LBV is a well-respected advocate of the Hospitality Industry, and offers objective opinions based on his experience from critiquing food, wine and events at all levels.
This site is dedicated to the passionate pursuit of sublime food and wine, and hopes to capture that breathtaking course or glass that transcended the experience from just enjoyable, into something more timeless and truly memorable. Having said that, it won’t ignore the sheer joy of those uncomplicated produce driven dishes that are equally as important, within the overall culinary context.
You will not find the usual format of most food blogs, not because that style does not have a place, but rather LBV believes a more detailed account is warranted, as both your dining dollar and the food you spend that on, deserves that fundamental level of respect. Food and wine will always be a subjective medium, but collectively that shared fundamental passion defines us all, and our experiences.
LBV is available to review your restaurant, cafe, bar, hotel, pub, special venue or event*, however that categorically does not guarantee either a favourable comment or score, and is based totally on the overall merit of your food, service, ambience or event. The decision and timing to publish that review in the public domain (via LBV’s Website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+ & Pinterest accounts) remains at LBV’s sole discretion, however constructive feedback would be provided in the event of non-publication.
Invitations to food and wine awards, festivals, seasonal menu launches, openings or rebrandings will be considered. Assessment of wine, artisan food products, cookbook reviewing and offers of freelance restaurant reviewing will also be considered, as would private appraisals of restaurants for owners wishing to evaluate their performance independent of the traditional review process.
Travel associated invitations would also be welcomed, including airline, cruise ship, resort and hotel appraisal. The appropriate level and timing of publication relating to these scenarios remains at the sole discretion of LBV. Provision for a guest should be made in all scenarios, with the exception of travel related invitations. Tailored social media consultancy, and judging at food events is also available, along with food focussed interview opportunities.
Please email any invitations or proposals to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Unsolicited products sent for appraisal can be posted to: PO Box 76, Burwood NSW 1805