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Flavours of the West: A Spice Journey at Highpoint

Flavours of the West: A Spice Journey at Highpoint

Highpoint Shopping Centre has once again partnered with not-for-profit social enterprise Free to Feed to deliver the second instalment of its food event series, Flavours of the West: A Spice Journey.

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Cumulus Up City Cellar Door

Cumulus Up City Cellar Door

Cumulus Up Wine Bar is bringing Australia’s wine regions to Melbourne’s CBD with monthly pop-up tasting parties Wine lovers, have your diaries at the ready. Cumulus Up Wine Bar on Flinders Lane in Melbourne, is inviting you to join them in sampling some of Australia’s most exciting and interesting varietals and vintages. The City Cellar Door season runs from April to October 2018. One Saturday each month will see Cumulus Up Wine Bar brimming with winemakers and wine tasters.

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Best Bespoke Victorian Winery Experiences

Best Bespoke Victorian Winery Experiences

Many wine enthusiasts and foodies are looking for bespoke winery experiences for that leisure weekend option. We've picked out some of our best bespoke Victorian winery experiences.

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Cutler & Co. Restaurant A Melbourne Icon

Cutler & Co. Restaurant A Melbourne Icon

Cutler & Co is one of the premier dining experiences in Melbourne with its chic vibe, top notch service, food and wine excellence and ability to stay on top of its game. With a major renovation last year it has only added to the iconic experience it has always been. The World Loves Melbourne was privileged to visit with friends for dinner.

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Exclusive La Sirène Two Penny Farmhouse Ale at Dinner By Heston Blumenthal

Exclusive La Sirène Two Penny Farmhouse Ale at Dinner By Heston Blumenthal

The Dinner team has joined forces with Melbourne microbrewery La Sirène to produce Two Penny, an exclusive Farmhouse Ale that marries old-world British flavours with Australian methods. This is an exciting development in the beer world and for The World Loves Melbourne who rates La Sirène as one of its favourite microbrewers and a local favourite of distinction.

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Lunch at Messer Restaurant in Fitzroy

Lunch at Messer Restaurant in Fitzroy

Messer restaurant has launched in Gertrude St Fitzroy as a unique offering in terms of Melbourne dining, with The World Loves Melbourne catching up with co-owner and chef Ashley Davis. Fine dining at affordable prices is a hot topic and Ashley Davis delivers in spades. He draws inspiration from his trips to Europe and in particular Spain. The concept of a restaurant for the people resonates; you can come for a simple grazing experience with house wine or go big with an 8 course degustation, the choice is yours!

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Yarra Valley Meets Sagra with Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley Meets Sagra with Innocent Bystander

Yarra Valley Meets Sagra was a top notch event for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Innocent Bystander created a unique experience with Circus Oz, Yarra Valley Dairy, and Four Pillars Gin, all on the Sagra's restaurant rooftop for an amazing night.

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Farming Feast With Matthew Evans for MFWF

Farming Feast With Matthew Evans for MFWF

Angliss Restaurant was the perfect venue for an exciting Farming Feast event for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. Fat Pig Farm owner and chef Matthew Evans and his wife Sadie shared their experience of setting up the Fat Pig Farm within a small farming community. They also hosted a farming feast at Angliss Restaurant with a shared plate dinner for an epic evening.

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Harveast Festival A Hit At Eastland for MFWF

Harveast Festival A Hit At Eastland for MFWF

Harveast one day extravaganza celebrating Yarra Valley and region was a huge hit with crowds indulging and sampling regional delights at Eastland Shopping Centre. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the action at this Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event and we loved it all.

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Everyone's A Critic at Cinema Nova for MFWF

Everyone's A Critic at Cinema Nova for MFWF

Everyone's A Critic event at Cinema Nova was simply epic. Melbourne throws up surprises and we would argue it would be hard to find better food and wine at any Melbourne Food and Wine Festival event. A big call - but when you have one of Melbourne's hottest chefs Andreas Papadakis on fire with pairing of 10 year or more old top Australian wines, it's a match made in heaven.

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Taste of Asia for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Taste of Asia for Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Taste of Asia at Luminare was one of the highlights of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and a great cause to support in Blue Dragon. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience this stunning event featuring top chefs of Melbourne.

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Entertaining with Maxwell & Williams Designer Homeware

Entertaining with Maxwell & Williams Designer Homeware

Recently we enjoyed a dinner party with friends, and I was able to showcase the latest Maxwell & Williams range. Stylish and practical the Maxwell & Williams range was perfect for the occasion.

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Lavazza Partners With Silvia Colloca & Adam D'Sylva for the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival

To celebrate their 120 year anniversary, as part of the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival, Lavazza has partnered with Silvia Colloca - the much loved author, chef and host of SBS program ‘Made in Italy with Silvia Colloca’. The World Loves Melbourne enjoyed the hospitality og the Lavazza Birdcage Marquee on Melbourne Cup Day.

Drawing from her Italian heritage, Silvia Colloca will create mouth watering desserts for marquee guests including almond crust mini tarts with Lavazza coffee and dark chocolate ganache, and mini cannoli filled with marsala spiked ricotta, mascarpone and blueberries. Adam D’Sylva whose passion for food came from his Italian Mother and Nonna, has designed the savoury menu including the family recipe “Nonna’s Gnocchi”.

 

Back by popular demand, Lavazza will have a ‘coffee window’ built into the side of the marquee with two baristas from D.O.C serving Lavazza coffee to guests all day long, whilst general admission race goers can enjoy complimentary Lavazza espresso’s during ‘Lavazza Espresso Hour’, being held at coffee bars throughout the track between 10.30am – 11.30am daily.

We imbibed the fine food and music with Lavazza known for being a great party marquee.

 

Megan Gale was one of the many celebs at Lavazza...

 

Then it was time for the race...

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