Friday, 19 December 2014

TOASTA

Now, I have been waiting for months to do this post. About 3.5 months ago I heard about TOASTA, a food truck that was going to pop-up in different locations in Melbourne, selling delicious toasties.
But they've always been too far north for me!! Last week I correctly guessed where their pop-up stall was going to be (Prahran Markets) and won a free toastie! Yay! I was really, really happy!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

Andrew's Hamburgers

As you might know, I love living in South Melbourne. We've got the market right at our footstep and so many cafes near buy. However, Albert Park is also only within a short walking distance and yesterday we finally went to Andrew's Hamburgers. We caught up with two friends who had been meaning to try the much hyped burgers too. 
Andrew's Hamburgers has been around for 75 years, it's crazy but I don't think nowadays restaurants tend to stay open for that long. The food scene seems to be forever changing with places closing and new places popping up instead. I love seeing places like Andrew's defying these changes and serving up burgers since 1939!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Speculatius Tiramisu - A Christmas Twist on an old Classic

Today we had L's parents over for a pre-Christmas lunch. L and I will be heading off to Germany for a cold Christmas in the Northern hemisphere.
After prawns and turkey that had been prepared by L, I brought out my dessert.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Two Birds One Stone

Hidden on the same street as Zumbo, not far from Chapel Street and Toorak Road sits Two Birds one Stone. It's owned by the same guys as Top Paddock in Richmond and The Kettle Black in South Melbourne. 
Just because it's not on one of the main streets doesn't mean it doesn't get busy, on the weekends there is the usual wait and even for mid-week breakfasts and lunches it gets busy. 

Monday, 8 December 2014

Dinner on the Beach at Qualia, Hamilton Island

The highlight of our recent trip to Hamilton Island was a birthday dinner. L's mother had invited us all to a private dinner on Pebble Beach at Qualia.
Qualia is a 'six star' exclusive resort on Hamilton Island, with a well deserved international reputation. Entry to Qualia is via some impressive Jurassic Park like gates, and by booking or appointment only.
We arrived in our golf buggies just in time for the sunset, and were instantly handed a glass of champagne on the beach. It was so beautiful. While we were admiring the sunset, oysters were brought out as canapés.