Originally posted by DoktaP:
Highly suggest Movida in Melbourne for tapas. Nice wine list as well. Enjoy some of the world's greatest graffiti.
Dok, thanks for the rec. There's one (Movida Aqui) a block for our hotel, and we're headed there in about an hour. While they're not keen on corkage, when I explained that I'd bought a wine at Yarra Yering yesterday and did not want to take it with me on a flight tomorrow, they graciously agreed, with corkage TBD when I get there. Anyway, I'm looking forward to our meal there, as I'm starved.
We walked around Melbourne for hours today (weather was far too nice to go to the Art Gallery or any museums), seeing Captain Cook's cottage, and going for miles along both sides of the lovely Yarra River walk. This city reminds me quite a bit of both San Francisco and Vancouver. It is rich in restaurants with lots of cuisines represented, has a great coffee culture, interesting architecture with a fine melding of old and new, lots (and I mean LOTS) of green space, and a friendly vibe. I'd come back here again.