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  1. can't say much about sydney, but in my humble opinion, Cutler & Co could very well be the best place to eat in Melbourne at the moment... Nice blog Chris... ambitious, and with decent photography...
  2. This punter shows up in Ann Arbor, visiting friends, and was initially scoffing up anything and everything IHOP could offer, being the good foreigner enamoured with diner style eating that I am. Then came Zingerman's... Apparently the President ate here. Tony Bourdain also ate here. It's good. They purport to be purveyors of good American food, with a bbq oven out front, and oyster shells strewn liberally amongst the snow covered planters. The menu looked great, being a daily-printed affair. It looked like a diner or more to the point, a roadhouse, and it felt warm and wholesome. As a non-bee
  3. Cutler & Co.... miss it at your peril. there's a thread in here somewhere... i'd personally avoid anything at the Crown Casino, but others might beg to differ. in the City, Kenzan for their omakase sushi. also the French Brasserie for a great bistro meal and fine wine.
  4. I'm in town, and I wanna go check out this place. Anyone up for spin? Dan? Amarantha? Monday onwards all good. Tuesday??
  5. Wow!! See what happens when one is absent from the board? One misses out on a most fruitful and exciting discussion. I was recently in Penang, a week ago actually, and I'm still working off the food. Big contrast right now, as I'm over in Borneo, anticipating a dinner tomorrow night by ex-French Laundryman, Damon Campbell. Mind boggling away as I type.
  6. A very telling state of affairs, my dear friend. You're alone for the weekend. So you go for a meat fest. Cassoulet. And then 3 steaks in succession. I'm impressed. I'm going for steak tonight. Thanks for the inspiration.
  7. The new Michelin Guide for Hong Kong is quite laughable. Check out that thread over in the China Dining forum of eG.
  8. The title of this thread should be reviewed. It seems to invite 'reactions' as well as 'analysis'. I simply chose to provide a reaction, along with some of people not posting on a forum. Analysis seems to be the choice of others and that's fine, but at the same time, some of you decided to analyse my reaction, and that's fine too. It just seems that dissenting voices are not welcome, and established status quos have to be defended at all costs, which in turn reminds me of how the farcical HK Michelin guide came into being in the first place. I sat down to a nice New Year's dinner last night i
  9. Should check out the furor I started on the thread on the Hong Kong Michelin guide over in the China Dining forum...
  10. Good for you Sher. You can sure piss higher up the wall than anyone else with your substantiated positions. And they are very elegant positions too. I just can't see why by the same token you can't accept someone else's position without coming back demanding satisfaction that they prove why they do not agree with you. In terms of listing places I have a modest but very dear to me compilation of restaurants and stalls that I frequent, though not always of the fine dining category. So I defer to you and will continue to monitor your eloquently stated defences of the Michelin guide with great int
  11. But yeah, candles, decanters, the unsolicited swirling of glasses... what else? Leave my wine alone I say.
  12. Happy New Year dudes. Julian, the song and dance really isn't worth going into. I had a second dinner at Lafite recently, and man, we should do a night there. Next time you're in KL, let me know. I'll tee up something with Damian and we can go to town in the kitchen and dining room. Would be good man. Seriously. Menu revamp is on it's way.
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