Oaks Day is a fabulous event on the Melbourne calendar and The World Loves Melbourne experienced the stunning LANDMARK by Lexus. The iconic glass facility featured a dynamic experience on all three levels including a Mecca refuel makeup bar for men and women on the ground floor, Bento boxes by Neil Perry and hot coals on the deck with the team from Ezy Peazy on the mid-level, and a breathtaking top floor which featured a restaurant by Oakridge and a stunning installation by Architect Koichi Takada.
Oster Eatery stands out as a stylish savvy authentic Italian restaurant that surprises with its class and pedigree. A world class chef Nicola Romano has been applying his craft in Melbourne in recent years after working in world top 50 restaurants, and is now shining as both chef and part owner bringing an exceptional Italian dining experience to Bridge Road Richmond. With a business partner strong in hospitality, Osvaldo Tognella and a superb sous chef, Oster Eatery is already being adopted by local foodies as a favourite. The fact that Oster means "host" in Italian is making a big call - implying that much rests on the quality of service. To this end we were wonderfully hosted for our lunch and we were impressed by the depth, little touches and foodie ability of this restaurant.
Derby Day is one of the iconic days on the Spring Racing Carnival and The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a stunning Derby Day breakfast at QT Melbourne sponsored by MINI and G.H. Mumm Australia. This event held at the QT Melbourne Rooftop has been a traditional highlight of the Melbourne racing and social calendar.
This November, Sun Kitchen presents an exquisite culinary experience in collaboration with Luzhou Laojiao, matching high quality spirits with extraordinary dishes. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to experience and preview this offering and we were highly impressed at every level.
Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress is famous in the world and Melbourne is privileged to be one of only 17 cities to host such an event. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to this prestigious occasion exposed to some of the best chefs in the world cooking in live demonstrations as well as bringing their creativity, inspiration and philosophies.
It's champagne season (when is it not?) in Melbourne and The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a stunning luncheon at Garden Restaurant in the NGV for select media. Just in time for Spring Carnival and summer entertaining, Champagne Pommery has unveiled its newest Blanc de Blancs NV. We were treated with dishes to perfectly match the new Pommery champagne offering. Garden Restaurant has the perfect venue for the unveiling with its garden outlook and vibrancy.
Domenico De Marco (Dom) is working wonders at his Giro D'Italia restaurant in North Carlton and the World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the new menu. Of course there are around 6 dishes that are signatures and remain on the menu (such as the Tiramisu and the Cotoletta), but Dom also likes to introduce new elements. We noticed improvements to the venue, new dishes, development of a "crack" team, an expanded wine menu and that Dom is now spending more time engaging with the customers.
After 10 years in the business, renowned Australian wine glass brand, Plumm has debuted its newest range; Plumm Three. A paired back, minimal range made from ultra-fine European Crystal designed with some of the country’s best sommeliers. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to an intimate tasting and unveiling of the new range at Agostino Cellar, starting with a champagne on the rooftop at Johnny's Green Room on a fabulous Melbourne Spring evening.
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