Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Upcoming Event: Fiesta Malaysia 2014 [25 May 2014]

Fiesta Malaysia is a festival which showcases Malaysian cuisine sourced from the best and most authentic Malaysian restaurants in and around Melbourne. Restaurants which have participated in the past include Mamak, Madam Kay's Platz, Sambal Kampung and Little Nyonya. This year, Fiesta Malaysia will bring even more popular Malaysian eateries on board.

Nespresso launches new Melbourne Boutique in Emporium

Melbourne’s coffee connoisseurs will be delighted this week as Nespresso – the worldwide pioneer in premium portioned coffee – opened the doors to its new Boutique in Emporium, inviting shoppers to experience Nespresso at their own pace.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Win 2 x double passes to CHEF!

Directed by Jon Favreau, CHEF follows the temperamental Carl Casper (Favreau), a prestigious name in the world of food who falls from grace and ends up starting his own food truck to recapture his flair, integrity and reconnect with his family.

Sunday, 27 April 2014

Grill’d introduces sliders and new sides to the menu

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Grill'd.
Grill’d restaurants launched their new range of sliders and sides on Tuesday 15 April. The new menu additions feature provedore inspired ingredients which are a delightful addition to the existing menu.

Friday, 25 April 2014

Celebrate Mother's Day with Mr Earl

Celebrate Mother's Day with Mr Earl
Gastrology sampled the product courtesy of Mr Earl.
Send Mr Earl home with your Mum this Mother’s Day.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Restaurant Review: Mr Loys Puff

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Mr Loys Puff.
Location: 452 City Road, South Melbourne
Phone: 03 9696 6983
Cuisine: Singaporean
Overall Impression: 8/10
Mr Loys unveils a menu which features nostalgic gems of true blue Singaporean hawker dishes. We tasted almost every item on Mr Loys' thoughtfully-curated menu and were pleased with the irresistible flavours of their Singaporean specialties.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easter highlights: Best Malaysian satay in town from Sugi Satay | Sweet Easter treats from Michel's pattiserie

Best Malaysian satay in town from Sugi Satay

This Easter, we enjoyed a sumptuous feast of succulent, aromatic, freshly grilled meat on skewers from Sugi Satay
Sugi Satay serves the most authentic and delicious Malaysian satays that we have ever tasted in Melbourne.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Bar Review: Zhou Zhou

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Zhou Zhou.
Location: 455 Chapel Street, South Yarra
Phone: 03 9826 0168
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Japanese
Overall Impression: 8/10  
A welcome addition to Chapel Street’s high end offerings, Zhou Zhou is the newly opened late night bar that has opened above iconic Oriental Tea House.

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Product review: Para'kito | Win a Para'kito pack!

Gastrology received this product courtesy of Para'Kito for review purposes.

Nothing beats some outdoor fun with mates. Whether you’re camping in the Northern Territory, fishing off the coast of Western Australia, or simply enjoying a BBQ in Brisbane, it's always handy to have mosquito and insect protection devices on hand. 
We were recently at a BBQ at Ruffey Lake Park and thought it would be an opportune time to try out Para'Kito -  a 100 percent natural eco-friendly mosquito and insect protection device.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Recipe: Maggie Beer’s Crispy Skin Salmon with Pea Puree | Tips from Aussie Farmers Direct: 10 good reasons to eat seafood this Easter

Gastrology bloggers sampled the new range of seafood  courtesy of Aussie Farmers Direct.

This Easter, Aussie Farmers Direct is working to put the ‘good’ back into Good Friday by partnering with Maggie Beer to release a collection of Easter seafood recipes as part of a move to encourage Australians to include more seafood in their diet this year. We thought we would share our favourite recipe with you...

Recipe:  Maggie Beer’s Crispy Skin Salmon with Pea Puree

Takeaway Review: Salon de Sushi | Ordered in via Menulog

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Menulog.
Location: 293 Clarendon St South Melbourne
Phone: 03 9939 3723
Cuisine: Japanese  
Overall Impression: 7/10
We recently ordered in a Japanese feast to enjoy at home via Menulog's Southbank Take-Away Restaurants link. We have visited Salon de Sushi on several occasions and have been consistently pleased by the quality of their nigiri and sushi. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

A collection of foodie news & events that caught our eye this month!

World class foodie destination set to open in CBD
Emporium Melbourne, a world class shopping and foodie destination will be opening its doors on the 16th of April.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Carlton's top 3 frozen dessert venues | Win an ‘Ultimate Northside Experience’ | Win a $50 voucher from 400 Gradi

Gastrology have teamed up with hockingstuart to celebrate the inner-north suburbs of Melbourne (from North Melbourne, Carlton, Brunswick, Northcote and everything in between).

hockingstuart are on a mission to celebrate everything unique and wonderful about the north, including its amazing restaurants and food offering.
To celebrate the north, we have compiled a list of our top 3 favourite frozen dessert options (not in any order - they are equal favourites!) in wonderful Carlton.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Risotto Heaven - Vicolo Cafe & Risotto Bar

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Vicolo.
While good Italian restaurants seem nearly ubiquitous in Melbourne, good Italian restaurants serving perfectly cooked risotto are not. Fortunately for us, there’s Vicolo Cafe & Risotto Bar, the Moonee Ponds restaurant serving delectable dishes and inspiring risottos.

Monday, 7 April 2014

French-Japanese cuisine @ Miam Miam

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Miam Miam.
Marrying French techniques with Japanese inspired flavours and ideologies, the team at Miam Miam is engineered to deliver a memorable dining experience.

Friday, 4 April 2014

Top 6 treats to get this Easter!

Easter is just around the corner. Here’s a list of our top 6 must-have treats for the festive season.

1. Go retro with T Cavallaro & Sons marzipan Pascal Lambs
For centuries, Sicilians have been giving gifts of Easter lambs. 

Thursday, 3 April 2014

New Premium Stacked Burgers @ TGI Fridays [April 1 to May 13]

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of TGI Fridays (Melbourne Central).
TGI Fridays has taken a page from its own legendary playbook, taking the burger, an all-time American bar and grill favourite, and raising it (quite literally) to new heights.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

The Australian Fitness & Health Expo Media Launch [April 4-6] @ The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of The Australian Fitness & Health Expo and The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.
Location: Tramstop 125 Corner Of Normanby Rd & Clarendon St, South Melbourne
Phone: 03 9695 4000
The Australian Fitness & Health Expo, the largest fitness event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, is coming to Melbourne for the first time this weekend. We celebrated the arrival with Melbourne's first healthy breakfast tram.