Piggy, Monky and Froggy eating our way around Melbourne (III)
To make room for our stomach this morning I took Froggy for a huge walk from the city to South Yarra, to visit the famous Movida Bakery.
3 Tivoli Road, South Yarra
03 9041 4345
Sorry about the pic! Almond croissiant
We might have walked a touch too long as all the savory breakfast is gone 😦 (as mentioned previously Froggy prefers savory than sweet). Luckily they still have some yumgasmic almond croissant which are beautifully flaky. Yum.
Now that’s what I called Food Porn! Lemon Curd Donuts!
Even luckier is that they have lemon curd donuts!!! For those who knows me will know that I LOVE LEMON CURD anything. Lemon curd madeleines from Cumulus Inc, Lemon curd muffins… Lemon curd DONUTS! That being said I have had lemon curd donuts which are super sour and I didn’t like it. But the one Movida Bakery made is da shitz. Soooooo wanted to shove another ten in my mouth. Yum.
We also bought some sourdough to take home, but we sneakily tore off some and it was to die for. Nothing beats freshly baked bread. Nom nom nom.
Naked for Satan
285 Brunswick St, Fitzroy
03 9416 2238
Continuing our fabulous food journey around Melbourne and filling our bellies in celebration of getting more ahem, mature, we went to Naked for Satan.
I am obviously not a good foodie because even though I knew Naked recently opened a rooftop bar I didn’t realize it was a different restaurant nor did I realize it was partially covered rooftop. So I convinced Monky and Froggy not to go up because it’s too sunny. Oppppss.
That being said we still had a great time downstairs, munching on pinxtos and sniggering at naked paintings of men and women on Naked’s menu.
My pick of the day would definitely be the squid ink risoni with grilled calamari and the tortilla served with aioli.
Froggy and Monky then head off to the Japan festival in Docklands while I collapsed in the apartment with food exhaustion. Nonetheless we met up again for dinner, heading off to Northcote to my favorite restaurant, The Estelle.
Estelle Bar and Kitchen
243 High St, Northcote
03 9489 4609
Ever since I first tried Estelle, I know that this would be one of my favourite restaurant. Although the decor is a bit weird, the service and the food is simply amazing.
We decided that since it’s our birthday, we would indulge in the 9 course degustation. BRING IT we said! We even told them to bring on the truffles.
1st course: crispy chicken skin, artichoke w/ goat cheese and melon in edible wrapper (felt like Big Rabbit candy!)
Heirloom tomatoes and fior de latte w tomato consumme- beautiful, simple flavours
It’s not pretty but it’s miso eggplant, konbu & yummie sesame seeds
Zucchini medley- pickled, grilled, flowers
Grilled mullet w squid ink and calamari cracker (sadly I didn’t like the mullet :/)
You know how we said we wanted truffles and we even paid for a supplement? We thought that there would be truffles through out the courses but sadly nope, we only got truffles in this course- the venison. 😦 And I don’t know, they didn’t give us much Plus the truffle flavours was overpowered by the venison. Sadness.
Venison, kale crisp, kale puree and endive
Fresh figs, house made curd, raspberry vinegar and pickled walnuts
My ultimate fav dessert: olive oil & lemon sponge, salted caramel, icecream w pumpkin seed and five spice
Lemon verbena granita, marscapone, berries soaked in champagne
Lastly a surprise dessert: mango and meringue
Check out Piggy, Monky and Froggy’s other adventures here:-
Piggy, Monky and Froggy eating our way around Melbourne (I)
Piggy, Monky and Froggy eating our way around Melbourne (II)
Piggy, Monky and Froggy eating our way around Melbourne (IV)
Piggy, Monky and Froggy eating our way around Melbourne (V)