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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Breakfast @ Home Dining Room

It was a sad day back in early October when a fire went through Home Dining Room. After a lot of hard work and quite a bit of remodelling, Home Dining Room, reopened on the 20th January. The menu has remained true to its pre-fire form though cooked breakfast will only be available on the weekends - on weekdays, toast, muffins and the like will on offer in the mornings (Edit - cooked breakfast is now available weekdays) .

I know Paalo has been especially looking forward to the return of these

home dining room© by Haalo
Ricotta Hotcakes with vanilla berry compote and cinnamon cream

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Lunch @ Eleonore's Restaurant at Chateau Yering

This is the last relaxed weekend before the working year begins at full throttle again and we've come for Eleonore's to spoil ourselves.

Eleonore's Restaurant© by Haalo
Eleonore's Restaurant Dining Room

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Breakfast @ Ellery & Co

It's a new year and the waffles are back - unfortunately they are only available on weekends.
Waffles with Pistachio Ice-Cream

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Breakfast @ Collective Espresso

It's good to find that Collective Espresso has finally reopened after their Christmas/New Years break so we've popped in for a spot of breakfast and coffee - to help restore us after the Sunday Market.

collective espresso© by Haalo
Avocado and Feta on Toasted Sourdough with Poached Eggs

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Dinner @ Cafe Vue at Heide

We're off to Heide to see what's new on the menu.
Café Vue at Heide© by Haalo
Sardines on Toast with red pepper salsa

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Victorian Restaurants Unite #vicrestunite

Currently, 75% of the state of Queensland is a declared natural disaster zone - that's an area larger than the whole of Egypt - larger than 5 United Kingdoms. Vital regions responsible for our agriculture, livestock and seafood industries have been severely effected. Over 20,000 homes have been flooded in over 50 suburbs and cities.

When you see numbers like that you wonder what you can do to help.

Well, if you're a Victorian Restaurant, Victorian producer, winemaker, or work in the restaurant industry there is something you can do.

An initiative called Victorian Restaurants Unite is looking for people like you to get involved and host fundraising events to run on Australia Day. Whether you are a producer that wishes to donate stock, floor staff that are willing to donate their time or restaurants/cafes willing to host an event, then this is your chance to do something.

You can find further information by visiting the following:
Victorian Restaurants Unite on Facebook
Victorian Restaurants Unite (website)
Vicrestunite (twitter)

Bloggers can do their bit by posting about this initiative and by supporting those signing up to help.

On Australia Day, instead of holding a BBQ at home - go out and support the organisations who are doing their bit for Victorian Restaurants Unite.

If you aren't in Victoria, there are still ways you can help through the Flood Relief Appeal

Donate online

Donate by Phone
Call 1800 219 028 to donate using your credit card

Donate in person
• Commonwealth Bank
• Westpac
• Suncorp
• St.George Bank
• Bank SA (Bank of South Australia)
• Australian Central Credit Union
• Savings & Loans Credit Union
• Coles supermarket.

Donate by internet Banking
The account details for donations are:
Account Name: Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
BSB: 064 013
Account number: 1000 6800
SWIFT code for international donations: CTBAAU2S

Donate by mail
Cheques should be made payable to:
The Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
ABN: 69 689 161 916

Cheques should be posted to:
Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal
C/O Department of the Premier and Cabinet
PO Box 15185
City East QLD 4002

Find complete donation details at the official site.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Dinner @ Magic City

The last time we had dinner at Magic City was about this time four years ago(!) so we're more than overdue for another visit.

Magic City© by Haalo
Seared Tuna, Wasabi Mayonnaise, Pickled Radish, Nori Salt

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Dinner @ Matteo's

It's Al's birthday so we're off to Matteo's for dinner. As a surprise, we're having a special degustation.

Hiramasa Kingfish Sashimi, prawn remoulade with kaffir lime and lemongrass; Confit Tasmania Ocean Trout, creme fraiche, Yarra Valley salmon roe; Rice crusted smoked eel brandade, red claw yabby tails, pickled plum

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Dinner @ NorthSouth Eatery

We've been joined by Al and Elle for dinner at NorthSouth tonight. To keep us company as we try to decide what to eat we order a couple of snacks to begin with:

NorthSouth Eatery© by Haalo

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Lunch @ Cafe Vue at 401

We're after a leisurely start to the new year so we've decided to visit 401 for lunch. For a change, we've decided to have the menu du jour.

It begins with this:
Cafe Vue at 401© by Haalo
Pumpkin Risoni with Goat Cheese mousse