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Perth Luxury Cupcakes

It only takes one bite, just one, to pick a good cupcake from an ordinary one.

But when I started eating one a cupcake sent to me by Nikki from Perth Luxury Cakes I just couldn't stop there!

Ocean View Estates Winery and Restaurant, Mt Mee

Sipping a nicely chilled viognier on a sun-warmed verandah eating lunch and listening to a band play some of my old faves is how I spent Sunday - pretty good huh?

I was a guest at Ocean View Estates Winery's Unwind in the Vines, an annual event where you get the chance to enjoy beaut winter weather, wine, food and song.



Ocean View has been on my must visit list for a while as it's one of the closest wineries to Brisbane.  Unfortunately I'm usually on the back of a bike, half way past the entrance before I remember that it's on the route and it's not so easy to negotiate a u turn on those curvy country roads.  It's always been 'next time' that we'll stop.




Well this was next time and it was a very pleasant next time! Ocean View Estates Winery & Restaurant is located approximately 10 km from Dayboro on the Mt Mee Tourist Drive at Ocean View and about 45 minutes from central Brisbane.  While you can't see the ocean from the road or the winery, …

Latest Foodie Bits from bmag - June 21

In this issue -
Unwind in the Vines on Sunday June 26 at Ocean View Estates WineryCelebrate Regional Flavours at South Bank on July 30 and 31Take a chocolate adventure at Vanilla Pod with Steve Sheldon of Monty's ChocolatesNew coffee syrups from Merlo and Alchemy CordialBastille Day lunch at Room 81, Sofiftel Gold Coast.

Espressohead, West End - closed

There seems to be bit of a theme in my breakfast orders lately with savoury mince as a star with a poached egg on the side. Noice!

Number one son and I enjoyed breakfast at Espressohead recently which reopened about a month ago with a clean new look inspired by a fire.

Australian Winter Festival, King George Square

Ice skating in Brisbane?  Normally that might seem a bit bizarre but over the Queen's birthday weekend in June the weather was definitely more like Melbourne than Brisbane.

Great weather for coats, scarves and skating around King George Square at the Australian Winter Festival which has taken over the square until June 26.

Your top five Brisbane restaurants

It's time to update my 'best food' list and I'd like your opinion.

Which Brisbane restuarants are making your mouth water, your tummy rumble (in a good way:) and your hearts sing at the moment?

Looking for your top five - but if you just can't stop there don't worry.

I'll update the list once the votes are in and we'll see who is leading the popularity stakes.

Leave a comment below - pretty please!

Latest Foodie Bits from bmag - June 6

Here's the latest Tasty bits from bmag. Find out about Dandelion and Driftwood, the Australian Winter Festival, myfruit.com, Tognini's Espresso, Queen's Birthday celebrations at The Fox.

Hot stone massage, dinner and a stay at Watermark Hotel Gold Coast

It was only the gentle clack as they met while gliding over my body that reminded me that I was actually being soothed by hot stones.

With my head down and eyes shut most of the time it was hard to see what was happening but I didn't really need to know.  It was all about relaxing and feeling good and that was happening in spades.  I glanced over to the next bed to see K2 in the same blissful state, relaxing on treatment bed in the L'Aqua Day Spa hidden inside the Watermark Hotel.

New Farm Deli, New Farm

There's no escaping that New Farm Deli is well loved.

Walk inside and the atmosphere is buzzing busy with well organised queues and blackboard menu that includes something for just about everyone. 

It's 25 year history has built up an established clientele who love the continental delights it holds.  Browsing the shelves I found more than a few items I would like to take home.

Brisbane Cheese Awards People’s Day at Portside Wharf, Hamilton

You’ll be all cheesed out at the Brisbane Cheese Awards People’s Day at Portside Wharf, Hamilton on Sunday June 5,
You'll enjoy free cheese tastings and education sessions plus samples of bries, blues, pecorinos and parmesans hand crafted by some of Australia’s leading boutique dairies. 

Eat, drink + be Kerry on the Great South East

Did you miss my five minutes of fame on the Great South East recently?

Don't worry it's all here!



A big thank you again to Laurel Edwards and the Great South East team for the opportunity and a day of fun.