Top 10 events to look forward to at the 2017 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Held from 31 March – 9 April, the upcoming 2017 Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) sounds as if it will be the long-standing festival’s biggest yet. Currently in its 25th year, the annual festival has come a long way from its humble beginnings as a small 12 event program back in 1993. Nowadays, the MFWF consists of more than 200 events, featuring world renowned food and wine experts including award-winning chefs, winemakers, authors, critics, fresh food producers, and more. ... Read More | Share it now!

Tommy Ruff fish bar opens in Windsor (Melbourne)

After making a name for themselves in the Melbourne suburbs of Mordialloc and Elsternwick, Tommy Ruff are kick-starting the new year by branching out their popular fish bar to the Windsor end of Chapel Street. Designed by Studio Equator, the latest venue to the growing name features pastel coloured walls reminiscent of the beach and oak-wood furnishings topped with quirky interior accessories such as colourful water jugs in the shape of giant fish while nets and ropes line the walls.... Read More | Share it now!

William Grant & Sons appoint their 100th ambassador

As part of their international spirits ambassador programme, luxury spirits company William Grant & Sons have selected Australian award-winning bartender Richard Blanchard as their 100th ambassador. Appointed as the Glenfiddich Ambassador after working for the brand as a “whisky specialist” for the past three years, Blanchard will be responsible for growing the iconic single-malt Scotch whisky’s brand within Australian and New Zealand.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: QT Hotel’s Pascale Bar and Grill – CBD (Melbourne)

With its industrial-chic interior design inspired by the ‘Paris end’ of Collins Street, QT Melbourne’s signature restaurant, Pascale Bar and Grill feels almost tailor made for Melbourne foodies who love a fashionable and luxurious fine-dining experience. Everything in the dimly-lit restaurant; from the stuffed peacock, the grand staircase adorned with a plush sapphire-blue carpet, right down to the comfortable brown leather chairs surrounding dark unclothed tables, oozes sophistication and class. However, due to the upbeat hip-hop and R&B bumping in the background, the restaurant manages to strike a unique atmospheric balance between lush and hipster-friendly.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: Hot Sauce at QT Hotel – CBD (Melbourne)

Melbourne is a lively city renowned for its ever-changing laneways full of hidden cafes and bars. So it’s only natural for QT Melbourne, the city’s newest hotel to create their very own laneway getaway. Tucked into Portland Lane, just around the corner from the main entrance of the hotel lobby, Hot Sauce is a brand new laneway bar that combines stylish signature cocktails with the delicious flavours of Japanese and Korean street food.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Fish & Burger Co. – Doncaster East (Melbourne)

This Saturday 12th of November, The Fish & Burger Co., one of Melbourne’s newest burger joints will be celebrating their first birthday. Since opening in late 2015, the locally owned restaurant’s photo-ready super milkshakes and gourmet burgers have helped it gather quite a following on social media. Almost every burger-loving foodie in town had mentioned the restaurant, so we went to go see if the popular eatery could live up to its social media hype.... Read More | Share it now!

Review: The Crux & Co. – CBD (Melbourne)

Setting up a brand new café directly opposite The Kettle Black, – one of Melbourne’s most popular gourmet cafés – is a bold move, but that’s exactly what Kevin Li (Lights in the Attic, 3Lives) did with his newest project The Crux & Co. Located on the ground floor of The Emerald Apartment on Albert Road, The Crux & Co. is a uniquely modern café and patisserie, where the rich and buttery pastries of the West come to meet the tangy savoury flavours of Korea.... Read More | Share it now!