Friday, November 30, 2012

Birthday Breakfast

That morning, we had stayed awake, talking, until about five am. When the alarm woke us up at nine am, I felt like my world was splintering. By half past ten, I had finished the half empty bottle of champagne from the night before. On a morning full of trials and tribulations, realizations and revelations, it was little wonder that our fragile friendship did not fall apart. Somehow, we managed to hold it together, and as we stepped out together into the city, we lost our troubled selves in the lunchtime crowds that swirled around us. He guided me thru a maze of office buildings and laneways to arrive at Hardware Societe.

We were wholly impressed with the attentive service, although we both felt that we had perhaps made poor choices. Both of our orders were quite unimpressive and left us wanting. My pastry flaked with poetic sadness and the vegetables inside were overcooked and indistinguishable. The coffee was good, however it was silly how we had to hold onto our cups for the most part. We both agreed that perhaps larger tables, or smaller plates might be pertinent.

The Hardware SociƩte on Urbanspoon

On the way back, we stopped for some macarons and with so many irresistible choices, I couldn't help myself. The sheer range of flavours including Early Grey, Cherry Blossom, Lavender  and Raspberry was enough to make me swoon. Then, I bit into one, and became instantenenously love struck. <3 p="p">

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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Livingroom, Malvern

When my friend C first put up the event page, I thought she was inviting us all for a dinner party at her house. I remember thinking to myself: I hope she has a really long dinner table! In fact, having dinner at Livingroom is almost like dining at a friend's house. The ambiance is cosy and the food is comforting. 

Livingroom is the sort of place that I would want to recommend to others. It seems to be more than capable of delivering consistently good food. The menu often changes to adjust for seasonal ingredients, but the place has a competent air about it which is reassuring. Also be sure to keep an eye on special events that Livingroom hosts!

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sarti, Melbourne CBD

I debated whether or not to write this review as I fancied keeping Sarti for myself. Its obscure location on Russell Pl makes it quintessentially Melbournian. Sarti is intimate and cosy and I would've been impressed if anyone had chosen to take me there on a date. 

Alas, it was just a normal work night for me and I wasn't exactly at liberty to enjoy a long and leisurely romantic candlelit dinner. We clarified that for our waiter and this was duly noted - service was efficient and our food arrived promptly. We chose starters that were a bit adventurous with some inspiring flavors, whilst our pasta mains were familiar and comforting.

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