Cycle 5 – Item 339
10 (Wed) December 2014
at Miss Fitzy’s
-St Kilda, Melbourne, Australia-
Mission to Australia (Day 5)
In Melbourne. Here to participate in a “Training of Trainers” workshop organized by The McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer to develop capacity-building programs for government officials towards strengthening their national legal frameworks on NCD risk factors.
St Kilda is a municipality of Melbourne. Located on the southeastern coast, includes a harbour, marina, beach. The neighborhood is also a hotspot for hipster bars and restaurants, particularly along Fitzroy Street, from St Kilda Station down towards the beach.
TERSK (Try Every Restaurant in St Kilda)
Going back and forth between a strip of bar/restaurants lined up along the corner where The Esplanade turns into Fitzroy Street, perusing menus, unable to choose among so many enticing options, I decided to make things easy on myself and try them all, actually making it harder on myself, but in the best way. One item from each establishment, one after the other, six total: a multi-course, multi-venue meal. Plus noteworthy/proprietary beverages, if any.
The highlight of TERSK was Miss Fitzy’s. On the confident recommendation of the manager, I ordered the roasted squid, which came with caviar, chorizo, parsley, onion. The squid was cooked to perfection. Flavors well-balanced, from the brininess of the caviar and smokiness of the chorizo, plus a slight kick from spices. If not for TERSK, I would’ve stayed to try more dishes.
As I was lining up the shot, a dude walking from one end of the street (left of frame) and a chick walking from the other end (right of frame), totally unrelated as far as I could tell, converged on the spot at the exact same moment. Without any hesitation, as if rehearsed, they simultaneously struck a pose, thumbs up, and smiled for the camera – CLICK – then, again without any hesitation, they high-fived each other and resumed walking down the street in opposite directions. The entire episode lasting about 4 seconds, it was the weirdest, funniest, funnest, most random thing that has ever happened to me.
The term “eye fillet” in Australia refers to what Americans would call “tenderloin.”
From its ubiquitous presence on menus, it would appear to be an extremely popular cut for beef steak.
As Lady Grange was closing up early for the evening, I ordered a pizza for takeout and took it back to my hotel room, where I had a slice to complete the project.
(See also BOOZE)
(See also GLOBAL FOOD GLOSSARY)
(See also RESTAURANTS IN AUSTRALIA)
(See also DUTY TRAVEL)