Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Cô Thư Quán

Cô Thư Quán offers up some authentic Vietnamese street food that will surprise and delight.

2014 restaurant snapshots

The Gastrology team had a very busy 2014 and some restaurants we visited managed to slip through the cracks. But not to fear, we've gone back to the archives to dig up some of these forgotten places and give you little snapshots of what they have to offer.

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

High tea on the High Seas by Searoad Ferries

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Searoad Ferries.
If you're looking for something a little different from the regular high tea offerings around town, Searoad Ferries offers a decadent and picturesque experience on board the Queenscliff Sorrento Ferry.

Monday, 29 December 2014

Table Lamp Restaurant & Bar

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of The Table Lamp.
The Table Lamp delights with modern Asian fusion cuisine in ornate surrounds.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Oppa Kitchen

 Oppa Kitchen is a new modern Korean eatery on bustling Swanston Street (close to China Town).

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Byron Bay Cookies | Recipe: White Choc, Macadamia & Blueberry Cheesecake recipe

Gastrology received the products courtesy of Byron Bay Cookies.
Byron Bay Cookies came from humble beginnings. They were originally baked on an old farmhouse stove in the hills of Byron Bay, a small coastal hamlet on the most easterly point of Australia.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Koko Black Christmas Collection 2014

Gastrology bloggers received the products courtesy of Koko Black.
Chocolate has the wonderful quality of being able to make great times even better. At Christmas time especially, chocolate deliciously accentuates shared moments spent celebrating with family and friends.

Monday, 22 December 2014

Circa 900 Pizzeria Napoletana

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Circa 900.
While pizza aficionados may not be familiar with Circa 900 yet, chances are, they soon will be.

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Summer & festive season entertaining with Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods

Gastrology bloggers received the products courtesy of Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods.
Based in the picturesque Yarra Valley, the aptly named producer of preserves, larder and chilli, Yarra Valley Gourmet Foods (YVGF), is fast becoming a sought after brand for kitchens across Australia, as well as a booming business – especially for those of us considering ourselves food connoisseurs.

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Pop Up Scroll

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Pop Up Scroll.
The latest creation from Julian Chew, former owner of the popular Lip Café in Ivanhoe, Pop Up Scroll, has just touched down in Smith Street and offers an old-fashioned reward that, remains one of life's greatest pleasures.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Pidapipó Gelateria opens permanent store, just in time for summer

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Pidapipó.
Lovers of gelato have much to celebrate this summer as Pidapopo has opened its new store on Lygon Street – and this time, the store is permanent.

Monday, 15 December 2014

Dinner @ Jasper Kitchen

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Jasper Hotel.
Jasper Kitchen and JB's Bar have recently received a seven million dollar facelift and is now officially open for business.

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Cherry Delight - A Pop Up Cherry Shop in the CBD

Cherry lovers your time has come, because along with fashionistas and restaurant groupies, you too can enjoy the delights of a pop up shop… but only for a few more short weeks. 

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Product Review: Richmond chicken curry paste

This post was sponsored by MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
We love the smell of a delicious curry wafting through the kitchen. And with Malaysian curry recipe bases available at every Asian grocery store, whipping up a big pot of chicken curry is quick and easy.

Friday, 12 December 2014

Grease returns to Melbourne by popular demand

Gastrology bloggers attended Grease at the Regent Theatre courtesy of ACMN.
After electrifying sold out seasons, Australia’s Number One Party Musical GREASE returned last night to Melbourne with the full professional cast.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Mr Claws pinces a new home in time for Christmas

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Mr Claws.
After being so well received at Taste of Melbourne, the trio behind Huxtable and Huxtaburger have finalised a short-term home for their newest delectable morsel, a lobster roll by the name of Mr Claws.

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Spiral Foods Introduces New VeríVal Organic Cereals

Gastrology bloggers received the product courtesy of Spiral Foods.
Brought to Australia for the first time by the good folk at Spiral Foods, VeríVal’s delicious range of organic, wholesome muesli and porridge makes it easy to start your day the right way.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Awards presentation for Young Guns of Wine and Baptism of Fire 2014

Gastrology attended the event courtesy of Young Guns of Wine and Baptism of Fire.
A new generation of wine makers and wine lovers came together on December 6, for an awards night that championed innovation and showcased the best of new wines.

Frankie Says - new eatery and bar

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Frankie Says.
Gastrology bloggers recently joined the masterminds behind culinary hot spots Hoy Pinoy, The Meatball Company, The Melt Shop and Café Italia as they shared their first look and taste of their new Eatery & Bar and debuted a series of table wines.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Pizza it forward

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Crust.
Crust has just unveiled three exciting new pizzas inspired by traditional street food dished out in Asia and South America.

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Launch of The Grand Trailer Park Taverna

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of The Grand Trailer Park Taverna.
The Grand Trailer Park Taverna is turning heads with delicious burgers and a crazy concoction of spiked milkshakes.

Friday, 5 December 2014

Product Review: Ayam Brand Sardines and Hock Lee Prawn-Paste

This post was sponsored by MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
Assam laksa has become quite a regular dish that we serve at home (check out our recipe here). But to make the perfect assam laksa, you need all the right ingredients.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Brunch @ Middle Fish

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Middle Fish.
Middle Fish brings the vibrancy of the Thai café culture to Melbourne. With a focus on authentic, Southern Thai cuisine as well as an emphasis on interior design and service, Middle Fish offers something distinctive for Melbourne’s café culture.

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

YumTable Giveaway: $50 restaurant credit voucher + 5 free bookings per person to all Gastrology readers

Gastrology has teamed up with YumTable to give away a $50 restaurant credit voucher  to one lucky winner PLUS 5 free bookings per person to ALL our readers!

Friday lunch @ Mr Big Stuff

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Mr Big Stuff.
Mr Big Stuff is all about adding a little bit of soul into Melbourne's dining scene.

Upcoming NYE event: Cotton Club at Fall from Grace

Fall from Grace have your NYE sorted. Step back in time to the legendary nightspot, Cotton Club where you can live a night of luxury amid the sophisticated scene of 1920's prohibition.

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Red Emperor Restaurant @ Southgate

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Red Emperor.
Red Emperor is a stylish Chinese restaurant located within the Southgate precinct featuring authentic delectable Chinese gourmet dishes, an excellent wine list, great ambience and wonderful service. 

Giveaway: Tickets to Flavour Exchange

Flavour Exchange is hitting Fed Square this Thursday and Friday, and Gastrology has teamed up with DIG + FISH to give away a double pass to one lucky winner.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Moo-light in the Jardin

Gastrology bloggers attended the event courtesy of Jardin Tan.
Melbourne chef and entrepreneur Shannon Bennett has extended his passion for food fusion and reinterpretation to include craft beers that also put their own spin on traditional styles.

Brunch/Coffee Reviews: Providence | Laurent | Emily's place | A Treat of France | Filter | Lt. Nic | Grapeseed | The Little Man Cafe | Becasse

Providence Cafe
We adored our brunch at Providence Cafe where Head Chef Cate Hardman showcases her passion for seasonal ingredients and cooking. 

Recipe: Lo Mai Gai (Steamed Glutinous Rice with Chicken)

This post was sponsored by MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
Glutinous rice or "sticky rice" as it is commonly known is a delicious Malaysian treat that you can enjoy all year round. While it takes a little bit of effort to make it at home, the rewards make it most definitely worth it.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

400 Gradi Cicchetti

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of 400 Gradi Cicchetti.
400 Gradi Cicchetti brings a little piece of Venice to Melbourne. The bar replicates a traditional ‘bacari’- a small, intimate bar typically frequented by locals in the City of Bridges.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Saké Restaurant and Bar

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Saké.
With a unique menu that features contemporary sushi alongside traditional Japanese dishes, Executive Chef and sushi master Shaun Presland brings Japanese food and culture to life at Sake.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Monday, 24 November 2014

Miss Fitzy's

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Miss Fitzy's.
Located at the beach end of Fitzroy Street, Miss Fitzy’s is relaxed dining at its best, with a flavoursome menu, smart service and enviable streetscape.

Friday, 21 November 2014

The Fast & Furious PHO24

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of PHO24.
PHO24 now has its first restaurant in Melbourne which is conveniently located opposite the Southern Cross Station on the corner of Little Bourke and Spencer Street. PHO24 prepares delicious bowls of chicken, fish or beef pho express-style, using only the freshest ingredients.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

New Spring/Summer menu @ The Emerson Rooftop

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of The Emerson.
Located on Commercial Road South Yarra, The Emerson is Melbourne’s first destination that allows you to play on a rooftop day or night in winter or summer.

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Launch of Superior Gold smoked salmon @ The Flower Temple

Gastrology bloggers attended the event courtesy of Superior Gold.
Gastrology recently attended an exclusive launch event for Superior Gold, a brand new ultra-premium smoked salmon Launched just in time for the entertaining season, Superior Gold is setting a new benchmark for smoked salmon.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Product Review: Forage Cereal + Forage Paleo

Gastrology bloggers received the product courtesy of Forage.
Forage is a breakfast brand which embraces deliciousness and health.

Friday, 14 November 2014

Gastronomique - Victorian chefs unite for Vulnerable Children

Gastrology bloggers attended the event courtesy of Anglicare Victoria.
Over 25 of Victoria’s finest chefs united under one roof for Gastronomique, Anglicare Victoria’s gala food and wine charity night which supports vulnerable children to create a unique evening of food and wine.

Thursday, 13 November 2014


Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
If you’ve been reminiscing about that bowl of curry laksa or hokkien mee during your last trip to Malaysia, you need not look any further.  Instead of travelling hundreds of miles to Malaysia to taste authentic Chinese Malaysian fare, we’ve found you an easier option - Mabrown. 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Charcoal Lane

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Charcoal Lane.
A program delivered in partnership with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service, Charcoal Lane boasts a restaurant setting which was designed to acknowledge Aboriginal community connections to the site and area.

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Italian Yum Cha @ The Grand

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of The Grand.
The Grand is celebrating The Age’s Good Food Month by bringing an Italian twist to the Chinese classic way of doing lunch - Italian Yum Cha.

Monday, 10 November 2014

Good Food Month Signature Dish @ Tutto Bene

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Tutto Bene.
For the entire month of November as part of The Age Good Food Month, Southgate’s restaurants are serving up their favourite Signature Dish along with a matching glass of wine or beer (or cocktail) from $15 to $35.

New Shanghai's Night Noodle Market Preview

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of New Shanghai.
New Shanghai, Melbourne’s newest and most authentic Shanghainese restaurant is making its debut at the highly anticipated Night Noodle Markets.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Good Food Month - Tanqueray Bar Hop

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Tanqueray Gin and Good Food Month Melbourne.
As part of Good Food Month Melbourne, Tanqueray are hosting a series of events which runs throughout November.

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Product Review: Claypot Klang Bakuteh

This post was sponsored by MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
After tasting the delicious Bakuteh at SugarBun, we decided to have a go at making some at home using the Claypot Klang Bakuteh recipe base.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Four Chefs @ Ms Collins

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Ms Collins.
Combining good food, fashion, music and art, Ms Collins is pushing the boundaries for Melbourne bars. 

Monday, 3 November 2014

Upcoming Events: Give a brick campaign | Mr Big Stuff Thanksgiving Banquet | Moo-light in the Jardin | Aperitivo Danzante Continues | Rekorderlig Cider bar @ Taste of Melbourne | ANNIE SMITHERS in your kitchen on Christmas Day

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