Fifteen Melbourne

I've been squealy and excited all week. Fox, Willo and Jet bought me a 4 course degustation meal at Fifteen Melbourne for Christmas, and today was the date of the meal. I'm a Huge Jamie Oliver Fan (HJOF) and even the thought of going outside on Melbourne's hottest day in recorded history (46.4°C) wasn't going to stop this much anticipated meal.

Fifteen is down a flight of stairs off a Collins Street laneway. I'm not sure if their air conditioning was failing, but it was a bit warmer than we would have liked - our waiter, Elliot apologised for the temperature but I didn't catch a reason for it.

The meal was lovely, if a little confused in course and drinks order at the beginning - our entrees arrived before our predinner cocktails - and things felt a little rushed, but Elliot was ever present, making sure we were okay - amiable, and relaxed, and the meal smoothed out to a delicious pace.

The company was sterling, as usual. Fox and Willo are such wonderful dining companions. It really was a very very nice Christmas present.