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Endemic Joy at Boragó Restaurant, Santiago

Concern about finding the restaurant will be quickly forgotten once you step inside Boragó. Minimalist furnishings tending toward cold austerity juxtaposition the exceptional warmth of the service. The FoodieMookie crew settle in for what is an impressive culinary adventure of the Endemica menu. A menu which explores Chile's "corner of the world" on a slate, [...]

Style @ Selfie, Moscow

Selfie restaurant sits in a building beside one of the 7 sisters of Moscow, buildings built during Stalin's USSR. Some-what ironic when entering what can only be described as a Bolshovic style restaurants full of wealthy business people and the idly wealthy Moscovites. Another restaurant from the acclaimed team at White Rabbit (arguably Russia's most [...]

24hr Fine Dining – Cafe Pushkin

After a night at the highly acclaimed Bolshoi Ballet, the Foodie Mookie crew hit the cold streets of Moscow's heart in search of food. We had been advised by the hotel concierge that Cafe Pushkin, 10 minutes walk away, was open 24 hours. The 'cafe' in name is quite deceptive, as upon entry it is [...]

Sophisticated Savva, Moscow

It being Christmas in Moscow with the temperature outside sitting at a cool -4 degrees C, the Foodie Mookie crew choose local Russian cuisine for lunch. Nothing like some strong rich Russian flavour to drive out the chill left from braving a veritable snow storm on the walk from the Crew's hotel to the restaurant.  [...]

No room to – Oscillate Wildly

Wanting something to do after travels in Singapore and regional NSW the Foodie Mookie crew book in at the last minute for a meal at Oscillate Wildly. Having heard good things about this restaurant, and read a recent article perused on a flight back to Sydney has reminded it is on Mookie's list of places [...]