This month we indulged in a family mid-week break to a place whispered to be Australia’s food capital. Yep, you’ve guessed it – Melbourne. Okay, we only live 4km away from the city, but oh how we ate!
What we ate: Just about everything! While grandma and David dutifully made our way through the seafood, Ana enjoyed the amazing seasonal veggies and all the vegetable curries. We all loved our tailor-made freshly wokked stirfries and, while we’re not normally sweet-toothed, we loved seeing the amazing presentation of the desserts.
What we drank: We ordered the Grappa but they were out, so we settled on some single malt scotch instead. Yes it was Wednesday lunchtime, what’s your point?
Best bits: The very impressive show of naan bread-making and, of course, tucking into this soft chewy Indian bread afterwards.
Worse bits: Getting a little too adventurous with the pickled chilli on the Indian station. It can only be described as old-sock-meets-chilli-paste.
Good for: Very hungry people, business lunch, catch up with friends, special occasions.
Don’t leave without: Staying for High Tea at the Langham – this family friendly affair has an impressive array of desserts and house teas. Lots of little tots in princess outfits and superman apprentices were seen in the lobby that day!
1 Southgate Avenue, Southbank, Melbourne, Victoria