My Weekender 14 Sept '12
6 things you need to know this weekend
Prospect Espresso | 2a Prospect Hill Rd, Camberwell| (03) 9882 7359 | Weekdays 7am-4pm, weekends 7am-5pm| fb.com/ProspectEspresso
Prospect Espresso opened their doors just this morning in Camberwell. The three owners — Mitch Haworth (ex Espresso 3121, Fifteen, Orange), Matt Ward (ex Coin Laundry) and Ramez Abdulnour (owner Rosso Coffee) — have as much hospitality experience as their Mistral Coffee Machine is sexy. Chef Will Manning (ex-Money Order Office, The Deanery, Verge) is serving favourites with a twist for breakfast (think banana bread with espresso butter and bircher muesli with cinnamon yoghurt), as well as hearty lunches such as sandwiches with house corned beef or roast pork belly. All of this in an earthy space complete with timber tiles, hanging moss balls and an impressive 16-seat communal table made from recycled wood. It might just be the best café prospect in Camberwell.
Oldie but a goldie
Glick’s Bakery | Around Melbourne, details online| glicks.com.au
Glick’s was founded around the same time as sliced bread was invented and The Beatles were in their prime. The Kosher bakery started off serving the Jewish community before quickly becoming a favourite for all who visited. Their bagels and Bubka cake are always crowd pleasers, and you can taste the love in their homemade dips. With bakeries from South Melbourne to Southland (including in the CBD) and a café in Balaclava, it’s best to check out their opening hours online. Keep in mind Jewish New Year is on the 16-18 of September, during which time Glick’s will be closed.
Do & See
Mexican Independence Day at Señoritas | 16 Meyers Pl, Melbourne | Sun 16, 1pm-4pm | $55/$85 with drinks | bookings (03) 9639 7434
Each year on September 15th and 16th, every town square in Mexico is buzzing with music, dancing, food and festivities for Mexican Independence Day. Can’t make it? Señoritas is celebrating with a special four course lunch featuring dishes from the regions of Oaxaca, Jalisco, Puebla and Guerrero matched with Mexican booze. ¡Viva Mexico!
Baroq Fridays | 9-13 Drewery Lane, CBD| Fridays 9pm-5am| (03) 8199 3735 | fb.com/BaroqFriday
Put on your dancing shoes, Baroq Fridays has officially launched. Inspired by lavish European lifestyles, creative directors Ricardo Amare and Velco Dolcevita are working alongside promotion directors James Carlo Sherwood and Stephen Musca to bring you a mixed bag of high fashion, glamour and design. This weekend, the place will transform into a Russian Palace with ‘Moscow Never Sleeps’. Check out their Facebook for upcoming event details.
Out of town
High Tea on the High Sea | Sorrento Pier, Sorrento, Vic | 16 Sept, $35 | bookings (03) 5258 3244| Departs 12pm & 2pm | searoad.com.au
Fancy a high tea on the high sea? This Sunday, you can indulge in finger sandwiches, pretty cakes and sparkling wine, while dolphins play in the sunshine beside you (if you’re lucky). Served in the Portsea Lounge on board the Queenscliff to Sorrento Ferry, it’s “a better way to cross the bay”, darling.
Jorg is a joint venture between the ex-head chef of Jacques Reymond, Michael Smith, and ex sous chef of Church Street Enoteca, Bryce Bernhardt.
Share-style entrees are impressive here as is the customer service. Winner entrees include zucchini flowers, flior di latte, white anchovy, heirloom tomato salad as well as the fig carpaccio, prosciutto di Parma, gorgonzola panna cotta and crystalised walnuts. For mains, the twice cooked half duck with porcini fregola, cherry jus and caloro nero is the pick. Finish off with the dessert of bomboloni, with lemon custard and stewed plums.