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Rubiki Rocks the Outer Eastern Suburbs

 

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Rubiki has caused a stir in the outer eastern suburbs after it recently opened, with its attractive menu choices and modern fit out. It seems the outer east is benefitting from a spate of new cafe openings and there's none finer than Rubiki. 

Joe McCanta from Grey Goose on Melbourne Bar/Dining Scene

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Joe McCanta the Global Brand Ambassaor Grey Goose made a huge impression when in Melbourne recently, hosting the taste By Appointment events (we were at Saint Crispin) that were legendary. As the man behind the legendary French vodka we were keen to hear his thoughts on dining and bar scene in Melbourne and abroad...

Saint Crispin & Grey Goose Taste By Appointment

 

Saint Crispin, the Melbourne darling with two hats in the Good Food Guide, was the perfect venue for iconic French vodka Grey Goose Taste by Appointment with Grey Goose Global Brand Ambassador, mixologist and acclaimed jazz pianist Joe McCanta. These events have been run all over the world and this was one of the choice events of the year for The World Loves Melbourne.

Supernormal part 1

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Supernormal is taking all before it as an acclaimed culinary destination and new darling of Melbourne. I'm calling this part 1 as I journeyed here alone before a major event out of curiosity and the need for a glass of wine and a spot of dinner. This was my toe in the water experience at Supernormal. I shall return soon for part 2...

MSFW 2014 and LIFEwithBIRD

Popular brand LIFEwithBIRD made waves at the Melbourne Spring Fashion Week 2014 with an elegant and stylish collection that fuses traditional and contemporary womenswear. Photos courtesy of fashionising.com.

Cake Wines Pinot Noir Going The Distance

  • The World Loves Melbourne loves a great Pinot Noir and the Adelaide Hills has always provided a tremendous source of Pinot magic. The Cake Wines 2012 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir is one of the best; a clean and delicate palate boasting juicy cherry and blueberry fruits, with plum flavours. One we started on this beauty we found it hard to stop.

Jacques Reymond Joins the Dish'd Team

 

Now everyone can enjoy great food, delivered right to your door all stamped with the approval of leading chef Jacques Reymond.

If you love great tasting food, but you don’t have the time to cook from scratch every day, then dish’d Food Store may be just what you’ve been looking for. The World Loves Melbourne attended the launch of Dish'd at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and was highly impressed with the quality of this frozen food - head and shoulders above anything we've seen out there in the genre. We feel most frozen food is poor, but Dish'd has redefined the landscape with its gourmet selections at surprisingly affordable prices.

www.dishd.com.au is now available in Melbourne and Sydney with almost two hundred delicious dishes, sourced from around the world and all prepared to chefs’ recipes.

Fabulous Culinary Visit to Surry Hills

The World Loves Melbourne recently spent a few days in gorgeous Surry Hills and visited some of the standout restaurants and cafes in the precinct. We stayed at Cambridge Hotel in Riley St, a fabulous destination for both Sydneysiders and those of us looking to base ourselves in Sydney for a holiday, culinary adventure, or business stay.

Ugg Australia at Emporium Melbourne

 

Lifestyle brand UGG Australia has launched its store in Emporium Melbourne and a global campaign called "THIS IS UGG." "THIS IS UGG" is designed to connect with consumers on emotional levels that transcend any product, with a goal of strengthening UGG as a global , premium lifestyle brand, year round. 

Tips on Planning Your Next Trip To Melbourne

There are just so many reasons to love Melbourne! Not only has it been classified as one of the most liveable cities in the world, the travel, entertainment, dining, sightseeing, and educational experiences are limitless. However, there a few things that you will want to keep in mind. From planning where to stay to figuring out how to get around, the following tips will help you get ready for your next trip to Melbourne.

The Importance of Structure in a Restaurant

Critics are divided in what is the most important aspect of a successful cafe or restaurant. While some say its about the food, or the ambience, others say it's about the service. Recently at a leading Melbourne restaurant the waitress told me "it's the food that brings them here but it's the service that keeps them coming back." But what can help free Melbourne cafe and restaurant owners up and help them focus on things like great service?

Balgownie Estate Shines in Yarra Valley

 

Balgownie Estate is a magnificent property deep in the Yarra Valley with multiple attractions of day spa facilities, great accomodation and alluring Rae's Restaurant with killer views. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to imbibe the food and wine at Balgownie Estate.

Age Good Food Guide Awards 35th Anniversary

 
What a night! The World Loves Melbourne enjoyed the celebration of the Melbourne foodie scene at The Age Good Food Guide 2015 Awards at NGV. Melbourne chef Andrew McConnell was the big winner at tonight’s prestigious The Age Good Food Guide awards ceremony in the Great Hall of the NGV International. The creative influence behind Supernormal, Cutler & Co, Cumulus Inc and Luxembourg, McConnell was named Citi Chef of the Year while Supernormal took out New Restaurant of the Year.

Best Pho in Melbourne

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Best Melbourne Eastern Suburbs Cafes

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The World Loves Melbourne has visited a ton of Melbourne Eastern Suburbs cafes and we have selected our best Eastern suburbs cafes. The East has seriously great cafes that are some of the best in Melbourne, worth a trip across town. 

Emporium Launch by Baz Luhrmann

 

Celebrities and A listers recently enjoyed a fabulous and extraordinary night at CFS Retail’s Emporium Melbourne official opening of the shopping centre and were captivated by a mobile movie kind of experience put on by legendary Australian director Baz Luhrmann.
 
Luhrmann, who most recently directed box office smash The Great Gatsby, put his unmistakable touch on party proceedings that took retail launches in Melbourne to another level. This was a curated production of the highest magnitude that was able to wow The World Loves Melbourne and the other 1500 guests.

Prix Fixe A Dining Adventure

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Prix Fixe has quickly become a darling of the Melbourne culinary scene, with Chef Philippa Sibley Melbourne royalty with a string of culinary successes over the years. Bravo for a sense of adventure with the themed menu, cleverness and inventiveness around the cuisine and superb service expected at a top notch restaurant. Surely dining out should be exciting, and Prix Fixe delivers. The World Loves Melbourne had a fabulous night at Prix Fixe courtesy of Cake Wines - a wine company who is promoting "matched" food and wine dining experiences at various restaurants in several capital cities. 

Best Melbourne Western Suburbs Cafes

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The World Loves Melbourne has visited a plethora of Melbourne Western Suburbs cafes and we have selected our top cafes. The West has seriously great cafes that are some of the best in Melbourne, worth a trip across town. (The World Loves Melbourne has spent considerable time in the West).

Start Planning Your End of Year/Christmas Parties Now

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It’s hard to believe that in a few short months the holidays will be upon us. What’s more, many of us have the added responsibility for planning the season’s big event. Whether it’s a large family get-together, a company Christmas party or a New Year’s celebration, the following 12 tips are intended to help you plan the biggest and most talked about event of the year.

Melbourne Fashion for Men

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Melbourne is quickly becoming one of the world’s hottest spots for fashions. With top designers and brand names heralding from “the land down under,” there’s a good deal to be excited about. The following are recommended shopping destinations, trending styles, and reasons why Melbourne outranks the rest of Australia’s cities for men’s fashion.

Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards 2014

 

The Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards are one of the most prestigious and meaningful awards events on the culinary calendar. With major sponsors and culinary heavyweights lending a hand to see Australian young chefs, waiters and restaurateurs propelled in their careers, The World Loves Melbourne was thrilled to be invited for the second year in a row to Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Awards.

Olive Oils of Spain and Spanish Chicken Recipe

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Why is the Meditteranean Diet so popular? What are the key ingredients to healthy eating? The World Loves Melbourne understands Olive Oils from Spain play a key part in a healthy diet, as backed up by research. Olive Oils from Spain are high in quality and these products are easily accessible in our supermarkets and specialty food stores at affordable prices.

The Boatbuilders Yard - Brunch by the Yarra

 

The Boatbuilders Yard in South Wharf is an attractive brunch destination by the Yarra. Right next to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre its a European experience by the river. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to sample a unique breakfast experience.

Sails on the Bay - Celebrating the Melange 20 years

 

Sails on the Bay is one of those iconic Melbourne dining experiences, with stellar views and classic service and cuisine. Many people I've spoken to can point to enjoyable dining sessions at Sails on the Bay over the decades. My engineer friend has been taking overseas corporate clients here for years. The World Loves Melbourne was at Sails on the Bay to celebrate the four course Melange - which has been on the menu now for 20 years. How many Melbourne dishes have been on a menu for 20 years? Our waitress told us the dish was on the menu of this restaurant owned by her family, when she was just 3 years old.

Punch Lane 20 Years of Quality

 

Punch Lane the iconic bar and restaurant recently celebrated 20 years and The World Loves Melbourne was invited along for the action. A packed room of loyal customers, media and friends came together for an eclectic evening to romance and celebrate a significant milestone.

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Top 10 Pizza

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