The best of Australian Dairy was showcased in style recently at The Australian Grand Dairy Awards in a secret garden setting at the Pop Up Patch space in Melbourne. With Alice in Frames (Alice Zavlavsky) an exuberant host, the Melbourne weather rising to the occasion, and top Melbourne chef Jake Kellie (ex Estelle) creating masterpieces for the event; this was a highly enjoyable evening.
The World Loves Melbourne is loving the rise of healthier eating style cafes in Melbourne; cafes with imaginative and attractive menus who don't make you feel you're missing out on maple syrup highs or chunky bacon decadence. There's nothing like the feeling and energy of imbibing a Superfood bowl in starting your day. We have highlighted a few of our favourites here...
1. Little Sunflower Cafe - Elwood
Here are our favourite Yarra Valley Wineries (no particular order) -
Pimpernel Vineyards (boutique)
Soumah Wines (boutique)
Yileena Park (boutique)
Coombe Farm Estate
Madden's Rise (boutique)
Punt Road Wines
Giant Steps/Innocent Bystander
De Bortoli Wines
Check out our article to plan your next visit...
Noodlies, a leading Sydney and Australian blogger has produced an insighful and valuable resource of Australian Food Blogger Rankings by Alexa score. You can check out Noodlies for his rankings and modus operandi, as well as Melbourne food identity Ed Charles' site Tomato (who has extended the rankings).
Bridge Road is welcoming many new cafes and bars; The World Loves Melbourne's Sam and Sid were invited along to check out some of Bridge Road's finest establishments. We spent a day imbibing the delights of Bridge Road, from cafes and restaurants to shopping, furniture, and ending it all with a sublime foot massage...
Caffe La Via is a compelling Melbourne cafe in Glenferrie Road Malvern; a stylish, elegant and fashionable place to dine and connect, featuring great St Ali Sensory Lab coffee, modern cuisine, killer affordable wine list, and a stunning fit out.
Chin Chin beats Asian Restaurants to win Tastiest Pork Dish at Chowzter Asia Awards 2015 in Singapore
The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition is a compelling exhibition open until 11th March 2016; and a must visit for every fashionista.