Having tasted the fine dishes of Mr RYU in the past we were excited to visit the collaboration between Kaya Izakaya x Mr RYU in Chapel St Prahran. We were invited along to experience some of the signature dishes, and we were highly impressed. Walk into a modern restaurant in the heart of Prahran and be prepared for bold flavours and clean dining. When you leave you feel satisfied without feeling "stodgy" or bloated. Service here is impeccable.
We recently celebrated the 20th Annual Release of Patricia wines with Brown Brothers first Patricia Ball. It was a gala event of epic proportions, with guests enjoying spanner crab and oyster canapés with select wines, before being seated at a long table outdoors (121 guests) for a decadent set-course dinner to remember, curated by hatted Head Chef Bodee Price. We also enjoyed speeches from family members, exceptional aged and current wines, as well as fine entertainment (including a band and a quiz). One of the events of the year and such a privilege to attend.
Dropped into Bayswater from a futuristic world, Dröm Bakery is a revelation, serving up high quality hulking sandwiches (cold and toasted), stunning croissants, pies and sausage rolls, bagels and other bakery treats. Surely one of the best bakeries in Melbourne.
Brewer's Share beer was recently launched at Boilermaker House in Melbourne and we were invited along to experience this fine drop. Brewer's Share Beer is a collaboration between Australian beer legends BentSpoke Brewing from Canberra and Teeling Whiskey of Ireland. We enjoyed this magnificent brew paired to the awesome small batch big flavoured Teeling Whiskey.
Butter chicken has become a favorite of Indian food lovers around the world, and Red Pepper in Bourke St Melbourne serves up a delicious rendition of this dish. It's all about taste and texture and owner/chef Jagjeet Kaur makes this dish at Red Pepper with expert use of spices.
BrewDog is a chain bar with global locations specialising in the Scottish brewery's craft beers, with regular guest brews. Their latest development in Coburg Victoria is super impressive, within the historic E Division building at Pentridge Prison.
The Carpetbag Steak is a dish that has a storied and somewhat mysterious history that dates back to the 19th century. Although the exact origins of the dish are not well documented, it is believed to have originated in Australia during the time when travelers would carry their belongings in large "carpet bags". The dish is made by stuffing a large cut of steak with oysters, which were plentiful in Australia, and then grilling or broiling the steak to perfection.
The history of brunch in Melbourne can be traced back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when the concept of brunch first emerged in Europe and North America. The word "brunch" was first coined in England in 1895, and initially referred to a combination of breakfast and lunch foods served in the late morning.
Nico’s Sandwich Deli is a main player in the emergence of the sandwich wave (if not tsunami) sweeping Melbourne. We visited their Fitzroy sandwich deli on a Saturday morning to find Nico's doing a roaring trade with appealing local vibes. Everythinbg we were told about Nico's was accurate; a mighty sandwich behemoth.
Melbourne is one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in Australia, offering a wealth of opportunities for residents and visitors alike, with features that set it apart. Here are some of the best things about Melbourne:
Spanish liqueur Licor 43 has teamed up with popular Southbank restaurant Asado to create the perfect Bottomless Coffee Cocktail Brunch to satisfy the foodies and coffee lovers alike - a Melbourne first in dedicated bottomless coffee cocktails. We were invited to a media preview of this stunning offering.
Cheese Toasties, also known as Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, are a classic comfort food that is loved by people of all ages across Melbourne. They are simple to make at home and can be customized to suit individual tastes. Here is how to cook the perfect cheese toastie and some tips for making it even more delicious.
Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria in Australia, is known for its vibrant food culture and diverse culinary offerings. Sandwiches, in particular, are a popular food item in the city, with a wide variety of fillings to choose from. Some of the most popular sandwich fillings in Melbourne include the classic BLT (bacon, lettuce, and tomato), Reuben, Salad, Chicken Schnitzel, Tuna Melt, Cheese Toasties, Italian Deli-style, Chicken Salad, Roast Meats, Banh Mi, and Meatball Subs. It seems we are riding a sandwich wave with prominent eateries being Hector's Deli, Bowery2Williamsberg, Hugo's Deli, Nico's Sandwich Deli, Jollygood Sandwiches, Ca Com, Hi Fi, Sauls Sandwiches, and Rocco's Bologna Discoteca to name a few.
The Singleton's Delicious Discoveries features a playful cocktail and dining experience, with queen of the kitchen Poh Ling partnering with The Singleton whisky at QT Melbourne. We attended a fabulous media event to check it all out.
Steak is a classic dish that can be cooked in many different ways, but there is a simple, tried and true method that will ensure a perfectly cooked steak every time. While many Melburnians prefer to cook top grade steak on a BBQ, it may surprise that cooking a steak in the oven can achieve optimum results. There's nothing worse than spending big dollars on a prime cut only to overcook it. How do you like your steak? We prefer medium-rare with a pink centre that oozes juicy flavour. I've been cooking using the method below, recently with a rib-eye from Dench Butchers in Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre (this is not a sponsored post).
Asian noodles have become a staple in the Melbourne food scene, with a wide variety of options available for both locals and tourists. It feels like there's a noodle wave or tsunami right now with noodle restaurants popping up all over Melbourne. From the traditional ramen and pho to lesser-known but equally delicious options, there is something for everyone. Here we take a look at the 10 most popular types of Asian noodles in Melbourne.
Melbourne, Australia is known for its diverse and delicious food scene, and Italian cuisine is no exception. From traditional trattorias to modern ristorantes, the city offers a wide variety of options for those looking to indulge in some of Italy's most beloved dishes. We take a look at some of the best Italian restaurants in Melbourne, highlighting the unique offerings and specialties of each establishment.
So Frenchy, So Chic Melbourne is a feature on the culinary calendar, held at Werribee Park in Melbourne's West. We were invited by Cointreau to enjoy a VIP area and celebrate the Cointreau Margarita Kombi’s visit to So Frenchy So Chic in Melbourne.
Josh Niland, Sydney chef, is changing the game with his approach to seafood and as a champion of sustainability, a perfect fit for the 2023 Australian Open. Josh has been winning international awards with his revolutionary approach and we were blessed to attend a keynote talk at the Australian Open AO Beach Bar.
The Langham, Melbourne is showcasing authentic Chinese cuisine for its 2023 Chinese New Year Dinner, curated by Executive Chef Thomas Rappl. This luxe buffet experience for lunch and dinner at Melba Restaurant is from Sat 21st to Friday 27th January 2023.
Kooyong Classic is an iconic tournament on the tennis calendar and this year was no exception, showcasing the best tennis players in the world in a unique, imtimate setting. We were invited by world class Versa who produce an award-winning classic Negroni, bottled for your convenience. Simply pour, garnish and serve!