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SSIX presents EVERLEIGH-AFTER immersive experience

As the arts, dining and events industries rise again, a new collaboration will deliver an experience that evokes a new dimension. SSIXX is an ode to the past, present and future of our creative culinary culture. 

Four gastronomic courses. Paired cocktails and beverages. Bespoke scents. Seamlessly entwined with a feast of visual and auditory art. Enter SSIXX's multidimensional cube and yield to an experience like no other. 

The Everleigh, in collaboration with leading Australian chef Peter Gunn (Ides) are creating a combustion of culinary flavour, in flawless synergy with 360 degrees of immersive video artistry. 

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ICCI Melbourne "Settimana Della Cucina Italiana" 2020

ICCI Melbourne "Settimana Della Cucina Italiana" was a fabulous event this year and brought the best of Italian culture and taste with 148 participants from around the world enjoying a virtual Zoom event. This one of a kind virtual experience featured Italian Michelin Star Masterchef Carlo Cracco, celebrity chef Luca Ciano and a unique opera performance with Italian baritone Mattia Campetti and Australian Soprano Michelle Buscemi. It was a simply stunning night with many highlights. Moreover the evening featured - 

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Mitchelton launches Airstream RV's experience in Nagambie

With travel restrictions easing, Victorians can relax on ‘cloud wine’ thanks to a brand-new set of stunning vintage-style Airstreams set to land at Mitchelton, Nagambie this December.

Seven full-size, sparkling-new Airstream RVs will adorn the Estate to offer a gorgeous stay for guests all year-round. Situated just a short stroll from the Mitchelton Hotel, guests who choose to stay in the Airstreams will have their own deck area with furniture and a barbecue – perfect for cosy nights in the great outdoors or a cooked breakfast treat at sunrise.

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New Chocolate Peanut Butter & Fudge Flavour by Harry's Ice Cream

Artisinal Australian owned local indulgent ice cream brand Harry's Ice Cream, have done it again with the new release of their Chocolate Peanut Butter & Fudge flavour, perfect for the summer season. If there’s one ingredient that complements peanut butter better than anything, it’s chocolate. And we say, bring it on! This is premium Australian dairy at it's best!

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Lark Distilling Co Releases single malt whisky Christmas Cask II

Tasmania’s Lark Distilling Co. is celebrating the festive season with the release of its seasonal single malt whisky, Christmas Cask II. For the second year in a row, the distillery has partnered with renowned Tasmanian patisserie, Jean-Pascal Patisserie, to produce a festive whisky reminiscent of liquid plum pudding. We were privileged to receive this whisky as well as matching fruit pies.

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Ripe Cheese launches 4-tier Christmas cheese tower

Ripe Cheese in Queen Victoria Market has launched a stunning  4-tier Christmas cheese tower, encouraging Victorians to get behind local cheese makers this festive season.

Ripe Cheese’s artisanal Christmas range, including a 4-tier cheese tower made exclusively from Victorian cheese, is just one of many Aussie cheese products designed to encourage Australians to shop local for Christmas this year.

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Hawthorn café Our Kitchenette shifts to retail & ready-made meals

Known by its regulars as Kitchenette, the cosy, heartfelt café that opened in 2015 in leafy Hawthorn has restructured their business. They’ve moved from a café to ready-made meals, tableware and espresso bar. Chef Jenna Abbruzzese and her business partner, Maitre d’ Megan Griffey, opened Our Kitchenette to provide café-style food and warm, generous service to a hungry Hawthorn audience.

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Baby Aperitivo is back at Baby Pizza

Baby Aperitivo is back at Baby Pizza in time for the Spring/summer festive season. Good news and perfect for your next catch up! Baby Pizza's ever-popular Aperitivo is back and serving up endless $6.50 Aperol Spritz, beer and rosé daily.

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Launch of The Lobby at Lyall

The Lyall Hotel and Spa are making a few changes and we’re about to see a Hoteliers’ changing of the guard as owners, Rowina and Peter Thomas, see their daughter, Arielle step in to bring The Lobby to life.

The Lyall is a family owned, five-star boutique hotel in South Yarra. Dipping their toes into the bar scene in June of this year, The Lobby opened as a pop-up bar on the street level of the hotel and is continuing for the Summer season!

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St Kilda Beach Pontoon Deck Re-Opens

Following the easing of restrictions, Stokehouse Precinct’s Pontoon Deck returns on Monday 2 November bringing all the good vibes of St Kilda Beach. The perfect spot to dine outdoors with fresh sea air, soak up the sunshine whilst watching the incredible sunsets and take in all the energy of those passing by on the beach boardwalk.

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Lakeside at Carousel Pop Up

From the team behind South Melbourne’s iconic Half Acre and caterer’s food&desire, Lakeside at Carousel is a new outdoor pop-up from Oct 31 taking over the iconic Carousel building at Albert Park Lake and the Pelican Lawn directly adjacent spanning 2000 square metres.

In conjunction with Parks Victoria, Lakeside at Carousel will be the place to be this summer where Melburnians can grab a COVID-19 safe picnic spot on the grass with the option to hire furniture to make it even more comfortable and enjoy delicious and freshly prepared food and drinks at their fingertips.

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Launch of The Commons at Ormond Collective

Melbourne’s events and hospitality industry reopened with the launch of The Commons at Ormond Collective, 557 St Kilda Rd Melbourne, the city’s largest and most beautiful outdoor dining garden. The World Loves Melbourne attended the launch and we were highly impressed and captivated by the sprawling estate surrounded by topiary and burgeoning florals featuring four micro-hubs: The Conservatory; The Beer Garden; The Kitchen Garden and The Garden Café. This is the "place to be" over the Spring Racing and the festive summer season.

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VanDeRo Launches New Mustard Selection

VanDeRō has launched a gourmet mustard selection which is delicious and also supports hungry Australians in need. The World Loves Melbourne was gifted with a pack of the mustard and we were highly impressed. These are real gourmet mustards packed with flavour, a mustard for every occasion. And the beautiful box enhances this selection as the perfect gift during this festive season. For all mustard lovers out there, it's a winner.

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Curtis Stone Events Australia Launches Gourmet Boxes in Victoria

Curtis Stone Events Australia, which opened in February 2020 just as Covid hit, has launched a range of spectacular gourmet boxes to make the grim reality of lockdown a little more bearable. Flavours of the Garden State presented with the cheeky personality of Michelin-starred chef Curtis Stone are now available – exclusively in Victoria.

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Pure South Food Co. Brings the Best of Tasmania to Your Door

Pure South Food Co is an exciting new initiative from one of Melbourne's iconic restaurants; a new home delivery service heroing produce from the farmers, fishermen and artisan producers of Tasmania, and King and Flinders Island - Australia's ‘pure south’. Like many, I'm a huge fan of Pure South at Southbank; some of the best food and views in Melbourne and a favourite destination for catch ups, romantic interludes and business lunches. This new initiative is brilliant giving consumers access to world class produce and top notch ready made dishes at home.

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Jägermeister Limited Edition Bottle to help nightlife communities

Sending a strong message of hope and solidarity to nightlife communities, backed with additional donation-fund of 1 million Euro, family-owned Mast-Jägermeister SE is taking a unique step: for the first time in the brand’s history, the front label of the iconic liqueur is changed across countries and continents for the #SAVETHENIGHT Jägermeister Limited Edition Bottle.

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Foodie Favourites for Father's Day

With Father's Day on its way, here are some great foodie options from top notch Melbourne venues tailored to make the occasion extra special. Amazing offerings from Cookes Food, Maker & Monger and King and Godfrey.

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Launch of Bianchet Providore

Bianchet Providore has launched in the Yarra Valley. Just as Paul Cooper - talented chef and owner of Yarra Valley’s Bianchet Winery restaurant and Edge Hospitality Catering Company - gave Bianchet a renovation and new menu direction, he had to close the dining room due to the second lockdown and now, Stage 4 restrictions. Not one to rest on his laurels, Cooper has opened Bianchet Providore.

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