Taking a Londoner on a taste of Melbourne: Movida, Tonka, Cup of Truth, Le Petit Gateau.

When a visitor comes to visit us in Melbourne, it is never easy drawing up an itinerary that would best showcase what our food scene has to offer. Luckily for our friend from London, she would be here for much longer than the usual holiday stint, which gave me less pressure do it all. Nonetheless … Continue reading

Espai Sucre – dessert degustation (Barcelona, Spain)

“Sobar” with salt, lime and basil

Imagine this… You have just finished an incredible Spanish feast, stand up with a plump satisfaction to complete the monetary exchange. You wind around the narrow cobblestone pathways of the old Gothic quarter, sidestepping the occasional intoxicated rambler, and reminiscing on the still tangible flavours lingering on your palate. Turning a few corners, the well-trodden … Continue reading

Spanish roundup fiesta III – Lulo

Now for part 3 of the Spanish series. P.S. Avoid scrolling all the way down for my final verdict… The cuisine at Lulo, derives its flavours from both Spain and Latin America, so provides some unique differences to the other two venues (Bohemian and Portello Rosso). The sherry fino cured yellow fin tuna speckled with chilli … Continue reading

Spanish roundup fiesta part II – The Bohemian

This would not be the first or last time I would visit the Bohemian. Previously a paid-for meal, this time: out of pocket. Staff are warm, and head chef Josep Espuga is always around to make the dining experience that little more special. Patatas bravas. This is a distinctly unique rendition steering away from the traditional roughly … Continue reading

Spanish roundup fiesta I – Portello Rosso

Ever since coming back from Europe, I have been craving the food, particularly the French and Spanish. What does one do when you have an yearnings for food? Eat more! Here is a short review series of three Melbourne Spanish eateries I’ve dined at since I returned in May this year … [Portello Rosso] Where: … Continue reading

Movida Bar de Tapas – Spanish on Hosier

“On my way to Movida, I stumble down the uneven cobblestone pathway of Hosier Lane, surprised at first by how deserted and almost dangerous looking the alleyway looked, but then pleasantly astounded by the artworks that came to life off the old brickwork. If not for my hungry stomach I may have lingered a little … Continue reading

Movida aqui

500 Bourke St Level 1 Melbourne, 3000 03 9663 3038 Until a couple of weeks ago, I am embarrassed to say I had not been to any of the Movidas. Given the notorious 3 month waiting list at Hosier lane, plus my uncompromising impatience, I opted to book a table at Movida Aqui on Bourke for … Continue reading

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