Monday, August 16, 2010

A weekend in Malbun

I love how everyone says their 'e's like George from Masterchef. In a genius segue, George was one of the main reasons we hit Melbourne town, to visit Hellenic Republic.
I'm not going to lie to you about how all kinds of awesome his restaurant is, but I am kinda spoilt in the Greek food way, with access to possibly the most ridiculously good food (Greek and otherwise) from the amazing Frida. Sadly she is in Greece at the moment and my neighbours and I feverishly await her return.

I digress.

If you don't have access to fab Greek food on tap then Hellenic Republic may just blow your mind. The orange crema with pistachio praline dessert with chocolate  kourambedes was a mega highlight, it was on the specials list so we were very glad we ordered it, and not the loukamedes we were planning on demolishing.

The Tim Burton exhibit was well worth the trip. My heart did a little flip walking down the stairs and seeing the Edward Scissorhands costume as the first display. Such an imagination, and certainly not your average California- raised boy. The main thing I took away from the day was that Johnny Depp is so tiny. Fantasy shattered.

We scored super comfy lounge chairs at Little Creatures Dining Hall for a late lunch on Saturday (not all that long after finishing a late breakfast) and felt compelled to make the most of them. Cauliflower bake and lamb parcels were moreish,  but room had to be saved to try every single one of the Little Creatures beers on tap. Plus Pipsqueak Cider! The limited run Brown Ale was a bit average, but I won't hold that against them.

Lost of eating, laneway wandering, pub crawling for pots, vintage shopping and laziness made up the rest of the weekend.


  1. chuttup!
    i am from malbun.
    loves it.
    i have a friend called ellie but my boyfriend with his canadian accent always calls her allie because he thinks it's allie.

    long pointless story there.

    glad to hear you had a great weekend.

  2. chuttup indeed! You are in Sydney now, right?

    allie... haha.. glad it's not just me!



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