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New Premium Food and Wine Store Opening in Templestowe
Gourmet Living is a premium food and wine store specialising in high quality individual products and hampers, located in the heart of Templestowe village.
An initiative from local husband and wife chefs Rebecca and Dallas McMillan and restaurateurs Ken and Jill Taylor, Gourmet Living is the result of their belief that daily dining should be a special experience for everyone.
Having delighted local bellies for over ten years at adjacent restaurant, The Living Room, the team again brings together their passion and expertise for gourmet food.
Gourmet Living offers extensive high profile food brands, such as Australian Maggie Beer, Kurrajong kitchen and Yarra Valley Dairy, complementing international bestsellers like Marella Pasta and Maldon Sea Salts. Inspired by the chefs’ wealth of kitchen knowledge, there are also handpicked accessories and tableware from world-renowned brands, including Whitelaw and Moss,
True Grace and Laguiole.
Perfect timing for Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival, guests will be blown away by the delectable treats found in Gourmet Living’s indulgent range of hampers. Constructed personally by Rebecca and Dallas, each hamper is developed with the products sold in store and they are perfect for gifts or entertaining.
Eastern suburb locals can drop in and pick up not only great products, but also entertaining tips, recipe ideas and epicurean new indulgences to share with family and friends.
Pop Up Patch in Federation Square
Fed Square’s car park rooftop is to be transformed into a vibrant veggie garden to promote the benefits of one of Australia’s most favorite and talked about past times.
The Fed Square Pop Up Patch, is a joint initiative by Fed Square and the Little Veggie Patch Co, a Melbourne based company which specialises in helping people grow vegetables in small areas.
Kate Brennan, CEO of Fed Square said, “The Fed Square Pop Up Patch is another great addition to a series of events and activations that take the food experience at Fed Square to the next level.”
The Fed Square Pop Up Patch will be made-up 176 do-it-yourself veggie plots housed in individual recycled apple crates - the majority which can be leased by city dwellers who wish to grow their fresh vegetables, but who do not have space in their apartments. It will also feature a community demonstration veggie garden, shop andinformation centre for the public and schools.
“The Fed Square Pop Up Patch will operate seven days a week to provide information onsite that will be complemented by an online program. It will become one of Melbourne’s most accessible veggie patches with over 9 million visitors to Fed Square annually.”
Kate Brennan said the development of the Fed Square Pop Up Patch provides a major link to many of the existing programs and promotions at Fed Square including the regular Wine Showcases and Microbreweries Showcases; annual food and wine festivals; multicultural festivals; environment and educational programs.
Little Veggie Patch Co owners Matt Pember and Fabian Capomolla said, “The Pop Up Patch project at Fed Square provides a unique opportunity to provide people with access to hands on veggie gardening experiences in the CBD with a community atmosphere they can share with family and friends.”
“Having fun and enjoying the full range of activities from gardening, harvesting, preparing food and, of course, eating fresh produce is what veggie growing and the Fed Square Pop Up Patch is all about.”
“The sharing of ideas and information and also the opportunity to pass life skills of veggie growing and the concept of eating healthy foods to children is also part of the overall theme of the Pop Up Patch.”
All the food and beverage businesses at Fed Square will have a plot of their own, where they can use the fresh produce grown in their menus. A move to fresh ingredients and local foraging is the focus for Fed Square’s many restaurants and cafes as the site is set to become carbon neutral in 2013.