Three Rivers Saltbush Lamb at Fitzroy Town Hall Hotel


Not all lamb is created equally. To really experience this I was invited to attend a special dinner to try out Three Rivers Saltbush Lamb from the Echuca region along the Murray.  This lamb is raised on a single property and the lamb grazes on native saltbush, long the “seasoning” in indigenous Australians diet.  

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The new look Lamaro’s Bodega

Ice-cream sandwiches at Lamaro's Bodega

Longstanding South Melbourne pub Lamaro’s has been given a Spanish makeover and is now Lamaro’s Bodega.  The new emphasis on produce and pork in particular here is evident as soon as you walk in the door past the red neon pig sign and the charcuterie cabinet.  Inside the pub is all polished dark timber with

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Captain Melville


Bushrangers are back! Captain Melville is the newest place in the city housed in Melbourne’s oldest pub.  The old bluestone building was most recently called Mac’s hotel but has been reinvented as Captain Melville, named after one of Victoria’s most notorious bushrangers. Slow cooked lamb in brik pastry at Captain Melville I was invited to

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