Hosier Lane is well known in Melbourne for its endless street-art and graffiti, but it wasn't the spray paint that brought The Boyfriend Shirt to this little alleyway. Don't get me wrong, we are both big fans of art and culture but in this case it was the promise of beef cheeks, wine and fancy tater-tots that had us excited.
Movida has become an institution amongst Melbourne foodies for moorish tapas. I'm an indecisive person so when tapas are on the menu it's always a blessing, meaning I can order a bit of everything. The chef didn't disappoint either, there wasn't a single crumb left on our plates.
Although the food is incredible, the ethos and community spirit behind Movida is also a huge tick in my book. It's common practice to offer bread as an entree in restaurants, but Movida has created a program called Bread for Change. Being celiac I couldn't indulge in the crusty bread but for those of you who can Movida offers the opportunity to donate the cost of the bread to charity. An amazing thing to see happening.
I'm afraid I got a little bit too excited when the dishes started to arrive and didn't take all that many photos, so the only solution is to visit for yourself and see for your self what the fuss is all about!