Back in one of the world’s foodie capitals, Melbourne for the first time since February 2020 – 20 days pre our Covid jail sentence.


And three dinners with Melbourne residents and friends – Damien, Jamie, Kate & Duncan and co.


Matilda – Open fire, hot coals, modern Aussie food at the Royal Botanical Gardens.  Good bar, good Aussie wines – Kangaroo tartare, oysters, dressed Fraser Island Spanner Crab, Murray Cod and amazing steaks.


Gimlet – Private room for eight of us at Gimlet in the 120 year old Cavendish House in Melbourne’s CBD.  A nostalgia/retro heritage gem – great cocktail list, terrific atmosphere.  Jam packed (on a Monday!), great service, another dose of great local produce.


Bar Lourinha – A tiny Portuguese tapas/wine bar on Little Collins Street.  Casual, lively, no frills – great sardines and bacalao.


Cecconi’s – Classic Venetian inspired Italian.


A good time was had by all.


And Auckland awaits!!



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Kevin Roberts

Kevin Roberts is founder of Red Rose Consulting; business leader and educator; author and speaker; adviser on marketing, creative thinking and leadership.


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