Monday, December 24, 2012

Weekly Menu, 22 December - 28 December 2012

Saturday 22 December: 'Casa Beauville'
Sunday 23 December: Fishy tacos
Monday 24 December: Quinoa salad #meatfreemondays
Tuesday 25 December: Christmas leftovers
Wednesday 26 December: Pork belly Christmas leftovers
Thursday 27 December: Pasta 
Friday 28 December: Burritos #camping

Café Vue - December Mixology (Cocktail Degustation), Christmas in Provence

Normanby Chambers, 430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9691 3899
Open Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm

John Lennon - War is Over (Merry Christmas)



Otis Redding - Merry Christmas, Baby

Gingerbread Man

Black pudding, spiced apple

Paul McCartney - Wonderful Christmas Time 

Pedro & Rum Flip 

Pork loin salad

James Brown - Soulful Christmas 

Pear & Mandarin Daiquiri 

Baked cheese crêpe

The Temptations - Silent Night

Candy Cane Martini 

Candy Cane Martini 

Verdict? Super fun-times with the girls yet again and absolutely amazing service (special thanks to Lui Bartender Michael). See you at the January edition!
Meal style: Cocktail degustation
Cost: $95.00 per person
Time and date of visit: 7:00pm Friday 21 December 2012
Previous editions: November

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Weekly Menu, 15 December - 21 December 2012

Saturday 15 December: Hong Kong BBQ
Sunday 16 December: Lucky Coq / Chicken pasta bake
Monday 17 December: Ratatouille #meatfreemondays
Tuesday 18 December: Tomato and beef on rice
Wednesday 19 December: Kimchi scallion noodles Leftovers #datenight
Thursday 20 December: Kimchi scallion noodles
Friday 21 December: Cafe Vue Mixology

Burch & Purchese Afternoon Tea at The Langham - Southbank, Victoria

1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 8696 8888
Various dates on Fridays at 10.30am - 12.00pm, 12.30pm - 2.30pm, 3.00pm - 5.00pm 

Moscato, Raspberry, Peach & White Chocolate Tube
Mini Mandarin & Salted Caramel Cake with snowflake
Mini Explosive Chocolate & Cherry Eclair

Smoked salmon pin wheel sandwich
Free range chicken, cucumber and cress sandwich
Egg & mayonnaise sandwich
Cream cheese & chive sandwich

Scones with fruit jam, butter and clotted cream

Passionfruit Cloud, Gold Bar, Popcorn Honeycomb Rubble

Verdict? ★★The sweets were super sweet and rich (unfortunately we did not detect any popping candy in our eclairs), and the sandwiches dry and lacking in filling. Overall, slightly disappointing.
Meal style: Afternoon tea
Cost: $69.00 per person (served with your choice of tea, coffee or hot chocolate)
Time and date of visit: 3:00pm Friday 7 December 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

PM24 (Sunday Brunch) - Melbourne, Victoria

24 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9207 7424
Open for lunch Sunday to Friday 12pm - 3pm and for dinner 7 days from 6pm to late

Drinks: Doss Blockos Lager and Apricot Napolean

Jerusalem artichoke souffle, mushroom fumet

Bateman's Bay oysters, shallot vinaigrette

Squid carbonara, parmesan cream, slow poached egg

Rotisserie Chicken, lèchefrite sautées potatoes
Raspberry or strawberry marshmellows

Verdict? ★★☆ Decidedly undecided, we agree to disagree.
Meal style: Brunch
Cost: $107.50 total (between 2 people for 2 appetisers and 2 plat principal dishes, not including drinks)
Time and date of visit: 12:00pm Sunday 2 December 2012

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Weekly Menu, 8 December - 14 December 2012

Saturday 8 December: Chicken and sweetcorn on rice
Sunday 9 December: Sunday lunch leftovers
Monday 10 December: Minestrone soup Sunday lunch leftovers
Tuesday 11 December: Tomato and beef on rice Little Africa at Prudence
Wednesday 12 December: Chicken pasta bake BBQ chicken
Thursday 13 December: Dan dan noodles
Friday 14 December: Fishy Fridays

Monday, December 3, 2012

Yeonga - North Melbourne, Victoria

1 Cobden Street, North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (03) 9326 8834
Open 7 days from 5.30pm for dinner 

Banchan and dipping sauces

Marinated Short Rib Intercostal and Scallops

Kim Chi Pancake

Pork Jowl

Verdict? ★★We'll be back with more empty stomachs!
Meal style: BBQ dinner
Cost: $66.00 total (between 2 people for 4 shared dishes and 2 bowls of rice, not including drinks)
Time and date of visit: 5:30pm Saturday 1 December 2012

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Saturday, December 1, 2012

Weekly Menu, 1 December - 7 December 2012

Saturday 1 December: Yeonga
Sunday 2 December: Ribs and greens
Monday 3 December: Bean thread noodle
Tuesday 4 December: Fried rice
Wednesday 5 December: Spaghetti bolognese
Thursday 6 December: Caesar pasta salad
Friday 7 December: 'The Avenue' / Señor BBQ Charcoal Grill and Deli

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hallam's Waterfront Seafood Restaurant - Launceston, Tasmania

13 Park Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia (03) 6334 0554
Open 7 days for lunch and dinner (closed Christmas and Boxing Day)

Freshly shucked Tasmanian Pacific Oysters sourced from Tasmania's East Coast - Natural, Fresh Lemon

Freshly shucked Tasmanian Pacific Oysters sourced from Tasmania's East Coast - Salmon Pearls, Fresh Horseradish

Waterfront Taste Plate

Tasmanian Spring Bay Blue Lip Mussels Steamed Open in Saffron Broth

Grilled Tasmanian Blue Eye Trevalla, Oven Roasted Chat Potatoes, Lemon Beurre Blanc, Basil Pesto, Green Beans

Tasmanian Seafood platter, A selection of Hot and Cold Tasmanian Seafood (for Two)

Verdict? ★★☆☆ The fresh oysters and the fried prawns in the taste plate were absolutely divine. But the service was a little slow and disappointingly the entrées were the highlight of the meal. 
Meal style: Dinner of 7 shared dishes (including a salad - not pictured)
Cost: $226.50 total (between 4 people, not including drinks)
Time and date of visit: 6:45pm Saturday 24 November 2012

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Monday, November 26, 2012

Chicco - Seddon, Victoria

77 Charles Street, Seddon, Victoria, Australia (03) 9687 7194
Open Wednesday - Monday, 8am - 4pm

Pesto scrambled free range eggs with wilted spinach on sourdough

Verdict? ★★☆☆☆ Staff are friendly and the coffee drinkable, but there was a bit too much liquid on the generous plate for  my liking (from the runny scrambled eggs to the overly buttered bread and the watery spinach). I believe there may be better options nearby.
Meal style: Brunch
Cost: $19.00 total
Time and date of visit: 11:15am Friday 23 November 2012

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Middle Fish - Carlton, Victoria

122-128 Berkeley Street, Carlton, Victoria, Australia (03) 9348 1704
Open Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm and Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm

Thai ice milk tea.

Thai ice black coffee.

Kang Prik Gra Dook Moo - Slow Cooked Pork Ribs Curry with Potato, Green Beans and Kaffir Lime Leaf, accompanied with Seasonal Raw Vegetables. This dish is traditionally very spicy, intense and powerfully flavoured.

Noodle Salad with Fresh Mango topped with Crispy Prawns.

Verdict? ★★☆☆ 
Meal style: Lunch (2 shared dishes)
Cost: $32.00 total (between 2 people, not including drinks)
Time and date of visit: 1:30pm Sunday 25 November 2012

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