A gem in the crown of Melbourne eating, Claypots is the kind of establishment I adore. Totally focused on simple, fresh, and generously proportioned seafood dishes, flavoured by the influences of Indian, Malaysian, Morrocan, Cajun and Chinese fare, Claypots remains a firm favourite and apparently number 29 of all things to do when visiting Melbourne according to Trip Advisor.
What makes the perfect japanese bowl of soup? For me it takes a weighty voluptuous noodle, not to soft and not too hard, a delicious flavoursome broth, rich and deep yet light and joyful. Add to this loads of fresh seafood, vegetables and big dose of loving attention to presentation and you get the picture. That’s why I LOVE Yumenoki.
Funny how long ago it feels, when I ate seafood on a rocky beach, salty and sunburnt, and as hungry as hell after a long swim. But that was Camogli Italy and it was such a magical spot. Every day we took a boat out to St Frutuosa, a small bay with an ancient monastery on it, not the perfect backdrop for pure hedonism right? Check out that delicious afternoon below. And if you have ever been there, please share your experience. Ciao tutti! x
Ah how wise Princess Lottie and Wayne were to invite Darcy and Lee to ‘Piglet’ in Narbonne France. Not only could they enjoy their company, but also his obvious culinary talents. He made them a succulent Seafood pasta and they snapped the process like the happy foodbloggers that they are…
I’m tired. And I work too hard. But when I found these pics from an old trip to Italy, I got intensely nostalgic for a plate of hot fresh salty calamari and scampi. Washed down with a glass of crispy white wine, I know no better holiday meal. Oh transport me to the Italian Riviera now!