Jetlag, lost baggage and lost in translation moments aside,
travel writing has taken Olivia around the world and back, with fascinating results.

Nature and Nurture

Australian Financial Review – Vancouver's setting is hard to beat. Framed by majestic peaks, the "city of glass" is mirrored in the pristine waters of Vancouver Harbour.
March 31, 2017/by Olivia Riordan

Pull Up A Chair

Australian Financial Review – It's been two-and-a-half long years but one of New York's best-loved rooms finally reopened this month, restored to its former glory.
October 21, 2016/by Olivia Riordan

After the snow melts

Australian Financial Review – It may be the largest ski resort in North America, but after the snow melts in Whistler Blackcomb a fresh wave of visitors arrive to enjoy its summer aspects.
September 6, 2016/by Olivia Riordan

Star turns

Australian Financial Review – Chefs on the menu. One New York City restaurant is challenging the adage that too many cooks spoil the broth.
August 26, 2016/by Olivia Riordan

Monumental beyond Manhattan

Australian Financial Review – From street art to installation art, New York's dynamic art scene reaches far beyond Manhattan Island. Within 90 minutes of the city's most noted galleries are others just as notable, albeit for distinctly different reasons.
July 24, 2016/by Olivia Riordan

You want art with that?

Australian Financial Review – New York museums go big on dining. From palette to palate, art and food entice the senses, so it’s only natural that at some point they intersect.
July 15, 2016/by Olivia Riordan

East meets west LA

Australian Financial Review – Los Angeles is a city that seems to have it all, yet three Australians found one thing missing.
April 22, 2016/by Olivia Riordan

Trail of taste temptations

Australian Financial Review – The restaurants of Dale offer much more than Yorkshire puds to discerning palates, writes Olivia Riordan.
March 24, 2016/by Olivia Riordan

An Indian restaurant with only one curry

Australian Financial Review – Being in the right place at the right time has paid off for Indian chef Gaggan Anand who has brought Indian fine-dining into the culinary mainstream.
October 2, 2015/by Olivia Riordan

City of riches

Australian Financial Review – There is much more to Philadelphia's culinary scene than cheesesteaks – but, after a weekend spent devouring centuries of art and culture, the humble hoagie can be yours to savour.
August 20, 2015/by Olivia Riordan

Yonder stars

Australian Financial Review – The event it so good, one diner went to every one of last year's 12 dinners … at $670 a time, that's really getting into the spirit of Christmas.
August 19, 2015/by Olivia Riordan

Dining revolution in Washington DC

Australian Financial Review – Some time between election campaigns and political debates, Washington DC has become a magnet for millennials.
November 14, 2014/by Olivia Riordan

A sense of place at Adelaide’s food festival

Australian Financial Review – Adelaide is breathing a collective sigh of relief. It’s back. Tasting Australia has been a landmark event for the city of churches, since its inception in 1997.
April 11, 2014/by Olivia Riordan

Beechworth bursting with great Victorian cuisine

Australian Financial Review –  Behind Beechworth’s rich, gold-rush era facade are all the ingredients for a gourmet getaway.
October 4, 2013/by Olivia Riordan

Bangkok, a city tasting tour with chef David Thompson

Fine Dining Lovers – Learn from Chef David Thompson how to go around Bangkok while tasting some of Asia's most delicious foods.
April 16, 2013/by Olivia Riordan

True grits

Good Food – Country boy Sean Brock delivers a modern take on all-American cuisine.
February 26, 2013/by Olivia Riordan

Melbourne, a city tasting tour

Fine Dining Lovers – They say Melbourne has four seasons in one day, but FDL finds the markets and bars are always hot: a look at Melbourne's best street food and culinary stops.
November 12, 2012/by Olivia Riordan

Best of Brooklyn

Feast – Across from the bright lights of Manhattan, Brooklyn has become an incubator for a culinary-minded generation.
April 15, 2012/by Olivia Riordan

A dish best served bold

Sydney Morning Herald – A star New York chef creates a feast on the page.
April 10, 2012/by Olivia Riordan

Sydney, a city tasting tour

Fine Dining Lovers – Discover the markets of Sydney, its sophisticated fusion food and wine bars.
November 7, 2011/by Olivia Riordan

Crackle and hiss of ancient art

Age Epicure – Etxebarri in Spain has a hazy take on food.
June 8, 2011/by Olivia Riordan

Cracco Ristorante Milan

Australian Gourmet Pages – On a recent overseas trip, AGP host Franz Scheurer asked me to review a restaurant where he claims to have had one of the best meals of his life. No pressure.
May 14, 2011/by Olivia Riordan