Sensational Sth Central

Breakfast gnocchi at South Central

I’m a North of the river girl but it doesn’t take much to get me to cross to the South side, particularly the promise of an amazing brunch.  I had heard a few good things about newly opened Sth Central in South Yarra, particularly from MTV who had a great dinner there recently, so was

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Doughnut miss Ascot Food Store: Sponsored

Raspberry syringe doughnut at Ascot Food Store

You may not live anywhere near Moonee Ponds but chances are you’ll have heard of Ascot Food Store. This cafe is winning serious accolades for its innovative menu featuring lots of local and biodynamic produce.   The Ascot Food Store is light and airy thanks to big windows out onto the street. In a nod

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Posh chicken and chips at Henrietta’s Chicken Shop

Quarter chicken with chips and slaw.

There are so many gourmet burger shops now so it’s about time that other takeaway classic, chicken and chips, get’s an update as well. That’s where Henrietta’s Chicken shop comes in.   Open down Fulham place, a laneway in Melbourne’s CBD it specialises in rotisserie chicken cooked on a spit over coals.  There’s a focus

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New places to get your gelati fix: Pidapipo and Il Melograno

Gelati at Pidapipo

It seems like we are getting a late summer in Melbourne so it’s perfect timing for a post on a few of the best new gelati stores which have opened recently.  The thing I love about both Pidapipo in Carlton and Il Melograno in Northcote is they both serve their gelati up from covered stainless

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Wine Food Farmgate Trail on the Mornington Peninsula

Confit duck at Wine Food Farmgate

It doesn’t have to be summer to eat ice-cream is a well known rule at Chez Gourmet Chick.  I’ve got to add to that mantra that it doesn’t have to be Summer to head down to the beach.  I do love a bit of Mornington Peninsula action at all times of year and so was

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