Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Melbourne's Chocoholic Tours

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Gastrology bloggers went on the Bittersweet Chocolate Delights tour courtesy of Chocoholic Tours.
Chocoholic Tours and its team of Chocolate Experts have been exploring the laneways and arcades of the Melbourne CBD for the past 20 years, discovering the best places to indulge that chocolate craving in the city’s many laneways and boutique arcades.

Monday, 30 March 2015

Chefs Dinner @ Burma Lane

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Burma Lane.
Gastrology recently indulged in a delicious 8 course banquet at Burma Lane where we were taken on an exciting journey full of new aromas, flavours and exotic ingredients by Executive Chef John McLeay and Head Chef Johan van der Walle.

Sunday, 29 March 2015

Chow City Media Launch

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Chow City.
Chow City is the hottest addition to Melbourne’s Pan-Asian dining scene. Offering a playful approach to dining, Chow City owner, Thu Fampidi, draws on her Vietnamese heritage and love of Vietnamese cuisine in creating the venue.

Friday, 27 March 2015

Top 7 treats to get this Easter!

Easter is just around the corner. Here’s a list of our top 7 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. 

The Noble Experiment

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of The Noble Experiment.
The Noble Experiment presents an exciting departure from the mainstream by serving exciting cuisine influenced by Head Chef Cameron Bell’s haunts across North America and Europe.

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Greek-Cretan banquet @ Zimari

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Zimari.
Zimari offers a diverse culinary trip for those wanting to explore Greek - Cretan cuisine in Melbourne. The menu takes you through an array of the island’s traditional cuisine using time honoured techniques and flavours.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Recipe: BBQ Murray Valley Pork Half Loin

Gastrology bloggers tried the Pork Half Loin courtesy of MVP.
With Easter just around the corner, here's a really simple recipe that is perfect for hosting an Easter BBQ on and you want to throw something a little different into the mix!

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Toorak Park development & Café culture in Armadale

Gastrology bloggers explored Armadale courtesy of Toorak Park.
There’s a new property development set to enter Armadale, Toorak Park.

Monday, 23 March 2015

Masak Ku

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
Meaning “my cooking”, “Masak Ku” is wonderfully Malaysian. Showcasing the melting pot of cuisines and culture that is Malaysia, Masak Ku serves a cosmopolitan of delicious food that has predominantly Malay, Chinese and Indian influences.

Saturday, 21 March 2015

Church St Enoteca

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Church St Enoteca.
Located in Richmond, Church St Enoteca is a restaurant with a proud reputation forged over years of operation. Consistently enjoying success, Church St Enoteca is widely regarded as one of the finest Italian restaurants in Melbourne. It is an “institution” in every sense of the word and a true colossus of the Melbourne fine dining scene.

Friday, 20 March 2015

Hobba's autumn menu launch

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Hobba.
Boasting a vibrant industrial space, Hobba is an impressive operation in Prahran which delivers honest, locally produced food with big flavour.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Spanish Armada @ Robert Burns Hotel [11 & 12 March 2015]

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Freixenet.
As part of the 2015 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, Gastrology recently attended Spanish Armada at Robert Burns Hotel where celebrity chef Miguel Maestre and Head Chef Marc Albalate treated Robert Burns’ kitchen implements as paint brushes and our plates as their canvas.

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Monday, 16 March 2015

New Autumn menu @ La Svolta

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of La Svolta
At La Svolta the mantra is “mangiare e felicita”, meaning eating is happiness. This family kitchen and authentic Italian pizzeria and trattoria brings a touch of Italy to Melbourne.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Munich Brauhaus

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Munich Brauhaus.
Munich Brauhaus is where Munich meets Melbourne. Bringing to life a traditional Bavarian bierhaus, the restaurant is the land where Oktoberfest never ended. A place to dine, drink and party in a state-of-the-art waterfront venue which seats over 900 people.

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Arbory Bar & Eatery

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Arbory Bar & Eatery.
Arbory Bar & Eatery is a unique new venue in Melbourne overlooking the iconic Yarra River and built out of the disused Sandridge Line at Flinders Street Station.

Friday, 13 March 2015

Zomato meetup @ Supernormal

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Zomato & Supernormal.
Supernormal draws on the years Chef Andrew McConnell spent working and living in shanghai and Hong Kong - An interpretation of his favourite Asian eating experiences incorporating food in family homes, street food and restaurants.

Thursday, 12 March 2015

A chat with Bernard Chu and Yen Yee @ T By LuxBite

Gastrology bloggers visited T by LuxBite courtesy of MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
More than just an ordinary retail cake store, LuxBite is a fun, interactive workshop where people can go to embrace and indulge in the sweeter things in life. LuxBite founders and flavour-makers Bernard Chu and Yen Yee employ their artistic ingenuity to craft a diverse range of desserts that push the boundaries with great success.

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Meat Fish Wine

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Meat Fish Wine.
The passionate restaurateurs behind Red Spice Road, Red Spice QV and Burma Lane have recently opened the doors to a brand new restaurant, Meat Fish Wine.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

A weekend away at RACV Torquay Resort

With the picturesque backdrop of an expansive golf course and Torquay and Jan Juc beaches, RACV Torquay Resort is a tranquil location for a luxurious escape – and all within easy reach of Melbourne. The Gastrology team were therefore understandably excited when offered the opportunity to head down to the RACV Torquay Resort for some serious R&R.

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Number One Restaurant and Wine Bar

Located on the second floor of the RACV Torquay Resort, Number One Restaurant and Wine Bar offers delicious modern Australian cuisine in a relaxed space of cavernous proportions.

Friday, 6 March 2015

MFWF: Return To Terroir | Summer 2015 Restaurant Snapshots

A unique gathering of exceptional winemakers from Europe, North and South America, South Africa and Australia, Return To Terroir is an opportunity to try some of the purest and most remarkable wines on the planet. We thoroughly enjoyed the event - meeting and greeting the who's who of the greatest names in wine and discovering what makes them regard Biodynamics as the preferred method. 

Uncle fuses Vietnamese cuisine with clear Chinese and European influences to produce tasty, twists on the familiar. With a large, outdoor dining area upstairs, Uncle is a great place to lounge on a sunny afternoon.

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Colombian Sundays @ Piqueos

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Piqueos.
A restaurant inspired by travels to Peru and Argentina, Piqueos delights with a menu of regional and street dishes that best represent these two countries.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Product Review: Spring Toss Yee Sang

This post was sponsored by MATRADE's Malaysian Kitchen Program.
The Chinese community in Malaysia celebrate the lunar new year with yee sang (鱼生) which is also known as a Prosperity Toss, (撈起 or 捞起), a Teochew-style raw fish salad.