Mishra’s Kitchen, 18 Wembley Ave, Yarraville. Phone: 9314 3336
It’s a most happy thing, this food-blogging caper, or as it’s evolved for us anyway …
Pretty much the only down side is that mostly we don’t have the opportunity to patronise on a more regular basis so many top places and the smiling, welcoming people who run them.
Such a one is Mishra’s Kitchen on Wembley Avenue in Yarraville.
So we are delighted to accept Sanjeev’s invitation to attend his joint’s fifth birthday party.
We bowl up right at the appointed time thinking that, as so often is the case with us, that we’ll among the very first arrivals and that proceedings will only just be getting underway.
Wrong – the part is already in full swing!
We make happy with the laid-out goodies that include a luscious dal makhani and a very toothsome goat curry.
Sanjeev has turned on this spread without charge.
But guests are being encouraged to give the money they would otherwise have spent on food to the Moira Kelly Creating Hope Foundation.
From Sanjeev’s invittation: “Moira Kelly, AO, has supported sick children and their families for decades. She is known for her work in bringing to Australia children with serious health problems that local doctors are unable to treat (such as conjoined Bangladeshi twins Trishna and Krishna). Moira takes on causes that everybody else says are impossible, and she says of her work: ‘There’s no saying No to hope.’ Her aim is to help international and local needy children and families to be as independent as possible and live full lives in the community.”
You can read all about Moira and her kids here.
We have a lovely time chatting with many people.
And we even have the pleasure of running into Mick and Anika, our neighbours from the days we lived in West Footscray!