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

Archive for June, 2009

The cheese is here! #03/09

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

I joined the Bruny Island Cheese Co. Cheese club a few weeks back after reading the rave reviews of some fellow tweeters. First order arrived today. Well packaged box, and well sealed. Boy! does that washed rind smell like … well a smelly washed rind cheese! Can’t wait to try the Oen I’ve only tried […]

Attica: an experience

Monday, June 29th, 2009

On birthdays and special occasions we’ll often try to get to a “name” restaurant. We both like “dining out” and it gives us a chance to justify the “hang the expense” dining experience (and I get to overuse quotation marks). I suspect that habit will now change, and we will make Attica our destination of […]

Rhubarb Streusel Minicakes

Monday, June 29th, 2009

I can’t call them muffins as my religion forbids me, and these are just too good. They are destined for the lads in Accounts who have been working too hard in the lead up to the end of financial year, and I’ve been making a lot of that work for them. I think these are […]

Seven Seeds Update

Saturday, June 20th, 2009

We popped in to Seven Seeds again this morning as promised. It is between my place and JB’s so we do drive past it fairly regularly. Coffee was much better today – delicious in fact, and they has keen beavers chatting to folk as they came in the door, much improved. But 10 mins for […]

Review: Griff’s Wine Pub

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Where else can you order bottles of Parker 2003 Cabernet for $49 a bottle? Griff’s wine pub has been quietly feeding the faithful for almost two years under it’s latest guise (let’s all try to forget about the Purple Turtle shall we?). On the corner of Johnston and Napier streets in Fitzroy, it’s a stylish […]

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 […]