Epic Pep Events Spring Seafood Spectacular at Taxi Kitchen

Epic Pep Events Spring Seafood Spectacular at Taxi Kitchen

The World Loves Melbourne is still on a high after the most recent Pep Event, the Spring Seafood Spectacular at Taxi Kitchen! Pep Events, creators of imaginative and personalised experiences in some of Melbourne’s best dining rooms, eateries and bars, hit another pinnacle with their Spring event a Spring Seafood Spectacular in conjunction with Taxi Kitchen and Fishtales. The event brought together Pep Events founder and host, noted journalist and food writer, Hilary McNevin, with Transport complex General Manager and Executive Chef, Tony Twitchett, and founder and owner of Fishtales, John Susman. A match made in heaven.

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Register for The Grub Take 5 Competition 2017

Register for The Grub Take 5 Competition 2017

The Grub Take 5 competition is back for a second year at Fitzroy’s Grub Food Van. Pick up your camera, get your keyboard at the ready and RSVP to enter this competition that launches Grub’s summer menu and gives space and creativity to budding photographers and writers. Prizes are great and competition is keen.

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Miznon Israeli Street Food Delights in Hardware Lane

Miznon Israeli Street Food Delights in Hardware Lane

Miznon is a bright shining new star on the Melbourne culinary scene dedicated to Israeli street food, and is a revelation. Coming to Melbourne as a highly acclaimed restaurant after huge success overseas, this delight has hit the ground running. People of Melbourne are not just passionate foodies but they are looking for the "experience" - including culture and vibe. Miznon delivers on all fronts. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to sample some of the menu and experience Miznon first hand.

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Jerry Mai Opens Annam Restaurant

Jerry Mai Opens Annam Restaurant

Chef Jerry Mai of Pho Nom at Emporium and Collins Street has recently opened Annam Restaurant Bar, her latest Vietnamese restaurant offering. Annam remains true to her Vietnamese roots, however takes a different direction from her current restaurants. Jerry Mai is cooking with fire!

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Cook Up A Spicy Curry For Anti-Poverty Week!

Cook Up A Spicy Curry For Anti-Poverty Week!

Are you a curry lover? Do you like to get in the kitchen and cook up a storm? Are you passionate about ending the poverty cycle? Are you a foodie? Then get on board with other Aussies for The Great Australian Curry Fundraising Campaign. It's simple, fun and profound. Opportunity International Australia invites Aussies to cook up a curry this October or November, share it with family and friends and raise funds so families in developing countries can receive small loans to build businesses and break the crippling cycle of poverty.

Set up a fundraiser on the Opportunity International website and cook your spicy curry to raise money to break poverty!

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ASHBURTON MEATS TAKES OUT BEST RETAIL BUTCHER SHOP IN VICTORIA

ASHBURTON MEATS TAKES OUT BEST RETAIL BUTCHER SHOP IN VICTORIA

The Best Butcher in Victoria is in Melbourne’s Ashburton. Melbourne’s Ashburton Meats Butcher shop, in the south-eastern suburb of Ashburton, has been awarded the Victorian Retail Butcher Shop of the Year Award 2017 by The Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC). The announcement was made at the AMIC Awards on Saturday, October 14, held in Melbourne at Aerial, South Wharf.

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Best Boutique Wineries in Victoria

Best Boutique Wineries in Victoria

Here are our favourite boutique wineries in Victoria. We enjoy a range of wineries but we especially enjoy the bespoke and boutique winery experience.

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Laneway Tour Highlight in Food & Beverage Trade Week

Laneway Tour Highlight in Food & Beverage Trade Week

How good are Melbourne's laneways? An attraction in themselves with a plethora of culinary delights and hidden gems. The World Loves Melbourne participated in a culinary tour of Melbourne's most well-known laneway restaurants as part of the Victorian Government's Food and Beverage Trade Week. Having been a part of last year's Laneway Tour this was an event not to be missed!

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Support Collateral Repair Project for Syrian Refugees

Support Collateral Repair Project for Syrian Refugees

Support for refugees is something most of us are passionate about. Christopher Krambias, Jey Jeyabala and Matthew Butera (all of refugee or migrant background) have organised a fund raising event at CH James cafe in Fairfield for the Collateral Repair Project (CRP), a grassroots organisation working out of Amman, Jordan to provide basic support to refugees. The event will be held on November 4th and ticket numbers are already strong. This is a great cause where the money goes to the grassroots need not to the administrators. It's a charity that Christopher and CH James have supported in the past -  and the event they held at CH James last year was a great success. We are encouraging everyone to get on board with this project.

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Chef Joe Grbac Opens Saxe

Chef Joe Grbac Opens Saxe

Chef Joe Grbac’s first solo-business venture, Saxe at 211 Queen Street, has opened with much anticipation. Grbac, who headed up The Press Club and was co-owner and executive chef of Collingwood’s Saint Crispin has been keen to get the doors open of his 70-seater and bring his menu of contemporary Australian dishes to the law and corporate precincts of the CBD. It's another exciting launch for 2017 by a heralded chef.

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Nostalgic Carpetbag Steak Recreated at Marriott Culinary and Beverage Workshop

Nostalgic Carpetbag Steak Recreated at Marriott Culinary and Beverage Workshop

Carpetbag steak, an iconic menu item of the 1950's to 90s in Australia, was recently revived at the Marriott Culinary and Beverage Workshop at De Bortoli Winery. Participating influencers were asked by Marriott chefs to nominate a childhood nostalgic dish and The World Loves Melbourne nominated Carpetbag steak! It was an unforgettable day of fun, nostalgia, premium producers, and fine food!

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Marriott Chefs Hit High Notes with Producers at Yarra Valley Event

Marriott Chefs Hit High Notes with Producers at Yarra Valley Event

Local producers working with top Marriott chefs and influencers was a match made in heaven, for a unique event in the Yarra Valley. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a fabulous dinner and night at The Westin Melbourne, then on to the Marriott Hotels Culinary & Beverage Workshop at De Bortoli Winery in the Yarra Valley  - where we met Marriott chefs from around Australia, as well as some from overseas, and were able to see our childhood nostalgic dishes recreated!

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Biggie Smalls Launches in Chapel St Windsor

Biggie Smalls Launches in Chapel St Windsor

Acclaimed chef and restaurateur Shane Delia has launched his second Biggie Smalls Kbabs store at 36 Chapel Street, Windsor and The World Loves Melbourne was there at the launch.

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Jesse Gerner & Friends Launch Impressive Park St Restaurant

Jesse Gerner & Friends Launch Impressive Park St Restaurant

Park St may become your new best friend cafe and restaurant. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to experience this new venture from Melbourne foodie royalty, and we were super impressed!  After a refit that began in mid-August, the cafe formerly known as Green Park is now Park Street with a new look and (some) new owners. An all-day cafe remains, accommodating locals and families with breakfast and lunch menus. A change of focus in the evening brings a refreshed menu built around changing cicchetti and pastas.

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Four Points by Sheraton Best Brews Program

Four Points by Sheraton Best Brews Program

Melbourne loves both its quality hotels and its craft beers! Four Points by Sheraton, a fast-growing Marriott International hotel brand known for celebrating craft beer, is currently hosting a global tour discovering the world’s best craft beers through a series of Brew Off events. Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands, one of Marriott's newest hotels in Australia, was the third on the five-stop journey. Welcoming local media and beer lovers, The World Loves Melbourne hosted the event where guests were treated to the best of craft beer in Melbourne and insight into local craft beer by two of Melbourne's top brewers, Mountain Goat and Two Birds Brewing. Read more about the Brew Off here

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Best Hotcakes Dishes in Melbourne

Best Hotcakes Dishes in Melbourne

Best hotcakes in Melbourne? Dessert for breakfast? Melbourne is enjoying a wave of hotcakes, one of the most delicious and grammable dishes on the Melbourne brunch scene. Here are our 7 favourites:

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Four Points by Sheraton Docklands

Four Points by Sheraton Docklands "Brew Off" Showcases Amazing Local Craft Beer

On Wednesday 13 September, 2017, craft beer lovers were treated to a fabulous night of beer tasting, food and entertainment at the new Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands. Four Points by Sheraton, a booming Marriott International hotel brand known for its love of beer, is embarking upon a global tour discovering the world’s best brews. The journey kicked off at the new Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West and The World Loves Melbourne was part of the most recent event at Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands.

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Andrew Hagger and Robyn Payne Launch Happy Hour Album at Jazz Lab

Andrew Hagger and Robyn Payne Launch Happy Hour Album at Jazz Lab

Andrew Hagger and Robyn Payne launched their new album Happy Hour at the fabulous jazz Club in Brunswick with exceptional jazz band Catsplay, and The World Loves Melbourne was there. Happy Hour will soon be released on iTunes and can be ordered online at hopeinthislife.com and Readings Carlton. At time of this article the album was No 1 on the Aria Jazz & Blues Albums Chart.

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Best Wine and Chocolate experiences in Melbourne

Best Wine and Chocolate experiences in Melbourne

Melbourne's best wine and chocolate experiences - is there any better combination than wine and chocolate. Of course we refer to red wine when it comes to chocolate. In our travels we have hugely appreciated some amazing wine and chocolate moments and we wanted to share them with you. Here are our best wine (red) and chocolate experiences in Melbourne:

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Tokosan Fun and Playful Japanese Restaurant in Prahran

Tokosan Fun and Playful Japanese Restaurant in Prahran

Tokosan is the new playful Japanese restaurant on the block. In a precinct of Prahran creatives Tokosan is the perfect destination for some cheeky fun and a sake or two, plus casual eats. Tokosan is obviously a reference to son of Toko - or inf act cheeky little sister to the more formal and serious Toko restaurant.

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A Taste Of Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class

A Taste Of Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class

Singapore Airlines is launching out with it's stunning Premium Economy offering on 3 of it's 4 flights out of Melbourne, and The World Loves Melbourne was invited to an exclusive media event to experience the service. It was a unique event with us joining Singapore airlines staff and executives on a plane and checking out the benefits of Premium economy including the superb food offerings.

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Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Nobu Restaurant at Crown

Celebrating 10th Anniversary of Nobu Restaurant at Crown

It was a privilege to step into the contemporary, stylish surroundings of Nobu - one of Melbourne’s best restaurants - to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this icon. It was a joy to experience the creative flavours showcased by head chef Sean Tan and his talented team and to imbibe Veuve Clicquot during the salubrious evening.

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Rustica Canteen in Hawthorn A Compelling Brunch Destination

Rustica Canteen in Hawthorn A Compelling Brunch Destination

Rustica Sourdough which began in Brunswick several years ago has been expanding, as one of the most successful bakery cafes in Melbourne. We have followed their journey since the start and from day one they have resonated with quality bakery offerings. The World Loves Melbourne was part of an UberEATS event where we met more of the UberEATS family. Obviously UberEATS is on the rise and the preferred delivery service for many people in Melbourne.

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The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Culture First Look

The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Culture First Look

At the launch of the Dior spectacular Melbourne was referred to as the fashion capital of Australia. Following a series of high profile fashion exhibitions in Melbourne we are now reaching peak fashion - celebrating the seventieth anniversary of the House of Dior, one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses. The World Loves Melbourne attended the National Gallery of Victoria launch of The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. The exhibition goes from 27 August to 7 November (admission fees apply).

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Food, Recently Opened

Sauced Pasta Bar - Customised Italian in Windsor

Sauced is a charming Italian restaurant in Chapel St Windsor with a fresh take on pasta dishes. We found the cuisine to be so light and fresh and such a nice change in comparison to the other Italian food in the area.

Sauced have a focus on delivering nutritionally balanced meals which means it's great for both the lads and the ladies.

Sauced use all fresh produce and all sauces and toppings are made fresh on the day, or to order. The best part was that you can sit at the bar and watch the chefs cooking and you can see that they're passionate about delivering quality food. All pasta is made fresh that day (offsite) also. 



There's a fantastic menu set up which means you can pick, choose and customise your dish i.e. rigatoni or ravioli as your base, with bolognaise or pesto as your pasta sauce (selection of traditional or gourmet sauces). They even have a selection of 'raw' pasta in the form of zucchini noodles or a raw vegetable medley which really appealed to me as I love a traditional italian pasta sauce. But being calorie concious means I cannot always indulge in Italian food when eating out.



For starters we were served some amazing mozzarella stuffed, parmesan crusted green olives, and some crunchy & indulgent parmesan crusted fries. Then we were served up a delicious dish of fresh vegetable pasta (green beans, zuccini and carrot) with a tangy lemon creme fraich sauce. Divine! We also sampled the pesto fettuccine with fresh broccolini and parmesan (my personal favourite), an outstanding mushroom ravioli dowsed in rich pumpkin pine nut sauce with some persian feta, and a yummy tomato & vegetable linguine.

Alas, I did not get a chance to try the Italian donuts with milk & dark chocolate and vanilla bean ice cream - but I have promised myself I'll be back to try those soon. We were also treated to some divine espresso martini's throughout the evening and a great selection of bubbles and vino, and treated as well to great staff and amazing hospitality. 



The set out of the place was modern industrial but the cute bunches of fresh herbs at each dining setting with little herb clippers gave it an authentic homely touch, and the high ceilings, gorgeous exposed brickwork and open kitchen make it a beautiful spacious spot for date night, a quick lunch, or a family meal.

Set amongst some great cafe's and restaurants in my local area, it really stands out as somewhere with individuality that i'll be going back to time and time again for a light, super tasty and heart warming meal. 

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