Saturday, 31 May 2014

Barilla's Italian breakfast with Sammy & Bella @ the Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show | Recipe: Seadas (traditional Sardinian fritter)

Gastrology bloggers attended courtesy of Barilla. 
Today, Gastrology joined Barilla and My Kitchen Rules’ Sammy and Bella for an exclusive pre-show breakfast event at the Melbourne Good Food & Wine Show.

Friday, 30 May 2014

Autumn @ Rochford Winery Restaurant

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Rochford.
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.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Charlie & Co Burgers @ Emporium Melbourne

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Charlie & Co.
Showcasing a menu that maintains the integrity of premium produce, Charlie & Co is a brilliant addition to Emporium’s distinctly cosmopolitan café court.

Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Breakfast @ De Mad Hatter

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of De Mad Hatter and Collins Square.
The owners of Beanstalk Cafe have recently expanded their café portfolio to include the De Mad Hatter.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Bourbon Street - new lunch and catering delivery service

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.

Mùa Đông @ Ba'get | Recipes: Bo Kho (spicy beef stew) + Chai Dreaming Cocktail

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Ba'get.
Ba’get celebrates Mùa Đông (winter), with an array of warming winter Vietnamese dishes.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Jason Rodwell heads the kitchen @ Albert St Food & Wine

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Albert St Food & Wine.
Housed within an old bank, Albert St Food & Wine epitomises Melbourne’s unique dining culture - world class food served in a casual environment without pretence.

Free donuts + Win a year supply of donuts with a donut selfie @ Donut King

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.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

#SAXITUP launches @ Royal Saxon

Images courtesy of APL PHOTOGRAPHY.
To celebrate the start of the bone chilling Melbourne Winter, Royal Saxon are SAXing Up your Friday nights.

Monday, 19 May 2014

A weekend away @ Lake House

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.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Moët & Chandon degustation dinner @ The Meat & Wine Co

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of The Meat & Wine Co.
Gastrology recently enjoyed a four course menu exclusively prepared by The Meat & Wine Co’s Head Chef, Peter Popow. Each dish featured Moët Imperial Champagne as the key ingredient

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Fresh, delicious and casual Italian @ Vapiano

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Vapiano.

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.

Win 5 x double passes to THE TRIP TO ITALY!

Rob Brydon has been commissioned by a newspaper to go on a driving tour of Italy from Liguria to Capri, partly following in the footsteps of the great Romantic poets.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Fig & Almond - The latest addition to Box of Scrolls

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.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Exquisite Indian cuisine @ Aangan

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Aangan.
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.

Thursday, 8 May 2014

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

Lobster Palooza @ Albert Park Hotel
Clamp your claws around lobster bits, bites, buns, bowls and rolls as Chandon and  Clamms Seafood present the inaugural ‘Lobster Palooza’ at the Albert Park Hotel on Thursday 29th May.

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Fairtrade Chocolate Masterclass @ Xocolatl

Gastrology bloggers visited Xocolatl as guests of Fairtrade.
Easter indulgence had subsided just in time for an evening of chocolate delight and an experience of a different kind.

Paperboy Kitchen has left the market

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Paperboy Kitchen.
From their pop-up debut at the People’s Market in December to permanent haunt in the CBD, Paperboy Kitchen is the real deal. The menu is simple, delicious and well-priced.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

New Crust Gourmet Pizza Bar 2014 Menu

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Crust.
Crust has just added eleven new flavour sensations to their menu this month, and as part of this product launch Gastrology was invited to sample a couple of items from their new menu.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Media launch of Nespresso’s new Boutique Melbourne store @ Vue de monde

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.

Hooked Healthy Seafood opens a new Hawthorn location

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Hooked.
Gastrology was recently invited to attend a night of tastings and nautical themed body art at Hooked Healthy Seafood's recently opened Hawthorn store.