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.
Silvers Circus is in town! Roll up one and all! This iconic circus, established in 1976, provides world class family entertainment and fun. And it's coming to a location near you!
Farro Pizzeria & Cucina has opened up in Fitzroy after the success of Pizza Farro in Thornbury. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to experience the joys of Farro Pizzeria & Cucina on a fine Sunday afternoon. For a start the staff are warm and engaging and enthusiastic about the restaurant. We perused the beverages menu but for me a beer is a great match with pizza, especially an Italian beer with Italian style pizza.
What is your favourite Australian dairy category and product? Are you into ice cream (even in winter)? How about cream (on that apple pie)? Or flavoured milk (we love it)? Or exceptional cheeses (soft or hard or both?) Are you a discerning milk lover? Or are you like us at The World Loves Melbourne and love it all?
Where to dine at the Australian Open in style? Look no further than the Australian Open Chef Series. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to an epic dinner showcasing the best of Gippsland produce by iconic chef Alejandro Saravia at The Glasshouse (across the road from Hisense Arena).
Barilla has hit the high notes at the 2018 Australian Open with its restaurant next door to Rod Laver Arena, and The World Loves Melbourne was invited. Tennis fans were shouting ‘bellissimo’ at the Australian Open as Italy’s number one pasta brand, Barilla, served up delicious Italian dishes created by its Executive Chef, Andrea Tranchero, with an Italian pop on the ground during the tournament.
Lavazza is a major partner of the Australian Open and provides an epic coffee and hospitality experience at The Australian Open, being an iconic coffee company with loads of tradition since 1895 in Turin, Italy. The World Loves Melbourne was treated to a day of indulgence and finery as a guest of Lavazza.
The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a day at The Australian Open in the Emirates Hospitality Suite. With hospitality par excellence it was a day to remember!
The World Loves Melbourne was invited to experience fashionable 2018 Alfa Romeo Portsea Polo. Mild weather didn't dampen spirits as the event showed why it's the pick of summer fashion and style events. Only just over an hour from Melbourne it's possible to do it all in a day, whether driving down by car (in your Alfa Romeo preferably), catching the bus or by helicopter if lucky. The theme was Italian smart casual and punters embraced the theme in fine style.
The original, largest and widely regarded as the world’s greatest live celebrity tribute show, Legends in Concert, has returned by popular demand to The Palms at Crown Melbourne or a two week-long encore anniversary engagement celebrating summer during the Australian Open Tournament. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience this epic show, and we had a highly enjoyable evening.
Merricks Creek Winery is a popular and bespoke winery acclaimed by many and is one of the standout cellar door experiences in Victoria. I can't count the number of times I've bumped into people who have visited Merricks Creek Winery and who have given it a glowing report. From what I can gauge many people are tired of over commercialised wineries that lack soul and are keen to visit bespoke wineries for a personal unique experience. Here are 10 reasons to visit Merricks Creek Winery this weekend -
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