Sunday, 26 October 2014

Taste Test - Jamie's Italian: Finally back again

The last time I dined at Jamie's Italian was for my hubby's birthday last year, a couple of months after they first opened their doors. Since then it's been hard to get a booking when I wanted and the wait for a table was usually around 1.5 hours. To be honest I've given up on trying to get in again, I've tried three times in the last 6 months without much luck. The first attempt was for my birthday this year with a few of my girlfriends - we thought we'll try our luck at 5:30pm, one of my girlfriends who got there early was asked to take a seat because we had to all be present before they'll give us a table, however when we were all there, we were told that we had to go to the back of the queue and the wait was 1.5 hours! What? I was not happy so we went elsewhere. The second time we tried getting in was for a belated mother's day dinner with my mum-in-law and again it was 1.5 hours, we left a mobile number but by the time they called us we had gone elsewhere. The latest attempt was with hubby but the wait was again 1.5 hours so we left a mobile number and never got a call! I haven't been overly impressed to say the least. So why did I try again? Because my parents wanted to try it. So at 12pm on a Sunday afternoon, I rocked up to Jamie's Italian with my mum and dad and was told that the wait was only 30 minutes! Woohoo! We left a mobile number and they called us only 15 minutes later to tell us that there was a table available. Yay!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Taste Test - Marumo

I'm baaaack and there is no better restaurant than Marumo to share my experience with you for my first blog post in 6 months, this is because getting a booking at Marumo is an achievement in itself as they do not take bookings more than 2 months in advance and they are currently fully booked until 31st December 2014! So when JL asked if I wanted to join her for dinner with her hubby and workmates, I jumped at the chance and boy was I glad I did.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Taste Test - M.I.A

You may have noticed that I've been M.I.A (missing in action) for the last 6 months and I'm sorry if you have missed me. Work started taking over my life earlier this year and only now is it starting to settle down. I am determined to make a return and continue to share my love of taste testing food and life and sharing it with you.

Thank you for your continued support and please leave me a message if there are any restaurants that you would like me to taste test

xx

Monday, 14 April 2014

Taste Test - Deca Bodega

Tonight, JL and I went to Deca Bodega in Fremantle for our monthly catch up and yes as usual JL chose the venue. It was fairly quiet when we arrived at 7pm on a Monday evening and we were greeted immediately by a friendly waitress who seated us and brought us menus and water.

JL and I decided to order 3 dishes only to start off with so that we can fit in dessert and also because our eyes are always bigger than our stomachs but then I saw the mixed plate which had a couple of the items we wanted to order (fried eggplant with honey and mixed mushrooms) plus more so decided on that instead and hoped that we would have enough room for dessert.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Taste Test - Toastface Grillah

Hubby is back this week and we decided to go on an eating expedition this weekend. I've been wanting to go to Toastface Grillah since they opened last year but it just didn't happen until this weekend so needless to say I was very excited when I stepped into this tiny eatery hidden in the back alleyway with their menu written on a chalk board door.


At 1pm on a Saturday afternoon, Toastface Grillah was pretty quiet which I found quite nice; it was a little haven from the hustle and bustle of the city only an alleyway away.