Thursday, 13 September 2007

Ratatouille, the movie

As you know, Furry and I recently had some time off.. and we went down to our little holiday shack at Dromana... where there is one of the last remaining Drive In's in Melbourne!!! We decided to treat ourselves to a hot sexy date... and chose the new "kids" movie, "Ratatouille" (Furry and I have a long and pathetic history of watching kids movies. One of our very first dates was snuggling on the couch watching "Basil, the Great Mouse Detective", one of the truly great movies of ALL time, IMHO)

I can't wax lyrical about this movie enough!!! The scenes are rich and the characters are brill!!! I won't include any spoilers for those who haven't seen it, but I just gotta say, there is a scene, where a character eats something... and the flavours are so new and so marvelous, that the character is shown swooning.. the background behind the character changes, to swirls and colours and the music is that of a heavenly choir.

I grabbed Furry's arm and yelled "THAT'S IT!!!! THAT'S IT!!!! THAT'S WHAT IT'S LIKE TO BE A FOODIE!!!!!!"

Seriously, if you've ever wondered why I, or other foodie friends go on and on and on about food in all it's myriad of orgasmic blisses, then see this movie.... That's what it's like for us!!!


I gotta have a big shout out to Dromana Drive In. I asked Paul, the manager, if I could take some photos for my bog and he was so obliging!!!

I have been going to Dromana Drive in for years... I remember the Summer holiday, when we'd leave the beach early, have a early dinner, get into our jammies and Mum and Dad would take us down. We'd play on the playground as the sun set, and then we'd snuggle in the front seat of the 1975 Valliant and watch a Disney flick.

Pure childhood heaven!!!!

The Drive In has changed somewhat since the '70's and is now fitted out as a 1950's style diner. It's really retro and fabulous!!!

So, here's a pic of the "snacks" we took, Viet rolls with peanut dipping sauce made by my very own Furry:

Here we are!!!

We stop by the diner to grab the traditional Choc Tops and some Popcorn..

Paul, very nicely lets me wander around and take some shots. her's one for Lunchy!!!

The promo for the movie and the back of the diner..

I had to take a photo of this... How disturbing is he???

Furry finds his Choc Top is Mint.. he's not happy!!!

We had such a wonderful night. If you're down the Peninsula, you simply HAVE to drop by Dromana Drive in. It's the quintessential Aussie summer experience. A Choc Top, some popcorn, a warm summers night and an outdoor movie....

**happy nostalgic sigh**




Cindy said...

I have never heard of Dromana Drive-In before! (Forgive me, I'm only a recent Melbourne resident!) Looks like a lot of fun. :-D

Thanks for stopping by our blog. If you're interested in some quick and easy digital camera tutes, you might be interested in a series of posts that Ellie (aka Kitchen Wench) is currently featuring. She's a great photographer, in my opinion, and I'm learning some great new tricks!

Anonymous said...

I like your blog!You have a wicked way with words.Oh,and thumbs up to your choice of snacks,liquid one that is!,"Woodstock"rocks!!!!
Cheers Saucy(