HOT: No 35, Sofitel Melbourne, 25 Collins St, Melbourne

Free yourself! There’s no need to eat a soggy sandwich at your desk this week. As part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, loads of restaurants all around Melbourne and regional Victoria are putting on Restaurant Express – a 2 course lunch, glass of Victorian wine and tea/coffee for $35. As the name suggests, […]

NOT: Number 8 Restaurant and Wine Bar, Crown Melbourne, 8 Whiteman St, Southbank

It’s sad when an old favourite falls from favour. Such is the case with my recent visit to Number 8. Before I start, I should emphasise that I spent a lot of time thinking about whether to give it a HOT or NOT. It seemed unduly harsh to NOT it given that our meal wasn’t […]

HOT: Bottega, 74 Bourke St, Melbourne

I haven’t been to Italian restaurant Bottega since their refurbishment in 2007. A glass panel now slices the room in half, with leather booths on one side and longer tables on the other. We sat on the booth side, which for me was a little reminiscent of sitting in an American diner (I later found […]

HOT: The Age Good Food Guide 2011 Winners!

When I first moved to Melbourne, the first couple of books I bought for my new life were: 1. The Age Good Food Guide; 2. The Age Cheap Eats; and 3. A Melways. In a way, you could say that my priorities haven’t changed much since then – the hunt for good food is a […]

HOT Chat: Markus Bohm of The Langham

You may remember a couple of weeks ago I was invited to The Langham to enjoy their chocolate indulgence high tea. Today’s your opportunity to find out more about the man behind the magic, Head Pastry Chef at The Langham, Markus Bohm. Thanks Markus! Markus, tell me a bit more about your background and how […]

HOT: The Brasserie, 8 Whiteman St, Crown Entertainment Complex, Southbank

French food is my favourite cuisine so I have no idea why it’s taken me this long to get to The Brasserie. I suspect it’s probably because it’s at Crown. Call me a boring repetitive food-blogging snob but I still have trouble in my mind distinguishing between the two sides to Crown–  the sea of […]

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