French on Collins part 1 of 2, Mr Mason

I was invited to Mr Mason a while-while back to try out a selection of their French inspired menu. The restaurant features several partitions of space – bar, dining, outdoor terrace – finished in a beautiful deep mahogany. It is warm but relaxed with a jazzy vibe. Perusing the menu, one’s eyes were immediately drawn … Continue reading

Madame Sousou

231 Brunswick St Fitzroy, 3065 9417 0400 On a rather glum wintery day with the heavens opening up over Melbourne (sympathies to all the race-goers), driving through the down pour was slightly unnerving given the terrible visibility and the state of my tyres… Lucky for me, I was heading to Madame Sousou for Ms ET’s … Continue reading

Provenance Food & Wine

288 smith st Collingwood, 3066 (03) 8415 0700 Warm candle-lit ambience with very high-airy ceilings. It was pretty quiet for a Sunday night at 7pm, but did bring in a few more tables later. Charcuterie: nicely crackled pork belly was all juicy and crispy at the same time. The almonds & olives helped cut through … Continue reading

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