Much birthday love at Estelle Bar & Kitchen

Note: Estelle Bar & Kitchen is now Estelle by Scott Pickett and the more casual Estelle Bistro. Meat-and-Three-Veg outdid himself for my birthday this year.  Of course this didn’t happen by accident.  Some rather unsubtle hints meant I received the perfect gift of these earrings.  But MTV came up with booking dinner in at Estelle Bar

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Last chance to get your Roast Collection on: Casa Ciuccio

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival’s fabulous Roast Collection finishes up this week so it’s your last chance to get your roast on.  In case you’ve missed it the Roast Collection involves restaurants around Victoria dishing up special events of slow cooked, roasted splendour during the month of June.  At the start of the month I

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Scarf Community Dinners

It’s hard not to leave a Scarf dinner without a warm fuzzy feeling inside.  Scarf is a social enterprise that borrows restaurants to give front of house hospitality training and mentoring to young people who face barriers to fair training and work opportunities.  When I heard that the excellent Union Dining in Richmond was hosting

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Trocadero

Note: Trocadero has now closed.  For restaurants in the Arts Centre see Fatto and Sake.    I’m going to start at the end when I’m writing about Trocadero.  I know it’s a little backwards of me but the desserts are really so brilliant at this new brasserie style restaurant that they deserve top billing.  Whatever

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