The World Loves Melbourne has combed Melbourne for the best bakeries in Melbourne. We are still on our search so please let us know if we've missed anything.
Here are 10 must eat dishes to eat in your travels.
1090 Burger is a standout burger joint on Swan street Richmond having started out in life as a food truck (still going strong in Ruckers Hill Northcote); boasting quality affordable burgers and is the home of the notorius Rocky burger. 1090 Burger is unpretentious in a world of burger hype. No fanfare here; no heralding or trumpeting. The proof is in the pudding, or should we say "patty"; all massive 330g of it.
Best cellar doors in Australia as judged by The World Loves Melbourne. We've visited a ton of cellar doors around Australia in recent years and have our favourites. (These are in no particular order).
1806 is a standout bar in Melbourne that impresses with its classic decor, bar skills and an air of sophistication. We headed there recently after the epic Moon Under Water launch at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club. We were in celebration mode and our friends Elodie Sablier the talented French musician and Sydney artists were looking for a top notch Melbourne bar. Check out our Best Bars in Melbourne.
What I love about 1806 is its finery - I appreciate grungy bars but when looking to impress here in Melbourne I prefer the classic refinement of 1806. Why the name 1806 - because it was then that the word cocktail was first put in print.
The cocktails follow a timeline of some 200 years, and The World Loves Melbourne notes a trend in several bars around Melbounre to give a nod to the cocktails of yesteryear transporting them to today.
What are the 20 must try dishes in Melbourne right now? Here is our selection -
1. Tagliolini al Nero at Tippo 00
Tipo 00 is a touch of class when it comes to Italian dining; greeting you like a Nonna with warm hospitality while serving up fine rustic Italian fare. This is the sort of place you seek out to spend several hours imbibing. Don't let the office contact you. Tell the Secretary to put everything on hold; you're in a meeting. The romance of Italian dining is alive and well in Melbourne.
The World Loves Melbourne had a fabulous evening at the 2016 Australian Food Awards at the Masterchef kitchen set. A celebration of Australia's best produce was a great occasion. Thirteen Champion Trophies were presented to some of Australia’s finest producers at a presentation dinner for the inaugural 2016 Australian Food Awards (AFA).
The Victoria Racing Club (VRC) officially launched the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival today in The Park, Flemington’s newest fashion and entertainment destination. The World Loves Melbourne (Narani) attended the glamorous launch on a fine Melbourne Spring Day with huge excitement building over the 2016 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
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.
Johnny Di Francesco is continuing to grow his food empire in Melbourne and has just opened his brand new restaurant: 400 Gradi Essendon. Similar to his other two, 400 Gradi and Gradi at Crown, Essendon promises authentic Napoletana pizza but this restaurant comes with quite a difference!
The World Loves Melbourne was invited to the celebratory launch of 400 Gradi in Eastland Ringwood. this is Johnny Di Francesco's fourth restaurant; proving that diners are loving his Italian offerings. This was a stunning evening with media and supporters of Johnny; with Johnny thanking all the people that have helped him make Gradi East happen.
400 Gradi lays claim to being among the best pizza restaurants in Melbourne. The restaurant is modern if not chic, the wood oven pizza amazing in the Naples style, and the service engaging with a sense of festivity.
The World Loves Melbourne attended an outstanding masterclass with Zev Forman, the owner and inspiration behind 5 & Dime Bagel for Good Food Month. The topic was "how to make bagels at home"; something we dream to be able to do.
Christmas comes with all kinds of ups, downs and to-do lists. By Christmas Eve you would have shopped ‘til you dropped, wrapped yourself ragged and food prepped to pop. So why not reward yourself and enjoy some Santa sanity for a few hours by being merry in a Melbourne restaurant or two.
Rather than worrying about cooking a big family meal at home, take them out to these top-rated Melbourne restaurants – as voted by restaurant booking service dimmi.com.au.
As the seasons change to colder weather, soup dishes become a mainstay of the kitchen. Soups have become more sophisticated in recent times with amazing combinations available to diners. Seasonality is a big deal and we are blessed with an abundance of fresh vegetables perfect for soup making, especially as we move through autumn. Also please check out our Best Soups in Melbourne.
The World Loves Melbourne loves a road trip! This time we headed for super popular Daylesford in regional Victoria on a long weekend. Only one and half hours from Melbourne, Daylesford gets about a million day trip visitors a year. The region is full of attractions and experiences. We set out to find the best with some of our team. One of the best things to do in Melbourne is to go on a road trip to a stunning region not far from the city; and Daylesford is the perfect destination.