Tucked away in Hoiser Lane and amongst all the graffiti walls, Frank Camorra and wife opened up the first of a handful of successful Movida branches, Movida Bar de Tapas, in 2003.
Just a quick post on yet another newbie around Canley Heights – welcome Le Caravelle, an extension of Holy Basil. Residing right next door to Holy Basil, Le Caravelle is more of a wine/tapas bar rather than another Lao/Thai restaurant. Also available are a variety of cakes and treats, as well as frozen yoghurt and gelato.
My usual eating companion is my significant other (the poor thing), and so I get really excited when we have group dinners because it means more food to try with awesome company. With a dear friend on a short holiday back to Sydney, it calls for a group outing and we opt for Encasa for tapas, perfect for sharing.
MoVida has expanded and finally made its way to Sydney and found a home in Surry Hills. You can hear just about every Sydney-sider cheering because now there is no need for a trip to Melbourne to get a dose of Frank Camorra. I’ve not been to any MoVida locations in Melbourne so was very excited to try the one in Sydney, 6 weeks after the opening.
Parramatta’s Church Street has always been the “food” strip where people wander up and down finding a place to have a good feed but can never make a decision as there is just so much to choose from. Because Parramatta is somewhat local for me, I’ve been waddling up and down Church Street for as long as I can remember - I even had my first date with the boy at one of the restaurants there. Over the many years, it’s transformed into a foodie haven offering a large variety of cuisines. One of the newer hot spots who has prime location is Tony Melhem’s Coco Cubano.