September 2013

The Tea Cosy

The Tea Cosy, The Rocks

September 28, 2013

High tea (or afternoon tea, whatever you want to call it) is one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon but not something I get to do often enough. An excuse to eat cute little sandwiches (with no crusts!), indulge in a few scones with jam and cream and wash it all down with […]

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Pilu at Freshwater

Pilu at Freshwater, Freshwater

September 22, 2013

Countless times we have talked about our ‘list’ so why should we stop now? There are many great places out there that have been around for ages, before this fad or that fad, yet somehow never end up being talked about. Pilu at Freshwater is one of those places and a place that has been […]

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The Hardware Societe

The Hardware Societe, Melbourne

September 15, 2013

After two solid days of eating our plan to squeeze in breakfast AND lunch on our last day in Melbourne started to fall apart. We honestly didn’t think we could ingest two more meals. Realising we would have to combine the two we checked out of our hotel and headed in to the city centre […]

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Vue de Monde

Vue de Monde, Melbourne

September 14, 2013

Shannon Bennett opened Vue de Monde in 2000 at the grand old age of 24. The restaurant quickly attained a cult following and Shannon was awarded the Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Best New Talent in 2003. In 2005 the restaurant was relocated to the historic Normandy Chambers building, where it achieved higher accolades and was awarded […]

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Flower Drum

Flower Drum, Melbourne

September 14, 2013

If you are someone who grew up eating Chinese food that was recreated by your Austrian mother from the ‘Women’s Weekly Chinese Cooking Class Cookbook’ like I was then you may have found that something was missing all these years. It’s not that my mum was an inept cook (quite the contrary), but for the […]

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Cumulus Inc.

Cumulus Inc., Melbourne

September 14, 2013

Opened in 2008, Cumulus Inc. is part of Andrew McConnell’s growing empire (think Cutler & Co, Golden Fields and Builders Arms Hotel). The restaurant and bar is open seven days a week from morning until late. Designed by acclaimed Melbourne architect Pascale Gomes-McNabb (who also designed Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Monopole, Yellow and Stokehouse) the […]

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MoVida Bar de Tapas

MoVida Bar de Tapas, Melbourne

September 13, 2013

When you fail to secure a table at a restaurant you desperately want to go that thought lingers in the back of your mind. When you finally land a table at a restaurant you’ve previously missed out on the anticipation runs high. Three years in the making, we were finally going to dine at the […]

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Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio

Burch & Purchese Sweet Studio, South Yarra

September 13, 2013

After three very long years it was time Dylan and I visited Melbourne. Our last trip to Victoria was a two week road trip through the Great Ocean Road and Melbourne. A two week gastronomic adventure celebrating our fifth anniversary. We dined at Jacques Reymond, Attica, Loam, MoVida Next Door and many more. This time […]

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Shake Shack vs Huxtaburger

Shake Shack vs Huxtaburger

September 13, 2013

Let me preface this post by outlining I do not like condiments. I hate vinegar. I hate mustard. I hate mayo. All burgers I eat are ordered sans condiments and that’s the way I like it. What I am trying to say is, yes I am different to the majority (don’t judge!) but as all […]

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