Lamb rack, braised shoulder, grilled coz, broadbeans with a bacon jus

The number of food events held in Melbourne on any given week boggles the mind. You could spend almost every night attending special chef dinners and inner-city festivals where food is the focus and everything else comes a distant second. I recently attended one of these glorious events in the form of the Gourmet Traveller […]

Potato Tikki Slider with house made chutney and mayo on a brioche bun at Tadka Boom!

Every family has one. That person whose cooking can rewind the years. A single mouthful transporting you back to family dinners at your grandmother’s kitchen table, or every single happy birthday party. I can’t tell you how many times I have sat with my mum and sister talking endlessly about opening an Italian eatery of […]

Gourmet Traveller & Twinings Reader Dinner_dessert

Unless you’ve been living under Swan Bridge for the last 12 months you will have heard that Melbourne’s iconic and much loved Stokehouse was destroyed by fire earlier this year. It was a sad time for all involved. But with the devastation of losing one of our most adored seaside restaurants (who could forget that beautiful deck overlooking St Kilda beach) has come […]

King salmon ceviche at Pasuso

I am a little breathless as I type these words to you tonight. My cheeks are flushed, the tips of my fingers are tingling, and I am feeling the need to take slow sips of water. I have just returned home from a fabulous meal. A meal that finally lived up to all that ‘new Melbourne restaurant’, ‘all hail the food of South America’ hype. You know the group behind Melbourne meat lover’s heaven San Telmo?

wsi watches emporium

Melbourne’s beautiful people descended on Emporium again on Monday night for a lavish fashion party to celebrate the launch of Karl Lagerfeld’s newest collection of timepieces. The watches were almost as glittery as the people who attended with some of Melbourne’s most influential fashionistas making an appearance. I was lucky enough to be invited to the event held at the WSI watches store.


The latest restaurant to open at Southgate launched with a loud, Italian, inebriated bang. Artusi, brought to us by the folks behind Tutto Bene, stored away the starched napkins and silver cutlery a few weeks ago to throw an extravagant opening bash. It was a night of opera singing, evening gowns and an opportunity for Melbourne’s D grade celebs to get out […]


Let’s be honest. Southgate probably isn’t at the top of the list when planning a hot dinner in our fair city (Pure South excepted). It’s probably more a spot to bring your visiting cousin from Sicily for a nice meal and to ooh and aah at the river views. But you may have noticed a few changes […]


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