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 the 'Docklands' Category

Bundarra Pork Tasting Menu At Bar Nacional

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

 Here’s a story, about a lovely lady who was raising some very tasty pigs.  All of them were rare-breed Berkshires, like their mothers, and all had free-range digs. Photo: Em Hart @thaladybaker Here’s a story about a chef named Alex, who loved pork, more than any other meat. After brining, braising, roasting and compressing – […]

Review: Bar Nacional

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

I’ll let you in on a secret. I’ve been seriously considering not writing this post at all. If you follow me on twitter you’ll be well aware of my struggle to find decent food and coffee in Docklands when my work moved here 12 months ago. I asked, I scanned Epicure and Urbanspoon and watched […]

Preview: Long Shot Bakery Cafe

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Oh Docklands – you promised so much, but delivered me so little. Since work moved from the Paris end of Collins St to Batman’s Hill in Docklands earlier this year I’ve tried, I really have. I’ve gotten used to your mostly useless addresses. (I’m looking at at you Cafenatics: Suite 10, 737 Bourke St is […]

Docklands Eating

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Next week my workplace is moving from 80 Collins street to 750 Collins street. This puts us riiiight down the end … nearly in the water – in the area officially known as Victoria Harbour, but known to me as #swampland. This is disconcerting for many reasons, but my most pressing need is coffee. And […]