Brents – The Dining Experience

With a name like “Brents The Dining Experience” you may be justified in expecting to be greeted by a pretentious over-the-top waiter who sneers at your menu choices. However, what Brents brings to the table is something very different. We discovered Brents a few years ago quite by accident, when looking for somewhere new to … Continue reading

La Provence

La Provence is a suburbia gem hidden in a quiet corner of Coorparoo. Despite the isolated location, this place has been fully packed almost every time we’ve visited. The owners are traditional French and bring a sense of authenticity to the dining experience, complemented by a friendly team of wait-staff.  In a strange twist of fate I found myself … Continue reading

Chocolate Chips and Raisin Brioche

I learnt this from a bread making class during my visit to Montréal, Canada. The class was conducted mainly in French but the teacher was kind enough to send me the recipe in English. I have made this a few times and it has always turned out praiseworthy. The only warning I have is, “Do not … Continue reading

Bread making class at L’École du Pain

One of the highlight of my trip is attending a bread making class. Knowing that Montréal has a strong French influence and the main food is bread, I decided to learn from the expert. Most of the cooking classes I found online are conducted fully in French. After a bit of research, I found a … Continue reading