The World Loves Melbourne was invited to experience an iconic tour of Queen Victoria Markets known as "Hunt and Gather Food Tour". Every Melbournian should do a tour of Queen Victoria Market. If you're like me you need help when approaching any of Melbourne's markets.
Have you visited Terindah Estate on the stunning Bellarine Peninsula? You should. It's now become even more accessible through the new Port Phillip Ferry Service. Ferries run several times a day to and from Portarlington which means you can take a day trip and experience all the region has to offer and be back in time to watch your next Netflix series in the evening. They have a bus company that drops people to the wineries, so you don't have to drive. Plus the cost of the ferry is extremely affordable (why are some ferry services so damn expensive?).
CH James is bringing it's burger "A game" to Fairfield with a Burger Night, held in the standout CH James Courtyard in Fairfield on Friday March 31 from 6pm. The Burger Night promises to be fabulous following highly successful outdoor events in the past.
Camus is a revelation in Northcote; behind the humble entrance is a world of chic and nuance with French Algerian cuisine at its finest. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to experience Camus for a Friday luncheon.
Pure South is a fabulous restaurant showcasing the best produce of Tasmania with verve and sophistication. A recent extensive 8 month renovation has resulted in an iconic huge space (more than doubled in size); quintessential Melbourne, with an upstairs dining area with stunning Southbank and riverside views almost hanging over the Yarra. The World Loves Melbourne enjoyed a sumptuous four hour lunch in the upstairs dining area; and was inspired by the experience.
CH James, the savvy cafe/festive space in Fairfleid has impressed locals with a series of Spanish Nights (their events are always top notch with more to come this year). The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to experience the festive vibe. Surely CH James has one of the best atmospheres for a cafe in Melbourne! The entrepreneur CH James (flamboyant character of the 1880s in Melbourne's northern suburbs) would be well pleased!
Prosecco and Italian street Food; a match made in heaven! The World Loves Melbourne was invited to an epic event where Mel Brauer the Prosecco Queen showcased a range of Proseccos with pairing of Italian Street Food by Paola from Italy on my Mind. The night revealed the joy of high quality Prosecco as well as it's versatility! Some think Prosecco is mainly a breakfast bubbly or an aperitif; but high quality Prosecco is extremely versatile for practically any meal!
Ana Roš of Hiša Franko in Kobarid, Slovenia, has been named The World’s Best Female Chef 2017. She will be presented with the honour at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony at the historic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on April 5th. (Images World 50 Best website).
Betty's Burgers & Concrete Co. came to Melbourne with a formidable reputation as one of the best burger houses in Australia. The World Loves melbourne was invited along to see if Betty's Burgers was the real deal and a serious burger contender. I'm a serious burger critic - looking for tons of variables such as whether the bun holds together, through to char on the patty and the excellence of the cheese. Would Betty's Burgers stack up?
Looking for excellent Greek food in Melbourne? Fancy a casual night out with friends and authentic Greek food? Wanting a warm and hospitable venue? Bahari ticks all the boxes. The World Loves Melboure was invited along to sample the new menu. Clearly a popular restaurant we dined at the earlier sitting on a Wednesday night - this place is popular!
One of the great Aussie pleasures (or anywhere) is to indulge in a wine tasting at a top notch cellar door. Merricks Creek Winery in the stunning Mornington Peninsula is only an hour from Melbourne and the perfect place to go for your wine tasting session. The World Loves Melbourne finds wine tasting to be one our most loved relaxing activities.
Get ready Melbourne! For the first time in Victoria the two-day Yarra Valley Wine & Food Festival will be set amongst the vines at the iconic Rochford Wines in Victoria’s premium wine district, the Yarra Valley, over the weekend of April 1 - 2, 2017. The World Loves Melbourne attended an exclusive media launch pre-Festival and visited some key players involved in the Festival. This is big!
Acclaimed chef David Thompson is in town with the launch of Long Chim at Crown, bringing Thai street food to another level. This is a much anticipated opening and The World Loves Melbourne was privileged to be at the launch. Frankly Thai is one of our favourite cuisines, especially when it's executed by the one of the world's top chefs.
Mature, modern Mexican is here! Holy Guacamole! Pardon the pun but the guacamole at Prahran’s newest Mexican hotspot, Queen of the South, is good. Seriously good. Melbourne has been hanging out for this level of Mexican cuisine; mature and refined dishes that are a refreshing reprise to mediocre tacos and dreary bean salads.
Lovers at Lulu! The World Loves Melbourne visited Lulu Cafe and Gallery recently in North Melbourne on a Saturday night and was taken by the number of apparent "lovers" there were enjoying themselves. It should come as no surprise because when the lights are dimmed and the dinner menu is served, there is a distinctive romantic ambience about Lulu Cafe and Gallery.
CH James is bringing the best of Spain with it's upcoming Spanish nights, held in the standout CH James Courtyard in Fairfield on both Friday Feb 10 and Friday Feb 17 from 6pm. The Spanish Night events promise to be fabulous following highly successful outdoor events in the past.
Best burgers in Melbourne, we have searched high and low for the best this city has to offer. The humble burger has risen in status to be a gourmet item of choice on menus across Melbourne. Culinary giants are making their own burger versions for customers.