Scandinavian style is huge in Melbourne cafe interiors at the moment so it’s good to see Scandi influences flowing through to cafe menus as well. SMAK House food has the Scandi interior nailed: it’s all Nordic whites and greys. Polished concrete is juxtaposed with white wire seating, timber finishes and hanging greenery. Think calm and
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
It’s not all just cocktails and dance floor action at The Emerson. This month Chandon is taking over The Emerson’s rooftop for “Chandon in the City” and I got invited along for a sneak preview of what’s on offer. There’s fabulous Chandon sparkling and wines along with a menu based on that served at Domaine
To say I was slightly excited about Entrecote opening in South Yarra is an understatement. You see Entrecote is “inspired” by legendary restaurant chain Le Relais de l’Entrecote in Paris. A meal at Le Relais is one of those must do Paris experiences. Around since 1959 the waitresses at Le Relais are kitted out in black
If I work up the motivation to walk or jog around Melbourne’s Tan I usually like to reward myself with lunch or at least a coffee. Up until recently the options were fairly limited but now wunder chef Shannon Bennett has taken over what used to be The Observatory cafe and transformed it into Jardin
Who needs to go to Sydney anymore? Now that Sydney’s amazing ice-cream store Gelato Messina and cult patisserie Zumbo have opened in Melbourne there’s no need to fly up to Sydney just for a sweet fix.
Confession time. I’d never actually been to Como House before this week. I must have driven past its high walls a million times, stuck in traffic on Punt Road. I even spent a good few Saturdays at Como park, just below Como House, watching Meat-and-Three-Veg play football back in the day. But I’d never actually
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.
Have you heard of the cronut? It’s a cross between a croissant and a donut. The combination and term “cronut” was invented by New York baker Dominique Ansel. Ansel worked as an executive pastry chef for Daniel Boulud for six years and created queues down the road to his bakery after coming up with the cronut.