Photography #15 – staring at cracks

Staring at cracks

The Estelle – Scott Pickett’s newest venture

Ever since I heard news that Scott Pickett had left The Point at Albert Park to run his own restaurant alongside Ryan Flaherty in a little shop front on High Street I had been eagerly at the edge of my seat to try it out. The Estelle, a name only two years old in Northcote, … Continue reading

Brunetti – Food trail

Truth be told, I never thought I would visit Brunetti again, in part due to my dislike of Lygon Street, but also in part due to previous experiences. But being easily swayed to anything that comes without a price tag, I thought I would give this place another go when Ashley from Food Pampering suggested … Continue reading

Burch and Purchese – South Yarra

As part of my birthday celebrations, which eventually coalesced with a few other friends’ birthdays to form a massive week long binge, we trekked out to South Yarra after having a lazy breakfast at St Ali. Certainly for those of us, who had been following Master Chef, were incredibly excited. Entering into B&P is liking … Continue reading

L’atelier – the new Monsieur Truffe

Look for the ‘red-door’, I was advised. Sure enough the bright red aberrancy against the muted cement walls was the only thing that shouts: I am here. There was no signage and no we’re-open chalkboard when we arrived. Talk about being obscure… One of the first things you’ll notice when you push the door ajar, … Continue reading

Photography #14

To hold, share and laugh.

Photography #13

A little fuzzy and out of focus

Photography #12

Natural selection

Breakfast at St Ali – South Melbourne

Ok people, after much deliberation I have decided to streamline a few posts (particularly the return visits) so the time delay can improve from the current two month lag. This is another eat out to celebrate mine and a few other friend’s birthdays – a big coalesce of binge eating and sugar high. Here’s a … Continue reading

Mooncake festival – Victoria Market

Given it is Mid-Autumn festival tomorrow I thought I’d make an exception to my chronological blog posting. It’s probably irrelevant now given this “event” was on today, but I thought I would share it anyway. At least you can visit the stores themselves? So according to mum, there was a festival happening at Victoria Market … Continue reading

Photography #11

Scattered white

Maze pop up dessert

[Note: Maze Melbourne has closed. Currently resided by Mr Hive] Not sure if this will make anyone change their minds about visiting the ailing branch of Gordon Ramsay’s empire – Maze Melbourne. This will be a quick post highlighting Maze’s pop up dessert theme, wherein the pastry chef creates the desserts before your eyes and … Continue reading

Mt Dandenong – trek, shoot and eat

The morning was quite gloriously sunny with the warmth pouring over the horizon. Heading East to Mt Dandenong for some lunch sounded like a great idea at the time. The idea was to have a quick filler before a short trek. The only problem was finding a place to eat at peak midday lunch hour, … Continue reading

The Atlantic – ocean to palate

Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St Melbourne, 3006 9698 8888 See also: Second visit review. It is quite easy to be sucked into a whirlwind chase of the latest offerings, and doubly hard to be patient in waiting for the hype to plateau out. But as I have learnt, this means you will probably escape the … Continue reading

Chin Chin

Having just updated my wish-list (doubling as my restaurant review index) I have three points to make. One – Melbourne has helluv-a-lot of good places to eat at. Two – I have been guilty of eating out much more than I ever have in my life, in order to feast my palate on all that … Continue reading

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