Melbourne’s sweet delights roundup 2013

After reading a recent article on the Herald Sun that listed out what they believed were the top 25 desserts in Melbourne, I was game on trying a version of my own – albeit several of mine actually appear on that list too. And there’s plenty more where these came from. So here is a … Continue reading

Attica

Being a food blogger is a harder life than it may seem (hashtag #FirstWorldProblems). We are constantly saturating our senses with the newest trendy openings and food fads; and scramble to keep up with our ever morphing wish list. The aftermath of which is, there are always places that we wish we had been sooner, … Continue reading

Melbourne lunch bargains | lost treasures

When there are so many options, considering how many new places are competing for the short attention span of Melbourne diners, it is easy to retire older but reliable options. Recently looking through some of my older entries, I was astonished at the trove of long forgotten treasures – many of which also have awesome … Continue reading

Donovans: colossal bombe alaska!

This will be a short and sweet post on this bay-side institute – pun intended. Please refrain from the urge to scroll all the way down. Whilst there was a part of me that regret not having the luxury of unchecked views of St Kilda bay had it been daytime, it probably left my attention … Continue reading

Whirlwind of a 2012.

As we embrace the new year, we look back on the past year in reflection and move forward with hope and resolutions. In mentioning resolutions, my one is to be more real-time with my blog updates. Though as unrealistic as that may seem (*ahem, so much for perseverance), I will try! A little flashback on a … Continue reading

Espai Sucre – dessert degustation (Barcelona, Spain)

“Sobar” with salt, lime and basil

Imagine this… You have just finished an incredible Spanish feast, stand up with a plump satisfaction to complete the monetary exchange. You wind around the narrow cobblestone pathways of the old Gothic quarter, sidestepping the occasional intoxicated rambler, and reminiscing on the still tangible flavours lingering on your palate. Turning a few corners, the well-trodden … Continue reading

Komeyui

It probably does not come as a surprise by any measure that a review on this restaurant was meant to be written way last year. But long story short, I simply never got around to it… sad yes. At the beginning of this month, just before the Melbourne Cup races, I was kindly invited to … Continue reading

Mr Hive Kitchen & Bar

This is virtually ancient history now (well it wasn’t when I drafted this post) that Gordon Ramsay’s Maze at Crown has been taken over by Mr Hive. The décor retains much of the features of its predecessor, but with a much darker tone with a glossy ink finish. Having an unfilled venue on a midday … Continue reading

Hell of the North – a snuggle of food for Wintery weather

To write about French food in Melbourne immediately after returning from Paris, may seem like an appalling idea, but you might be pleased to hear that the benchmark back home is actually not as bad as one would think. It does however, take a little hunting and rummaging through the rubbles. With no fluoro or … Continue reading

Brunch roundup – June 2012 (Proud Mary, Fandango, Pope Joan, L’atelier, Penny Farthing Espresso)

Having just returned from another trip overseas, I am genuinely and horrendously … @#%&#$& behind. So get ready for an epic round up of brunch places I’ve visited in the past “many” months… Proud Mary, Fandango, Pope Joan, L’atelier, Penny Farthing Espresso. Also stay tuned for drool-worthy posts from EUROPE. *** [Proud Mary] Where: 172 … Continue reading

South Wharf progressive dinner… 6 places in 1 night.

South Wharf, this new precinct in central Melbourne is equally if not more isolated than Docklands, and is for now a very quiet place to be at night. “The heritage cargo sheds… [have been] restored to their 1930’s look” (The Age), retaining some of the historic charm spruced up with some modern interpretation. A dozen … Continue reading

Albert Street Food and wine

With new restaurants, I generally keep to a watch-and-wait for a couple of months before I dine policy, to let them iron out all the nooks and crannies, *ahem, unless of course I get invited to the launch in which case I brave it out. I failed to follow this policy on this occasion, as … Continue reading

Luxbite – Summer Collection

Summer and Christmas are coming up! So on preparation for this, Yen and Bernard have added extra sparkles of white-Christmas, and a touch of tropical vibrancy from summery fruits to their new Summer Collection. A lot of new items added, and some revamped with new twist. I’ve been to Luxbite a few (*ahem*) times before … Continue reading

Brunetti – Food trail

Truth be told, I never thought I would visit Brunetti again, in part due to my dislike of Lygon Street, but also in part due to previous experiences. But being easily swayed to anything that comes without a price tag, I thought I would give this place another go when Ashley from Food Pampering suggested … Continue reading

Burch and Purchese – South Yarra

As part of my birthday celebrations, which eventually coalesced with a few other friends’ birthdays to form a massive week long binge, we trekked out to South Yarra after having a lazy breakfast at St Ali. Certainly for those of us, who had been following Master Chef, were incredibly excited. Entering into B&P is liking … Continue reading

Maze pop up dessert

[Note: Maze Melbourne has closed. Currently resided by Mr Hive] Not sure if this will make anyone change their minds about visiting the ailing branch of Gordon Ramsay’s empire – Maze Melbourne. This will be a quick post highlighting Maze’s pop up dessert theme, wherein the pastry chef creates the desserts before your eyes and … Continue reading

The Atlantic – ocean to palate

Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman St Melbourne, 3006 9698 8888 See also: Second visit review. It is quite easy to be sucked into a whirlwind chase of the latest offerings, and doubly hard to be patient in waiting for the hype to plateau out. But as I have learnt, this means you will probably escape the … Continue reading

Fog Restaurant – Prahran

142 Greville St Prahran, 3181 03 9521 3155 I don’t often travel to Prahran, and of the few occasions I have they have been for HuTong and reluctantly for Chapel St. With its dark exterior and fairly minimal lighting within I would be lying if I said I had noticed it on Greville St on … Continue reading

Luxbite – cakefest

{Luxbite} 38 Toorak Road South Yarra, 3141 03 9867 5888 Not long following a satisfying macaron fix, a sugar-crammed-cake-fest was already in the making. In view of Luxbite being a relatively small space, it would not have been viably possible to fit in more than a small group of 10, so it was essentially first … Continue reading

La Belle Miette

Despite being relatively “new” to the Melbourne macaron scene, I am still probably the last to visit and blog about this place along Hardware Lane. P.S. I have officially bumped Miss Adriennely off the ranks for now officially being the last person haha! (Correction: this statement no long stands true, now that there a string … Continue reading

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