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).
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.
Taste of Asia at Luminare was one of the highlights of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and a great cause to support in Blue Dragon. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience this stunning event featuring top chefs of Melbourne.
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.
Harveast one day extravaganza celebrating Yarra Valley and region was a huge hit with crowds indulging and sampling regional delights at Eastland Shopping Centre. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the action at this Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event and we loved it all.
Recently we enjoyed a dinner party with friends, and I was able to showcase the latest Maxwell & Williams range. Stylish and practical the Maxwell & Williams range was perfect for the occasion.
Montalto has been revamped with a new relaxed feel that inspires. A favourite of many visitors to the Mornington Peninsula, Montalto continues to evolve and spread its wings as a serious destination.
Where to go for kid and family friendly wineries on Mornington Peninsula. Several of the wineries are family run and cater for kids and families. Here are some of our favourites for kid and family friendly wineries -
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Alchemy Distillers has launched and hit the ground running in the Yarra Valley. There's nothing more exciting than a new distillery opening in your part of the world. Visits to wineries are a favourite past time but these days you can also visit distilleries and Alchemy Distillers is one of the most exciting openings in the Yarra Valley for some time.
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