I have a serious high tea addiction. I love the dainty scones, the little cakes and even the cucumber sandwiches. As a tea drinker from way back it’s also a great excuse to make time for an actual pot of tea rather than a cup with a teabag. So I eagerly accepted an invitation to
It’s on! Lune Croissants, crowned by the New York Times as having “the world’s best croissant” has a new competitor and from Paris itself. Superstar baker Gontran Cherrier has opened his first Australian store in Collingwood and it’s seriously slick. The warehouse like space has moody grey walls and polished concrete floors which put the
We’ve started a little tradition in our family that every Mother’s Day my sister and I take our mum out for a fancy afternoon tea. Dad gets upset at being left out but he doesn’t even eat cake so I think it’s best this is one left just for the ladies. Going to the Werribee
Just a quick post today as I’m far too tired thanks to the onset of Daylight Savings. But I had to share what I think might be Melbourne’s best scones. Regular readers will know that Meat-and-Three-Veg is a scone fantatic (yes it’s one of his endearing little quirks) and so I’ve eaten my way through
Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mums out there. I celebrated my first Mother’s Day with my Mum and sister at afternoon tea at Bursaria. Bursaria hosts events at the beautiful old Abbotsford Convent.
Macarons? So 2013. With so many afternoon teas in Melbourne, The Westin has set itself apart with an eclair themed afternoon tea. I was invited to try out this Eclair Affair with Joyce from Mel Hot or Not, the only person I know who is more obsessed with afternoon tea than me.
With all the excitement over the opening of Adriano Zumbo’s first Melbourne store last week it’s easy to forget that just around the corner is the excellent LuxBite. It seems that South Yarra is officially Melbourne’s sweet spot with Burch and Purchese also in the neighbourhood.
I think the appeal of afternoon tea is much the same as brunch. It’s an unnecessary meal. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are standard. Brunch and afternoon tea are both superfluous and therefore a real luxury. Of course what makes afternoon tea even more decadent is the dominance of cake as a major food group. Something
It’s the last week of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival so I have been trying to cram in as many events as possible. I’ve been to three brilliant events in the past week which have all been pretty different. I’ve raced around Footscray in a rickshaw, sipped champagne at a fantastical afternoon tea at