Monday, November 19, 2012

Livingroom, Malvern

When my friend C first put up the event page, I thought she was inviting us all for a dinner party at her house. I remember thinking to myself: I hope she has a really long dinner table! In fact, having dinner at Livingroom is almost like dining at a friend's house. The ambiance is cosy and the food is comforting. 

Livingroom is the sort of place that I would want to recommend to others. It seems to be more than capable of delivering consistently good food. The menu often changes to adjust for seasonal ingredients, but the place has a competent air about it which is reassuring. Also be sure to keep an eye on special events that Livingroom hosts!

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Sarti, Melbourne CBD

I debated whether or not to write this review as I fancied keeping Sarti for myself. Its obscure location on Russell Pl makes it quintessentially Melbournian. Sarti is intimate and cosy and I would've been impressed if anyone had chosen to take me there on a date. 

Alas, it was just a normal work night for me and I wasn't exactly at liberty to enjoy a long and leisurely romantic candlelit dinner. We clarified that for our waiter and this was duly noted - service was efficient and our food arrived promptly. We chose starters that were a bit adventurous with some inspiring flavors, whilst our pasta mains were familiar and comforting.

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