On our last day in Australia, we treated ourselves to lunch at Charcoal Lane, a fine dining restaurant which employs and trains disadvantaged young people to provide them with work experience for further job opportunities. The food is modern with an Australian twist, using local produce and ingredients that are native to Australia. I ate an heirloom tomato salad with parmesan marshmallows and avocado puree, spiced kangaroo on a bed of vegetables, and lemon aspen & orange blossom honey panna cotta with hazelnut crunch for dessert.
After lunch we wandered around Fitzroy a bit and I spotted a famous shop sign. I went over to take a picture for my friend Christina, and while Marco and I were lurking around, who else should we run into than Pip Lincolne's partner, who stopped and chatted with us about cycling and politics. Cool beans!
Then we made our way down to St. Kilda, to stroll down Acland Street with its many bakeries. We took in our last ocean sunset and looked at the rides inside the old fashioned Luna Park. And this, my patient readers, concludes the series of my vacation snapshots from Vietnam and Australia. Thank you for coming with me!