This weekend the founders of Paris to Provence: Festival Français de Melbourne are bringing us Melbournians another French french festival to obsess over; Fed In French. What As a part of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Fed In French brings us Victoria’s first ever (I know! I was surprised we hadn’t had one yet too!) French food market, which is spread over 3 glorious days and 2 stunning locations, all within Melbourne’s CBD. The open-air French food and wine market will take place along the river at Federation Square, and is a part of the Melbourne Food & Wine…View Post
I remember when finding something healthy on the go meant you had to choke down a crappy Maccas salad or just pretend you weren’t hungry. But now, you can’t drive through a bigger Melbourne suburb and not be flooded with a choice of health-conscious cafes and restaurants. Now this is a trend I can rally around.
Since I moved from Bayside to Toorak I’ve been on the hunt for my new local, and given the huge number of venue in the area, you think I’d be spoilt for choice. The issue is that I’m picky. Like… Super picky.
One fateful day I was in Dan Murphy’s buying drinks for a beach party we were heading down to and it struck me; I didn’t want to drink beer, wine or cider. I felt a bit down about that because anything tastier was going to be a right hassle to make on the beach, it was a scorcher of a day and I desperately needed something to quench my thirst. So as I was walking down the aisles hunting for inspiration, a cute bottle caught my attention. It was BEE Mead. And it was love.
After yoga on a Saturday morning, I just don’t feel like a big breaky. The other 23 hours of the day I do but just after getting all zen it just doesn’t feel right. I’ve walked past Green Cup in South Yarra so many times that I thought it was about time to try it, so popped into the light and bright store.
There are a few things in life I just can’t pass up. Amongst those are bubble tea, talking to strangers dogs on the street and 1/2 price food, so when a friend told me that she had scored us a table at Wabi Sabi Garden and we were going to get 50% off our food, I was stoked. All I needed now was a random dog to say hi to and a bubble tea…
I’d like to preface this review by stating that I am an avid meat-eater, a passionate foodie and am reluctantly gluten-free, so for a vegetarian/vegan/GF place to impress me, it must be really bloody good. A GF friend of mine suggested we try Monk Bodhi Dharma and see what all the fuss was about. We opted for a later brunch, and I headed out to meet her at 11am on a Saturday. They’re at the rear 202 Carlisle St, Balaclava, under 15 minutes from Melbourne city in the trendy St Kilda/Balaclava area.