Good Food Month was launched at the fabulous pop up Melbourne Palms and we were there to enjoy the night and get in the vibe ahead of some great events. Please see our recent article on the Festival with all the details. This is a premium foodie Festival of note with top notch events at (we believe) reasonable prices.
Teeth whitening from Smiles of Melbourne is an excellent thing to do for us foodies. We are constantly attending lavish events where we consume foods that can stain our teeth over time. Even a red wine or two can result in staining of teeth over time. One thing I didn't know if that coffee is a major culprit for staining teeth! And I'm a big coffee lover. I was invited along to Smiles of Melbourne to receive a complimentary teeth whitening treatment with Principal Dentist the personable Dr Georgy.
The best wineries for functions can range from small intimate wineries to large wineries that can cater for huge groups. Here are some of our best recommendations.
Extraordinary chef Sophie Cookes is one of the most talented chefs and caterers in Australia... The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to an exclusive dinner of 10 to celebrate Sophie Cookes 10 years as a maestro of cooking and catering. This dinner was epic for the stylish set up, vibe, stunning cooking, menu design and the personality and flair of Sophie Cookes. She immediately endears herself to you. You feel like one of the family. She will tap into your inner foodie with a distinctive gourmet touch.
Bass & Flinders Distillery has released a stunning Winter Gin to mark the beginning of winter and to spice up the season for all gin lovers. They also released the Gin for World Gin Day and Negroni Week. With a destination in the Mornington Peninsula you can experience this delicious gin and their other standout offerings.
Cornwall & Victoria is the name of the upcoming monthly dinners at the Victoria Hotel Footscray led by the pub’s head chef, James Cornwall.
James has been head chef at the Victoria Street pub since Anthony Hammond - who also co-owns the Builders Arms Fitzroy - renovated and reopened the venue in late 2017.
After finding their rhythm with the new business, it’s time to start highlighting James’s skill and his love of the local produce he’s discovering in Melbourne. James Cornwall moved to Melbourne in 2017 after nine years at J Sheekey in London’s Leicester Square as head chef and one year The Seafood Room in Hong Kong as executive chef.
Grand Hyatt Melbourne has been bringing back the burn with the city’s favourite barbecue legends, Burn City Smokers, taking over the hotel’s award-winning Collins Kitchen restaurant. The World Loves Melbourne was invited along to check out the new menu, a great offering for city workers and BBQ lovers. The burn returns!
The Tissot VIP NBA Viewing Party at QT Rooftop was simply epic. Melbourne as a sporting capital is crazy about basketball and NBA. The organisers went all out with a special event with NBA stars, celebs and influencers, a special court on the QT Rooftop, team caps, amazing food and wine and more.
Starlight Foundation is an extraordinary organisation bringing hope and joy to countless children facing tough circumstances. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to join with the team from Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for an epic night featuring 5 leading Melbourne chefs.
Shanklin Cafe is an impressive destination for those who love extra finesse with their brunch and a stylish vibe. Grab a park and walk into a converted 19th century terrace property with a charming frontage featuring large tables for groups. Inside discover a industrial look, with awesome vibe and classy fit out.
Finding Fire Dinner with Sydney chef Lennox Hastie was an epic event with many culinary highlights and a masterful recovery from drama. From his acclaimed restaurant in the backstreets of Sydney's Surry Hills, Firedoor chef Lennox Hastie headed to South Yarra to bring a firestorm.
Dans Le Noir is a unique and compelling dining experience that has taken the world by storm, and now available in Melbourne at The Como Melbourne each Thursday to Saturday from 6:30pm. The World Loves Melbourne was invited to a dinner session and we found the experience to be highly rewarding and slightly confronting.
Ines Wine Bar has announced itself on Chapel St Windsor with an epic launch, and is a delightful acquisition for the Windsor precinct. A chic bar with Italian influences is just what the area needs.
Healthy dishes are a hit at CH James cafe in Fairfield. We've noticed that on Melbourne cafe menus there are many more options for healthier style brunch dishes reflecting the demand by customers. Gone are the days of the huge fry up. CH James offers the equivalent of the big breakfast but it's not a greasy fry up. For those health conscious customers CH James is the place to be.
New dishes at CH James are top notch, restaurant quality food in a cafe we believe. When looking at different cafes it's often the little touches that sets them apart. CH James doesn't compromise on premium ingredients and each dish gives the customer more than what they might expect.
We have unlocked the best day trips from Melbourne. Melbourne offers an embarrassment of riches in terms of arts and culture, food, music and lifestyle. But also it boasts a fine array of destinations not far from the CBD. Here are some of the best:
An epic event for Good Beer Week was the degustation featuring BentSpoke Brewing Co (from Canberra) and The European restaurant! Held at a quintessentially Melbourne location, the private Team Room at iconic The European restaurant in Spring St Melbourne, this was a night to remember! BentSpoke Brewing, one of Australia's highly awarded craft brewers, was a perfect match for a Melbourne food and wine dining institution. Comments were made about "if these walls could speak they would mainly tell wine stories" but now "we are bringing the beer stories". And so they did!
Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Melbourne in June with ten incredible featured events including an inspiring master-class, chef collaborations and flavour-packed parties. This year, the talent-filled, good-times-packed programme draws on the inspiration that fuels this great city, inviting food-lovers to re-imagine Melbourne’s buzzing dining scene over 30 delectable days. Tickets are on sale now from www.goodfoodmonth.com.
Miss Ping's Thai Eatery is an exciting new addition to the food scene in Westfield Doncaster, with a sense of playfulness and fine food. The World Loves Melbourne attended the colourful launch and experienced some of the dishes of Miss Ping's. With attitude set to spice up Doncaster, this enticing venture has been created by hospitality veteran and Thailander owner, Winnie Chiang.
The Spice Pantry in Prahran is surely amongst the best Indian food in Melbourne. A big "call" but we are amazed by this new restaurant in the burbs. In true Melbourne style this is a small restaurant you may drive past on Commercial Rd Prahran. But stop and take the time to experience some first class (mainly) North Indian food.
Tom's Thai is a shining light in the Seabrook/Point Cook area with it's impressive Thai dishes. Named after it's owner, Tom's Thai has a selection of signature dishes experienced by The World Loves Melbourne. We highly recommend this local hero restaurant for your Thai food fix.