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Dinner at Trattoria Emilia

Dinner at Trattoria Emilia

You know, we do a hell of a lot of planning and research at JoJo and LiLi. It's not all fun and food. There's also a great deal of scouting and bickering over where we go next involved. Truth. During one of these evenings, we both came to the realisation that we hadn't even considered Italian. Why?! Everyone loves Italian, right?

Well, we amended this pretty quick smart and today, we're going to talk to you about Trattoria Emilia - a quaint little Italian joint on the quieter end of Little Collins Street.

Brunch at Operator25

Brunch at Operator25

It was the first day Jo was free after getting back from a month in Western Australia and a beautiful lukewarm Melbourne day called for some Brunch, some planning and a general 'well, how the hell are you?!'.

LiLi had suffered a menacing illness over the holiday period and there was still a residual bit of that somethin' nasty leftover and so, to brighten her up a little, JoJo suggested a visit to café close to LiLi.

This is a short story of how we ended up at Operator25, scoffing Balinese pork and Matcha crumpets.

Cocktail Degustation at Eau De Vie

Cocktail Degustation at Eau De Vie

It’s a shame that some of these outings take place on a weeknight after work. Sometimes, we’re rushed for time and have to compromise between ghetto-corporate or confused-librarian outfits. On other days, we’ve made poor lunch decisions that have seen us slumped on our chairs up until 4pm, wrecking our chances of truly appreciating the finer details at dinner.

Thankfully, today was neither, and on a night like this - a five course cocktail degustation was bang on what we needed after a hard day at the office; especially for Jo. She'd just come back from a too-short vacation in the Philippines and was going through some serious travel withdrawals.