I don't really want to see the mountain morph into an active volcano, spewing vengeful pages across my room, so here are a few meals (and uber brief descriptions) enjoyed in the past few weeks.
1. Milkwood, East Brunswick.
The single page menu is perfect for those like me, who suffer fatigue easily. Poached eggs are pimped with a range of tasty sides (the choice can be difficult). The lamingtons looked pretty lick-worthy too - noted for return visit.
Poached eggs feat. sauteed mushrooms and housemade beans.
Poached eggs feat. lemon fetta potato smash, spicy pork and fennel sausage with fruit relish and avocado.
2. Pearl Cafe, Richmond
I swear this cafe is a magnet for attractive gay couples and mothers who can afford to dress their children in Burberry and Chanel. The food's not bad either.
Goan avocado and mozzarella salad with cumin, coriander, chilli and lime on toast.
Beef and burgundy pie with button mushrooms, pearl onions, tomato jam and creamy mash.
3. Pope Joan, Brunswick East
Must investigate this place again at another date; also can't wait for the adjacent bar - The Bishop of Ostia - to open soon!
Coddled egg, New Zealand king salmon, asparagus and herb salad.
4. Baker D. Chirico, Carlton
I am SO excited this place has finally arrived el permanento - the design of the store is beautiful, and nothing beats good bread.
Raspberry Danish - this Dane is of few words, but understands the language of pleasure.
5. Earl Canteen, CBD
"Oh, but gourmet sandwiches are so last year," they will exclaim, but how can a good sandwich ever go out of fashion? Everyone raves about the pork belly baguette, but it didn't rock my socks like I had expected it to...this one did though.
Lime & palm sugar poached Milawa chicken, crunchy salad, coriander, chilli, nuoc nam, baguette.
6. Burch & Purchese, South Yarra
Just go. Multiple times.
Mango, gingerbread, chocolate brownie
Cherry, chocolate, kirsch mousse
Until next time!