Good news, iconic Sydney (and world class) restaurant Saint Peter in Paddington is set to re-open on July 17. In a letter Josh Niland comments that, "The lockdown period has provided us all with new perspectives. For Julie and I, being deprived of the nightly joy that is a busy, happy restaurant prompted us to reevaluate and make changes.
Fancy one of Australia's best chefs cooking for you as if you were at her home for a dinner party? This is the concept behind the exciting new menu as Annam re-launches, with food that bring authentic flavours but also crosses borders and breaks barriers. Heralded for her fine dining take on Vietnamese cooking, Jerry Mai has cut back on formality and is running with her passion to cook a playful menu that combines Australian and Vietnamese flavours (and at times American), in capturing the imagination as well as the palate. Translated simply, you will have a good time at Annam and a fun playful delicious dining experience.
Zero95 has launched in Chirnside Park in East Ridge Drive, and we were invited along for a pizza inspired dinner. Zero95 is a popular pizza destination, and this is their third opening alongside Doncaster East and Dromana. In the past we have frequented the Doncaster East restaurant as its near where we live. Always packed Zero95 is a favourite among locals. So it was with a sense of excitement that we drove to Chirnside Park to experience the new Zero95 Chirnside. With plenty of parking (just drive around the back or side), the restaurant is easily accessible. This pizza haven is also featured in our Best Pizzas in Melbourne.
With permission to host 94 guests at any one time, Melbourne’s much-loved venue Arbory Bar & Eatery is thrilled to reopen, welcoming guests back to the iconic riverside bar. Following its closure in March this year, Arbory has reopened with capacity to host 94 guests at any one time – currently the largest dining capacity in Melbourne. Its reopening will also see the venue welcome back over 90 of its staff members.
Good news for Melbourne's beer lovers from Stomping Ground! Melbourne’s own Stomping Ground Brewing Co has launched a campaign to get 5,000 Melburnians back to their favourite pub or bar from June 1 and shout them a long awaited, precious first beer. How good is that! Named the Stomping Ground 5K, the campaign will see up to 50 of our city’s best venues, including Neighbourhood Wine, Old Palm Liquor, Mt Erica Hotel, and Bar Romantica to offer customers their first Stomping Ground beer on the house.
Gaylord Indian restaurant is up there as one of the best Indian restaurants in Melbourne. In "The Voice" parlance we gave it a "four chair turn". Our palettes were singing after being invited to feast in the Melbourne CBD. Here at Gaylord, the dishes are prepared from scratch, unique sauces for each dish, and quality ingredients and premium spices are used. Each dish at Gaylord is prepared in its own pan, not something commonly seen. Therefore the curries sing and the dishes have that "freshness" about them that many other Indian restaurants do not. An experienced team is taking Gaylord to new heights. We were so impressed by our experience at Gaylord that we have included Gaylord in our article Best Indian Restaurants in Melbourne.
Vic Market’s cheesemonger Hakim Halim from RIPE Cheese has started a series of online Cheese Talks masterclasses designed to connect Aussie cheesemakers with cheese lovers all over Oz.
RIPE sells solely Australian cheeses and challenges the notion that imported cheese is best. RIPE wants Aussies to recognise that we have some of the most talented cheese producers in our own backyard and Cheese Talks is a great opportunity to learn more about them.
Get behind Paul from The City Lane and a great cause and join the award-winning SUNDA Restaurant and Opportunity International Australia for a special one- night only event to help transform the lives of families living in poverty in Asia.
For more than 40 years, Opportunity International has provided small loans to families in need so they can grow their businesses and generate sustainable incomes to lift themselves out of poverty with dignity.
Connected by their collective purpose for social impact, Opportunity and SUNDA have teamed up with Melbourne food and cultural champions—and Opportunity Ambassadors—The City Lane, and Filipino food and cultural advocacy group, The Entree.Pinays to help bring this live virtual cooking lesson to life.
On Friday 12 June at 6pm Chef Khanh Nguyen and his team, consisting of Chef Nabil Ansari and Chef John Rivera, will present a considered menu of Indonesian, Indian, and Filipino dishes, spotlighting the regions supported by Opportunity, and capturing the vibrant soul of Modern Asian cuisine, that are easy enough to prepare and cook at home.
Everyone is invited to Cook for Opportunity. Registrations and initial donations cost $10 per household.
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