Sunday, July 27, 2008


A quick thank you to all those wonderful Melbourne Bloggers who ventured out to the rather chilly Slow Food Market and Lentil As Anything for a lively gathering yesterday.

There was a massive turnout, I forgot to do a head count but we had commandeered 4 tables in the end. While I was a little disappointed the LAA had changed since my last visit, throwing away the fine little menu with tofu burgers and the like, replacing them with a selection of help yourself dishes – the vegan delights were deliciously warming. Conversation flowed easily and whenever I looked down the table I saw smiles and animated discussions.

Once the plates had been finished a dozen or more of us headed over to Handsome Steve’s for some fortification to ward of the chills. The amicable Steve provided much needed warmth and beverages, that kept some diehards entertained for a further couple of hours.

Good to see you all. Hope that it has broken down a few barriers and created further connections in this corner of the blogging world.

Slow Food Market at The Convent: Nettle season - nothing like a little rubifacient on a winter's day

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Anonymous Duncan | syrupandtang said...

And a big thanks to you for organising a different sort of get-together! There were indeed many smiles and lots of flowing conversation, despite the many new faces. It was good to see people so relaxed.

9:39 pm  
Blogger Cindy said...

Yes, thanks for taking the initiative to create a veg-friendly occasion! It was great to meet you, and a few other bloggers that I've half-known for a long time. :-)

10:02 pm  
Blogger Agnes said...

Thanks for organising it! It was fun - and really good to meet you and others. It was worth braving the cold!

10:38 pm  
Blogger Lucy said...

Thank YOU. People did seem relaxed, and it was great to be able to meet, as Cindy says, 'a few other bloggers that I've half-known for a long time!'

Lovely place...

7:52 am  
Blogger bunchesmcginty said...

Thanks for that, I was very happy to get my geek on and be part of this social experiment.

9:33 am  
Blogger Melba said...

thanks aof, we enjoyed it too.

1:35 pm  
Blogger Johanna said...

thanks AOF for your work in organising it - was a nice bunch of people and a very relaxed afternoon - I agree the LAA food not quite up to standards i had enjoyed before but at least the buffet was easy on a big group and there were no orders missing or bill-splitting at the end!

5:43 pm  
Anonymous Dani said...

Thanks for organising it AOF. I'm glad I could come a long for little bit.

8:50 pm  
Blogger FoodieFi said...

It was fantastic having the chance to meet everyone after so long, and so invigorating to be in company where we could talk at such length of food, restaurants and writing :)

11:31 pm  

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