Providence in Pictures – Carlton Café Opening

A spot next to a farmer’s market is an ideal place to open up a café. Meandering through stalls lined with plump strawberries, bundles of leafy greens and baskets filled with bulbs of garlic and field mushrooms is the ultimate inspiration for a produce-driven chef. Cate Hardman, ex-Sarti, is truly in her element heading up new… Read More Providence in Pictures – Carlton Café Opening

Stokehouse City – Gourmet Traveller Reader Dinner for Twinings

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… Read More Stokehouse City – Gourmet Traveller Reader Dinner for Twinings

Restaurant Opening – Artusi

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… Read More Restaurant Opening – Artusi

An Interview – Kiril and Josefin from Mörk

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.… Read More An Interview – Kiril and Josefin from Mörk

Eiffel Tower Cakes – an Italian pasticerria with a french accent

The French are famous for their petit fours. My first trip to Paris left me with a camera full of friands, macarons and madelines. But Italians aren’t known for their sweets. The only sugary celebrity we can lay claim to is the almighty gelato – all hail. My man doesn’t understand my obsession with Italian cakes.… Read More Eiffel Tower Cakes – an Italian pasticerria with a french accent