In Melbourne, a city full of food and obsessed by coffee, I cook, I eat, I share the good news and the bad. essjay eats

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Review: Seven Seeds

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

Melbourne’s hottest new bright shiny coffee house in Carlton didn’t push any happy buttons for me today unfortunately. I was a bit excited by the buzz, and Melbourne Gastronome’s blogand the fact it was a sibling to Brother Baba Budan, but still I was a bit underwhelmed. I found the space a bit difficult I […]

Review: The Court House – North Melbourne

Saturday, June 13th, 2009

We’ve just started feeling the chill of winter, and the need for some heavier food. The Court House isn’t far away from us, and generally a tasty, easy-to-like, meal. I rarely feel like boring, pedestrian food (who does really?), but sometimes I do just want life to be a bit easier to deal with than […]

Saturday Night Schemozzle 31th May 2009

Sunday, May 31st, 2009

A lovely Saturday night had been planned, a laid back dinner with some new friends at Black Ruby and on to Geralds for scotch and dessert (not necessarily in that order). It was a pretty frosty when we headed out, and arrived in Rathdowne street to see our dinner guests standing out on the street…ah […]

Review: Birdman Eating

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

A lazy Saturday morning beckoned, and a trip to The Commoner seemed to be the order of the day, but alas, when we arrived the door was firmly shut. A quick scan through the mental rolodex of places I’ve always meant to get to, but haven’t – Birdman Eating. It’s not far away, the parking gods are on our […]

Review: BaBa Levantine Trading. Lygon St East Brunswick

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Wednesday night we ventured to Lygon Street, east Brunswick to try out the fairly new-ish Baba. Chef James Wilkinson is cooking there and I really enjoyed his food at Jimmy Watson’s some years ago. The space is a bit sparse, and I expected it to be a bit busier on a Wednesday night – but […]

Review: Heronswood in Dromana

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Today was a total skive-off. JB has switched his day off at work this week and suggested we get “out and about” . I’ve wanted to go to Heronswood Homestead in Dromana for some time now. We happened across the companion cool climate garden for Diggers Seeds (heritage and heirloom seed savers) a few weeks […]