Friday, 28 February 2014

Event: Cupping with Charlie Lovett

Charlie Lovett is on a mission to rid the world of bad coffee, by roasting quality and carefully sourced beans and educating the public with their coffee cupping sessions.

Restaurant Review: Twee's Hut

Location: Shop 26 343 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9917 2017 $
Link: http://tweeshut.com.au/
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Overall Impression: 7/10

Twee’s Hut’s mission is simple: to serve authentic Vietnamese fare under $10 in a contemporary setting. 
The menu is authentic, affordable and takes you on a trip around Vietnam, all the way from up north to down south (from Grenades (rice paper rolls) to Bombs (vermicelli noodle bowls, or bún).

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Product Review: uTaste

uTaste is a decadent collection of gourmet treats sourced from Australia's top producers, boxed and delivered to subscribers on a monthly basis. 

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Product review: Love Beets

Australian grown baby beetroot is now available in a new, convenient format – Love Beets.

Monday, 24 February 2014

Event: Southgate Fiesta - Melbourne Food and Wine Festival (plus wine tasting tips by wine curator, Lyn Gent)


Southgate will be kicking off the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival with a day of food, wine and music! Be part of a riverside food and wine celebration in the heart of Melbourne at the Southgate Fiesta.

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Media launch of the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival 2014 @ Union Dining

Location: 270 Swan Street, Richmond 
Phone: 03 9428 2988  
Cuisine: European, Modern Australian

Recently, Gastrology bloggers attended the launch of the Noosa International Food and Wine Festival 2014 at Union Dining. Jim Berardo, founder and director of the festival, was thrilled to announce the most exciting and comprehensive line-up to date as this world-class festival continues into its eleventh year.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Event: eat.drink.westside

eat.drink.westside is proudly presented by the Maribyrnong City Council and forms part of this year's Melbourne Food and Wine Festival - Australia's internationally acclaimed celebration of food and wine.
The eat.drink.westside program unveils a host of local events from 28 February to 16 March 2014 that reflect the inner west's rich cultural diversity and love of food.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Restaurant Review: The Rickshaw

Location: 199 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy
Phone: 03 9419 5930
Link: http://therickshaw.com.au/
Cuisine: Asian, South East Asian, Indian
Overall Impression: 7/10
After a decade on Gertrude Street the Tandoori Times has reinvented itself as The Rickshaw with a menu of pan-Asian street food.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Valentine's Day @ Michel's Patisserie

Michel’s Patisserie’s indulgent treats were a lovely addition to our Valentine’s Day this year...

Friday, 14 February 2014

Review: The Royale Brothers

Location: Rear 1 Church Street, Brighton
Phone: 03 9005 4242
Link: http://www.royalebrothers.com.au/
Cuisine: Burgers, Fast Food
Overall Impression: 8/10
The Royale Brothers is a small and unassuming purveyor of fine burgers in Brighton that sneakily opened their doors just before Christmas on the 19th of December 2013.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

A lunch date with Mr Collins

Location: 747 Collins Street, Docklands
Phone: 03 9629 7055
Facebook: http://www.mrcollins.com.au/
Cuisine: Breakfast/Brunch, Pizza, Italian
Overall Impression: 8/10
Gastrology recently joined the team at Mr Collins, Collins Square for a decadent lunch where we tasted the regional produce, watched pizza making demonstrations and enjoyed the many flavours of Italy.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Product Talk: Pepsi Next

We recently received a sample pack of Pepsi's latest product, Pepsi Next which we happily took along with us to enjoy with our wonderful friends during our day trip to Lorne over the weekend. 

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Fashion Park launches Girls 'Super Fun' Night Out

Located in the heart of Melbourne, Fashion Park is taking an initiative during the Valentine’s festivity for those single ladies out there. From 24th January to 24th February 2014, single ladies will have those Valentines woes pampered away.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Review: Los Barbudos

Location: 95 Smith Street, Fitzroy
Phone: 03 9416 0079
Link: http://www.losbarbudos.com.au/Los_Barbudos.html
Cuisine:  Latin American
Overall Impression: 7.5/10
Located on Smith Street, just below Mr Wow’s Emporium, Los Barbudos takes you back to the golden age of Cuba where you will find yourself surrounded by the essence of this vibrant Caribbean island. Vintage Communist Cuba propaganda hang on it’s white washed walls, 90+ rums sourced from around the world in rows on the back bar, while baseball games play on it’s old back and white screen.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Restaurant Review: FA-faH!

Location: Shop F018, 1341 Dandenong Road, Chadstone
Phone: 03 9568 6600
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Link: Facebook
Overall Impression: 8/10

Melburnians hungry for fresh, mouth-watering and great value Asian cuisine are in for a delicious treat, with FA-faH! opening its doors early last month in the city’s Fashion Capital, Chadstone Shopping Centre. 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

A round up of this month's hottest foodie news

ST KILDA FESTIVAL SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2014 @ ACLAND ST CANTINA
Personality plus and volume to the max, cohesively chaotic Acland St Cantina, will be serving up Mexican cuisine at its most authentic, robust and passionate all day. Featuring Latin American sips and scoffs (including $5 Lunch Club tacos), specially sourced single origin coffee and artisan ice cream, cross the border into Cantina for all your St Kilda Festival fancies.