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Welcome to A Wok on the Wild Side.

Please join me in my adventures in the culinary world and all things gastronomic.

Food, travel, books, music and the arts are all close to my heart, not to mention my tastebuds!

I've enjoyed tasting and testing recipes since I was a child in primary school who insisted on helping Mum stir her cake batters and test her bread and butter puddings for afternoon tea.

Tiffin time at Nazaaray

Tiffin time at Nazaaray Estate

The irrepressible duo, Paramdeep and Nirmal Ghumann, invite you to indulge in tiffin time at their picturesque winery, Nazaaray Estate, on Sunday, August 2 from 11.45am to 2pm.

What a civilised way to spend a leisurely Sunday afternoon, savouring the delightful taste sensations cooked up by the Tandoor man.

Celebrate end of financial year at CoffeeHead!

Celebrate the end of financial year at CoffeeHead!

Why not celebrate the end of the financial year with a blast at CoffeeHead?

The popular cafe, roastery and retail outlet has organised a night to remember on Friday, June 26.

CoffeeHead's doors fling open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start.

Savour the flavours of New Orleans-style finger food, bask in the warmth of roasting chestnuts and kick up your heels and dance the night away to live jazz and blues.

Sip on fine whiskies and luxuriate in the most indulgent chocolates from Sisco Chocolates.

Tiffin Time at Nazaaray Estate

Tiffin Time at Nazaaray Estate

If you haven't visited the lovely Nazaaray Estate, why not enjoy start by enjoying the Queen's birthday Sunday lunch on 7 June, 2015?

Situated in Flinders on the Mornington Peninsula, Nazaaray is set in picturesque grounds, a fine backdrop to the award-winning wines produced by winemaker Paramdeep Ghumann, to my knowledge, the only winemaker in Australia who wears a turban!

Celebrate Buddha's birthday at Dandelion Restaurant

Buddha's birthday at Dandelion Restaurant

In celebration of the birthday of Buddha, Dandelion in Elwood presents an inspiring menu for the mind, body and spirit.

The vegan menu for the birthday celebrations reflects the Buddhist cuisine of Hue, in keeping with the general Buddhist precept of ahimsa, or non-violence.

The evening will include a water blessing by the monks from Wat Dhammarangsee, Melbourne’s oldest Buddhist Temple.
The menu will feature Dandelion's interpretation on dishes traditionally prepared for Buddha Day celebrations and will include:

Audi Festival of German films

Audi Festival of German films

Currently screening in cinemas all over Australia, the Audi Festival of German films is on until 31 May, 2015.

Take your pick from the spectacular collection of films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, specially chosen by the Australian-German jury and featuring thrillers, alpine westerns, comedies, "Kraut pleasers" and high drama.

Intriguing titles include Who am I-no system is safe, We are young, we are strong, About a girl, From Caligari to Hitler, Not my day and Soul Kitchen.

Viel Vergnugen!

Please enjoy!

Go to CoffeeHead on Mother's Day

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Happy Mother's Day!

Why not take Mum and the whole family to CoffeeHead for Mother's Day this year (Sunday, 10 May, 2015) for a delicious champagne breakfast, brunch, lunch or afternoon tea?

There is a children's menu as well, and uber chef Francis and the friendly staff will provide an unforgettable Mother's Day experience!

Fiesta Malaysia

Fiesta malaysia

If you want to experience the colour, sights, sounds and tastes of multicutural malaysia, visit Federation Square this Saturday.

Learn about the traditional games and festivals in malaysia, enjoy graceful dances and special performances and take your tastebuds on an adventure, sampling food from over 15 restaurants.


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