Jul 15, 2012

Nice Restaurants around the University of Melbourne

Last week, I was in the University of Melbourne, Australia, to attend the MTNS 2012 conference.

In the daytime, I discussed with some researchers, listend presentations, and also had my presentation. In the evening, I ate a lot at nice restaurants around the Uni of Melbourne. Today's post is on restaurants I recommend to go for lunch or dinner. 

    A quite nice Italian restaurant near the university. Around this restaurant, there are many Italian restaurants, and they call the place Little Italy. My friend, Yeon Jeong, who lives in Melbourne, took me to this nice restaurant for lunch, and she recommended marinara pasta, which I had. The pasta is full of sea food: clams, mussels, calamari, and scallops with olive oil and garlic. I enjoyed the pasta very much. You should try it!
  2. The Carlton Wine Room
    My friend and also my research colleague, Daniel Quevedo, invited me to have dinner at this restaurant. It was by chance that I got this restaurant; he planned to go dinner with a professor in Melbourne, who recommended this restaurant, but he was sick at the time. I was a quite lucky man (sorry, Professor). We ordered Chef's picks and grasses of wine which a waitress recommended. After we ordered, a group of professors who attended the conference appeared in the restaurant. What a coincidence! This proves that the restaurant is loved by "high level" foodies as professors (as you know, professors go abroad many times a year and they are often invited to five-star restaurants!).
    Note: you should make a reservation before you go for dinner; this restaurant is full of customers every night.
  3. Dainty Sichuan Food
    Daniel's friend, Alex, invited us (Daniel, Masashi, and me) to this restaurant. This is a Chinese restaurant, located a bit far from the Uni of Melbourne (20 minutes from the uni by car). The restaurant is full of Chinese customers, this proves the restaurant is a quite nice Chinese restaurant. I like spicy food very much, and I enjoyed spicy (level 1 to 3) and very tasty food. I also recommend drink Tsingtao beer, which goes with spicy Chinese food. We ate and drank a lot!

Jul 10, 2012

Trinity College in Melbourne

I am now in Melbourne, Australia, to attend MTNS (Mathematical Theory of Networks and Systems) 2012 conference. I stay in Trinity College in the University of Melbourne.

Trinity College is founded in 1872 as the first residential college of the University of Melbourne.   It is very old but quite beautiful. The accommodation is also nice; old but comfortable, not so expensive, and safe. The internet access works very well.

The University of Melbourne is founded in 1853, and Melbourne School of Engineering in 1861, the oldest engineering faculty in Australia (in 2011 it celebrates 150 years of engineering education at the University of Melbourne.

See also my entry: Nice Restaurants around the University of Melbourne.