With chefs from Din Tai Fung, the legendary Taipei-based global chain, it is not surprising that Mr Huang Jin has rapidly gained a cult following.
Monday, 31 August 2015
Sunday, 30 August 2015
Saturday, 29 August 2015
Forged from co-founders Tom Davidson and Jacob Burke’s love of clean eating, Patch Café offers exciting brunch options and has earned its reputation as a weekend brunch mecca.
Friday, 28 August 2015
Thursday, 27 August 2015
Little Spicy serves up specialties from the far reaches of Western China, where the freezing climate encourages the copious use of chilli and peppers from the prickly ash tree.
Tai Pan Restaurant is my favourite place for Yum Cha. They dish up a brilliant array of Hong Kong Stlye Yum Cha items including all-time favourites like Har Gow and Sieu Mai. Satisfying locals in the Eastern suburbs for almost 20 years, I'm glad to say that the quality of their offerings is as high as ever.
Wednesday, 26 August 2015
Chatty Vespa may not be the next 400 Gradi/DOC/Ladro/ [insert-amazing-higher-brow-pizza-place here] but they are certainly causing a stir.
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
St Domenico encapsulates the Italian style of dining, urging patrons to "Mangia! Mangia!" in an intimate gathering while cherishing a meal which honours classical Italian flavours and quality ingredients.
Monday, 24 August 2015
Sunday, 23 August 2015
Hash is the perfect embodiment of a thriving Melbourne café. The new kid on the Hardware Street block, it has already earned its standing as a weekend brunch mecca, drawing in the crowds week in week out with its consistently excellent food, fantastic coffee and cheerful wait staff.
Set within a wonderful heritage building, offers a solid French brasserie inspired dining experience of simple, good produce cooked well. Hopkins River beef is on display here and it is prepared lovingly and is wonderfully flavoursome.
Saturday, 22 August 2015
Red Spice QV is re-defining Melbourne’s brunch experience for urban diners with a wide choice of innovative, delicious Asian inspired brunch dishes, generously proportioned, and served fast, with expertly prepared coffees, teas and refreshing brunch drinks.
Friday, 21 August 2015
Grill Steak Seafood sits across 3 venues in Hardware Lane. However, the massive presence is not an indication of the quality of food on offer. We were very unimpressed by the highly inconsistent cooking of the steaks and quality of the beef.
Thursday, 20 August 2015
“L’altro mondo” is an Italian phrase that translates literally to “another world”. Our recent visit to l’altro mondo suggests that it is a highly appropriate name for the restaurant. It is a name that evokes memories of the warm familial atmosphere, of the excellence of its cuisine and together with a touch of magic, the ability to transport patrons to another culinary world.
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
The newest addition to Bridge Road, 45 Degrees introduces premium quality pizza with an urban attitude inspired particularly by the suburbs of Melbourne, exploring the flavour profiles distinct to Melbourne in their toppings.
Inspired by the Tooheys Brothers’ have-a-go spirit, the Tooheys Cooking Handbook isn’t about perfecting complicated meals. It’s about getting stuck in and giving cooking a go. Nothing pretentious, just good home cooking everyone can get involved in.
Monday, 17 August 2015
Gastrology recently joined Adam North, Pepperjack and Battle of the Steaks for an intimate masterclass and dinner at Bells Hotel in South Melbourne.
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Saturday, 15 August 2015
Oakridge Wines and Creative Universe proudly present “La Dolce Vita” & “An Enchanted Spring Evening” [Saturdays 29 August and 17 October 2015]
Oakridge Wines is presenting two magical nights of opera with one of Australia’s leading acts, Pot-Pourri. Head Chef Matt Stone will showcase a traditional Italian menu for La Dolce Vita and An Enchanted Spring Evening will celebrate the fresh flavours of spring found in the Yarra Valley regional food bowl, matched with Oakridge award winning wines including its Italian varietals.
Friday, 14 August 2015
Thursday, 13 August 2015
Opting for the 3 course lunch special for $55, we dipped our toes in the cuisine served up by this fusion cookery institution. We were not disappointed by the vibrancy of flavours and skilful execution of the dishes on offer.
Words by Jessica Williams.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
The Grand in Richmond is a culinary institution that needs little introduction and has long been a Gastrology favourite. Consistently plating up delicious, authentic Italian food with care and an emphasis on fresh, quality ingredients, The Grand has earned many loyal regulars and a 2015 chefs hat from The Age Good Food Guide.
Frico Dutch cheeses are known and loved throughout the world. Made with fresh milk from Friesian cows, the cheeses are naturally ripened and crafted by experienced cheese-makers to provide the pure goodness and authentic taste of nature at its best.
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
A25’s mission is simple - to serve good-quality, uncomplicated Italian food at a good price. Far from being “just another pizza joint”, the menu boasts delicious Italian classics including delicious pastas, snacks and desserts.
Monday, 10 August 2015
Words by Jessica Williams.
The Meatball and Wine Bar’s third chapter – affectionately known as Smith Balls, due to its location on Smith Street in Collingwood – celebrated its third birthday on Thursday night.
Sunday, 9 August 2015
When you arrive at Woodland House, a mere first glance makes you understand why new owners Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland have decided to continue their stint at the old Jacques Reymond location.
Saturday, 8 August 2015
WORLD CLASS DRINKING launched its highly anticipated pop-up of New York speakeasy Please Don’t Tell (PDT) in Melbourne on Thursday night. The cooler than cool collaboration sees the World Class team behind Melbourne’s Black Pearl bar play host to the dynamic duo behind the lauded New York bar.
Friday, 7 August 2015
To celebrate the launch of Daniel Wilson’s brand-new cookbook, The Huxtaburger Book (The Art and Science of the Perfect Burger), Gastrology were invited to join Chef Daniel Wilson and the Huxtaburger team for a hands-on class creating the ultimate burger from recipes of our choice.
Thursday, 6 August 2015
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
One of Melbourne’s buzziest food strips welcomes back a local icon as The Astor on Carlton’s Lygon Street reopens with an innovative new restaurant and bar concept.
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
Gastrology recently joined Australia's top Sake Master and Kumo Izakaya owner, Andre Bishop for an intimate dinner to enjoy the award winning cuisine from Kumo Izakaya and sake from Japan's most prestigious sake brewery - Dassai.
Monday, 3 August 2015
The bustling Hellenic Republic forms part of The Press Club Group, a burgeoning conglomerate of restaurants. Apart from the association with celebrity chef George Calombaris, these restaurants, have at least one other feature in common – their almighty banquets which give diners the opportunity to indulge in mammoth quantities of delicious food.
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Saturday, 1 August 2015
Images courtesy of Anthony.
Gastrology were delighted to join barbecue extraordinaires Bluebonnet Barbecue and whisky experts The Kilburn for a dinner that was a match made in heaven - Whisky and Barbecue.