [caption id="attachment_6160" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pizza D.O.C. ($20.90)[/caption] [caption id="attachment_6159" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pizza Speck ($22.50)[/caption] The pizzas I tried that night were the Pizza D.O.C (San Marzano Tomato, Fresh DOP Buffalo Mozzarella, Fresh Basil) and Pizza Speck - (Smoked Prosciutto, Fontina, Wild Mushroom & Thyme). The pizza base was definitely one of the better ones I've had and I really appreciated the simplicity of the toppings and how enjoyable...

Dish is part of the Royce Hotel, but it's presentation and menu is a step up from typical hotel restaurants (including the fine-dining prices). The button mushroom soup with white truffle oil was hearty, creamy and flavoursome. Also ordered was the spaghettini with tiger prawns, crab, garlic, chilli & olive oil. [gallery type="rectangular" ids="6166,6167"] I ordered the chargrilled spatchcock with truffled soft polenta, king oyster mushrooms and jus gras and had no complaints. The delicate spatchcock meat went well with the polenta and the jus gras complimented rather than competed with...

This was my second day of attempting this dish. Yesterday I fried the fish and the mushrooms separately, but unfortunately my barramundi was undercooked so I had to put it back on the heat. For the mushrooms I used red miso paste, mirin, a dash of soy and chicken stock powder. I tried to get a crispy skin on the barramundi but I took it off the skin side too early (hence it being undercooked).This time, before patting the skin dry with paper towel I used a butter...

A1 Bakery is a very popular, yet unassuming Lebanese bakery/grocery store. It's positioned in a rather convenient Sydney Road location with plenty of tables inside and outdoors, even having a fish tank to keep children amused. I ordered a meat pizza and baklava to take away. Lamb mince with lemon and chilli was spread all over the crunchy pizza base, making for a tasty and rather filling lunch. The baklava was crispy but not overpoweringly sweet and didn't bleed syrup every time I took a bite - one of...

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