Friday, April 16, 2010


When I was a little girl I learned a wise lesson that has become invaluable today – if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. BUT what about if something is so unjust, unfair and ridiculously so? In this case my belief has always been and continues to be that as a journalist I have a commitment and duty to the public to ensure my voice and experience is heard to prevent others, even if just one poor soul from the same fateful encounter whether it be a brand manufacturing clothing with dodgy finishing or a restaurant serving lousy food.

Ecstatic about my move to Melbourne, the opportunity to suss out the many restaurants of the city and catch up with old friends with the possibility of making new ones as well I dined at Cupidos one Lygon Street that advertised Lebanese food. The place was average from the ambience that was both tired and tried while the food was plain and simple substandard westernised chow flaunting sheesha or water pipes with flavoured smoke as incentive to its bright eyed and bushy tailed customers.

We opted the banquet – my verdict – the dips were decent, the main skewer platter overcooked and tough consisting of dry, tasteless cubed chicken and lamb and semi-palatable sheesh kebab. The seafood platter we specially ordered was by the far the biggest farce – a whole snapper without any marinade or flavour, crumbed squid rings and seared prawns minus even a hint of lemon or herbs. The meal was a big let down and the only thing that could be said was the company was great and the wine was flowing.

52 Lygon Street,

Carlton 3053

Ph: +61 (03) 9650 4433

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