Ahhhh, Jacques…..

What I can say. Jacques Reymond, the man and the restaurant, are Melbourne institutions.
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After our success at Bashuge (we were very pleased to find out we had ‘discovered’ this sichuan gem before The Age’s Epicure staff), KB2 and I were keen to see what other delights we could find down Koornang road.

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According to other bloggers and restaurant review webites, Chin Chin is Melbourne’s hottest new restaurant. Apparently word has spread on social media about Chris Lucas’ new Flinder’s lane Thai style eatery.
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Movida Next Door is literally that. Next door to Frank Camorra’s Movida restaurant in Hosier Lane.
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Different explanations exist as to why people celebrate Christmas in July. Some say it is to have the traditional Christmas feast of a roast and all the accompaniments in more appropriate weather (as opposed to a hot Aussie summer) and others think it is all a marketing campaign for the retail industry that can suffer from slow sales at this time of year.
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I had been invited to a Christmas in July dinner and wanted to take something Christmassy so decided to bake gingerbread cookies.

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Sunday in Daylesford and it was time for lunch at the Lake House.
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Mercato restaurant in Daylesford is located on Raglan street in a restored 1864 weatherboard house. We took Mum and Dad here to celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary.
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J and I spent the weekend in Daylesford helping Mum and Dad celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary. They didn’t want a party or anything, instead they decided to have a week pottering around Victoria and having a look at some of the places they haven’t been to.
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J and I recently headed into the city to have dinner at PM 24. PM 24 is Philippe Mouchel’s new French Bistro at 24 Russell street.
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