I’ve mentioned before how obsessed I am with Scotch Eggs. So I’m pleased to see them appearing on a handful of Melbourne cafe menus including new opening New School Canteen. Let’s be clear though, New School Canteen is not really a cafe and it’s certainly not the sort of canteen I remember from school.
You might not immediately think of the Danes when you think of steak but the opening of A Hereford Beefstouw in the CBD is set to change that. This steakhouse has achieved great success in Denmark serving up Australian beef and now is attempting to actually sell the ice to the eskimos by opening up
Everything’s a little bit bigger in Hawthorn. The houses, the schools and even the restaurants as exemplified in new opening Ate One Ate. This place is huge. It occupies three shop fronts and seats 180 people. I was invited to the opening so my review is a limited as I haven’t experienced the restaurant
Once travelling in Mexico Meat-and-Three-Veg lost his camera. He went to buy a new one and the sales assistant at the camera shop wore a badge bearing his name “Jesus”. Pronounced hey-zus the name is as common in Mexico as it’s rare here. Meat-and-Three-Veg bought the first camera Jesus suggested “I had to” he said
After the depressing US election results a little comfort eating was in order. New opening Bedford Street in Collingwood fits the bill with the deep fryer on high rotation along with some classic US dishes. The restaurant on the corner of Bedford and Johnson street has a prime corner position with big windows letting in
Imagine the equivalent of a lolly shop but for grownups. Dark black shelving makes the colours of the jars of preserved lemons, bottles of wine and packets of arborio rice pop. There’s a rotisserie turning slowly behind a high counter with bronzed chickens wafting their aroma around the store mingling with the smell of Dukes
It’s the holy grail of anyone who is a parent. Somewhere cool to eat, drink, socialise and also bring your rug rats along. Which is why Stomping Ground opening up in Collingwood is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen in Melbourne all year. Located in a series of converted warehouses in Collingwood’s back
So French is so hip in Melbourne at the moment. Hot on the heels of the opening of Philippe comes Oter. Occupying the basement space off Flinders lane that used to house Yu.u the restaurant is darker, moodier and (I hate to say it) sexier. I went there with Meat-and-Three-Veg for a date night and
I’m no wine expert but I know what I like and I’m certainly an enthusiastic learner. After first really discovering Durif on my recent weekend in Rutherglen I jumped at an invitation to expand on my newfound knowledge at a lunch at Estelle Bistro hosted by the Winemakers of Rutherglen focused on all things Durif.