So much for my monthly round up of hot new openings, after being invited to check out Donovan Cooke’s return to Melbourne restaurants with Ryne I felt it deserved its own post. First of all, the space in North Fitzroy is gorgeous. There are tall windows, soaring ceilings with polished concrete floors and slabs of
It’s a big birthday month in our family with the three of us all in quick succession. MTV’s birthday is in serious danger of being completely eclipsed by our daughters but this year we still celebrated by booking in a babysitter and heading out to dinner at Chianti Bistro in Clifton Hill. The restaurant could
I’m heading off on holidays to Europe for a few weeks. I can’t wait to catch up with family in Ireland, friends in London and put in some serious pasta and gelati eating time in Italy. It’s not that long a trip so I can’t really claim I’ll get homesick for Melbourne, but if I
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.
The chaotic roads in India are strictly organised according to a hierarchy of size (cyclo, tuk tuk, car, bus, truck then cow) and of horn. A reminder of the hierarchy is painted on the back of every truck and bus – a cheery “Horn Please!” – which makes it the perfect name for an Indian