Anyway on the Tuesday night we went to our final Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event which was at The Press Club which is one of our favourites. It was great to be able to go there one last time before it closes and evolves into something new.
It was a set menu matched to different beverages and each course cooked by a former chef at Reserve which was George Calombaris' first restaurant which would be in its tenth year if it hadn't have closed.
We enjoyed the evening and the different courses. Standard wasn't as high as a meal at Press Club on a normal evening but having to serve over 100 people all at the same time is not easy and it was more an event than a meal out.
Our table companions weren't as open minded and didn't like the fact that our courses were matched to things like cider, champagne, sake, a take on a slurpee and wanted wine and they were denied. They were older, wealthy ladies obviously well travelled, well educated and just very demanding! Interesting for sure!
This was a great option for this year which was somewhat wetter, greyer and colder than the previous two years. I enjoyed the great view, the shelter and cover, the drinks and food and the access to TV screens!
Right now we should be on the plane UK bound but I heard from Emirates earlier today that our flight had been cancelled so now we wait a few hours and catch a later plane. We miss our original connection in Dubai though and have to spend a day there to catch the next day's connection. This basically means we arrive 24 hours later than planned which is disappointing especially when I've been so desperate to be there but in the grand scheme of things it's only 24 hours. And the reason I was given was that the aircraft had to be recalled for maintenance so I guess that's a good thing as opposed to flying on a dodgy plane!
Anyway I don't want to let this setback ruin things so we're all being very brave and just coping with the delayed arrival. At least this way we get to break up the lon