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Welcome to Gourmet Husbands: Talking Food Since 2008.
26th Apr 2018

Our top 5's:

Dave and Alicia's Best :
  1 : Tetsuya's
  2 : Attica
  3 : Vue de Monde
  4 : Bistro Guillaume
  5 : Rockpool Bar and Grill
Lachie & Sarah's Picks :
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  2 : Jacques Reymond
  3 : The Lake House
  4 : Pearl
  5 : Matteo's

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Gourmet Husbands 2.0
Mon 30th Mar, 2009 - by Lachie

The new podcast is up and running. This takes our total to 12, you'd think we'd be good at it by now.

Anyway, check it out to hear what Dave and I think about just about anything. This time around we chat about some cooking we've been doing over the past few weeks, as we really haven't been dining out as much as usual (although a few places to get a look in).

Keep an ear out for Dave's trademarked Rant of the Week, where he gets his knickers in a twist for reasons best known only to Dave. This week it's against... bloggers ... or critics... or reviewers... or the restaurant industry in general. I'm not really certain which, I'm not sure that he is either, but I'd just like to distance myself from his comments.

So check it out on the Podcasts page.

Oh, and as an aside, the recipe book I mention in the podcast is:
Crescent City Cooking: Unforgettable Recipes from Susan Spicer's New Orleans.

No podcasts for a while
Fri 20th Mar, 2009 - by Lachie

Due to a variety of circumstances there will be no Gourmet Husbands podcast for a little while. The next chance we'll get will probably be in 3-4 weeks, but don't despair, we shall endeavor to keep the site ticking over with added restaurant reviews and recipes.

I'll also make the occasional news post about anything that tickles my fancy (provided food/wine related). Along that note, I believe the caption in the photo below is demonstrably wrong.

Mon 16th Mar, 2009 - by Lachie

As you well know, if you haven't been living under a rock on Mars for the last month or so, country Victoria has been hit pretty hard by bushfires. And while I think many people are suffering from a certain amount of charity fatigue, I have a suggestion for the easiest donation you can make. Wine. Go buy wine. Now.

We went on a brief Yarra Valley tour over the weekend. We went for lunch at Mt Rael Retreat (which I shall talk about more on the upcoming podcast), and also visited a few wineries.

While the fire damage to the wineries around Healesville didn't seem so bad, a lot of their grapes are pretty much stuffed due to smoke damage. Some will be lucky to produce a vintage this year. As you move around the valley you start to notice the amount of damage, certainly once you move North towards Kinglake it becomes painfully obvious. The photos below are from Steels Creek Estate.

Apparently 29 of the Yarra Valley vineyards have been damaged, a total area of around 140 hectares, some are continuing to sell through other outlets (I believe DeBortoli is now selling Roundstone's wines that survived). So go. Buy wine. Take your friends. You'll get a good drop and help out the region when they need it most.

Guillaume retains first place
Sun 15th Mar, 2009 - by Dave
  In fact, I think it's even more secure in it's ranking at number one on our list than it was before our latest visit. Check out the full review here.

Also I've added a couple of very simple recipes: a bruleed lime tart and my version on a traditional Chinese dish, Kung-po chicken. Both are dead easy and good for a week night when you don't have time to track down rare ingredients. Lachie has the photos on his phone, so hopefully they'll go up soon.

I'm working on reviewing the wines from our last podcast... but may require another "sample" before I post the final verdict!
Podcast number 11
Tue 10th Mar, 2009 - by Lachie

Back again for another round of Dave and I rabbiting on about anything we can think of. I've obviously moved on from the word "good" to the word "fantastic", I think I need to podcast with an open thesaurus. Maybe I'll run a competition:
Help Lachie choose his adjective of the week.

Anyway, check it out on the podcast page.

In other news, I'm on twitter now. I'm generally keeping my updates (or tweets as I believe they're called) food related, should be good advertisement for the site (tell your friends).

Thanks for listening! And remember to check out the recipes page and the reviews page and let us know your opinions of any of the restaurants we've been, or food we've cooked.

I'm back!!
Wed 4th Mar, 2009 - by Lachie

Ahh, it feels great to be back in Melbourne.
The night I flew back the whole GH crew went out to a local favourite of mine. And after a week full of burgers and fries, this was quite the relief.

The point of this news post is to say some proper updates to the site have been made. Last weekend Sarah and I visited The Point At Albert Park, and before I went away we went to Movida Next Door. You can find reviews of both in the reviews section of the site, or by clicking the links at the bottom of this post.

In other news, Dave is going back to a favourite of his later this week, which we will no doubt discuss on the podcast that will (hopefully) be recorded this weekend.

The Point review
MoVida Next Door review





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