Bomba Bar, the Spanish restaurant and bar by chefs Jesse Gerner and Andrew Fisk, and manager Kelly O’Loghlen, hit double figures in September, not a small feat in the restaurant world. We were invited to join in the celebrations, with a range of exciting offerings for the public.
We enjoyed a super impressive dinner (David & Deon) at new Kan Eang Thai restaurant in Flinders Lane, bringing a modern twist on street food classics.
Square One in Rialto is a game changer with its greatest hits 10 dishes from ten top chefs showcasing ingredients of the season, premium coffee, top notch drinks menu, stylish aesthetic, exceptional service and its compelling social project.
We were invited to a stunning media dinner at stylish Studio Amaro, the new day-to-night Italian-inspired restaurant and basement bar in Chapel St Windsor. A hot new Melbourne destination which has a bright future as a place to catch up with friends for a convivial experience.
We were invited to a stunning dinner at MPD Steak Kitchen in Caulfield with Executive Chef Chris Bonello working wonders with the Josper Grill. Not to mention superb wine pairings from Sommelier Joe Camilleri.
We enjoyed a top notch lunch at Carlton Wine Room with Howard Park Wines, the best of Margaret River wines.
We enjoyed an incredible night at Ms Jackson Restaurant & Bar, a shining light in Melbourne and there’s nothing like it in the region of Doncaster East. Surely one of the best bar/restaurants in Melbourne.
We had the best Father’s Day at Cinder with a delicious shared grazing menu curated by Victorian Chef of the Year Jake Furst, working wonders with the Josper Grill. Sunday Lunch is available at Cinder every Sunday at an affordable price, featuring fresh seasonal ingredients.
We enjoyed a top notch 4 course Father’s Day Whisky Dinner at Archer's restaurant in Marriott Melbourne Docklands with Morris Whisky, a premium award-winning Australian whisky producer. This dinner was part of a series of dinners highlighting premium whiskies from award-winning Australian distilleries.
Pinchy's brings a touch of finery and celebration, known for it's famous lobster rolls, as well as Champagne and Chablis, enjoyed on a private balcony with a stylish interior. We were invited to sample the new menu dishes, along with Austins Wines.
The Healesville Hotel has been a mainstay of Healesville since around the 1900s and has recently changed hands with an experienced new ownership re-imagining this icon. We were invited along to experience the new menu and the changes after a significant rennovation.
Strato Melbourne boasts spectacular views atop the Oakwood Premier Melbourne, some 40 floors high, with stunning dishes to match the views. We were invited (David and Zoe) to experience the new menu and dining experience at Strato Melbourne.
Pure South was the destination for an intimate and exclusive dinner experience, showcasing the stunning produce from King Island, Flinders Island and Tasmania. It was a pleasure to be invited (David and Gary) to this media dinner event.
We are still salivating over the toasties, and signature dine-in cheese plates with matched wines at iconic Maker and Monger in Prahran Market after being invited to experience the delights of this cheese icon.
We enjoyed a fabulous dinner at Oriental Teahouse on the eve of their 20 year anniversary. The public can book a table for an epic Yum Cha 20th anniversary party coming up this week. Champagne Prawn, Kimchi Pork, Buckwheat Dumplings and Cheese and Bacon Spring Rolls will be some of the special yum cha dishes.
Ronnie's has become an Italian favourite in melbourne, bringing the energy and warmth of family dinners, romantic dates, and the buzz of big nights out in the city. We were invited along to experience the new menu in their private dining room.
The all-new Pearl has recently welcomed a trio of award-winning chefs to elevate its traditional Chablis and oysters offerings. We were invited along to experience the new Pearl.
The world’s most valuable liquor brand has landed in Melbourne, with the opening of the Melbourne Moutai Boutique on Exhibition Street. We were privileged to experience an unforgettable four course dinner and tasting of Moutai.
We were invited to lunch at Morris House, a hot new Melbourne food and wine destination. Morris House boasts an NYC-inspired basement comedy club, a stylish ground-level dining room, an inviting level one bar & terrace and an expansive rooftop with city views.
We enjoyed an epic night at the launch of 2023 Melbourne Whisky Week – a whisky and spirit festival featuring unique tasting events across the city, bayside and surrounding suburbs – that will be unbottled from Friday, August 18 to Sunday, August 27. The launch event at Fossey's Lygon had us meeting and mingling with some of the icons of Victorian whisky such as Matthew Baker, David Baker, Andrew Baker, Josh Walker, Steve Timms and Brad Wilson.
The perfect way to escape a Melbourne winter is to visit 400 Gradi with authentic, tasty dishes that bring a slice of Italy. The 400 Gradi restaurant was pumping on a Thursday night, for our invited visit.
Il Caminetto in Moonee Ponds was recently awarded top 50 pizza in Asia-Pacific by @50toppizza and top 10 in Australia), and we were invited along to experience this world class pizza (and standout pasta). The pizza here is a revelation with extraordinary dough, quality ingredients and flavor combinations, char on the crust, and generous. Is there any better pizza in Melbourne?