Date night again and this time Mr D surprised me and took me to Bistro Guillaume at Crown Casino Complex. Yes, we’re having french in preparation for our Paris trip (wooohooo!). You’ll know which one it is, it’s the most greenest restaurant (EXCITEMENT!!).
I came here with a friend for dinner since she was craving Korean. We were in the area since we were seeing 112 (YEAH BOIIII!) and needed to stay close to the venue. I made a reservation on a Sunday night but we were a tad late but I called ahead to let them know (politeness FTW).
Dinner with the gang again and we (when I said we I mean Mr Burberry) felt like Japanese. He chose Hako for a Saturday dinner and of course Melbourne was pouring down raining. We got inside it was actually quite cosy. It felt really modern and fun inside.
Catch up with the girlies and this time we decided on Jinda Thai since one of the girls wanted to give it a go. We had to book it one week in advance on for a Wednesday night at 7PM. I turned up and it was of course raining (gees, thanks winter Melbourne) and Miss Panda and I rushed in while waiting for Miss Train (a story from Malaysia!).
It was a catch up with my two stooges and we decided to try out Mamasita (been hanging to come here FOREVER!). Since there were three of us, we couldn’t make a booking for a Thursday night, they only do lunchtime bookings or for dinners has to be a table for 8-10 people (sure we can try to eat for 8 people but we were not going to be able to leave the place if we tried…). So the rule was whoever finished work goes in first to bag a seating. Turns out I was the first one there at 6:30PM and headed upstairs (I did miss it, very inconspicuous).
Tacos? Tequila? YES PLEASE!
Totally missed this door…
I convinced my friend Ms 3G to have dinner at DOC so I can pop my DOC cherry. Since there’s no booking for tables under 7, we decided to do a walk in at 6PM on a cold wintery Wednesday Night. I got there a tad late due to the yucky parking but Ms 3G got there at 6PM and she said it wasn’t super full at all. I rushed in to get away from the cold, I was hit in the face with warmth and Italian wait staff (felt like I was in Italy….kinda!). As we were deciding what to get from the menu, all I could smell was the pizza base, cheese and every italian goodness. GOD I was soooo HUNGRY!!!
I made a booking here over the phone for a table of 8 for a Saturday night at 7:30pm. Since there were road works, everyone turned up late, luckily the restaurant was understanding since literally almost all their reservations were stuck in traffic. Anywho, it’s a really cute place and people will generally miss the front door but since I’ve been hanging to come here, I knew exactly where it was yo!
So it was a catch up with my stooges again and this time we wanted to try Armenian cuisine (we had to google where Armenia was….) so we booked Sezar! We were running a bit late and called them to let us know and they were so great, telling us it was okay and to take our time. When we finally got there, we were seated ordered gin and tonics (Yes we are like old men trapped in women’s bodies haha).
We decided to order various dishes to share. First up were the small dishes and we got the seared hervey bay scallops with cauliflower puree, cumin caramal and zaatar. This was so beautiful. A plus that we love scallops too!
So a catch up with Miss Pear and the K sisters (Miss Candy and Miss cute height) was due and I decided to check out The Town Mouse since they got 1 hat in the age good food guide 2015. Booked it for 6pm (Yep, senior citizen dinner time) on a Saturday night and it was a 2h session (clearly I didn’t include all the giggle-ness that was going to happen so that was actually not enough time at all).
I went here with the girlies for dinner since I’ve been hanging to come here. It’s decor is very Melbourne where it is unique and very casual scenery with the brick walls and paintings on the walls. We decided to get a few dishes to share (let’s face it, everyone loves trying different dishes) and I ended up choosing the eggnet filled with pork, prawns, peanuts and caramelised coconut. To be honest it didn’t live up to its expectations. It was fresh but the flavours were too strong. There wasn’t any balance at all.