Flight Centre guest blogger Gaynor Alder is introducing you to five places she always takes her guests when they visit her in Melbourne. Gaynor has told us about the wonderful Spice Market and now we hear about suggestion number 2, the mouthwatering Spanish sensation Movida. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Take notes, this lady sure knows her stuff when it comes to her beloved Melbourne.
Nestled in one of Melbourne's famous graffiti covered laneways, there's a reason it can take you months to get into this Melbourne institution. Known as "the spirit of Spain in the heart of Melbourne", people happily queue for hours to indulge in their Spanish tapas and fine wines.
Tapas is perfect for travellers who want to sample the best a restaurant has to offer in a new city. Try Movida's Spiced Chicken Escabache Tapa on crisp Crouton, Pyrenees wet roast Lamb Breast with Fino and Paprika sauce, Slow cooked Duck Shank with Hazelnuts, Raisins and Onions or their Salt Cod & Potato Fritters with Lemon Emulsion for a truly sublime tapas experience.
Of course, "when in Rome", it would be sacrilege not to try one of their Spanish wines, but Movida also has an extensive wine list with local and other international wines to accompany your meal.
Movida's culinary expertise is so revered that there have been two cook books released in their honour. "Movida: Spanish Culinary Adventures" and "Movida Rustica: Spanish Traditions and Recipes".
Gaynor Alder write her own blog entitled the Modern Woman's Survival Guide.