Month: April 2016

That’s Nobu business

Full Text: Byline: Jane Faulkner A global empire spreads its wings into Melbourne, writes Jane Faulkner. JUST like the oft-used line from the Field of Dreams – if you build it, they will come – so it is with Nobu, the world’s most successful restaurant chain which serves modern Japanese with a twist. And now

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A rice place to visit

Full Text: Byline: Olivia Hill-Douglas Olivia Hill-Douglas’ oriental top 10. MELBURNIANS are spoilt for choice when it comes to Asian food, and most will have their favourites places to slurp steaming bowls of pho or scoff plump, duck-filled crepes. By no means exhaustive, this is an unordered list of places and treats that cropped up

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Plates Join Napa’s Wineglasses

Full Text: UP the valley from the city of Napa, Calif., sit two culinary destinations, thanks to acclaimed restaurants that call them home: Yountville (the French Laundry, among others) and St. Helena (Terra, among others). Napa, of course, hosts its share of wine enthusiasts, but hasn’t been able to compete with its neighbors when it

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Tech Life: Open Table’s rival to launch here

Full Text: Byline: Jeff Gelles April 12–To restaurateur Bryon Phillips, the OpenTable online-reservation system is so essential that he can barely imagine doing without it. About half the patrons at Zama, the Japanese restaurant and sushi bar he manages on 19th Street, book their tables online. And almost all arrive via OpenTable, which over the

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Asia’s best on a platter

Full Text: Byline: CHRIS SHERMAN I don’t have any figures, but the number of new Thai restaurants opening must have surpassed Chinese eateries around Tampa Bay and much of the country long ago. Thai is the Asian cooking of our time, rice with extra spice, fire and fun. Any strip center that doesn’t have one

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