He’s back! Melbourne had mourned the absence of legendary French chef Philippe Mouchel after the closure of PM24 but now he has returned to the city with his own restaurant. In Melbourne at least Philippe Mouchel is in the Madonna category of only needing the one name, his new restaurant is simply called “Philippe”. Located
Tasmania has been having a moment for a while now. All that clean air and fresh and fabulous produce is a great lure for foodies but two people who were onto Tassie well before the rest of us are Peter Leary and Philip Kennedy, the owners of Pure South Dining restaurant in Southbank. Pure South
South Melbourne market institution Simply Spanish is in the city as well for when you need your tapas fix. I was invited there on a Friday night for an early dinner with Mr Meat-and-Three-Veg before we headed to see North by North West (which I highly recommend, go if you can get tickets). The
“Still or sparkling?” is the standard question at restaurants when you sit down. But at Saké underneath Melbourne’s Arts Centre the question is “Wine or saké?”. This is one Japanese restaurant which prides itself in getting diners to try its namesake drink.