Vue De Monde, wine tutorial with SIA – a selection from Shannon Bennett’s empire (part 2)

Our slothful lunch began with a tipple of 2004 Champagne Cuvée Dom Pérignon and Krug Grande Cuvée NV. These iconic numbers are routinely served on board first class. I personally preferred the rounded savoury noted of the former. After a little chit-chat we promptly (eagerly) turned the page to begin our indulgence first with the white wine selection.

A little camera in hand or SLR left at home?

I recently read an article on EyeVoyage, that stirred a question inside me – which is better: a little camera in hand or a SLR that is left at home? This question has crossed my mind on several occasions particularly in the past few months of travelling – feeling the extra strain on my shoulders while … Continue reading

Ravenous Memoirs of 2013

In retrospect 2013 has been an incredibly hectic year filled with an unbelievably gluttonous quantity of food related activities and excessive imbibing, which has inevitably meant I have remained in a perpetual blogger backlog going as far back as May. It has also been a year of much hair wrenching work stress, setting in motion … Continue reading

November Foodie Events calendar

Just when you thought that was enough food for this crazy month of November… here a whole lot more events for you to digest. [Good food month] presented by The Age, Citi Where: right across Melbourne When: November Example features: Night Noodle Markets, Bar Hop, Lunch deals – $38 lunches at The Point, Albert Street food, … Continue reading

The Smith | Taste of Melbourne Double Pass giveaways

This is a pretty epic post on a pretty epic month of November (THIS MONTH!). Time sure does fly when you’re busy! If you missed out on last year’s Taste of Melbourne, then don’t miss out this year! It promises to be bigger than before, with a whole list of new names and attractions all … Continue reading

Singapore airline | first class cabin menu

If you already haven’t noticed, I absolutely love travelling. Travelling is not a cheap experience on any measure, especially if you enjoy the finer things in life – aka expensive food, and comfort travel. Yet I was yet to experience first class flying, and probably a good thing for my wallet that I hadn’t. That … Continue reading

Itali Co

I have wanted to write this one up right from the beginning, but really struggled to start for every time I tried, it bubbled up salivation-inducing memories wrangling with a residual feeling of over-indulgent-satiety even post several months. First world problems… Only appearing on the St Kilda restaurant scene just earlier this year, it is … Continue reading

Taste of Melbourne 2012 – what’s on this year?

Taste of Melbourne has returned this year, bigger and better. Previously held inside the Royal Exhibition Building, which I felt really cramped the style of Taste, but this year it is out in the open air at Albert Park Lake. Must say if the weather becomes mischievous it can really ruin your day out. But … Continue reading

Melbourne food update: He says she says, Touche Hombre, The Botanical.

I may have been absent from the blogging scene for quite some time, and with a tendency to sometimes evaporating for months on end, you might think I may have stopped eating. That could not be any further from the truth. As you may have noticed on some recent posts, I have only recently (*ahem … Continue reading

Not forgotten but unwritten – Vue, Enoteca, Regency…

Still in the midst of writing up Japan, planning for Europe, and miles behind posts from late last year and this year, there are not many cracks in time to actually “catch up” on writing. Hence this post fo various eats, and events… they are unwritten but certainly not forgotten. Worthy Chinese Cuisine on King … Continue reading

MFWF roundup – IGA World’s longest lunch 2012

A quick roundup on this Melbourne Food and Wine festival event attended by a 1200 strong crowd along the Yarra river… Weather: brilliantly sunny with a touch of breeze. We did have the occasional organic surprise in our cups from the trees above us (by that I meant leaves and twigs of course…). Salad of … Continue reading

GIVEAWAY – Tickets to IGA World’s Longest Lunch

for your chance to revel in a leisurely three course lunch extravaganza alongside Melbourne foodies on a 500-metre white-clothed table… in South Yarra

Foodie Affair

A quick roundup on a Food Affair event, showcasing Marion Grosby. This is going to be a recurring theme (comment): this goes back several months now! SO I’ll stop saying it from now. Please see here, here, here, and here for reviews written much closer to the date. I must admit I’m not the biggest … Continue reading

Brasserie Bread Melbourne – launch @ South Melbourne

In true chaotic form, I will fast forward ‘many-a’ post to write about this newly opened brasserie on the back streets of South Melbourne. My intention would have been to revisit the newly launched café section, to give a more comprehensive perspective, but this post can wait no longer. From the unassuming exterior of this … Continue reading

WLG Pop up restaurant – Melbourne stop

A quick post before I head off for my second serving of WLG in Fitzroy. I’ll have a proper post SOON, with all my tasty descriptions and more drool-worthy photos. Some of New Zealand’s finest wines on show! Slow-cooked venis0n in Tunisian brik pastry with veal sweetbreads, broad beans, peas and pancetta. Whittaker’s Dark Chocolate … 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

Homemade Durian Fest in Melbourne – with Mao Shan Wang

All those who clicked when you saw MSW (mao shan wang – loosely translated as cat mountain king), I may have just duped you into thinking MSW is available to buy in Melbourne. In fact they are not YET available here to my knowledge. If you know the right people you may be able to … Continue reading

Papagoose – Marriage of food and wine by Wine Selectors

It is a normal reaction to be excited for a dinner invitation inclusive of food-and-wine, but when one gets disproportionately jovial and distracted you know you have stepped into the dark realms of no return – food blogger syndrome. Such is that of my life… not that I’m complaining. Rushing in from work, finding parking … 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

Mooncake festival – Victoria Market

Given it is Mid-Autumn festival tomorrow I thought I’d make an exception to my chronological blog posting. It’s probably irrelevant now given this “event” was on today, but I thought I would share it anyway. At least you can visit the stores themselves? So according to mum, there was a festival happening at Victoria Market … Continue reading

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