Posted on | April 26, 2013 | 7 Comments
So Attica must be one of Melbourne’s most famous and awarded restaurants. And I finally made it there thanks to Kat, who booked us into dinner for their Tuesday night Chef’s Table.
Run by Chef Ben Shewry, Attica has consistently been recognised as one of Melbourne’s – and Australia’s – top restaurants. Located on a quiet street in Ripponlea (at least, on a Tuesday night), the restaurant inside is quite understated: white linen tablecloths, black walls, and bright spotlights over each table.
Posted on | April 23, 2013 | 14 Comments
Normally at 8:30am on a Sunday morning the very last thing you would find me doing is sitting by the beach in St Kilda. But one Sunday in March, there I was sipping a coffee and watching early morning fitness freaks run past. I definitely wasn’t down in St Kilda for fitness purposes, as I was about to take a BBQ masterclass and scoff meat for breakfast. Fitness be damned.
As part of the BBQ Festival, there were several master classes in barbequing. I attended a session hosted by Chris Girvin-Brown from Perth, who held a class about offset and direct heat barbequing in the super condensed time of two hours (normally they’re a full day).
Posted on | April 21, 2013 | 14 Comments
It feels like I’ve done (eaten) a lot over the past fortnight, but I don’t seem to have many pictures. I think I’m getting too lazy to post to Instagram. I don’t really like posting during a meal, and then afterwards I’m over it. Hah. Buhbuhbuh.
Posted on | April 17, 2013 | 14 Comments
I’ve written about Streat before, and I’m posting about it again because I think it’s a bit underrated.
The food at Streat is good, drawing inspiration from different cuisines and places around the world, so it’s not just about bacon, eggs and toast. They don’t need a slick fit out and the latest shiny coffee machines. I like Streat so much that it’s our second most visited cafe (after Reading Rooms).
Posted on | April 14, 2013 | 8 Comments
Proud Mary has been around for a while, and from the beginning it’s been hot.
And on a particularly hot Friday temperature wise, I was there for breakfast with my friend Em (Random Friday Off Work – huzzah). It was our second attempt for Random Friday Off Work breakfast there – our first attempt was derailed by Em’s toddler being sick and having to tag along. Proud Mary was a bit too busy for a little kidlet with lots of energy, so we headed somewhere a bit quieter.
Posted on | April 12, 2013 | 17 Comments
It was Alastair’s birthday in late March, and as per tradition for the past seven years, there was birthday lasagne to celebrate.
A LOT of birthday lasagne. Like… four litres of bolognaise sauce a lot. (Go big, right?!)
Of course, it wasn’t just us eating birthday lasagne. I invited a few people over and naturally there had to be birthday cake. Not for Alastair, because he doesn’t like cake that much, but for everyone else since it’s “not a birthday without birthday cake”.
Posted on | April 9, 2013 | 12 Comments
Disclosure: I attended courtesy of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival and Casa & Bottega.
Apart from being a tall towering thing of beauty, it’s really fun to say.
I’ve always admired them before, but never made one. They just seemed *difficult* but you know what? It was actually much easier than I was expecting. See that bad boy up there? Yeah, I made that.
(Confession. It may have only been easy because I made it at a class at Casa and Bottega and I had guidance at every step.)
Posted on | April 7, 2013 | 17 Comments
Posted on | April 3, 2013 | 11 Comments
Random Fridays off work are the best. The Best.
Not just because it means a three day weekend (and when is that going to be implemented world wide? I will join that movement) but because sometimes it means that I get to have breakfast with my friend Em.
Posted on | March 31, 2013 | 6 Comments
If Melbourne ever gets over the Mexican food trend, will Latin/South American cuisine be the next thing working its way up the hot list?
Piqueos in North Carlton opened late last year, serving Argentinian food with a side of Peruvian. I like South American food so roped in Maz and Dazzle to have dinner a few weekends ago.
The menu is split into piqueos (small bites), raciones (slightly larger starter dishes) and parrilla (charcoal grilled food) with a short list of salads and accompaniments. You can also order the chef’s tasting menu for $60.« go back — keep looking »