Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I first tried to book a table for two on a Sunday night and the lady on the phone laughed at me. Evenings at MoVida seem to book out well in advance, after lunch there today I can see why.
The food was amazing. We went for a combination of 3 tapas and 3 racions which was enough food for two. I recommend giving the anchovies and tomato sorbet a try. The special today was the venison, usually I don't eat meat but it was delicious.
I don't have any pictures of the food. The restaurant was a little to fancy to pull out my camera without feeling like an idiot. Check out the website for the menu.
Open daily, Noon to late.
1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, 3000
Thursday, April 22, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
The Abbotsford Convent are looking to discontinue the lease of Lentil As Anything Community Restaurant in January next year.
This is terrible news. Lentil as Anything provide support and hospitality training for refugees, youth and other members of our community who are struggling to find an opportunity. Lentil are helping to address isolation experienced by new migrants and socially isolated people.
There is a petition here. Or you can drop into one of the Lentil as Anything restaurants and sign there.
1 St. Heliers Street,
Lentil as Anything _ St Kilda
41 Blessington St
St Kilda VIC 3182
(03) 9534 5833
Lentil as Anything _ Footscray
233 Barkly Street,
Phone: 0424 081 652
Thursday, November 5, 2009
So I'm going to do a bit of selfless promotion here...but it's Melbourne related so I think it's allowed?
This is just a little post to announce that my website I have been working on for the last couple of months is FINALLY up!!
I have been working as a jeweller for the last 5 years, and earlier this year I have gone out as my own boss! It been very exciting and rewarding and I am loving every minute.
I specializes in ‘custom-made, one-off pieces’ designed and handmade with a special emphasis on sustainable practices. Having a piece of handmade jewellery made is a pretty exciting and special experience, and I really enjoy working with people to be able to design custom-made piece of their dreams.
Please head over to my website, Kate Shore Jewellery to check it out :)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Lately I have been trying to eat and drink organic. It can be hard on a limited budget and it can be even harder when you live with someone who struggles to see the benefit of paying an extra 50 cents for free range eggs.
I am trying to introduce the organic concept a step at a time. I thought a good way to get my boyfriend involved would be to start seeking out organic wines. It has become a bit of a game: 'who can find the best wine for the best price'.
It hasn't been an easy game. Our local liquor store only had one and a store clerk who asked "Organic wine? Why would you want that?" A trip to the liquor superstore resulted in three bottles of red.
Then my boyfriend surprised me. He asked if i was interested in carbon offsetting. I wasn't really sure. I had a look around and it isn't easy to find organic wines which also offset their carbon omissions. So i decided to start looking for organic wines which are grown in Victoria. I used organicwine.com.au, an online wine retailer specialising in organic wine, biodynamic wine, preservative free wine.
I have three favourites for you. They are all certified organic and grown in Victoria.
Captains Creek 2008 Moorookyle Chardonnay from Daylesford in the Macedon Ranges (Picture from organicwine.com.au)
Kangaroo Hills in Daylesford in the Macedon Ranges has a Pinot Grigio which won a Silver medal at the 2009 Australia / New Zealand Wine Show.
I will be in Daylesford in a couple of weeks so a winery trip might be in order. If you know of any other local organic wines. Leave us a comment and we will be only too happy to give them a try!