From the category archives:

Food & Drink

We love eating and drinking, so don’t be surprised to find most of our stories on this page! From restaurants and cafes to home-cooked meals; from slick bars and underground drinking holes to that perfect martini at the bar of Casa de Romance – we talk about it all!

Curry Series – Brinjal Bhaji Eggplant Curry Recipe

Mr & Mrs Romance - Curry Series - Bringal Bhaji ingredients

I love cooking curries – especially for Mrs Romance. Over the next few Wednesdays I’ll be telling you how I cook my favourite Indian dishes in our curry series. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! This is one of my very favourite curries. The way the eggplant absorbs all the curry [...]

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Friday Drinks – The Woog Cocktail

Mr and Mrs Romance Friday Drinks - The Woog Cocktail

Far be it for us to pigeonhole people, Mrs Romance and I have decided to name a few cocktails we’ve made recently after some of our close blogging friends. Mrs Woog hardly needs an introduction, she is a force in the Australian blogging community. Never beige, Mrs Woog doesn’t shy away from controversial issues but [...]

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Curry Series – Chana Masala Recipe

Mr & Mrs Romance - curry series - chana masala title

I love cooking curries – especially for Mrs Romance. Over the next few Wednesdays I’ll be telling you how I cook my favourite Indian dishes in our curry series. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! I love Indian food – it’s an indelible fact. I was born in England, so I [...]

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The secrets of how to cook the perfect steak

Mr & Mrs Romance - how to cook the perfect steak - 1 title

Ever since we both read Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, Mrs Romance and I always take our steaks either rare or medium-rare. From this book, we gleaned that well-done steaks tend to harbour a number of meat evils that kitchens – unsurprisingly – don’t tell us. A well-done steak is often an inferior piece of meat. [...]

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Three deceptively simple champagne cocktails to get the weekend started

3 deceptively simple champagne cocktail that make you want to celebrate

How good is Friday? Best day of the week, I reckon. And I have some very strong opinions on the days of the week (Tuesdays suck). It’s pretty much a rule in our house that, if it’s Friday afternoon, Mrs Romance needs a glass of champers in her hand. It’s not up for negotiation – [...]

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Curry Series – Paneer & Mushroom Tandoori Recipe

Mr & Mrs Romance - curry series - paneer tandoori title

I love cooking curries – especially for Mrs Romance. Over the next few Wednesdays I’ll be telling you how I cook my favourite Indian dishes in our curry series. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! When you think of Indian food, the first thought probably isn’t going to be cheese. I [...]

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Restaurant review: Mr Moustache, Bondi Beach, Sydney

Mr and Mrs Romance - Guacamole at Mr Moustache Bondi Beach

Mexican food is still sweeping through Sydney like a great green white and red storm. Taco options are abound and high grade tequila has never been so popular. It’s becoming a very competitive market. The great thing about competition is that it drives quality up and up. From what I can see though, things have [...]

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Friday Drinks: Wine of the month – Tempranillo

Mr and Mrs Romance - Wines of the month

Over here in Sydney, we’re getting ready to turn our clocks back an hour, pull out our coats and bunker down for the winter. Granted, the coats are more just jackets and by ‘bunkering down’ I really mean not eating lunch in the park with your sunnies on. Be that as it may, the Starks [...]

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Interview with the Gin Queen Caroline Childerley

Mr and Mrs Romance - Negroni

‘Three parts woman, one part gin.’ That’s how the Gin Queen Caroline Childerley describes herself. Pretty cool, isn’t it? It’s the Gin Queen who introduced us to some of the incredible domestic gin being produced by craft distillers in Australia. Mrs Romance and I attended Caroline’s inaugural gin masterclass in Melbourne recently. It inspired us [...]

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Curry Series – Chicken Saagwala Curry Recipe

Mr & Mrs Romance - curry series - chicken saagwala title

I love cooking curries – especially for Mrs Romance. Over the next few Wednesdays I’ll be telling you how I cook my favourite Indian dishes in our curry series. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do! When Mrs Romance came to England to live with me, I loved taking her to my [...]

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