Taste of Melbourne
What we ate:
Tuna carpaccio, goats feta, rockt, ginger eschalot dressing
Duck Tortelloni with pea puree and truffle oil
Calabrian prawn sausage, pickled cucumber salad
Pistachio panna cotta with carmel salted popcorn
Even my meat-and-potato-loving farmer boy got to try some twists on his ole favorites: A gourmet wagyu burger and spicy patatas bravas. He is really open-minded about food and will try anything. I'm still trying to get him addicted to sushi however.
Elegant and a little bit fancy, The Taste of Melbourne. Thirty dollars just to get in the door, it's very different to the Taste of Buffalo. Not better, just different. I could say the same about my life here....
Everything was outstanding. Don't get me wrong I would kill for Jim's Steakout and pizza with Blue Cheese dressing but this was a great community experience. Just a little something to make it feel more homie.
We had a few leftover food tickets so we figured we'd give them away on our way out. It reminded me of the time Sara and I- still broke college students- were scraping together the last of our Taste Of Buffalo tickets to buy one more frozen sangria when a family approached us on their way out and the Dad handed us a wad of tickets. It made our whole day!
I laughed out loud when Matt handed our last 2 dollar ticket to a couple in their mid forties, well dressed and who flinched as we approached them. Paying it forward, perhaps these people could have afforded two more tickets but a kind gesture none-the-less.
"I know what you're laughing about you little tool-Look, I know I just gave our ticket to the lawyer and his physio-therapist wife but there was no one else!"
We laughed and teased each other along the short walk home in the chilly late winter night.