(I'm going back in time here, so bear with me if I leave details out)
First stop for the dinner party club was Lamaro's in South Melbourne a "yuppy pub dining" venue, where there is no chicken parma in sight (PERFECT).
I was bought here late one Friday afternoon a few years back for a wine and the tasting plate. That tasting plate was the reason I chose Lamaro's as our first dining experience. What better way to acquaint ourselves than over a moorish and delightfully filing plethora of food. Pate, white bait, fresh meat, olives, terrine, a true "seasonal selection of tasty morsels from the land, sea & garden".
Its terrible that I've forgotten the rest of our meal, three semi wonderful meals were consumed, and we had never even thought about documenting our journey for the rest of the world to see.
To yum things ups: perfect place for a Friday business lunch, men in suits, try the tasting platter (order mains after youv'e eaten this though, as you will probably have already released your top button), an older grey haired crowd resides at night, quiet and civilised.
273-279 Cecil Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205
(03) 9690 3737