Tuesday, October 19, 2010

monday melbourne roundup - the tuesday edition

yarrr. I'm sorry! I was just so exhausted yesterday. I took a Claratyne on Sunday night and forgot how badly they effect me! I spent most of the night tossing and turning with "oh my god I'm going to have a heart attack" heart palpitations! Telfast is the only brand I can take.

At this point I have no idea where I've been or what I've been doing. Looking back at my diary I was in friggin Sydney last Monday so I need to include that. I also had another milestone in project wedding cake! My friends engagement party was on Saturday and I brought along the test flavours of gluten free blackforest cake and passionfruit coconut cake which went down a treat. Next stop full test cake in November. STAY TUNED.


Heide Museum - Up Close: Carol Jerrems with Larry Clark, Nan Goldin and William Yang

I went for the Nan Goldin stuff which just had me sitting in a dark room and crying for half an hour. The museum is beautiful with great exhibitons. Defintiely a jewel in the crown of Victoria.


O Organics - Sydney

I raided Mandees list of good places to eat when I was in Sydney last week. O Organics is a sweet little cafe on Crown st, Darlinghurst with tonnes of well labelled vegan options both hot and cold. I got the 3 salad plate where you can pick from 3 of their many salads in the cabinet. I got the protein salad, made with lentils, grains, nuts, sprouts and a few other things I cant remember. Then I got the broccoli salad and indian kumera salad which was roasted sweet potato rolled in coconut with some Indian spices. I have to say I was extremely underwhelmed with my food as was my dining partner. The broccoli salad tasted like raw broccoli that's it, the kumera salad had a hint of coconut flavour and that's it (the sweet potato had ZERO flavour which I thought was totally insane for organic produce) and the protein salad was ok but also almost completely flavourless.

I made the comment to my friend that this is what people are complaining about when they say vegan food is boring. I was pretty sad I have to admit. The service was wonderful, certainly a rarity for Sydney, super friendly without being in your face. When we went to pay the lady asked us how we enjoyed our meals, and I said "to be honest it was very bland" and she was so SO apologetic. Offered us free sweets (we took some date squares) and was very very gracious with our criticism and totally turned everything around. It make me realise that I'm not crazy for criticising restaurants for their service, because how this lady recovered totally made me respect her and her business and I would definitely eat there again. The date squares were to die for and we left happy. So all in all a successful venture. Nice job O Organics!!

Moroccan Soup Bar

I've tried going to the Moroccan Soup Bar about 5 times and my dont-wait-for-anything Sydney self has always put it in the too hard basket. I am such a fool. SUCH A FOOL. It also helps having ravenous company to keep you occupied while you wait next door at Monkey Bar for a table. Review soon.

Kappaya at Abbotsford Convent

Review coming in Milk Bar magazine. I'll let you know when its up.


A charming little tapas bar in the up-and-coming heart of Seddon. I was there for my friends engagement party, the staff were lovely and made me a vegan chickpea dish which was delicious. If you're in that neck of the woods definitely check it out!


  1. Moroccan Soup Bar = yes, yes, yes!

  2. Sabroso is one of my locals - I love it! I probably prefer The Yarra Lounge for the food & service, but Sabroso is a tiny bit classier & bigger.


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