Final days of the RiverRink Village at Melbourne’s Fed Square… and as promised, here’s the full foodie event coverage. Why not head the the CBD for the last official day hurrah? 😉 City of Melbourne- thanks for creating the most awesome Winter vibes this year!
Unibookworm presents the Final tour of Melbourne Winter Wonderland!
The thousand words captured in the slideshow of kodak photo memories 😉
First stop – The delectable nut cart 😉 aka Chooh La La
Forget chestnuts roasting on an open fire, the sweet oh sweet aroma of caramel wins! Delectably drizzled all over peanuts, almonds and macadamias – it’s a true caramel nut haven dream 😉 $5- $10 for these sweet treats is gold!
Why is it so hard to find Macadamia Nut caramel gourmet ice cream in Melbourne? Say no more! Popstic Ice Cream is one of the amazingly few and rare places who make it 😉 While it’s a different take from Haagen Daaz, still pure ice-cream bliss. Once you taste the fresh goodness, you can never go back to the frozen aisle. Like ever.
Never had apple cider before, let alone hot 😉 Had my first cup yesterday and it was delish! Cross between a hot apple pie and freshly squeezed apple juice minus the added sugar. A lovely warming beverage in a cup with a difference. In fact, I’m craving some right now as I’m writing this post in these chilly winter nights.
All you need to know is that this is the best creme brûlée ever @ $5! And a million times better than the pretentious dining jazz. Fresh. Delicious. With blowtorch magic right in front of you 😉
Toasties!! ❤ them to bits. While they didn’t have pesto, cheese and tomato, they did have a sweet alternative. Brioche cheesy toastie! They had a whole range of other goodies too, mainly chocolate muffins, slices and alike. But it’s the hot chocolate that reigns supreme! None of this powdered cocolate stuff. Freshly melted cadbury milk and dark chocolate liquid gold with your favourite milk with a dash of a syrup base (caramel of course) 😉 Hot chocolate haven =D
#5: Frencheese- the French- Swiss alps potato dish
Intrigued of the back story? Turns out this dish orginates from the middle border of France and Switzerland 😉 When you put it like that, a tug a war of ownership is bound to happen. Till they settled on it’s a French-Swiss!
The delight of the dish is not only the flavour. It’s watching authentic French people prep your dish like a pro. From the seamless slicing of potatoes, the expertise swirling of the pan and of course the gourment gooeiness of the melted french cheese- stirring all Masterchef delights! Fresh and surprisingly not rich, it’s a wholesome dish that I’ll miss on my daily wanders in the River Rink Village 😉
To add to the experience- when I was there, Swiss visitors who spoke French conversed with the Frencheese chef in excitement of what they were making 😉 Ah nothing like a little Paris every day.
And lastly to those I didn’t get around to tasting, heard all good things about you 😉
Melbourne you never fail to amaze or surprise me. In this River Rink Village, I feel like I’ve travel a million miles around the world without needing to leave the border. Paris. New York. Germany. Italy. All nestled right here in little Melbourne’s Fed Square.
Can’t wait for next year’s return! Thanks to all the stallholders for your amazing nosh (Brit word for food) and for all the wonderful conversations about your stories and passion for food and your company 😉
** If you’re feeling peckish after this long-winded post about Melbourne foodies- it’s not too late! Last day to swing by the rink and gorge on all the food till 10pm tonight 😉