FOOD, TRAVEL & LIFESTYLE

Welcome To The World Loves Melbourne!

  • AUSTRALIA’S DAIRY BEST CROWNED AT THE 2017 AUSTRALIAN GRAND DAIRY AWARDS
  • Heston Blumenthal Launches New Vegemite Dessert
  • Lavazza Superbox at Australian Open
  • 23 Best Foodie Experiences 2016
  • Lulu Cafe and Gallery
  • Best Burgers in Melbourne
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  • The World Loves Melbourne was privileged to attend the night of nights of the Australian Dairy Industry at Greenfields in Albert Park. The esteemed Australian Grand Dairy Awards has announced its 2017 Champions, revealing the nation’s 20 finest dairy products out of a record 470 entries. As a foodie I'm excited by our dairy industry - which is world class. We've seen consumers become more savvy in recent times when it comes to dairy, and the standard of dairy across the board is sky high.

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  • Dinner by Heston Blumenthal in Australia, located on the third floor of Crown Towers Melbourne, celebrates a brand new dessert, VEGEMITE Ice Cream, inspired by the country’s love of the quintessentially Australian breakfast spread. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to an exclusive preview of the exciting and stunning new dessert. The team, led by Group Executive Chef Ashley Palmer-Watts have been exploring the origins of the Australian pantry staple, to create a dessert that amplifies the distinct flavour of the iconic spread. Over six months in development back in Bray, UK the favourite Australian spread, created in the early 1900’s, was deconstructed to uncover a unique blend of flavours.

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  • The World Loves Melbourne was privileged to experience the Lavazza Superbox at the Australian Open. Last year we said this was the best corporate box experiences ever, and this year was amazing. The location in the Rod Laver Arena combined with peerless hospitality, was sensational. To have the Lavazza family present in the Superbox was an honour. Having enjoyed Lavazza coffee consistently over many years, we can identify strongly with the brand.

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  • The World Loves Melbourne had some amazing foodie experiences in 2016 and here are our top 23 foodie experiences (not in order). We also enjoyed many top notch events and launches and several amazing corporate box experiences in both Melbourne and Sydney.

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  • LULU Cafe and Gallery is a shining European style haven in North Melbourne for foodies and art lovers alike. This is surely one of the hidden gems of Melbourne. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to LULU Cafe and Gallery to sample the menu (including breakfast/lunch all day menu as well as the dinner menu) and was highly impressed.

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  • Best burgers in Melbourne, we have searched high and low for the best this city has to offer. The humble burger has risen in status to be a gourmet item of choice on menus across Melbourne. Culinary giants are making their own burger versions for customers. There seems to be a trend away from old school burgers to burgers that incorporate more gourmet and quality ingredients. The trend is away from the huge burger to something almost stylish and smaller - yet packs a punch.

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Jakubi - Fresh Melbourne Band

 

Jakubi, one of the freshest bands to hit the Melbourne music scene, have well and truly been punching above their weight. 

This 5 piece draws their inspiration from genre’s as diverse as hip-hop, funk, pop and grunge rock. Intrigued?! So were we. Amazingly, not only did we discover that the guys do indeed merge the sub cultures but that they merge them well!!

Audiences have been responding well too, with the boys selling hundreds of tickets to shows across Melbourne and impressing crowds at headline shows in both Sydney and Adelaide. All this, and they had never even released a song. Well, that’s now changed.  In front of a packed out crowd at Revolver the boys from Jakubi released their first track; ‘Cant Afford it All.’   Already a favourite amongst punters in their live set the song quickly amassed downloads ending up at number 10 on the unearthed Pop charts after only a couple of days.  

The song starts with some VERY catchy reggae inspired guitar, it definitely sets the tone and makes sure the listener understands exactly what's going to happen next; you're about to start dancing.  Lead vocals are the responsibility of Jerome Farah, his seamless transition between natural vocals and his use of a talk box adds a diversity to the song that only keeps you bopping along to the music.

Honestly, I have a 30 second rule when listening to new music, if a track hasn't grabbed me in that time I usually turn it off.  By the 30 second mark of 'Cant Afford it All' I'd already sent it to at least a dozen other people to jam along to it with me. It's fun, it's catchy as all heck and perhaps most importantly it feels social - I want to be out with my friends dancing to this song all the damn time!!!

The boys are now grabbing the bull by the horns with seven big shows in five different venues across three separate states.  Not bad for a band with one song.

To download a free version of the track go to http://www.triplejunearthed.com.au/jakubi. For bookings please contact their agent by emailing adriang [at] theharbouragency.com

@theadamkelly 

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