Our favourite local food store, Oasis Bakery, isn't just a bakery, it's an emporium that just had a makeover including new deli (with more than 100 local and imported cheeses), dessert bar and fresh produce section.
There's a buzz around town, in store and, of course, in my belly. After today's Lebanese breakfast (which also come with chilli labneh balls) with my daughter and a serious exploration of all the latest additions, it's a thumbs up. Don't underestimate the size of this 'store' with more. It even has its own information booth, with new Mornington store planned on a 1.6 hectare site. Mind blowing.
Even if I don't eat cheese, I'm excited. Sometimes the excitement is in the concept, the visual, the watching a business grow from a tiny, single-fronted shop to a mega pleasure palace - and, of course, I do eat prosciutto, good ham, pickled things, nougat, halva, turkish delight and, and, and..
Have you been? More importantly, what did you eat?
(Julia Hebaiter in Another Life)FoodLit Writer, Feel-Good Food Lover & Storyteller
Because Food Sans Story is Bland