Bistro Vue, Piggery café – a selection from Shannon Bennett’s empire (part 1)

The fairy tale success of Shannon Bennett’s ever expanding restaurant empire, could easily be pigeonholed into increasing commercialisation. However, in light of a few (and only a few) hiccups along the way, with the new Jardin Tan eliciting polarising reviews on dabbling its in Vietnamese cuisine, and notably the haphazard consistency at Café Vue at … Continue reading

Punch Lane

43 Lt Bourke St Melbourne CBD, 3000 (03) 9639 4944 One from the archives; pre-dating my blog. Not many words, but lots of juicy photos! Small cosy place, with a really warm and ambient atmosphere. As a wine bank, they have quite an extensive wine selection.    Tapas / entrees: Rabbit & caramalised onion – … Continue reading

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