Cibi: Head, Hands, Heart
Open and inviting, a non-pretentious converted warehouse. If you’re interested in design, and live in Melbourne, there’s a good chance you’ve been to Cibi. I hadn’t, until last week. But now I’d like to go as often as I can, I’d move in if I could. Cibi is a cafe with a design store attached. Owner Zenta Tanaka is an architect, and the cafe certainly reflects...
Al Mahara restaurant with giant aquarium- Burj,... →
Interesting shot of an interesting restaurant- The Al Mahara restaurant at the Burj Al Arab in Dubai. As described further by photographer David Clarke, the Al Mahara (the Oyster) restaurant at the Burj has a giant aquarium with a dedicated team and a marine biologist looking after the 2500 fish in it. As you’d expect from a seven-star hotel, I guess. I’m not entirely sure what that...
Misuzu's, Albert Park
Yummy home-cooked Japanese in somewhat strangely attired surroundings. I’ll start by saying the food we had was absolutely lovely. If they have their agedashi prawn and calamari dumplings, get them, they’re so super-yum! But the place itself was a little unusual. Its in a narrow little townhouse on the corner of Victoria Avenue and Bridport, a little bit of a thoroughfare. Dining at...
I used to go to the now-deceased Beetroot with my best friend. We used to have hot chocolate with Persian fairy floss and marshmallows, and pretend we were interesting design people who worked in the CBD (rather than uni students on swot vac). That was some time ago. We’ve moved on, and so have the owners of Beetroot- with Hardware Societe, across the lane. The place has been blogged...