Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Upcoming Event: Davidʼs Beyond the Bund World Dinner

David is giving his loyal customers more reason to smile in November with his World Dinner Feast as part of the Good Food Month. This dinner will take Melbournians on a food adventure exploring regions further afield from Shanghai, called ʻBeyond the Bundʼ.

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Waking up to a Yousli Breakfast

Gastrology bloggers joined the Yousli team at their headquarters where we got up close and personal with a brand new brekky that embraces deliciousness and health – the perfect ingredients for a great start to the day.

Monday, 28 October 2013

A round up of this month's hottest foodie news + blog giveaway!


Gastrology has teamed up with David Jones to give away 2 x Good Food Month Seminar sessions (valued at $50) to one of our lucky readers. The winner will be able to choose which session(s) they are interested in.
David Jones is delighted to be celebrating Good Food Month with a first ever range of intimate food seminars, cooking classes, tastings and demonstrations with a range of leading chefs and providors at the Bourke Street Mall Foodhall.

Friday, 25 October 2013

Cafe Review: Brunetti

Location: Carlton, CBD, Camberwell 
Cuisine: Coffee, Bakery, Desserts/Ice Cream
Overall Impression: 7/10

A Melbourne gem, Brunetti Cakes began trading at their Faraday street location back in 1985. It's cafés consistently delivers a delicious selection of European style sweets and desserts. 

Thursday, 24 October 2013

Cafe Review: Operator25

Location: 25 Wills Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9670 3278
Cuisine: Modern Australian, Breakfast/Brunch, Coffee
Overall Impression: 8/10
Located on Wills Street (just off La Trobe Street), Operator25 is a recent addition to the plethora of cafes that have sprung up around Melbourne.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Famish’d #2 @ St James Building

Melbourne’s popular gourmet salad, soups and spuds bar, Famish’d, has recently opened a second café in the reinvigorated St James building, overlooking AMP Square on the corner of Bourke and Williams Street. The offering is delicious and simple – healthy, fresh salads and salad dressings made from seasonal produce, offered from a set menu or by individual design at the salad bar.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Third Wave Cafe opens a second cafe in Prahran

Third Wave Cafe has just opened the doors to its new Prahran location. Bigger sister to the existing Third Wave Cafe in Port Melbourne, it pioneers a culture focused on good coffee and food from around the world including Russian dishes and various options with an American BBQ twist.

Monday, 21 October 2013

Express Lunches @ Asian Beer Cafe & Father's Office​

$9.50 Bento Lunch Box @ Asian Beer Cafe
The Asian Beer Café at Melbourne Central needs no introduction. Well known for its Asian inspired interior, central location, bustling ambience and amazing views out to Swanston Street, the Asian Beer Café is a great place for a bite to eat or a drink with friends.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Restaurant Review: Sartago Restaurant Bar & Grill

Location: 460 Church Street, Richmond
Phone: 03 9427 9063
Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Tapas
Overall Impression: 8/10
Tuscan Chef Riccardo Messora serves up the authentic flavours of the Mediterranean at his restaurant, Sartago Tapas Wine Bar in Melbourne’s Southeast suburb of Richmond. 

Friday, 18 October 2013

Taxi Dining Room's November Sundays Series

Boasting some of the best views, food, wine and service that Melbourne has to offer, Taxi Dining Room has established itself as a prime destination for sophisticated dining.

Generation Moustache Marches Into Town for 2013

Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on guys around the globe every November, in a united movement to support men's health. Committing their top lip for 30 hairy days, Mo Bros effectively become walking talking billboards and through their Mo growing efforts, raise vital funds and awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Cafe Review: NBHD Neanderthal

Location: 153 Commercial Road, South Yarra
Phone: 03 9826 4880
Link: facebook
Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch, Coffee, Modern Australian
Overall Impression: 8/10

Having opened a mere 9 months ago, NBHD Neanderthal is fast becoming one of South Yarra’s favourite coffee haunts. The café is a collaboration between two brothers, Nicholas and Dax Byrne and reflects their belief that good food + good friends = good times. Having experienced a wonderful Sunday brunch at NBHD Neanderthal, we think they've got the equation spot on.

Upcoming Event: Garage Sale Block Party

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Review: WonderBao

Location: 4/19-37 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9654 7887
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Fast Food
Overall Impression: 6/10
Offering nothing but bao (or steamed buns for the uninitiated…), Wonderbao has rapidly gained popularity in Melbourne. Gastrology bloggers recently headed down the little alleyway behind RMIT that Wonderbao calls home to see what all the fuss is about.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy gourmet yoghurt launch @ Collingwood Children’s Farm

This post is Sponsored by Nuffnang.
Location: Collingwood Childrens Farm, St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Phone: 03 9415 6581
Dairy Farmers and Nuffnang hosted an exclusive brunch at Collingwood Children’s Farm to celebrate the new Thick & Creamy everyday gourmet yoghurt. Gastrology bloggers enjoyed a delicious brunch which was prepared from fresh local ingredients and inspired by the exciting new range of Dairy Farmers Thick & Creamy gourmet yoghurts.

Monday, 14 October 2013

A taste of France with Gabriel Gaté & Gaté tasting menu at Harry's [14 - 20 October]

On Sunday, Gastrology bloggers joined Gabriel Gaté (a chef with an international reputation as a cookery author, television presenter and cookery teacher) for a decadent lunch hosted by Stamford Plaza Melbourne and Reader's Feast Bookstore.

Saturday, 12 October 2013

Restaurant Review: Morris Jones

Location: 163 Chapel Street, Windsor
Phone: 03 9533 2055
Cuisne: Modern Australian, Wine Bar
Overall Impression: 9.5/10
Morris Jones recently underwent a radical transformation to provide its diners with an experience that is less "pub grub" and more gastropub. In April of this year, after taking just three weeks to pack up his LA home and move back to Australia, new Head Chef of Morris Jones, Matthew Butcher took up his new position. And boy are we glad he did!

Friday, 11 October 2013

Upcoming Event: Celebrate Day of The Dead Fest @ ASC [Wed 30th Oct - Sun 3rd Nov]

St Kilda Mexican restaurant Acland St Cantina will be tipping its figurative sombrero as it celebrates Mexico’s biggest holiday, Day of the Dead, from Wednesday 30th October to Sunday 3rd November, with a fiesta that mixes the sights, sounds and tastes of Mexico.

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Upcoming Event: Gabriel Gaté @ Stamford Plaza

On Sunday October 13, 2013 you could be joining Gabriel Gaté - a chef with an international reputation as a cookery author, television presenter and cookery teacher.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Stamford Plaza's New Tapas Style Menu

Location: 111 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9659 1592
Cuisine: Asian, Modern Australian, European

Stamford Plaza Melbourne has launched a new tapas-style menu, aptly named “The Stamford Sharing Platter Menu”. Full of bite sized treats, the menu showcases a variety of cuisines from around the globe.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Review: N2 Extreme Gelato

Location: 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy and Chinatown, Sydney
Cuisine: Desserts/Ice Cream 
Overall Impression: 7/10
Recently opening its first Melbourne store on Brunswick Street, Sydney-based gelateria N2 Extreme Gelato is going from strength to strength.

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Restaurant Review: Bomba Tapas Bar

Location: 103 Lonsdale St Melbourne
Phone: 03 9077 0451
Cuisine: Spanish, Tapas
Overall Impression: 8/10
The Aylesbury Restaurant has gone back to its Spanish roots and has reopened as Bomba Tapas Bar. The restaurant is in good hands, with Jesse Gerner (Añada, Moro, River Café) and Andrew Fisk (Añada, Cumulus Inc) heading the kitchen.

Friday, 4 October 2013

VIP Luncheon at The Lunch Room @ Collins Square

Location: Collins Square, 727 Collins Street, Docklands
Gastrology bloggers experienced the VIP lunchroom experience and indulged in a delightful Luncheon within the Lunch Room.

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Product Review: Kenko Tea’s Matcha

Kenko Tea is a Melbourne-based, online retailer of high quality matcha teas and equipment. On a mission to bring top quality matcha green tea powder and accessories to Australia, their philosophy is simple - importing only the finest grades of matcha green tea available. 

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Sauced Pasta Bar opens in Chapel Street

Chapel Street’s bustling food scene has welcomed a new addition with the launch of Sauced Pasta Bar, located at the perpetually cool Windsor end of town.

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

Rocky Horror Show Launch

The 2014 Australian tour of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show opens in January at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC, Brisbane followed by seasons at the Crown Theatre, Perth in February, the Festival Theatre, Adelaide in March, and the Comedy Theatre, Melbourne in April. 

A round up of this month's hottest foodie news

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