Sunday, 7 December 2014

FRANKIE SAYS - Preview

15 Acacia Place, Abbotsford -  set to open in late January 2015

There could be no better day for Frankie Says' launch party. The weather was warm, the sun was setting by the river, wine and music flowing... the perfect relaxed atmosphere.


Sunday, 30 November 2014

THE LAST JAR

616 Elizabeth Street, Melbourne - ph: (03) 9348 2957

Traditional Irish pub with a twist. That's how I described it after hubby asked me to sum up our dinner.


He found it by chance searching for a new place to try and I was sold when I checked on their website that, 'following the tradition of an Irish farmhouse, we make as much of the food as possible, in-house – hand-churned butter, freshly baked breads, sausages, puddings, bacon, all are handmade in-house'.


House baked soda bread 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

B'STILLA

30b Bray St, South Yarra - ph: 9826 2370

Hubby got excited about B'Stilla when he found out the same guys behind Mamasita and Momo were running the kitchen.

Unlike Mamasita, B'Stilla does take bookings and we were seated straight away when we got there on a busy Friday night. B'Stilla's vibe can probably be described as 'Moroccan casual' - pretty minimal d├ęcor with middle eastern patterns covering the floor and walls and mood lighting to make things cosy.

Bbq octopus with tahini remoulade ($13)

Sunday, 9 November 2014

HAKATA GENSUKE

168 Russell St, Melbourne - ph: 9663 6342

Hakata Gensuke seems to be the current talk of the town amongst Melbourne foodies. Every blogger has been there. It's been reviewed a million times, always along the same lines: they don't take bookings - queues are long - it's worth the wait. 


Saturday, 25 October 2014

ARI HASHI - best sushi in Richmond

258 Swan St Richmond - ph: (03) 03 9427 0609

So happy with my 'discovery' of a great sushi joint in Richmond!

Ari Hashi is not new, but I've missed it somehow and never had much luck trying to find decent quality sushi in the area.

Even though there is plenty of options in the pre-made/ takeaway/ hand roll sushi category along Bridge and Swan Rd, it's hard to find authentic Japanese restaurants specialising in sushi.

Sushi and sashimi combo for 1 ($26)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

A LA FOLIE

589 Chapel St, South Yarra - ph: (03) 9827 3337

We made a special 'breakfast family trip' to A la folie last Saturday to try their macarons and petits choux.