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Impressive Tom's Thai in Seabrook

Impressive Tom's Thai in Seabrook

Tom's Thai is a shining light in the Seabrook/Point Cook area with it's impressive Thai dishes. Named after it's owner, Tom's Thai has a selection of signature dishes experienced by The World Loves Melbourne. We highly recommend this local hero restaurant for your Thai food fix.

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Rude Boy Burger in Brunswick West

Rude Boy Burger in Brunswick West

Rude Boy Burger is a vibrant and top notch burger joint couched in the burbs in Brunswick West, owned by wife and husband team Karen Ascui-Rodriguez and Franco Caruso, (also a history with cafe Lolo & Wren next door). We've visited many burger joints over the years but some stand out for their innovation and ability to understand the scene and give burger lovers what they want. Rude Boy Burger is not driven by some formula but is a hands on burger house with burgers made with love, constantly evolving and the owners exploring new tastes and combinations. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the burgers, shakes, fries and joy of Rude Boy Burger.

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Good Beer Week 2018 Set To Be Massive

Good Beer Week 2018 Set To Be Massive

Good Beer Week launches from 11-20 May so it's time to get on board! Not just for foodies and beer connoisseurs, Good Beer Week has ensured there’s action aplenty with their Good Times stream. Marrying local and international brewers with live music and activities, these fun-loving events are perfect for a night out with your mates. This is one of the highlights of the year for The World Loves Melbourne.

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Zac Nicholson Shines at Angliss Great Chefs Lunch

Zac Nicholson Shines at Angliss Great Chefs Lunch

Rockpool Head Chef Zac Nicholson was on hand at an epic Great Chefs Series lunch at Angliss Restaurant to impart his skills to the talented Angliss students. Great Chefs lunches are a popular event at Angliss Restaurant and give the hospitality students an opportunity to work with several top chefs of Melbourne. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the efforts of Zac as well as the Angliss student team.

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Epic Bomba and Bibi Ji NYC Dinner

Epic Bomba and Bibi Ji NYC Dinner

One of the highlights of the culinary year for us was the exciting collaboration with Jessi Singh & Rajat Parr of Babu Ji and Bibi Ji in New York City & Santa Barbara popping up in the kitchen of Melbourne’s Bomba restaurant for a one night only event!

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Flavours of the West: A Spice Journey at Highpoint

Flavours of the West: A Spice Journey at Highpoint

Highpoint Shopping Centre has once again partnered with not-for-profit social enterprise Free to Feed to deliver the second instalment of its food event series, Flavours of the West: A Spice Journey.

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Cumulus Up City Cellar Door

Cumulus Up City Cellar Door

Cumulus Up Wine Bar is bringing Australia’s wine regions to Melbourne’s CBD with monthly pop-up tasting parties Wine lovers, have your diaries at the ready. Cumulus Up Wine Bar on Flinders Lane in Melbourne, is inviting you to join them in sampling some of Australia’s most exciting and interesting varietals and vintages. The City Cellar Door season runs from April to October 2018. One Saturday each month will see Cumulus Up Wine Bar brimming with winemakers and wine tasters.

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Best Bespoke Victorian Winery Experiences

Best Bespoke Victorian Winery Experiences

Many wine enthusiasts and foodies are looking for bespoke winery experiences for that leisure weekend option. We've picked out some of our best bespoke Victorian winery experiences.

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Cutler & Co. Restaurant A Melbourne Icon

Cutler & Co. Restaurant A Melbourne Icon

Cutler & Co is one of the premier dining experiences in Melbourne with its chic vibe, top notch service, food and wine excellence and ability to stay on top of its game. With a major renovation last year it has only added to the iconic experience it has always been. The World Loves Melbourne was privileged to visit with friends for dinner.

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Exclusive La Sirène Two Penny Farmhouse Ale at Dinner By Heston Blumenthal

Exclusive La Sirène Two Penny Farmhouse Ale at Dinner By Heston Blumenthal

The Dinner team has joined forces with Melbourne microbrewery La Sirène to produce Two Penny, an exclusive Farmhouse Ale that marries old-world British flavours with Australian methods. This is an exciting development in the beer world and for The World Loves Melbourne who rates La Sirène as one of its favourite microbrewers and a local favourite of distinction.

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Lunch at Messer Restaurant in Fitzroy

Lunch at Messer Restaurant in Fitzroy

Messer restaurant has launched in Gertrude St Fitzroy as a unique offering in terms of Melbourne dining, with The World Loves Melbourne catching up with co-owner and chef Ashley Davis. Fine dining at affordable prices is a hot topic and Ashley Davis delivers in spades. He draws inspiration from his trips to Europe and in particular Spain. The concept of a restaurant for the people resonates; you can come for a simple grazing experience with house wine or go big with an 8 course degustation, the choice is yours!

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Yarra Valley Meets Sagra with Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley Meets Sagra with Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley Meets Sagra was a top notch event for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Innocent Bystander created a unique experience with Circus Oz, Yarra Valley Dairy, and Four Pillars Gin, all on the Sagra's restaurant rooftop for an amazing night.

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Lunching at Meletos in Yarra Valley

Where to dine in the Yarra Valley? Meletos is a great option for those who want a casual meal in a desirable location featuring stunning local produce and share plates. Described as a regional cafe and providore (with accomodation next door) Meletos has become a favourite of the Yarra Valley. For those who don't want a formal style winery option, Meletos is perfect. Surely one of the most compelling places to dine in the Yarra Valley (this is not a sponsored post, we just like coming here).

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Farming Feast With Matthew Evans for MFWF

Angliss Restaurant was the perfect venue for an exciting Farming Feast event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Fat Pig Farm owner and chef Matthew Evans and his wife Sadie shared their experience of setting up the Fat Pig Farm within a small farming community. They also hosted a farming feast at Angliss Restaurant with a shared plate dinner for an epic evening.

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Everyone's A Critic at Cinema Nova for MFWF

Everyone's A Critic event at Cinema Nova was simply epic. Melbourne throws up surprises and we would argue it would be hard to find better food and wine at any Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event. A big call - but when you have one of Melbourne's hottest chefs Andreas Papadakis on fire with pairing of 10 year or more old top Australian wines, it's a match made in heaven.

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IDES Restaurant Stunning New Menu and Refurbishment

IDES restaurant in Collingwood is a dining favourite of the World Loves Melbourne and is a standout fine dining restaurant that always excites with new possibilities. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to celebrate IDES second birthday, check out the new menu and the recent refurbishment.

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Extraordinary Wine Tasting at Yarra Yering

Wine tasting at Yarra Yering has to be one of the best experiences of the Yarra Valley. In a region that offers excellent wine choices, we cut to the chase and visited Yarra Yering, a premium wine destination.

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RIDDIK Cafe Brings Inner City Excellence To Templestowe

RIDDIK is an all-day café (licensed from morning to night) and game changer bringing inner city excellence to Lower Templestowe and the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. RIDDIK is serving up Code Black espresso brews all day and Code Black espresso martinis all night. The menu provides an incomparable foodie experience; offering up breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner options that will appease the big and little kids alike, including six ways to indulge in the classic eggs Benny! The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience RIDDIK for lunch.

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Lunch on the MCG with Wolf Blass Wines and Alex Rance

Lunch on the MCG is a rare event - in fact this was the first time in 10 years! The World Loves Melbourne was priviledged to dine ion the hallowed turf of the MCG with AFL sponsor Wolf Blass Wines and Ambassador Alex Rance. This was a day to remember with a charcuteries style luncheon and Wolf Blass Wines flowing freely.

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Figo Cantina Launches in Elwood

Figo in Elwood has opened a cheerful cantina and The World Loves Melbourne (Paul) was invited along. The event signalled a celebration of the end of summer and what better way to celebrate than Italian cantina treats along with Aperol Spritz.  A large grazing table was both stunning and a delicious way to show off the cantina fare. Metre long pizzas and antipasti always go down a treat!

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Messer Restaurant to Launch with Chef Ashley Davis

Chef Ashley Davis to open his second Melbourne restaurant 'Messer' on Gertrude Street, Fitzroy in March 2018. After opening his first restaurant Copper Pot Seddon only two years ago to a number of notable acclaims (including: AFR top 500 restaurants 2016, 2017; Herald Sun Delicious 100 Victoria 2016; Concrete Playground, people’s choice for best new restaurant 2016; and most recently The Age Good Food Guide One Hat 2018) Ashley Davis will deliver his next European inspired restaurant, but with a different twist to his inner-west institution.

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Fancy Hanks Launches Brilliant New BBQ Menu

Fancy Hanks recently launched a stunning new BBQ menu and The World Loves Melbourne was on hand to experience the BBQ joy. This was a fun night with plenty of foodie highlights and top notch service, showing why Fancy Hanks is on top of its game.

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Food, Arts

Book for Exploring Connection Dinner with Ashley Palmer-Watts and David Bromley

Is this the pick of the events from The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival? A unique opportunity to attend a bespoke standout event! From two different worlds yet both driven by the same values and beliefs, Chef Director of Dinner Ashley Palmer-Watts in conversation with Australian artist, designer and all round legend David Bromley. They will be exploring the dynamic connection between art and food.

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Best Victorian Wineries - Mornington Peninsula v Yarra Valley

Both Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley are top wine destinations for any wine lover. But where to go? Should I go to Mornington Peninsula this weekend or to Yarra Valley? We love it all but are left to ponder this question. Of course there are other great wine regions in Victoria but living near the city these are the two regions we most frequent.

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Epic Meeniyan Garlic Festival is Back!

Head to Meeniyan if you love your garlic! The World Loves Melbourne is excited about the Meeniyan Garlic Festival, that amazed everyone last year in its quality and offering! Over three tonnes of freshly harvested Aussie garlic, Melbourne’s hottest chefs, garlic gurus, musicians and thousands of families and foodies will be on the road to Victoria’s only garlic festival in downtown Meeniyan on Saturday 17 February. Head there or get out of the way!

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