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Rude Boy Burger in Brunswick West

Rude Boy Burger in Brunswick West

Rude Boy Burger is a vibrant and top notch burger joint couched in the burbs in Brunswick West, owned by wife and husband team Karen Ascui-Rodriguez and Franco Caruso, (also a history with cafe Lolo & Wren next door). We've visited many burger joints over the years but some stand out for their innovation and ability to understand the scene and give burger lovers what they want. Rude Boy Burger is not driven by some formula but is a hands on burger house with burgers made with love, constantly evolving and the owners exploring new tastes and combinations. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the burgers, shakes, fries and joy of Rude Boy Burger.

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Good Beer Week 2018 Set To Be Massive

Good Beer Week 2018 Set To Be Massive

Good Beer Week launches from 11-20 May so it's time to get on board! Not just for foodies and beer connoisseurs, Good Beer Week has ensured there’s action aplenty with their Good Times stream. Marrying local and international brewers with live music and activities, these fun-loving events are perfect for a night out with your mates. This is one of the highlights of the year for The World Loves Melbourne.

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Zac Nicholson Shines at Angliss Great Chefs Lunch

Zac Nicholson Shines at Angliss Great Chefs Lunch

Rockpool Head Chef Zac Nicholson was on hand at an epic Great Chefs Series lunch at Angliss Restaurant to impart his skills to the talented Angliss students. Great Chefs lunches are a popular event at Angliss Restaurant and give the hospitality students an opportunity to work with several top chefs of Melbourne. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the efforts of Zac as well as the Angliss student team.

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Epic Bomba and Bibi Ji NYC Dinner

Epic Bomba and Bibi Ji NYC Dinner

One of the highlights of the culinary year for us was the exciting collaboration with Jessi Singh & Rajat Parr of Babu Ji and Bibi Ji in New York City & Santa Barbara popping up in the kitchen of Melbourne’s Bomba restaurant for a one night only event!

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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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Food

Morris Jones Renaissance in Windsor

Morris Jones has been transformed from being an honest restaurant into a spectacular culinary destination. We were wowed by the sophistication and quality of the dining experience.

Hearing that there had been big changes at Morris Jones we dined as guests, eager to see what Head Chef and ex Gordon Ramsay prodigy Matthew Butcher had brought to the table. The standard is higher than "gastropub" and rivals the cream of fine dining in this city.

 

Morris Jones has brought in a crack team from far and wide, including significant overseas talent. In a short time they have mightliy transformed this pub. The service team is knowledgeable and keen, with sophistication as well as engagement. Tim our waiter was exceptional.

Morris Jones has several attractive dining areas including tables along the bar, the stunning courtyard, upstairs function spaces, and the formal dining room. The interplay between bar and restaurant is interesting and the preference is for a premium dining experience without being too formal. The bartenders are spot on and Morris Jones offers its own exotic and compelling cocktails.

 

Morris Jones wowed us with its degustation. The menu is delineated with categories of From the Land, From the Sea, From the Fire, From the Garden and Sweet World. We were treated to the four course degustation. 

Says Morris Jones -

"Our aim is to create quirky, imaginative and playful food. We hope you enjoy the journey." 

First up the Busty Beet Salad was a delight featuring goats curd in a kind of canneloni arrangement with crispy beet on either side. Not to mention buckwheat for crunch and red sorrel. This dish was refreshing and delicate.

 

Morris Jones impresses with its sense of theatre - enhancing the dining experience - with this Black and Blue Tuna dish. One of the highlights of the degustation, the tuna was served in a sea of mist (smoke from apple wood chips) under a glass cloche... White radish, chestnut and puffed quinoa impress, along with soy and yuzu,  as accompaniments to the tuna. This dish sings and dances with the smokiness of the apple wood chips, high grade tuna, and the brilliant combination of puffed quinoa interacting with the tuna. A glass pipette with extra soy made us feel like we were in the science lab and was "Heston like". 

 

Here we have the dish unveiled (below) after the cloche was lifted. Check out the pipette full of soy.

 

The Jerusalem artichoke soup also hit the high notes served with foraged mushrooms, broad bean and truffle cream. The waiter had decanted the soup and again with a sense of theatre poured it into the bowl around the other ingredients. Being a lover of artichokes I lit up with this dish and the balance was perfect. This was earthiness and heartiness personified with the earth connection of broad beans and mushrooms, with a creamy earthiness of the truffle cream. Rustic, hearty, magnificent.

 

So far the dishes were not too heavy, with some richness, and beautifully balanced. Technique and sophistication were evident from a Head Chef who has been moulded by Gordon Ramsay and Shannon Bennett. But who is stamping his own culinary destiny and individuality...

 

I was looking forward to the Otway pork. Again the sauce was poured from a decanter (not all of it). The Otway crispy pig was served with prawn popcorn, cucumber, dashi and basil seed. Brilliant was the crunch of the prawn popcorn served on top of the crunchy crackling. Super crunch. The Otway pig was of course tender and the sauce a triumph. The dashi and basil seed were refreshing and a contrast cutting through the pork (although this pork was none too fatty). 

Morris Jones had come to play and the advent of this dessert was playful and flavoursome. Kiwi lollypops encased in jelly.

Morris Jones seemed to be indulging us with more than four courses. We were on a roll. This Chocolate biscuit with rasberry sorbet and salted caramel was dynamic. A killer combination. The marvel was in the chocolate biscuit so crispy on the outside and melted bliss inside. It was the hero and the sorbet and caramel were both top notch.

 

Morris Jones also served us this playful take on coffee...

We were taken aback by the standard of this culinary experience. The locals are on to it, and word of mouth has led to a busy restaurant on most nights.

Wine matching with the food was superb and waiter Tim shone with his wine knowledge. The Tassie Riesling was a standout. Also check out the Irish bartender who makes a legendary Espresso Martini.

Matthew Butcher and his team are kicking goals and providing a captivating dining experience. Butcher is a genius.

For foodies - check out The Morris Jones Food Society with engaging speakers and foodie themes.

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