HOT: The Clarke Sisters Tea Party, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto, 495 Collins Street, Melbourne

The glamourous Melbourne CBD hotel InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto is launching an equally glamourous high tea experience from Saturday 3 March called ‘The Clarke Sisters Tea Party’. The afternoon tea is named after the high society Clarke sisters who both married Patrick McCaughan who commissioned the original Rialto building. I am invited to a media preview of […]

HOT: Piccolina Gelateria, 802 Glenferrie Rd, Hawthorn

Piccolina Gelateria brings real Italian gelato to Hawthorn with a whole bank of glistening pozzetti tubs to tempt Glenferrie Road shoppers as our summer heat stretches into autumn. The gelateria has only been open for 9 weeks and already I can’t remember what used to be there! The small shop has been designed by Hecker […]

HOT: 1565 Gelateria, 3 Gower St, Kensington

Finally the west side of Melbourne gets some decent gelato thanks to 1565 Gelateria in Kensington. Judging by the weekend mobs it’s been a welcome addition to the neighbourhood. 1565 Gelateria is named after the year that gelati was supposedly invented in Florence. This Italian family-run business also make their gelati on site using traditional Italian […]

HOT: Miinot Gelato, 71 Melville Rd, Pascoe Vale South

Melbourne heat wave = daily gelati tasting. And while Miinot Gelato is hidden away in Pascoe Vale South it’s well worth the trip. If you’re local, lucky you! The tiny shop is on a main road but not really close to anything else – no cafes or shops near it. Nevertheless, on my arrival there […]

Cake Bake & Sweets Show Melbourne – Giveaway!

Sweet tooths of Melbourne, your Christmas has come early. The Cake Bake and Sweets Show is rolling into the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this Friday 23 October to Sunday 25 October. As the name suggests, the huge event is devoted to all things baking and cake decorating. There’s a line up of international and […]

HOT: Adriano Zumbo Patissier, 12-14 Claremont St, South Yarra

Some days when I’m feeling blue, I thank god for Adriano Zumbo. His eponymous patisserie in South Yarra is a Willy Wonka riot of mirror, neon and cake and the long pastry cabinet never fails to lift my spirits. When faced with so many fantastical desserts it’s hard to know where to start. But if […]

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