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  1. Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

    oooh that grape granita looks so refreshing! everything served up looks so scrumptious!

    xoxo <3

  2. Hannah

    Um, wow. At first I thought that was coarse sugar on the fried dough up top, but salt? That could possibly be even better! What a way to start a meal!

  3. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan

    You know what, I just found out the 2012 Global Atheist Convention is in Melbourne. I want to gooooo! :'( You should think about going in my place. And blow Richard Dawkins a kiss for me. 😉

    Um, apathy towards bread?! You’re craaazy. I’m a breadophiliac…which is precisely why I NEVER buy bread.

  4. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    I share your bread apathy, at least at restaurants where I agree there are tastier things to indulge in. Swooning over the bomba. Fried potato ball with spicy sauce and hidden sausage surprise? Awesome!

  5. Lexi

    I’ve had some very memorable nights at MND! Evenings I still think about, though they happened more than a year ago. Many of them started with a glass of cava, included the quail with roasted corn and ended with me struggling to navigate the cobblestone lane in highheels. <3

  6. Camille

    I have a cookbook from Movida. It’s in French. It was 5 euros at a book outlet. I couldn’t pass it up. And as soon as I’m done commenting here, I’m going to look to see if it has a recipe for those potato chorizo bombs.

  7. GirlonRaw

    oooh my I am drooling over that bread!!! Geez Hannah you get to travel about, lucky girl!

  8. Emma

    I had a few back posts to read before I could move on to this one [thank you for the handy links, handy one], and then of course perused yo’ BFF’s take on it. I feel like I’ve been thoroughly researching this li’l snippet of yours for 40 minutes now. I was temporarily sucked into a world I’ve never before seen. Melbourne, eh?

    At least it turned out more diverse (maybe) than I initially thought: seeing the post title, I imagined a short, pudgy, balding man from Jersey gesturing furiously with his hands, trying to tell me that he had just ‘moved next door.’ No, maybe you as that Jersey male would have been more diverse. Less enticing, though:)

  9. Kath (My Funny Little Life)

    Aww, I should come to Melbourne one day! Looks like foodie heaven!

  10. Fiona

    I love Melbourne graffiti. Time to save for a trip there.

  11. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    Everything looks so good! It makes me want to hop a plane to Melbourne. 🙂

  12. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    Cheese, figs and honey sound amazing together! I’m a sucker for anything deep fried, so those biscuits are calling my name 🙂

  13. hungryandfrozen

    Deep fried bread!! Be still my beating heart. Which it might actually do, if I eat enough of it. Agree with you about bread at restaurants – unless it’s blooming spectacular, it’s only going to make me less likely to want pudding. That said, as soon as it’s in front of me I’m like “oooo free bread! And I’m hungry!”

    I want to get back to Melbourne so bad (last time I was…five years old!) damn the strong Australian currency making it not such a viable option for travel!

  14. Johanna GGG

    good on you for posting it – I have posts from too long ago that I swither about posting – and I love movida which I only say based on eating their churros and chocolate which I loved and it makes me a little sad you didn’t have dessert but your dishes look like they would almost make up for it

  15. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    I think your first course would have been my favourite too, but your pictures make all of them look good!

    And I’m totally with you on the bread point (these rolls aside). A total waste of restaurant stomach space!

  16. Casey Lorraine

    Hey lovely, I’m a bit late coming but just wanted to say I hope your grandfather is ok and sending you all tons of love!
    Melbourne is awesome. Your story aout stripping cracked me up…I got caught out doing the same thing in Macy’s in new York once!

  17. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Yay for Movida goodness! Oh, and I always assumed you were vegetarian or pescetarian – so you do eat meat?

  18. penny aka jeroxie

    I still not been! tsk tsk to me.

  19. Agnes

    I have pretty hands?! Okay, that’s probably the strangest compliment anyone has ever given me. :p

    I can’t even remember what I wrote in my post, it was so long ago.. *coughcough* Did I say nice things about you? I don’t think I complimented your hands.

  20. Karen

    Damn, those are some seriously delicious looking dishes you two gobbled up there! In case my email ended up in your spam folder, I nominated you to share your 3 Favorite Dishes with us. 🙂

  21. ck

    Like you and most people here, I totally agree with you on the bread at restaurants deal, and agree also that this is a whole other kettle of bread! I love MoVida, I think we need to start a campaign that Melbourne now has far too many versions of MoVida and they need to open one in Canberra. Stat!

  22. Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    wow…. deep fried bread with salt. who can resist that?? i’m such a bread girl, unlike you! hahaha, but because i am gluten sensitive now, i crave it less now. 🙂

  23. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    I am so keen to get into this Movida business, whether next door or the original or the other one (whatever that one is!). Must. Go. Soon! I love that you love Melbourne 🙂 Melbourne loves you!
    Heidi xo

  24. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    I had a great meal at Movida Aqui! They seem to have gotten the formula just so right! 🙂

  25. Cait's Plate

    Wow that is some adventurous eating right there! Looks awesome 🙂

  26. Louise

    Ooooh I’ve had a lunch at Movida Next Door. It was great. Although they didn’t have the ajo blanco- I’d love to try that. I bought a big bag of almonds last summer to make some but never got around to it. Would love to try their version. The only dish I think we had was the cheese/honey combo which didn’t do all that much for me either. I do remember a fabulous Pedro Ximinez though. Nectar of the gods.

  27. Ravel


    I bought their cookbooks (Movida and Movida Rustica). Have you read them? I’m yet to try out any of the recipes in them though 🙁

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