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Montalto Restaurant and Winery – Piazza Cafe

Thinking of a trip to Mornington always brings to mind billowy vanilla slices and hot springs but next time I might just remember the vegetable garden at Montalto Winery (and their wine… and olive oil…).  This is also the scene for their Piazza Cafe – lovely, relaxing and rather educational for the two children who […]

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Steer Bar and Grill Dinner at a new location and Moooving discount

You know you’re onto something when the place is full.  Steer Bar and Grill has always had the luxury of ample tables and I guess it’s not too surprising they are downsizing – they’re still in the same area but indeed it is a harder restaurant to spot.  No wonder they’re offering a wonderful deal […]


The Green at St Columbs – Brunch in Hawthorn

Haven’t been posting for ages and even urbanspoon has changed name.  Before they did, they sent me a sticker for urbanspoon which is now on my dog’s bowl:) Anyway.  We went to the Green at St Columbs in Hawthorn for brunch today.  This place seems great for gatherings.  Easy parking and great atmosphere.  We were […]

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Southgate Fiesta – Melbourne Food and Wine Festival: Miyako, Tutto Bene, Festival Artisan Bakery & Bar

What a lovely kick off to the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.  We really made a day out of it, grazing along the Yarra starting off with Miyako and making our way towards the wine tasting  area. My last visit to Miyako was a good two years ago.  Things haven’t changed much (the entree looks […]

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New Shanghai Chinese Restaurant and I love Pho in Emporium Food Court

Normally I don’t go to the city but around the Christmas period Emporium had a pretty good parking deal (free!) with the pre-booking service secure parking so that tempted me out to the city. New Shanghai First up was New Shanghai! We started eating at about 530pm but the venue was already starting to fill up […]

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