HOT: Brunetti, 194 – 204 Faraday Street, Carlton

There’s something to be said for revisiting old favourites. Before I moved to Melbourne, every time I visited the city I’d make a pilgrimage to Brunetti. Back then it was only a single store in Carlton, half its current size. I loved the European atmosphere, the mirrored walls and the glass cabinet full of cakes. […]

HOT: The Age Good Food Guide 2012 Winners!

The winners of The Age Good Food Guide 2012 Awards were announced last night. Here is the complete list of winners, some with my previous reviews – congratulations! Vittoria Coffee Restaurant of the Year – Attica Citibank Chef of the Year – Dan Hunter, Royal Mail Hotel Regional Restaurant of the year –¬†Loam Best New […]

HOT: Dumpling Masterclass, Oriental Teahouse, GD 068/69 Melbourne Central

Restauranter and tea merchant David Zhou has expanded his Oriental Teahouse empire to Melbourne Central. The entrance is not immediately obvious from Elizabeth Steet which is a shame as the fitout is gorgeous – warm and earthy tones beckon you inside while punches of firecracker red accentuate the concept’s Chinese origins. I have blogged about […]

Chapman Hill Giveway!

It’s Friday! So why not time for a giveaway? Chapman Hill is a Victorian family-run olive grove just outside of Melbourne and I first tasted their olive oils at my local providores, Key Ingredients in Clifton Hill. Then I started seeing them pop up in other places I visited – such as Coin Laundry and […]

NOT: Miss Marmalade, 126 Union St, Brunswick

This is how much I expected to love Miss Marmalade. Monday. I borrow a car to drive through choc-a-block traffic on Alexandra Parade to meet my friend A there. On arrival, my baby vomits copiously on herself and on me. The mess is so bad that I have to drive home straight away without any […]

HOT: The Duldig Studio, 92 Burke Rd, Malvern East

The Duldig Studio is a most unusual museum – because it’s housed in…a house. From the outside it looks like any other residence on a residential street in Malvern. Go beyond the gates and you’ll find the building filled with artwork and antique furniture, a most restful and interesting sculpture garden at the back and […]

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