Trick or tweet?

Social media is changing the face of dining.

DINING at Vue de Monde presents an evening of surprises. There is the food, of course, and the view - strategically placed mirrors allow diners to see the chefs' skilled hands at work. And, no, your eyes don't deceive you: there, in a corner of the kitchen, is head chef Cory Campbell mid-tweet as he riffs on his dish of the moment, picture included.

''Twitter is a bit of fun on the side,'' Campbell says with a grin. ''People actually tweet to you while they're eating and that's a bit of fun. It's instant and you can strike that personal approach; not just us to the guests, but the guests to us as well.''