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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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Australian Sporting Traditions

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Australia is a nation that loves its sports. Australia is an active nation where people will participate in several sports.

In the school grounds, women participate in sports such as netball and volleyball, whereas the men are known to participate in one of the popular forms of football or cricket. Either way, the notion of sports in our Australian behavior and its vast presence in the media has led to a series of Australian sporting traditions that we participate in each year. Below is a list of the top sporting traditions to participate in while visiting Australia.

The Boxing Day Test at the MCG

Held on December 26th each year at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the day coincides with the festive season and Australia’s long tradition of the ‘Summer of cricket’. It is an even greater highlight when it is the Ashes, a strong cricketing rivalry between Australia and England. It’s a day out for fun in the sun.

State of Origin rugby league matches

The most popular rugby league series in Australia where the two states, Queensland and New South Wales battle it out for rugby league supremacy. In a best of three series, we see each state go toe-to-toe in the reach for rugby league glory.

AFL grand final

If you are in Melbourne, the AFL grand final will be the ‘mecca event’ for native Victorians. The AFL teams from around Australia battle it out over the season to reach the grand final where one of the teams will be named champions after the most victorious game of the year. The entire city is on a buzz. The atmosphere will feel electric!

NRL grand final

On par with the State of Origin series, the NRL grand final is the mecca event for the rugby league states. The teams that have qualified for the final from the series of games get their chance to solidify their rugby league greatness in history with a final win!

Melbourne Cup - Racing

The race that stops a nation! The Melbourne Cup is the gala event during the spring racing week in Melbourne. Held once a year, jockeys from around the world descend onto Melbourne’s racing scene in the hope of winning the cup and the prize purse that comes with it. Prepare to see people dress to impress and the entire nation stopping to take a punt on a winning horse.

Australian Open - Tennis

In this once a year ‘Tennis Gala’ event, we see the world’s top tennis players descend onto Melbourne in the hope of winning the Australian open tennis championships. Played in the Australian summer, prepare to feel the heat and watch some top plays from the world’s top tennis players on the Melbourne hard courts.

Sydney to Hobart Yacht race

A historic Australian tradition, the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race has contestants from all around the world in the largest yacht media event of the year. Kicks off on Boxing Day.

Formula one Australian grand prix – Racing

In the once a year event, we see the formula one drivers descend onto the Melbourne scene for the Australian stage of the formula one racing series. The live audience will see the streets of Melbourne revamped and the racing drivers top speeds nearing 300km per hour. Get the adrenalin pumping and book your ticket.

Bledisloe cup – Rugby union

Part of the rugby union ‘Tri Nations’ series, the Bledisloe cup bestows the traditional rugby union rivalry between Australia and New Zealand. In a match where there are contrasting styles and plays in the ‘gentleman’s game’, we see the nation stop to see which country will be victorious and win the cup to hold for the year. The remainder of the Tri Nations series will see games against South Africa.

Australian swimming championships

Traditionally the birthplace of Australia’s Olympic swimmers, we have seen some of the greats such as Grant Hackett, Kieran Perkins and Susie O’Neill burst onto the scene with their national wins, as well as to see new emerging talent in their quest for national gold. On the night, we may even see Australia’s finest emerging swimming talent breaks some world records.

There is a wide range of traditional sporting activities to watch or participate in Australia over the year. The ones provided above are some of the more popular ones, but there are many others across other sporting disciplines that are equally as exciting. Be sure to attend, support and to enjoy!

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