Melbourne Australia is a cool looking city with lots of restaurants and cafes. I am happy to be going back there in a few weeks after we sail to New Zealand. The main thing I wanted to do in town was send my Christmas gifts (which I did) and eat a really good lunch. We found this restaurant that was down a street covered in graffiti. The street was amazing to look at. I need to go back and check out the rest of the street. On the street there is a Tapas Restaurant called Movida. This was just what the doctor ordered. This place was straight out of a swanky NYC restaurant. From the wine bar to the blackboard chalked dessert menu, it brought be back home for a moment. We ordered a tone of stuff, because, well, it is Tapas and that’s what you do. Here was the low down:
2 Croquets – with leeks and mahon cheese
2 Tortilla – with confit potato and onion
2 Roasted lamb cutlet encased in a catalan pork and paprika pate
2 Salt cod filled brik pastry with basque lemon Emulison
1 Kick ass glass of Australian wine. I have to go back to find out what it was.
Cecina – Air cured wagyu beef thinly sliced with a truffle foam and poached egg
This places was great. It felt really good to dine well again.