Stunning New Dishes at CH James Cafe in Fairfield

Stunning New Dishes at CH James Cafe in Fairfield

CH James has released several exciting new dishes on their menu and The World Loves Melbourne joined with other leading bloggers in Melbourne to experience the newbie dishes for brunch.

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Best Melbourne Cafes

Best Melbourne Cafes

 

Best cafes in Melbourne is a mix of new and emerging cafes together with icons that are well established cafes.  We celebrate Melbourne's best cafes in the search for perfection. Melbourne is best known for it's thriving cafe scene, often to be found in laneways. We are constantly eating out at Melbourne's top cafes and consider the standard to be high.

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CHE - Melbourne's New Next Level Chicken Shop

CHE - Melbourne's New Next Level Chicken Shop

CHE taps into the Australian chicken shop dream and The World Loves Melbourne was invited to sample some of the menu at the launch. We love the name - sounds like the name of a revolutionary (and it is a revolution) - but CHE stands for Chicken/ Heledos/ Empanadas as well as "mate" in Spanish (clever). CHE has a modern fit out and is in the heart of Fitzroy on the corner of Johnston St and Brunswick St (look for the neon letters in the windows at night).

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Bontempo Restaurant A Pizza Revelation on Brunswick Street

Bontempo Restaurant A Pizza Revelation on Brunswick Street

Bontempo is a fabulous option for a catch up to imbibe the best of pizza (one of the best pizza restaurants in Melbourne) in a modern hospitable environment and - wait for it - reasonable drink prices. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience some of the menu.

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The Big Sick Movie Review - Hilarious and Heartwarming

The Big Sick Movie Review - Hilarious and Heartwarming

The Big Sick is a must-see hilarious and heartwarming movie, releasing in cinemas on August 3 2017. See the trailer. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a preview of the film at the Gold Class cinemas at The Jam Factory on Chapel St South Yarra. Seeing the film together in Gold Class as a couple was perfect and the film is so relatable to modern relationships.

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Trunktown Restaurant - A great Melbourne Dining Experience

Trunktown Restaurant - A great Melbourne Dining Experience

Trunktown has been a favourite of ours for several years and is a venue we consider to be quintessentially Melbourne in terms of architecture and expression. The Diner section has been the place for some favourite events and moments but the restaurant offers a delightful casual dining experience that borders on fine dining. We were invited to the restaurant to sample the new menu, which provides both a Middle Eastern selection and an Italian selection, reflective of the owners.

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The Influence of Spain in Peruvian Cuisine Event at Pastuso Restaurant

The Influence of Spain in Peruvian Cuisine Event at Pastuso Restaurant

Pastuso Restaurant was the perfect venue for a cracking event featuring two of Melbourne's best chefs, Alejandro Saravia and Jesse Gerner, and an extraordinary insight into Peruvian cuisine. The event was part of the Pep Alliance series of events hosted by iconic foodie, author and identity Hilary McNevin. The theme of Spain v Peru was brilliant and topical in celebrating Peruvian Independence Day, and it explored the relationship between Spanish and Peruvian cooking. Our table raised a glass or two of Pisco sour to Peru on this great occasion!

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St Moritz Restaurant and Bar Hits the Mark in St Kilda

St Moritz Restaurant and Bar Hits the Mark in St Kilda

St Moritz is a stunning new addition to Acland Street as a top notch bar and casual restaurant for your next catch up. It's a new addition but pays tribute to yesteryear with a neon replication of the dancing dirl from the St Moritz Ice Rink that used to exist at the location from 1929 to 1981. The venue is modern but also incorporates St Kilda grunge with exposed brick and quirky artwork. 

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Frank's A Crowd Pleaser Cafe in Cheltenham

Frank's A Crowd Pleaser Cafe in Cheltenham

Frank's is one of the best cafes in Melbourne and The World Loves Melbourne was invited to sample dishes from the ever evolving menu. The cafe is called Franks partly because it offers frank and authentic honest food. It seeks to give the punters what they want, and we think it successfully does that. No pretension, just fine food in a chic modern environment, with owner Harry Butler at the helm.

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The House of Wine and Food Restaurant Making A Mark in Port Melbourne

The House of Wine and Food Restaurant Making A Mark in Port Melbourne

The House of Wine and Food is a distinctive foodie destination in Melbourne. How many restaurants can actually claim that? Often there can be a sameness about Melbourne dining experiences - many cafe menus are mirrors of each other and even restaurants serving up similar dishes. But for the discerning diner, The House of Wine and Food is a unique and exciting dining experience in Melbourne bringing French, Italian and Mediterranean classics and compelling bar and dining spaces.

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Kathmandu's 30th Anniversary Celebration

Kathmandu's 30th Anniversary Celebration

Kathmandu the legendary lifestyle and adventure brand recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to the celebration at stylish Smart Artz Gallery. 

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Pontoon A Casual Restaurant Hit in Stokehouse Precinct

Pontoon A Casual Restaurant Hit in Stokehouse Precinct

The Stokehouse Precinct launched sexy casual diner Pontoon and The World Loves Melbourne was invited to sample the savvy menu at this modern restaurant with stunning sea views.

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Join the Ice Skating Fun at Eastland

Join the Ice Skating Fun at Eastland

Attention all shoppers, Ice Skating is back in Ringwood with the launch of an Ice Skating rink in the Town Square at Eastland, running through until the end of August. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a family event where we became one of the first to experience the ice skating fun at Eastland (our local).

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Raclette and Other New Dishes a Smash Hit at Merricks Creek Winery

Raclette and Other New Dishes a Smash Hit at Merricks Creek Winery

Raclette is one of the joys of life, and Merricks Creek have created a smash hit with their new Grilled Raclette cheese with potatoes and a side of cornichons. Customers are driving up from Melbourne for this raclette, as well as the other standout dishes and new release 2016 Pinot Noir at Merricks Creek Winery.

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Wilson & Market Restaurant A Labour of Love for Paul Wilson

Wilson & Market Restaurant A Labour of Love for Paul Wilson

Wilson & Market is an impressive 50-seater lifestyle cafe and 200-pax brasserie and bar, with stunning seasonal, delicious, ethical dishes by Paul Wilson and showstopper bathrooms designed by Kate Challis Interiors. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a media launch to imbibe the produce driven high quality dishes of the Brasserie. This is one of those "go to" places where you know you're in a foodie haven, specifically in the fine hands of iconic chef Paul Wilson. 

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IDES $65 Sample Table Available Every Thursday Till End of Winter

IDES $65 Sample Table Available Every Thursday Till End of Winter

A sample table at IDES? Yes please! The World Loves Melbourne believes every Melbourne foodie should visit IDES. For us there's a sense of electricity and excitement both behind the creativity and the execution of the dining experience.

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Book for the Winter Season of Pep Alliance

Book for the Winter Season of Pep Alliance

Looking for gourmet distinctive foodie events? Pep Events presents the Pep Alliance with culinary icon Hilary McNevin as host. A superb winter season is open now for bookings. We think exceptional quality and value.

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CH James Cafe Sustainability Embraces Fairfield Community Garden

CH James Cafe Sustainability Embraces Fairfield Community Garden

CH James is setting the pace when it comes to cafe sustainability, storing up its weekly coffee grinds and food scraps for the last 2 years, and giving them to the fabulous Fairfield Community Garden. The World Loves Melbourne caught up with Kat from CH James and Ken and Annette from the Fairfield Community Garden to see how it all works, and go on a tour of the garden.

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Cannibal Creek Vineyard  a Gippsland Triumph

Cannibal Creek Vineyard a Gippsland Triumph

Cannibal Creek Vineyard (recently featured in Broadsheet) is just an hour East of Melbourne on the fringes of Gippsland and is one of those quiet achievers, in an area (Gippsland) that is on the fringe of emerging "big time" as a food and wine region. The World Loves Melbourne was invited on a famil to experience Cannibal Creek Vineyard and imbibe the delights of Gippsland.

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Stonebarn Truffles The Best We've Had and A Restaurant Hit

Stonebarn Truffles The Best We've Had and A Restaurant Hit

Stonebarn - remember the name. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to be part of a media event with Stonebarn Truffles, showcasing the excellence of the produce, at Sarti restaurant. Exceptional French Black Perigord truffles from Manjimup Western Australia.

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Taste of the Barossa Dinner with Secret Foodies

Taste of the Barossa Dinner with Secret Foodies

Celebrating paddock to plate produce and fine South Australian wine, our Taste of the Barossa event was held at Craft & Co in Collingwood. As an inner city foodie haven Craft & Co. was the ideal place to indulge in the standout South Australian wine-making region.

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TWLM attends Australian Bacon Week Launch at Quay Restaurant

TWLM attends Australian Bacon Week Launch at Quay Restaurant

Australian Bacon Week is one of the most popular events on the calendar, and being a prime consumer of Australian bacon ourselves, The World Loves Melbourne was delighted to celebrate the launch and presentations event at Quay restaurant in Sydney. Everyone has their favourite way to enjoy the magical meat, from savoury to sweet, breakfast to dessert, and Victoria’s best Aussie bacon has just been revealed.

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Australia’s Young Gun of Wine Awards

Australia’s Young Gun of Wine Awards

Australia’s wine industry came together to celebrate the top young Australian winemakers, and the future of the industry looks bright.  Young Gun of Wine, the premier wine show for new trailblazing winemakers in Australia, recently announced the winners of its coveted 2017 awards.

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Nomada Cafe and Restaurant Impresses in Fitzroy

Nomada Cafe and Restaurant Impresses in Fitzroy

Nomada Cafe y Tapas is already acclaimed as one of Melbourne's top cafes by the Good Food Guide; but it also doubles as a stunning tapas joint at night.  The World Loves Melbourne was invited to Nomada to sample the tapas menu and we were highly impressed. We're always excited for something new and distinctive in a sea of Melbourne copy cats. The team here resembles an all-star line up, signalling that this is a foodie savvy cafe with plenty to offer.

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Food

Join The Feast with Melbourne Good Food Month

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The wait is over for The Age Good Food Month presented by Citi which kicks off tonight and runs throughout November across Melbourne and regional Victoria with a bumper program of more than 240 events.

 

The World Loves Melbourne is excited - see Our Top picks of Good Food Month article.

 

 

From the world’s first Pulitzer Prize-winning food critic to one of Latin America’s top chefs Diego Muñoz at the Night Noodle Markets, this eclectic program brings together some of the best in their fields in the most unexpected events and collaborations.

The Good Food Month program has something for everyone with sweet festivals, ramen raves, sugar clubs, movies, masterclasses, book launches as well as the classic Hats Off Dinners, Let’s Do Lunch and Café Collective events.

 

Hot off the heels of Sydney Good Food Month, Lucky Peach Editor-in-Chief Chris Ying and Pulitzer Prize-winning LA Times food critic Jonathan Gold who will be joined by Attica Head Chef Ben Shewry and Good Food Month Creative Director Gemima Cody for a very special event. Ask yourself – has the Internet killed restaurant creativity? Is life imitating Instagram? Can writers write when they have to write for traffic? Join us on October 30 from 6pm at the Immigration Museum on Flinders Street and these questions might just be answered.

 

The mega line-up of events also includes the sumptuous new Sweetfest which will take place on November 28 and 29 at the Meat Market in North Melbourne. Attendees will get the chance to see the likes of Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff from New York’s Big Gay Ice Cream, drink cocktails from world’s number 10 cocktail bar the Black Pearl and learn tricks from industry legends Philippa Sibley and Pierre Roelofs. At just $20, with a complimentary glass of Redbank Emily Brut Cuvée, a marketplace of sweet treats for sale and access to the names behind Luxbite, Ganache Chocolates, Hoy Pinoy, N2 Extreme Gelato and Black Star Pastry, this is an opportunity not to be missed!

 

Creative Director, Gemima Cody said: “I think we’ve evolved past the point where we want to just sit and be fed. So this year’s Good Food Month is all about asking the big questions, getting your hands dirty and defying expectations.”

The Good Food Month events are not all solely about great food but touch on the entire culinary industry. Step Up To The Plate on November 22 at Cinema Nova will offer a movie experience like no other, with Melbourne’s top chefs including Florent Gerardin (Pei Modern), Cory Campbell (ex-Vue De Monde), Peter Gunn (IDES, Attica) and Nic Poelaert paying homage to their mentors by turning their greatest works into movie snacks.

 

The famous New York duo behind Big Gay Ice Cream will be collaborating with Gelato Messina for an Ice Cream Social where they’ll be serving up custom sundaes, drinks and two new cookbooks to the tunes of CC:Disco on November 26 at 1000  Bend in Little Lonsdale Street in Melbourne.

 

If a big pile of mussels on fire, beer drinking and rock music sessions are more up your alley than ice-cream socials, Eclade de Moyle will bring together your loves in the one room. Chef David Moyle of Franklin Restaurant in Hobart and Florent Gerardin of Pei Modern will come together on November 15 to create a traditional French eclade de moules with mussels dramatically smoked under a stack of burning pine needles.

 

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One the city’s most Instagrammed events, the Night Noodle Markets will return for an extended 18 nights from November 12-29. Birrarung Marr will be transformed into an Asian-inspired hawker market, complete with all the colour, flavours and buzzing atmosphere which go along with it. Food and beverage purchases are now able to be made at all stalls and bars via card.

 

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Citi Australia Managing Director of Customer Franchise, Linda Duncombe said, “Citi is delighted to again be the presenting partner of The Age Good Food Month. We have supported the program for three years now, and we are truly excited to be part of such a standout culinary event. “Importantly, the initiative is complementary to our Dining Program and we are thrilled to offer Citi customers a range of exclusive benefits including access to the ever popular Citi VIP area at this year’s Night Noodle Markets,” said Duncombe.

 

“Our partnership with Good Food Month allows us to not only reward our customers with such an innovative program but it also continues to build on Citi’s support of the Australian food and wine industry, which remains a priority for Citi.”

Good Food Month goers are encouraged to #jointhefeast on social media by posting photos on Instagram of their incredible feasts. This may include a baking extravaganza, a picnic, a dinner party at home, a Good Food Month event or anything in between. Five winning photos shared using the #jointhefeast hashtag will be picked by the Good Food Month team with the winners taking home double passes to a Melbourne Good Food Month event*.

 

For all the information on Good Food Month, sign up to Foodie News at www.goodfoodmonth.com or visit www.facebook.com/goodfoodmonth and join the conversation using #goodfoodmonth and #jointhefeast.

 

*Terms and Conditions apply for the #jointhefeast competition. Please see goodfoodmonth.com/jointhefeast

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