Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Southern American Goodness at Le Bon Ton

A couple of weeks ago, when I was asking some fellow foodies on suggestions about a great pub that serves delicious food and might convince someone to move to Melbourne, they pointed me towards Le Bon Ton in Collingwood.
As we got off the train we thought we might've ended up in the wrong street, it looked more like a residential area than the location for a Southern American Saloon.

Monday, 19 October 2015

A Special Date at The Royal Mail Hotel in Dunkeld

This post is almost two months overdue. I've said it before in some other posts and it's also obviously evident in my lack of posts in the recent weeks - life 1.0 has taken over. For some reason I have been crazy busy, getting fit, training for a half marathon, catching up with friends, trying to find time to read a book.
And all this while celebrating our recent engagement. Yes, my beautiful boyfriend, now fiancé proposed to me and it was perfect! He chose a place that fit us as a couple perfectly: The Royal Mail Hotel. A two-hatted restaurant in Dunkeld in the Grampians, serving incredible food about three hours from Melbourne.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Cool down with a Spanish Gazpacho

I have to admit, I didn't cook this tonight, but I made this together with my mother when I went back to Germany in July, during the European summer. This delicious, Spanish soup requires no cooking and is whipped up in no time. So it's perfect for a 35°C day, now that it's finally warming up! 

Thursday, 1 October 2015

ZomatoMeetup at Mesa Verde

Mexican food is one of those trends that luckily doesn't seem to go away in this city. So I was super excited when I got an invitation from Zomato to join them at the ZomatoMeetup at Mesa Verde.
Mesa Verde is located in Curtin House on Swanston St. Yep, the one with the many stairs. And Mesa Verde is on the 6th floor. While I actually had the rare option of having the elevator right there, ready to take me upstairs, I opted for the stairs. To get the real feeling. I thought my half marathon training would've meant I was fit but apparently climbing stairs is a different matter altogether. At least I felt like I had burned enough calories to sit down for an amazing meal.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Soup Monday - Clam Velouté with Bacon and Chilli Oil

It was L's birthday recently and to celebrate we had a few people over for dinner. As part of our degustation-style dinner we served a delicious clam soup that we had cooked in a French cooking class we attended the week before. (Post coming soon!)
I loved the subtle flavour of he sea in this soup, topped with crispy bacon for some extra saltiness and a spicy note from the chilli oil.