Rochford possesses all of the requisite elements to deliver an enchanting experience not found in the hustle and bustle of Melbourne. Our expectations of Rochford are fostered not only by its excellent reputation, but by our own experiences on each of our previous visits. Our unwavering eagerness to return speaks volumes about how highly we regard this wonderful winery restaurant.
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Bourbon Street.
Having opened only for a few months (March 2014) Bourbon Street, a lunch delivery and catering service based in South Melbourne, has already proven a hit. With its roots deeply ingrained in Blues music, Bourbon Street includes in its menu mouth-watering BBQ Beef, Pulled Pork and other Cajun delicatessens, with gluten free and vegetarian options.
Gastrology bloggers received the product courtesy of Donut King.
Facebook feeds across the country are being taken over… by donuts! Australia’s leading donut retailer, Donut King, is offering up a free classic Cinnamon Donut in exchange for a status update including the word ‘donut’, and is holding a donut selfie competition where fans could win a year supply of donuts.
Location: 4 King Street, Daylesford Phone: 03 5348 3329 Link: http://www.lakehouse.com.au/ Cuisine: Modern Australian
Overall Impression: 9.5/10
Needing very little introduction, Lake House is one of Australia's finest luxury retreats and destination restaurants. A world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Lake House is perched on the edge of Lake Daylesford amongst six acres of beautiful gardens.
Left: Pesto rosso – homemade tomato pesto with roasted pine nuts, ricotta and fresh cherry tomatoes
Right: Insalata rocket and walnut – peppery rocket salad combined with crunchy walnuts and parmesan
As expected of any good Italian restaurant, Vapiano is particularly good at producing quality pasta dishes. The Pesto rosso that we had was no exception. The fresh tomato pesto worked well to provide both moisture and flavour and, overall, it was a delicious dish.
Gastrology bloggers received the scrolls courtesy of Box of Scrolls.
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 and most recently, Fig & Almond scrolls.
In a class of its own, Aangan is a stunning Indian restaurant in Footscray. Owner and Executive Chef, Sumit Malhotra first worked in 5 star hotel kitchens in India before opening Aangan (which started as a takeaway joint). Today, a popular Indian restaurant, crowds continue to devour Aangan’s authentic Indian delights and it is easy to understand why.
Gastrology bloggers dined coutesy of Nespresso and Vue de monde.
Gastrology was invited to celebrate the opening of Nespresso’s new Boutique store in Melbourne’s newly opened premium shopping destination, Emporium. After a media briefing where we were acquainted with the new store and Nespresso’s latest additions (read more about the new Boutique store here), we were whisked away to a decadent Nespresso-inspired brunch at Vue de monde.