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 […]
Josefin Zernell has spent much of her life making chocolate. Her fingers have sculpted delicate pralines and crafted decadent dark chocolates for years. She has spent hours folding, melting and tempering chocolate in her home country of Sweden. But when Josefin first moved to Melbourne with her partner Kiril Shaginov five years ago, they noticed something was missing on café menus.
I have a confession to make – this was my lunch on Friday. It’s not something I’m proud of, and it probably consists of more than double my recommended calorie intake for the day. But I loved it. Every last creamy, indulgent bit of it. Honestly though, what’s a girl to do? When the masters […]
I was a little uncertain when I received an invitation to the opening of Hophaus at Southgate. Firstly, I don’t drink beer. Invite me to the launch of a wine bar and I’m there but ask me to write about 30 specialty European beers on tap and I can’t help you. Secondly, I’m not quite sold […]
People say that when you buy a house you should know it’s yours the moment you walk through the doors. It should have a feeling, a warmth and a comfort that makes you want to curl up on the couch with a good book and a pot of peppermint tea. I have that same view […]
One of the things I love about blogging is the opportunity to meet incredibly talented people who are truly passionate about what they do. Pure South’s head chef Ashley Davis is one such person. When I first met Davis he was full of stories about the suppliers he works with and the produce that forms […]