I had all great intention of having this post up at the beginning of the week and then I got a cold! After having such a great week in Melbourne and still being on a bit of a high it knocked me for six and I’m still trying to recover. So without sounding like a bleeding heart my head has been a little addled and I really haven’t managed to achieve much this week – she says as she’s trying to upload images from a week ago on a Friday evening at 7pm – yes, sad I know, but better late than never right?!
Well a week on from my trip to Melbourne I’m still salivating over the amazing food I enjoyed! If only I’d stayed longer, although it may have been a case of rolling me onto a plane (not a pretty site)! I managed to catch a show, and not just any show. “Love Never Dies” was an amazing display of colour, scenic mastery and music. I’ve never seen the “Phantom of the Opera” so don’t really understand how you can go from somewhere as romantic and mysterious as Paris to Coney Island, but hey, Andrew Lloyd Webber has more musicals under his belt than I do so I’ll go with his train of thought. However, the show left me tingling and I would certainly go see it again if just for the backdrops and scenes – they were truely fantasic! Now I guess I will have to try and see “Phantom of the Opera” just to clarify a few things. I didn’t take my camera everywhere so here are just a few snaps from some of the places I ate … yes, I know if only I hadn’t spent all my time eating I might have a few scenic shots as well. Anyway, enjoy and I will try and get some images up from the Registry Office wedding I photographed while over there as well.
Oh, and by the way – this is the beginning of my new branding. I had intended that everything be launched all at once ie. website, blog, collections etc but because I’ve been busy with so much other stuff its a little bit of piece-by-piece
My first day in Melbourne I was taken to this grungy cafe on Lygon Street. Small Block was one of those places you would make your local. The service was great and had personality and the clientelle were a variety of people from families to creatives who by the look had become part of the furniture. The food was great and it was one of the best coffee’s I had while in Melbourne – if only I wasn’t so fussy!
After a bit of shopping lunch was at Vue de Monde – 55 stories up at Rialto on Collins Street. It was certainly an experience, the butter was brought to the table on a trolley and ‘rolled’ before being placed on one of the stones that made up the centrepiece of the table – really?!
The view was quite spectacular although with all the pomp and ceremony that went with lunch is was almost made redundant.
This was the sorbet between our entree and main. I was a little sceptical when they brought out a small wooden pestle and a bowl of fresh greens with some liquid nitrogen. But after having the greens ‘snap’ frozen, using the pestle to break them down and then having cucumber sorbet added to the mix I was a firm believer that large bowls of this should be delivered to the table between all courses! It was delicious, sweet and left you wanting more…