Let them eat croissants! Gontran Cherrier Boulangerie

Pain au chocolat at Gontran Cherrier

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

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Cocktail and dessert experiments at The Noble Experiment

Ceviche scallops at The Noble Experiment

The Noble Experiment is conducting its own little experiment on Smith Street as a bar/restaurant. It’s trying to do the slashie thing where it straddles both cocktails and food.  I was invited to try it out last week when the rain was pelting down and The Noble Experiment was a welcome refuge with its warm

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Top three BBQ joints in Melbourne

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As Australians we think we’re pretty handy around a BBQ.  But there are three countries which leave our love of a hot grill in their wake: Argentina, Brazil and the United States.  Luckily for lovers of the BBQ a few new BBQ joints have opened in town recently.  I’ve already covered Melbourne’s excellent Argentinian BBQ

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Showing off Melbourne at Saint Crispin

Eel croquettes at Saint Crispin

It’s interesting seeing your home city through an outsiders perspective.  The lovely Niamh, a friend from London and author of Eat Like a Girl, was in Melbourne last week for a press trip and the pressure was on to find the perfect spot for a dinner catch up.  I settled on Saint Crispin in Smith

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