Showers over Windermere from Holbeck Lane near Troutbeck.

Foodie Friday – Hail, Hail Melbourne

September 8, 2022

Back in one of the world’s foodie capitals, Melbourne for the first time since February 2020 – 20 days pre our Covid jail sentence.

And three dinners with Melbourne residents and friends – Damien, Jamie, Kate & Duncan and co.

Matilda – Open fire, hot coals, modern Aussie food at the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Good bar, good Aussie wines – Kangaroo tartare, oysters, dressed Fraser Island Spanner Crab, Murray Cod and amazing steaks.

Gimlet – Private room for eight of us at Gimlet in the 120 year old Cavendish House in Melbourne’s CBD.  A nostalgia/retro heritage gem – great cocktail list, terrific atmosphere.  Jam packed (on a Monday!), great service, another dose of great local produce.

Bar Lourinha – A tiny Portuguese tapas/wine bar on Little Collins Street.  Casual, lively, no frills – great sardines and bacalao.

Cecconi’s – Classic Venetian inspired Italian.

A good time was had by all.

And Auckland awaits!!



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