All posts filed under: Eat

Fine Food Australia 2018, taking hospitality industry to another level

Every September, Fine Food Australia celebrates the country’s incredibly diverse and dynamic foodservice industry, and this year the show returns on 10 – 13 September 2018 to our nation’s biggest foodie capital – Melbourne. Fine Food Australia is the largest food trade show in the Southern Hemisphere – combining 1,000+ exhibitors with thousands more products. Every year the event draws on international and home-grown exhibitors, trends and innovations to be the one-stop destination to help you keep your finger on the industry’s pulse. The event covers every facet of the industry, including the latest in food and specialty tastes, healthy living, bakery equipment and ingredients, packaging, catering and hospitality equipment, international food, drinks, fit-out and design, and retail technology. Regularly attracting an audience in excess of 24,000, the continued level of support of the event from the foodservice, hospitality and retail sectors nationally makes Fine Food Australia the annual go-to destination for any business operating in the food industry. In 2018, the industry’s most important event brings a mix of old favorites and new attractions to …

Meet the Makers of Pure South

A special event at Pure South Dining Hosted by Josef Chromy Wines and two of Tasmania’s most sought after ethical farmers.   Josef Chromy Wines winemaker Jeremy Dineen, together with two of the south’s most unique ethical, free-range farmers will host an intimate dinner showcasing the best of Tasmania’s wine and food on Friday 7 September. Meet the Makers of Pure South is an exclusive event encompassing the entire Pure South Dining room upstairs, and is expected to sell out. Attendees will meet and receive expert tasting notes directly from some of Australia’s most acclaimed farmer/producers and winemakers. Pioneer farmers Rob Nichols (Nichols Ethical Free-Range Poultry) and Guy Robertson (Mount Gnomon Farm) will tell the story of their exceptional and much coveted produce.    “Rob Nichols is a farmer who is an inspiration to other farmers, such is the strength of his ethical farming practices. His portable chicken coops and rotating free-range pastures is not only more sustainable, but also produces a superior flavour. His chicken is some of the best you’ll find in the world,” says Pure South Dining’s owner Philip …

Lost Picnic Melbourne 2018

Bohemian outdoor music and food experience, Lost Picnic Melbourne, has brought on board Melbourne’s finest restaurant and food vendors to create a food line up as impressive as its music. Festival goers can choose from array of pop up restaurants, food trucks and hampers from the likes of Caravan of Caviar, Annam, French Saloon, Pho Nom, Beatbox Kitchen, Naughty Frenchy and St Gerry’s – all serving up picnic-perfect fare to a backdrop of Australia’s best music talent. Lost Picnic Melbourne will be make its debut at Melbourne’s Flemington Nursery on 7 October and will feature an incredible line up including Tash Sultana, Meg Mac, Marlon Williams, Odette, Sons of the East, Big Words and Hot Potato Band. Gastronomy food fare Lost Picnic has rounded up Melbourne’s most popular food trucks to appear this year, with Beatbox Kitchen, Curry Up Now, Melbourne Paella Company, Royal Stacks, the Schnitzel Republic, Taco Truck, The Gozleme Station and The Kraken Squid set to serve up delicious street fare including paella, salt & pepper squid, gozleme, burgers and Indian. Alongside …

Hot Pot at Master Den’s

Melbourne, you’d be safe and warm this Winter if you are at Mater Den’s. This secretive poppu uppu (Japanese translation of pop-up) down Flinders Lane provides great service, amazing Melbourian vibe and most importantly; mouth watering hot pots! Walk pass Fonda towards Spring Street and then pass the parking lot. Just when you wonder where Master Den is, you’ll see white posters pasted in a small hole in the wall. Yep, there it is, Melbourne’s little secret hot pot place, available this Winter only. The most Melbourne thing about it is that you’d need to BUZZ to get in. #VIPeveryday At Mater Den’s, they cater for beef lovers, seafood eaters and vegetarian dieters. Menu changes daily because at Mater Den, they only serve the best cut of beef and freshest seafoods. Enjoy a drink or two? We highly recommend getting their Hot Pot matching drink selection, especially paired to the hot pot flavour you choose. The drink selection starts you off with a beer, follow by sake and finish off your night with a glass …

A TASTE OF TASMANIA ARRIVES IN THE HEART OF MELBOURNE

The annual VIN Diemen festival will return to Melbourne on Sunday 12 August and for the first time will be hosted at Pure South Dining for one true Tasmanian experience, celebrating the region’s exceptional food and wine culture. Brought to life by Wine Tasmania, in partnership with master of events Revel, better known for the world’s biggest Pinot festival, Pinot Palooza, VIN Diemen will give guests an opportunity to explore Tasmania’s culinary delights without leaving the city. Tasmania is Australia’s hidden gem, where the wild meets a cool, calm and collected climate with an abundance of natural beauty. This year, VIN Diemen Melbourne will showcase the unparalleled quality of Tasmania’s wine and food, with an extended line-up of the island’s leading vintners paired with Pure South Dining’s artisan producers. Guests can enjoy a glass of sparkling on arrival before winding their way through each region, tasting an array of varieties from every corner of the island. The day will welcome over 20 Tasmanian wine producers featuring 100 different wines from the likes of Tolpuddle, Moorilla, …

The best hot chocolates in Melbourne

Oh Winter… sometimes you wonder if you actually hate this cold season or in fact love it to bits. Despite the coldness, there are a few things we know you love about Melbourne Winter – the fashion, the mulled wine and of course the hot chocolates. We have hand picked our top five favourite venues in Melbourne, where the best hot chocolates are served. Warm up this winter with our favourites below and tell us which one is your favourite, or maybe share YOUR favourite hot chocolate venue with us if it is not already mentioned below! Atypic Chocolate, South Melbourne Based out of South Melbourne Market, Atypic follow a profound ‘bean-to-bar’ process, showing off the chocolate making process through their street facing window. They welcome picky patrons, inviting you to customise your winter warmer by selecting your milk and your chocolate blend. Make your selection from white chocolate matcha, Solomon Island dark chocolate, spicy dark chocolate or a seasonal dark chocolate blend and enjoy. More info: here. Little Big Sugar Salt, Abbotsford Looking for …

HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL 2018

Australia’s most decadent food event returns this August with a month long, Hot Chocolate Festival set to warm up visitors to Victoria’s Bells Beach or Yarra Valley regions. Lovers of hot chocolate will have 31 different reasons to brave the winter chills and venture to the Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie or the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie for this seasonal celebration of a winter warming favourite. European Chocolatiers at each destination have devised 31 different flavours over 31 days in August – with eight different hot chocolate creations introduced each week. A couverture chocolate base, seasonal and exotic ingredients, fresh herbs from the kitchen garden and inspiration from local surrounds will take the classic chocolate and milk combination to hot new heights. Expect temptations such as decadent Hazelenutella, Piping Pistachio, Heavenly Chestnut, Triple Chocolate Brownie, Mint Madness, Cookies and Cream, spicy Pumpkin Chai and even Smashed Avocado and a Black Sesame Crunch, while a collection of showstoppers will get temperatures rising when hot chocolates get adventurous and interactive with elements such as exploding marshmallows, melting chocolate discs …