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Archive for August, 2009

La Luna Bistro – Carlton

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

I’ve eaten at Adrian Richardson’s Carlton Institution many times, but I’ve only had the steak once before. I generally get tempted by the kid or the suckling pig well before I get to the steak list. But, tonight I was on a mission, to eat steak. That doesn’t quite explain while all three of my […]

Eating: Chicken, Coriander and Leek Dumplings

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

I’m cleaning out the freezer and so the plan today was to cook chicken. I defrosted some Lilydale breasts and some wonton wrappers (the crap that accumulates!). The Gasworks Farmers’ Market brought us baby leeks and coriander to round out the filling, and the Prahran Market Tour from a few weeks ago turned up some […]

Breakfast at Cavallini

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Robert Coco’s Cavallini bakery is a brilliant addition to the Queens Parade strip. I doubted the place could bare one more bakery (in fact one has closed recently) but Cavallini is of such high quality, folks come from miles around the sample a leek, proscuitto and taleggio tart and some of Toby’s decent coffee. I […]