Grazeland Melbourne, Melbourne's ultimate playground for foodies, friends and families, wrapped up an unforgettable launch party to kick off the ‘Summer of Grazeland’ and introduce Casa Cocktails to Melbourne’s media and influencers.
Being hot pot lovers we enjoyed (David and Sam) our retro dinner journey at the new David's Hot Pot in Carnegie. We experienced top notch hot pot and a fun vibrant vibe with 80s theme and creative dancers.
Wagyu Ya Teppanyaki is an affordable yet elevated Japanese teppanyaki experience in the heart of foodie hub Glen Waverley, featuring high end quality produce and highly skilled chefs. It is located at The Glen just outside the shopping centre in the terrace dining precinct (easy parking). We were one of the first to be invited along for this stunning Teppanyaki experience in Melbourne's eastern suburbs.
Weenjoyed an exceptional lunch at hatted restaurant Julie Restaurant, a new venture from Cameron Miller of Cam's Kiosk, and chef extraordinaire Julianne Blum.
In collaboration with Yarra Valley’s first vineyard, Yering Station, the new release Starward Pinot Noir Cask is a complex and fruit-forward single malt whisky that’s elegant and bursting with the flavours of Victoria.
Margarita lover like us? Get ready to spice up your holiday season because two iconic brands, Cointreau and CLINQ, are coming together for the perfect Christmas gift. Perfectly timed with the 75th anniversary of the Margarita, their unique collaboration is all set to be the ultimate gift for cocktail enthusiasts.
We (David and Sam) enjoyed a fabulous dining experience at Mercure Melbourne Doncaster during our invited staycation, starting with a session in the bar, followed by a standout "feed me" dinner in the restaurant, and a stunning buffet breakfast in the morning.
The restaurant at Mercure Melbourne Doncaster serves modern Australian cuisine. As the hotel is a gateway to the Yarra Valley the chefs source local and seasonal ingredients from the region. The restaurant was pumping on a Friday night and we discovered that there is a large number of "loyal locals" who frequent the restaurant, as well as those who are staying at the hotel.
Officina Gastronomica Italiana (OGI) @ogimelbourne has already become an institution in Prahran for those seeking the best of rustic Italian. This is an oasis of authenticity and conviviality central, driven by Claudio Casoni and his crack team, bringing the nuance, along with the comfort of a warm hug from your Nonna.
Renowned Melbourne chef Matt Fallon is finally bringing his talents back home to the Mornington Peninsula with the launch of Colt Dining. Set to be a new culinary hotspot, Colt prides itself on impactful flavour without the fuss. The modern Australian restaurant has pared it back to bring the best out of quality local ingredients and uphold the reputation of the Mornington Peninsula as one of Victoria’s go-to places for dining experiences.
We were invited to experience Cantonese dining at its best at Yum Sing House in the Melbourne CBD. Head Chef Aiven Lee is working wonders in the kitchen with a string of hit dishes. This restaurant has an attractive vibe in celebrating 1960’s Hong Kong, including films projected on the wall.
We were invited to enjoy a premium experience at stylish & elegant Stella Restaurant and Bar on Chapel St starting on the rooftop (one of the best around with views of South Yarra) enjoying cocktails, top notch pizza, oysters, croquettes & @veuveclicquot then a fabulous dinner downstairs sampling the new Italian menu.
Bomba Bar, the Spanish restaurant and bar by chefs Jesse Gerner and Andrew Fisk, and manager Kelly O’Loghlen, hit double figures in September, not a small feat in the restaurant world. We were invited to join in the celebrations, with a range of exciting offerings for the public.
We enjoyed a super impressive dinner (David & Deon) at new Kan Eang Thai restaurant in Flinders Lane, bringing a modern twist on street food classics.