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Bottega for lunch

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So over the summer holidays a lot of thing happened so i got a little side track. Though have no fear I have a lot of reviews lined up as I've eaten at lots of different places in the last few months.

First one I will start off with is Bottega.
This is a small restarant located on Bourke St in Melbourne. I actually didn't know that much about this place prior to my visit. I merely saw it on my ET book and decided it was worth a try. Have to say I had little expectations so I did leave as a happy person!
Had the lunch special
First up on the menu:

Pancetta wrapped scallops, truffled mash, sauce vierge
The scallop was cooked just right. This is important for me as the taste of overcooked scallop is like chewing on rubber! The mash was a nice change as the texture of it was quite different to the scallop giving a very different appeal to usual scallop dishes. Lastly the sauce vierge gave it just that little kick. Wasn't a bad dish overall. Would go back and have this again!

Next, th…

Horrible at updating!

OK I admit! My bad for taking so long to update!

But I have been to quite a few places since i last blogged!

Upcoming is Kenzan, Itaty 1, Butcher's Grill, Melba at Langham and a few more places!

Stay tuned!!!


Shoya

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No uni for 4 weeks! Woot woot! What do I have line up? Well besides working 11 days straight, I also have a dentist appointment =( and lunch date at Shoya!
Let's start with the good of an awesome time at Shoya! I didn't have very high expectation as I didn't want to be disappointed.

The layout of the restaurant was quite interesting, it consisted of a few different levels. The enterance level had quite cafe styled tables, next level was traditional low Japanese tables, lastly a teppanyaki floor. We were seated on the final floor in a nice cos corner, perfect for some good chit chat.

The was a range of lunch menus for us to choose, and me being naturally curious I choose one of the menus with the most food (hahahaha I walked out with such a full stomach)

To start we were given a pickled cucumber eel salad. This was a nice way to meal with a bit of sour to get the taste buds tingling.

Following the salad was a nice egg custard. With flavours of prawn, chicken and shitake mushrrom…

The Italian...

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After a nightmare in organizing a dinner for 18 and a bit of disaster when booking I was sooo happy when we got the Italian booked! I've been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile and what better way to try it than with friends!Due to the number of people we had, we had to have a set menu and we finally decided on the 2 course.

There was a selection of entrees which included the following!

Caprese salad,tomato, basil and mozzarella. I had to say this simple dish did impress me. The flavors went really well together. The balsamic vinegar just gave it that extra bit of tang and the mozzarella was fine with a nice creamy finish. I am normally one that likes thing this simple but this gets my thumbs up

Beef fil let with greens, olives and parmesan. This little number was also fantastic, the beef was so thinly slice it almost melts in your mouth. The parmesan gave it a good kick as it was a nice flavoursome parmesan. Not a fan of the olives but from those who did like olives said it p…

Quaff

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So I a mid-semester break...... what did I get upto in that time you ask! I went hunting for food!Quaff is a fine dining experience located in Toorak village. Only thing is I went for lunch and had the set lunch! With a slick waitress and fine white table cloth it is perfect when you want to feel a little pampered.

For this one I need to thanks Oanh for telling me about it! It's all about the open pie this time!

With a nice selection of entrees to choose from I couldn't pass up a salt and pepper calamari.It was a nice soft just enough to still maintain a bouncy texture. It was not too oily or dry with the perfect succulent moisture going it through and nicely matched with a bed of rocket leaves. That was merely the deception I got. The verdict? It was nice but I would have prefer the calamari to have a slightly more richer flavour. Not badly done but just didn't match up the image it painted in my mind when I was ordering it.

As my main it was the open I was eager to try op…

Brunch at Miss Marple's

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One of the things I enjoy most is life is sleeping in but when you sleep in you normally miss out on breakfast, the most important meal of the day. Life's solution? Brunch!I know Miss Marple's is famous for being a fabulous afternoon tea spot, but I like to go there for brunch. Why you may ask? Besides being lazy, I always end up eating a lot and feeling like I need a wheelbarrow to carry me out each time I eat there. The servings are not huge, but there are just so many things on the menu that I like. Mt Dandenong being a destination I don't go to very frequently I normally try to eat everything I feel like on the menu and hence each time I over stuff myself with food! So here are a few of my favourites that I had on my most recent trip there!

Chicken and Pineapple fingers with alfalfa: a really simple starter. The chicken is not the best but it does have a very 'homey' feel to it. Something your grandmother would make for you. The chicken is a little overcook but …
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WOO my first ever food review!
Let me explain how this works. I am good at nothing but eating and with the developement of the digital camera I have started to take photo of the food I eat if I like it. Then one day somebody asked me what I was going to do with this photo...... Good question I really didn't know what I was going to do. So to put it to good use I am going to share with you what I have been eating and what I think of it!

Let's get started!

Shiranui - Glen Waverley

Menu:
Sashimi Lunch Special & Nigiri Lunch Special

The appetizer for both the lunch specials were the same, it was a cold noodle with an miso egg brulee like thing (excuse for my lack of names, I didn't quite catch the japanese names they were telling me, will try harder next time). There was also another starter, the black jelly like thing. I had no idea what I ate, wasn't bad tasting wasn't great..... If somebody knows what it was, can they please let me know.

The cold noodle was something …