Saturday, November 12, 2011

It's been the most wonderful year.

Hello all!

I'm so glad that you've decided to read this SUPER EXCITING LOVELY blog.
I honestly am extremely excited to be sharing such a wonderful part of my life~

Lately the weather in Melbourne has suddenly turned really nice, so I think it's pretty safe to say Summer has officially and FINALLY arrived!

It's perfect 'cos it's matching my mood lately as well. 


Basically the big news is that on the 10th of November it was our first anniversary. This was my first ever anniversary so It's a huge deal! 

Unfortunately my boyfriend had work on that day and I had somehow forgotten it was even our anniversary but I was delightfully surprised by a delivery at my door.

It was a dozen roses and chocolates. Thanks mum for the photo! I don't know why she wanted to take one...But hey! I could use it for my blog.

It was the sweetest thing anyone's ever done for me, so I spent a bit of the day prancing around the house like a princess. 


The best part was that the surprises weren't even over! The next night (Friday night) we planned to have dinner together but I wasn't allowed to know the restaurant. 

So Friday night comes and the surprise restaurant is......Vue de Monde. It's a french restaurant on the 55th floor of the Rialto Tower, you have to catch a special elevator just to get to the restaurant! 

So needless to say, I was VERY surprised and happy because I was under the impression that they were fully booked for the next 2 months due to previous attempts at going.....


The restaurant is gorgeous, everything is so stylish and the view was quite good too!

The food there is so unique and delicious. We decided on a 7 course meal, which to our surprise included a few things in between courses as well. 

I loved this place because It's not just your normal, bring the food out and you eat it kind of thing. Everything is practically an experience. The stones and twigs on the table are rearranged according to your course, they rest your cutlery on them, they hide the salt and pepper! It was just so fun to see what was going to happen next! 

Here are so photos from the Vue de Monde website of just a few of the dishes we had.

Spanner crab, avocado, lime and caviar

Pine mushrooms, walnuts, bird’s cress and cona infusion 

Marron, corned beef and butter emulsion

Now this was a really cool in between dish. This was a refreshing sorbet to cleanse our palate. It involves liquid nitrogen though! There are flowers and herbs, they freeze them with the liquid nitrogen and then you crush them and then it's mixed into your sorbet. It was really sweet and refreshing!

Four petit desserts. 

Our second dessert was a chocolate souffle with dark chocolate mousse and a vanilla injection, something along those lines. 


Probably one of the things I enjoyed most was that we opted to have a kind of tea expert, match a particular tea with every course we had. It was a brilliant idea, I LOVE TEA and it was just so lovely to try all the different teas with all their gorgeous Japanese cups and teapots. Most of the teas we had were from Taiwan but there was also Sri Lankan and Indian and Chinese teas.


So here are some of my own photos, you can kind of see the view and our first Taiwanese white tea in it.

The stones from our table.


That's all for now, I'm just going to end this blog by saying I'm so happy to have spent an entire year with someone so amazing and I can't believe how lucky I am.

See you next blog!



  1. Happy anniversary ^___^
    Wow that restaurant sounds very fancy! Love the interior :D
    I wonder if the 7 course meals are big portions...
    I'm stuffed after 3 courses really..


  2. Happy anniversary! All that food looks so fancy and yummy...I want some now! :D