September 2010

MoVida Next Door

MoVida Next Door, Melbourne

September 10, 2010

Planning for our trip to Melbourne we forgot to book MoVida. And naturally when I phoned up whilst in Melbourne I was informed the restaurant was booked out for 12 weeks! TWELVE WEEKS! Ahhhh I can’t say I was surprised but I was disappointed. And although we would have loved to hang around for twelve […]

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Der Raum

Der Raum, Richmond (Closed)

September 9, 2010

After finishing up our epic 5 hour lunch at Loam in Drysdale we headed back to our shortstay apartment in Southbank to cook up a storm with all the fresh produce we had bought that morning from Queen Victoria Markets. Sadly my Thai feast needed to be cut short mostly because we were still so […]

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Loam, Drysdale (Closed)

September 9, 2010

While dining at maze and chatting with our waiter about what we had planned for our little adventure in Victoria, he immediately suggested Loam as a ‘must’ on our itinerary. We knew only a little about Loam but had vague recollections of the ‘no menu’ philosophy. Sadly we really didn’t know if and when we […]

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Attica, Ripponlea

September 8, 2010

8 course tasting menu – 0.00 per person / with matched wine 5.00 per person Snow crab (Gosset Brut Excellence NV, Champagne, France) Marron tail, cured beef, wild sea flora (Larry Cherubino Riesling 2010, Porongurup, WA) A simple dish of potato cooked in the earth it was grown (Domaine Pichot ‘Coteau de la Biche’ Vouvray […]

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Koko at Crown

Koko, Southbank

September 7, 2010

Seeing as though we were staying quite close to the Crown Complex during our Melbourne visit we decided to have a bit of a wander through the Casino and somehow ended up deciding to check Koko out. We arrived without a booking but were lucky enough to get the last free table. The interior by […]

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Ladro Fitzroy

Ladro, Fitzroy

September 5, 2010

Being a foodie the most difficult question to answer is “What is your favourite food?” I really struggle with it, toss and turn over various cuisines, individual dishes, cherished childhood memories, but when it comes down to it I just can’t choose, I feel it’s like asking a parent to pick their favourite child, how […]

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Sapore, St Kilda

September 5, 2010

Sapore (meaning flavour in Italian) is a one hatted restaurant located at the southern end of Fitzroy Street in St Kilda, where the road bends towards the water and the esplanade diverges toward the sea baths, St Kilda beach, Luna Park and Acland Street. Veal ‘Osso Buco’ with parsley and lemon risotto, confit garlic fritti […]

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Jacques Reymond Cuisine du Temps

Jacques Reymond, Prahran (Closed)

September 2, 2010

We had not heard very much about Jacques Reymond before doing a little reading and planning for our Melbourne road trip. Looking over the menu and hearing of Jacques’ philosophies on food we knew we had to dine there. Being widely known as Melbourne’s best restaurant had us buzzing with anticipation to see if Melbourne’s […]

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Merrijig Inn

Merrijig Inn, Great Ocean Road (Closed)

September 1, 2010

Historic Merrijig Inn is nestled in Port Fairy, 27km west of Warrnambool and the end of the Great Ocean Road. Home of Ryan Sessions and his wife Kirstyn since 2006, the self taught chef has never worked further afield than Warrnambool yet brings with him an enormous amount of talent. Awarded The Age Good Food […]

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