Melbourne December 2008 – The Food and The Drinks


December 21, 2008 11:20 AM

irish-pub

During the four days that I spent in Melbourne, I went out drinking three times. It was quite a bit. Heh. Above you see the bar at the Irish pub close to work on the Southbank.

Two of those three times were spent pub-crawling with my Melbourne colleague Rob a.k.a champion host! Among the places that we went around the CBD area were Beer Brass with a great view looking across the Yarra …

bear-brass

and the Young and Jackson with a great view of Flinders Street Station (again! yeah I can’t get enough of it).

young-and-jackson-flinders

During one of our pit stops for food in between the drinking, we stumbled into this restaurant called “Noodle Kingdom” on Russell Street – the Chinese words translate literally to “Every Family Happy”. Or as Rob called it, “the dodgy Chinese restaurant”.

noodle-kingdom noodle-kingdom-int

I was feeling like noodles that day and the sign on the windows say they do Shanghai dumplings so that sold me. The lamb stew noodles that I had was very good but the dumplings were meh. The dumpling skin could have been softer and they should have contained a bit more hot stock when you bite into them.

lamb-stew-noodles shanghai-dumplings

One of the better places that Rob took Phil and I to was the Automatic within the Crown Casino complex. Or did we stumble into it? I can’t remember. 😛

automatic-ext automatic-kitchen-crew

Drinks to start dinner with: Rob and I had Hoegaarden and Phil had mint julep.

hoegaarden-lemon mint-julep

And then we had 3 pizzas and more drinks.

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After that, we saw some cakes near the front counter and felt tempted …

automatic-cakes

but we weren’t girls, so Rob got us little chocolates instead. Hahah!

chocolate-shop

chocolates

The final night of drinking was done at the company Christmas do at Albert Park.

myob-venue-view

myob-xmas-venue

There were free flowing drinks and finger food. A lot of both were consumed, a lot of conversations were had. And a lot of team bonding (natch) was made. Heh. I also met a fellow employee who has been reading my blog for a while – Mirebella. What are the odds?! Phil said that I was “internet famous”.

The rest of the night was a blur. As testament to that, here are two blurry shots. First up, the company provided a bus ride back into the CBD. It was a loud and raucous affair as you can imagine.

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And here’s one of Rob posing with a very long pink Hummer limousine outside Crown Casino.

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We had some McD and decided to call it a night. The next afternoon we’d be flying home to Perth. Our flight was delayed for 3 hours and Phil and I was bored shitless at the airport. But hey, this whole trip more than makes up for it. 🙂

7 thoughts on “Melbourne December 2008 – The Food and The Drinks

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  3. suze

    I’d seriously consider.
    Need a good excuse to tell daddy tho.. something along the lines of
    “My baby’s father is there”… unless u can think of better excuses.. xD

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