UH@W, Melbourne

I spent a whirl­wind thirty-six hours in Melbourne last week to present a paper. In real­ity, present­ing my paper took up only a few hours, and the rest was spent shop­ping. The one din­ner I had in Melbourne was catered and com­pli­ment­ary at the University House at Woodward at the University of Melbourne.

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The mains altern­ated between two dishes with string beans and petite roas­ted pota­toes. The one I ended up with was beef with a beet­root sauce. The beef was cooked just enough that it wasn’t rare but not raw, which is just how I like it. It was juicy and tender.

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A sal­mon dish altern­ated with the beef. I ori­gin­ally received this plate, but D kindly swapped with me and he tells me it tasted all right, although we couldn’t fig­ure out what was the rect­an­gu­lar slab under­neath the sal­mon. We decided that altern­at­ing menus engenders food envy (or really, D and I both prefer beef over fish so…)

There was also dessert, which I neg­lected to take a photo. Dessert was a tart with chai-fla­voured filling and alnuts, with a side of cream and rasp­ber­ries. The tart itself was so ter­ribly dry that the rasp­ber­ries dec­or­at­ing the plate were the highlight!

UH@W was enjoyed at Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053.