Sunday, October 18, 2009

It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark, and we're wearing sunglasses. - Hit it!

What an exciting weekend! On Friday night we joined some of Trav's work friends at a special screening of the Blues Brothers at the Astor Theatre, a stunning 1930's cinema which screens a mix of old and new these days. I love that we could bring a drink in and there was a 20 minute intermission. Don't know if Trav had as much fun though - he was sitting between Mick and I who were both religiously reciting each and every line!

The Astor during Intermission

At Passionfoods on Saturday I discovered that we'd won Best Victorian Organic Retailer of the Year for 2009! I know I'm definitely in the right place! At Trav's parent's place that night we caught up with family and his Aunty Lee presented us with his grandfather's war medals, she has offered to pay for the framing of them as an engagement/wedding gift. I was overwhelmed and I know this means so much to Trav.

On Sunday we woke late and got ourselves looking spiffy for the Yarraville Village Lunch. It was a perfect spring day with the sun breaking through the clouds as we strolling down the red carpet into the buzzing marquee. We took our seats and introduced ourselves to our neighbours for the day - Dean & Karen and Deb & Nandoor from Maidstone and Lena and the girls from Dental 4 U. It was everyone's first time there and all commented on what a good turnout they got and how professional the wait staff from VU were. We began with Bakers Delight bread and Nicolas Olives, then a selection of gorgeous dumplings from Yim Yam.
Next up - a delicious onion tart from Hausfrau, then mouthwatering roast duck on a noodle pancake from The Bank. Dessert was a very generous piece of Tiramisu from Cafe Terroni and we finished off with delectable Petit Four from Alfa Bakehouse.

We also enjoyed Little Creatures Bright Ale and Galli Estate wines. We were so thrilled with the menu as we haven't had the chance to try Yim Yam, The Bank or Cafe Terroni yet, it's just so easy to stick to our favourites but there are so many good choices in our area.
We listened to a lighthearted message from our Mayor and then enjoyed the fashion parade from local stores. I just can't believe we didn't get a picture together while we were looking so smashing! I was even asked if I was one of the models and I now I can't prove it without a pic! Great shot of the tiramisu though.

The only thing I hope they improve for next year is more speakers throughout the marquee as it was difficult to hear the speakers from where we were sitting.

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