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Melbourne Italian Wine and Food Festival

Melbourne Italian Wine and Food Festival

The Melbourne Italian Wine & Food Festival is back in 2018 for it’s third consecutive year! Melbourne’s top Italian chefs are turning out in force to make it a day to remember, with much-loved locals Joe Vargetto (Mister Bianco + Massi Restaurant), Francesco Rota (Trattoria Emilia), James Kummrow (Fatto), Dusty Treweek (Bottega), Jesse MacFadden (Massi Restaurant), Johnny di Francesco (400 Gradi) and Luca Ciano leading the charge.

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Epic Finding Fire Dinner with Lennox Hastie

Epic Finding Fire Dinner with Lennox Hastie

Finding Fire Dinner with Sydney chef Lennox Hastie was an epic event with many culinary highlights and a masterful recovery from drama. From his acclaimed restaurant in the backstreets of Sydney's Surry Hills,  Firedoor chef Lennox Hastie headed to South Yarra to bring a firestorm.

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Standout Dining Experience at Dans Le Noir

Standout Dining Experience at Dans Le Noir

Dans Le Noir is a unique and compelling dining experience that has taken the world by storm, and now available in Melbourne at The Como Melbourne each Thursday to Saturday from 6:30pm. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a dinner session and we found the experience to be highly rewarding and slightly confronting.

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Healthy Style Brunch Dishes Delight at CH James

Healthy Style Brunch Dishes Delight at CH James

Healthy dishes are a hit at CH James cafe in Fairfield. We've noticed that on Melbourne cafe menus there are many more options for healthier style brunch dishes reflecting the demand by customers. Gone are the days of the huge fry up. CH James offers the equivalent of the big breakfast but it's not a greasy fry up. For those health conscious customers CH James is the place to be.

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Ines Wine Bar A Euro Hit in Windsor

Ines Wine Bar A Euro Hit in Windsor

Ines Wine Bar has announced itself on Chapel St Windsor with an epic launch, and is a delightful acquisition for the Windsor precinct. A chic bar with Italian influences is just what the area needs.

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New Dishes A Hit at CH James

New Dishes A Hit at CH James

New dishes at CH James are top notch, restaurant quality food in a cafe we believe. When looking at different cafes it's often the little touches that sets them apart. CH James doesn't compromise on premium ingredients and each dish gives the customer more than what they might expect. 

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Visit the pop up party this Saturday at Highpoint’s IN: TRANSIT precinct

Visit the pop up party this Saturday at Highpoint’s IN: TRANSIT precinct

Visit Highpoint Shopping Centre in Maribyrnong this Saturday for a free massive pop up party extravaganza! Highpoint will be offering awesome freebies celebrating the launch of 3 hot new stores located in IN:TRANSIT - The Jerk, Legacy Barbers & Essential Pieces and The Sneaker Laundry. Get along and join the festivities (Highpoint level 3 outside Degani) from 11-4pm!

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BentSpoke Beer at the European for Good Beer Week

BentSpoke Beer at the European for Good Beer Week

An epic event for Good Beer Week was the degustation featuring BentSpoke Brewing Co (from Canberra) and The European restaurant! Held at a quintessentially Melbourne location, the private Team Room at iconic The European restaurant in Spring St Melbourne, this was a night to remember! BentSpoke Brewing,  one of Australia's highly awarded craft brewers, was a perfect match for a Melbourne food and wine dining institution. Comments were made about "if these walls could speak they would mainly tell wine stories" but now "we are bringing the beer stories". And so they did!

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Good Food Month Announces 2018 Program

Good Food Month Announces 2018 Program

Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Melbourne in June with ten incredible featured events including an inspiring master-class, chef collaborations and flavour-packed parties. This year, the talent-filled, good-times-packed programme draws on the inspiration that fuels this great city, inviting food-lovers to re-imagine Melbourne’s buzzing dining scene over 30 delectable days. Tickets are on sale now from  www.goodfoodmonth.com.

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Best Day Trips from Melbourne

Best Day Trips from Melbourne

We have unlocked the best day trips from Melbourne. Melbourne offers an embarrassment of riches in terms of arts and culture, food, music and lifestyle. But also it boasts a fine array of destinations not far from the CBD. Here are some of the best:

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Launch of Miss Ping's Thai Eatery

Launch of Miss Ping's Thai Eatery

Miss Ping's Thai Eatery is an exciting new addition to the food scene in Westfield Doncaster, with a sense of playfulness and fine food. The World Loves Melbourne attended the colourful launch and experienced some of the dishes of Miss Ping's. With attitude set to spice up Doncaster, this enticing venture has been created by hospitality veteran and Thailander owner, Winnie Chiang.

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The Spice Pantry A New Indian Gem in Prahran

The Spice Pantry A New Indian Gem in Prahran

The Spice Pantry in Prahran is surely amongst the best Indian food in Melbourne. A big "call" but we are amazed by this new restaurant in the burbs. In true Melbourne style this is a small restaurant you may drive past on Commercial Rd Prahran. But stop and take the time to experience some first class (mainly) North Indian food.

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DJ Havana Brown at The Alfred

Newly opened hotspot, The Alfred, home to iconic restaurants Fratelli Fresh and The Cut Steakhouse, will become the after dark venue of choice for Melbournians with top international DJs playing in a luxe, late-night environment into the early hours of the morning.

The Alfred After Dark series, presented by Dom Pérignon, commences on Friday 26 August when global superstar DJ and singer Havana Brown will heat up the decks, supported by one of the hottest female DJ duos on the scene, The Faders, as well as DJs Tess Vockler, Duchess Kay and Lavida. From 10pm, the venue will undergo a magical transformation as roving masquerade characters mingle with guests across the two-level dining and entertainment precinct, with complimentary masks provided on the night.

On Saturday 27 August, MTV will initiate a complete takeover of The Alfred, with international DJ, producer and model Didier Cohen headlining the evening and additional beats provided courtesy of Melbourne’s favourite home-grown resident DJ, Andy Murphy and DJs KIN. These one-of-a-kind nights, hosted in a one-of-a-kind venue, across two floors, two restaurants and two bars are perfect for those who want to kick on after dinner. Guests can purchase a VIP table from where to enjoy the late-night entertainment, or boogie in one of the bars with general admission.

With old school R&B playing downstairs at Fratelli Fresh and house music pumping upstairs at The Cut, The Alfred After Dark series provides the background beats for an exceptional late-night experience. Sydneysiders won’t be left out.

Prepare for a night of fun and frivolity with DJ Havana Brown heading to the iconic Sydney nightspot The Argyle on Saturday 27 August for an exclusive, no expenses spared, performance and party atmosphere. DJs Dave Winell, Tass and Helena Ellis will help bring the house down. The Alfred After Dark presented by Dom Pérignon

When: Friday, 26 August (DJ Havana Brown & The Faders, DJs Tess Vockler, Duchess Kay and Lavida) and Saturday, 27 August (DJ Didier Cohen &DJs Andy Murphy & KIN)

Price: Entry fee $30. Purchase a VIP table including entry for four and a bottle of Dom Pérignon for $700.

For more information and tickets visit The Alfred website.

DJ Havana Brown presented by The Argyle and Dom Pérignon

When: Saturday, 27 August Price: Tickets to catch DJ Havana Brown start from $25 For more information and tickets visit the The Argyle website.

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