Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Restaurant Review: Plus 5

Location: 37 South Wharf Road, South Wharf
Phone: 03 9682 0091
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean, Wine Bar
Overall Impression: 7.5/10
Located within the refurbished 19th century heritage listed dock and wool store on the Yarra waterfront, Plus 5 Bar is newest addition to Melbourne's thriving bar scene.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Run free and carry on @ Frolic

Frolic's new Fitzroy store

Frolic Frozen Yoghurt has just opened a new store on Brunswick Street just in time for the warm weather.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

Mr Earl Tea

Introducing Mr Earl… a self-professed tea addict who’ll go as far to say that tea’s not just a drink, it’s a religion. 
Mr Earl is a tea subscription which provides a service where Aussie tea lovers can sample, expand their knowledge of and conveniently purchase premium tea from Australia and New Zealand’s finest tea brands.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Product Review: Jalna Sweet and Creamy

Jalna has just launched a new ‘Sweet and Creamy’ range of yoghurt which is based on Jalna’s Natural Greek Yoghurt recipe. 

Friday, 20 December 2013

Pidapipó - Authentic Italian, artisanal gelato arrives on Faraday Street

Location: 222 Faraday Street Carlton, Melbourne
Phone: 0422 004 750
Cuisine: Gelato, Ice Cream
Overall Impression: 8.5/10
Local artist Esther Stewart, design agency Fabio Ongarato, interior designer Tamsin Johnson and English illustrator Emily Forgot have come together under gelato maker Lisa Valmorbida’s lead, to open her first test lab and store.

Saturday, 14 December 2013

New Summer Cocktail Tasting @ duNORD

Gastrology bloggers were recently invited to a lively tasting of the 'Swedish Flavours of Summer' at Melbourne’s Nordic Bar, duNORD.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Harry's Ice Cream Factory Tour

Award-winning Australian ice cream maker Harry’s Ice Cream opened its factory doors for an exclusive experience where guests got up-close and personal with the artisan ice cream makers and were also given the opportunity to create their very own bespoke ice cream flavour to take home.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

29th Apartment Relaunches

29th Apartment has received a good old-fashioned cut and polish. She’s shiny and new and just dying to take you by the hand and lead you astray - And you won’t be able to resist.

Monday, 9 December 2013

Box of Scrolls - spreading love one box at a time

While Box of Scrolls is famous for delivering fresh, aromatic, cinnamon scrolls, it's not the only thing they do well. Box of Scrolls' product line also includes “Variety Scrolls” which feature delicious flavours such as Salted Caramel and Nutella & Banana - both of which we recently devoured.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Review: Rice Workshop

Location: 238 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9650 6663
Cuisine: Japanese
Overall Impression: 8.5/10
Japanese Chef, Tomohiro Suzuki has partnered with David Loh the creative spark behind Food Republik, ShopHouse Kitchen, Dessert Story and Taiwan Café, to bring Melbourne locals fast, healthy and fresh Japanese eating – the Rice Workshop.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

St ALi’s interactive Masterclass

Gastrology bloggers were recently invited to attend an interactive masterclass at St Ali where guests worked for their meal.

Friday, 6 December 2013

A Porky Christmas: Murray Valley Pork Rindless Scotch

After the success of cooking up Murray Valley Pork’s Cranberry & Almond Loin Roast, we decided to be a little more adventurous. 
This time, we used Murray Valley Pork’s Rindless Scotch (also known as collar butt) which is rindless and boneless. 

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Upcoming Events: QV Dream Tent [Monday, 2 December 2013 to Thursday, 19 December 2013]

QV Square will be a hive of activity with daily workshops and freebies running outside of the Fri-Sun Christmas market days. Swing by any day to chill out in the Dream Tent, listen to live music, or get some free Christmas nail art. Or if you’re up for a challenge, roll up your sleeves and learn to create your own gingerbread house or Christmas wreath!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Mr Collins opens in Collins Square

Located on the ground floor of 727 Collins Street, Mr Collins is a welcome addition to the Collins Square food mix.

Monday, 2 December 2013

The Age Forever Curious Campaign - Lunch with Karen Martini @ Mr Wolf + Competition

Gastrology bloggers were invited to attend a surprise foodie experience last weekend with celebrity chef Karen Martini and The Age.

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Gelato Messina is now in Melbourne!

Melbournians with a sweet tooth and gelato connoisseurs rejoice! The rumours are true - Gelato Messina has landed in Melbourne.
 Image courtesy of Libby Margo