Cosi Ristorante, the once popular dining room that opened in 1996 on South Yarra’s Toorak Road, has new owners who are rebuilding the brand of the Italian restaurant. La Dolce Vita good times were enjoyed by David and Zoe at this Melbourne Italian dining institution.
This new diner/eatery MrT Street Eatery in Hawthorn is to be raved about following Dean’s previous sensation in Croydon. Seriously good burgers, tasty and innovative little plates, awesome fried chicken (including whole boneless chicken), vegan options and much more including tapas, wine cocktails and craft beer.
Their at-home meals are ideal for Christmas entertaining with family and friends, and take the stress out of the festive season.
We were invited to experience the stunning Niku Kappo Kobe Omakase at Yakikami in South Yarra in the famous Josper Room. It's a high-end dining experience in Melbourne and you can watch the Niku Kappo Omakase being prepared in front of you, which is excellent theatre and brings a sense of an intimate special occasion.
Souper Bistro is a remarkable Kosher not-for-profit charitable social enterprise cafe in Caulfield, full of heart and soul, impacting communities with its delicious food and philanthropic programs. The food and drink (notably coffee plus they are licensed) at Souper Bistro is delicious, featuring Eastern European favourites. We were invited along to experience a Souper Bistro feast, meet some of the staff and hear their stories, and to learn more about this remarkable enterprise.
Night Noodle Markets, one of Melbourne's most popular annual events has returned bigger than ever to Birrarung Marr from 10 - 27 November, 2022 featuring hawker-style stalls showcasing the best of street food and beverages. We attended the VIP launch event in Club Aperol.
Delicious desserts await at Red Pepper Indian restaurant in the Melbourne Cbd, to complement their warming curries and other authentic Indian dishes.
New Ms. Jackson Wine Bar is a revelation in Doncaster East featuring modern Australian cuisine and an extensive drinks selection. Spectacular and savvy, Head Chef Stephanie Stapleton (ex Jackalope and Montalto) takes diners on an exciting journey that elevates beyond expectation with her seasonal menu boasting the finest local produce, combined with loads of technique and fine execution.
Pullman Melbourne on the Park is one of the best hotel options in Melbourne, boasting a ton of features including amazing views of the Melbourne CBD cityscape, and the iconic MCG below (and other sporting arenas), as well as a short distance to the stunning Fitzroy Gardens and the CBD. We were invited for a weekend staycation at Pullman Melbourne on the Park, with Melbourne at its glorious sunny Spring best.
It was a joy to experience Freyja's new lunch menu in the heritage-listed Olderfleet building on Collins Street. A visit to one of the best dining atmospheres in Melbourne is always a treat, not to mention being one of Melbourne's hottest restaurants.
Bonny Bar & Kitchen in Fitzroy is up there with the best bar and kitchen experiences in Melbourne and is at the peak of its powers. It’s an all star cast with James Cornwall (ex Cumulus Inc Head Chef) exceeding expectations as Head Chef, with beer icon and owner Adam Betts offering a bevy of compelling drinks and ex Vue group Terina providing the best of experiences on the floor with a crack team.
Fun times in Melbourne as David & Daniel visited Bird in Brunswick East, featuring a celebration of "all things chicken".
When it comes to Christmas gifts, Piper-Heidsieck and Koko Black are iconic brands of the highest quality and present compelling options for the discerning shopper.
Stella Restaurant and Bar has launched in South Yarra and we attended the fabulous launch party for Chapel Streets newest addition. It was a memorable evening of cocktails, canapes, pizza and pasta as we were introduced to the new four-story Italian venue.
Straits Cafe is a standout Malaysian restaurant in Melbourne and a gem in the eastern suburbs. We were drawn to this restaurant upon reading that Ben Shewry from Attica was known to visit.
Archers and Sunset House are a fine dining restaurant and cocktail bar respectively, that are welcome additions to the Melbourne culinary scene. Both offering Melbourne’s best within the acclaimed new, Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands.
A collab for the ages, offering the best of chocolate and a stylish degustation. After years in the making, Attica, Australia’s most innovative restaurant and Koko Black, the country’s most innovative chocolatier have used commonalities to break the mould, pushing the boundaries of flavours and alchemies, to produce a limited edition degustation gift box titled ‘Stories in Chocolate by Ben Shewry’ and a retail range of three hero handcrafted chocolates transcending category and defying expectations. We were gifted a sample of chocolate, experiencing this amazing collab ourselves.
Partnering with Guy Grossi, Committee Room by Grossi is a new initiative by MCG’s recently appointed hospitality partner Delaware North. Is Committee Room by Grossi Melbourne’s best kept secret? For the first time, non-Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC ) members are able to enjoy this inner sanctum experience at the MCG, and at the same time, a magnificent Melbourne culinary experience by Guy Grossi.
Fonda Mexican has become one of our favourite Mexican street food destinations in Melbourne, since we began visiting the original Richmond restaurant many years ago. We have visited several times since and it's great to see how thwy have evolved, providing more Mexican food lovers with the best and freshest Mexican fare.
Tartine, the brainchild of self-confessed Francophile and hatted Chef Andrew Beddoes, immerses diners in an authentic yet relaxed modern French bistro experience. It has opened with acclaim on Swan Street, Richmond at the former Meatball & Wine Bar venue. We were invited to experience some of the dishes, and we arrived at a packed Tartine restaurant on a Tuesday night.
Cambodia’s Kitchen is the first Cambodian restaurant in the CBD, and it's super impressive in every way including authentic tastes and affordability, bringing the best of Cambodia to Melbourne. We were invited along for the experience, and left satiated with mind blown.