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The Super Mario Odyssey high tea

During the December and January school holidays from Thursday 28 December 2017 until Wednesday 31 January 2018, The Langham, Melbourne will present a Super Mario Odyssey-themed high tea at the hotel’s luxurious Aria lounge that ties in with the launch of the latest instalment in the Super Mario franchise, Super Mario Odyssey for Nintendo Switch. Little Langham high tea lovers and adults alike will be treated to a selection of sweets inspired by the Mario’s CAP-tivating, globetrotting adventures in Super Mario Odyssey. The highly-anticipated video game is already shaping up to be the hottest Nintendo Switch release of the holiday season. From Gold Coin cupcakes and Toad mushroom macarons, to Mystery Block lamingtons and Power Moon cookies, the menu is full of treats straight from the Mushroom Kingdom….and other exotic locales! The Super Mario Odyssey high tea also features Princess Peach muffins and Cappy toasties, delicate cucumber-ribbon sandwiches and the perennial kid’s favourite combination of ham and cheese, served with raspberry cordial or hot chocolate. The children’s high tea is $39.00 per child or $49.00 …

Take a ride on Tram 96

Melbourne loves a good tram route and one of our favourites is Tram 96. it is one of Melbourne’s busiest tram routes and will take you to many of Melbourne’s popular tourist attractions such as St Kilda Beach, South Melbourne Market and into suburban Brunswick East. Whether you travel north to Brunswick East or south to St Kilda, we’ll guide you to the local cafes, mainstream shops and the must see spots while on route. So grab your Myki card and get onboard. Head North to Brunswick East. Grab your morning coffee and something to eat at Self Preservation a creative and inviting space that sells more than just coffee, just a short walk from tram stop 9. It is one vibrant yet relaxing place where you get to enjoy one of Melbourne’s best coffees, fresh seasonal dishes while you take in the showcases of local jewellers and artists. After a satisfying breakfast, jump on the tram towards Brunswick East and hop off at stop 12. Here you will find Melbourne Museum with something suitable …

Review – Hash Specialty Coffee

Right next to Camberwell Market, you’ll find Hash Specialty Coffee where the amazing Hot Hash Chocolate is. This signature drink looks as impressive as it tastes. Let the rich dark chocolate hits you as you wake up your taste bugs. Our big tips for you would be to pour the hot chocolate slowly and ask for some warm milk on the side to add in. The produces are all freshly bought from the Camberwell Market, even the flowers on the table are fresh from the florist next door. It is a great place for a catch up over the weekend, or for a quick scrumptious work lunch. The cafe is suitable for all weather conditions, sunny or rain; Hash Specially Coffee is right under the roof in the alleyway. The cafe is famous for French Toasted Bacon Croissant because it is the perfect combination of sweet and salty. We also love their Sautéed mixed Asian Mushrooms. It is different from other cafes where they serve filed mushrooms. This dish is healthy, earthy and one of …

Taste of Melbourne

A​ ​colourful​ ​collision​ ​of​ ​​art,​ ​entertainment​ ​and​ ​food​​ ​will​ ​transform​ ​the​ ​MCG’s​ ​Yarra​ ​Park​ ​from 30​ ​November​ ​to​ ​3​ ​December​ ​2017​ ​as​ ​​Taste​ ​of​ ​Melbourne​ ​in​ ​partnership​ ​with​ ​Electrolux prepares​ ​a​ ​feast​ ​for​ ​all​ ​senses​ ​with​ ​​world-first,​ ​top​ ​secret​ ​collaborations​​ ​from​ ​the​ ​city’s favourite​ ​chefs,​ ​artists​ ​and​ ​musicians. By​ ​day,​ ​families,​ ​foodies​ ​and​ ​curious​ ​shoppers​ ​will​ ​meander​ ​through​ ​laneways​ ​of​ ​more​ ​than 100​ ​artisan​ ​producers​ ​and​ ​gather​ ​for​ ​gourmet​ ​picnics.​ ​By​ ​night,​ ​the​ ​park’s​ ​canopy​ ​of​ ​trees will​ ​glow​ ​with​ ​glittering​ ​and​ ​neon​ ​lights​ ​as​ ​delicious​ ​dishes​ ​and​ ​drinks​ ​traverse​ ​the​ ​festival. Taste​ ​Festival​ ​Australia​ ​director​ ​Kristy​ ​Austin​ ​said​ ​this​ ​year’s​ ​festival​ ​embraced​ ​Melbourne’s creative​ ​heartbeat​ ​to​ ​celebrate​ ​good​ ​taste​ ​in​ ​its​ ​many​ ​manifestations. In​ ​the​ ​festival’s​ ​spirit​ ​of​ ​creative​ ​fusions,​ ​top​ ​chefs​ ​will​ ​collaborate​ ​with​ ​graffiti​ ​artists, designers​ ​and​ ​sculptors​ ​in​ ​secret​ ​kitchens​ ​and​ ​studios​ ​around​ ​the​ ​city​ ​to​ ​concoct​ ​unique creations​ ​revealed​ ​throughout​ ​the​ ​festival. To​ ​complete​ ​the​ ​visual​ ​feast,​ ​paper​ ​engineer​ ​Benja​ ​Harney​ ​was​ ​commissioned​ ​to encapsulate​ ​Taste​ ​Festivals​ ​in​ ​paper​ ​form,​ ​from​ ​zucchini​ ​flowers​ ​in​ ​a​ ​forest​ ​of​ ​mushrooms and​ ​gold-flaked​ ​meringue​ ​to​ …

East Malvern​ Food and Wine Festival

Mark your diaries because the 2nd annual East Malvern Food & Wine Festival will be held again on this Sunday 19 November 2017 from 10:30am to 5:30pm. Last year more than 3000+ Melbourne foodies and wine lovers flocked to picturesque Central Park, East Malvern for an amazing day, sipping and savouring over 100 wines and an extensive array of invited local and regional culinary exhibitors and artisan producers of international cuisines. This year a vast range of exquisite wineries from more than 15 Bendigo and Heathcote regions including Balgownie Estate, Red Edge, Silver Spoon, Lome Vineyard, Burnt Acre, Noble Red, Coliban Valley, Mount Burrumboot Estate, Glenwillow Estate, Mount Camel Winery, Tellurian Wines and Farmer and the Scientist will be showcased. There will also be a new local craft beer and cider producer alley featuring Two Birds Brewing, Barrow Boys Brewing, Bad Shepherd Brewing Co and Captain Vanzibar. So come and enjoy a unique and intimate experience, meet the passionate winemakers and brewers and learn about, taste and purchase their premium award-winning wines and ales. Feast from local Melbourne favourite food trucks and pop-up restaurant stalls including Richmond Oysters & Seafood Tapas, That’s …

Review: California Burgers

What’s the one thing that California and California Burgers have in common? You’ll find great burgers there! After extensive travel, sampling all that California has to offer and taking inspiration from many different burger joints including ‘In n Out’ Theo and the team have definitely hit the nail on the head. Everything is prepared fresh on the premises throughout the day, (apart from the buns… hey they can’t be good at everything!) and Theo makes and bashes all of the beef patties himself, approximately 9000 a week! That’s a lot of burgers!! The menu is simple, but don’t let that fool you, there is still plenty to choose from with each of them offering something different – all of which are delicious. Our top picks are the L.A.X – which gives you twice the yumminess, the Venice – adding a surprise tropical twist and if burgers aren’t your thing then try the Crompton (chicken) burger it’s delightful. Open every night of the week until late, so if you find yourself in Windsor on an evening …

Paris to Provence

Want to travel to France the last weekend of November? Good choice, as Christmas markets are booming during this period. Your ID will never be ready on time, “Dommage, mais c’est la vie” as we said in the “langue de Molière”. Except if you drive to the Como House and Garden. Upon arrival process to the cashier and get your ticket… no ID required…, and let the magical Paris to Provence comes to you. Each year in November the Como House and Garden transforms into a whimsical French popup village for three days and puts together more than 70 stalls and exhibitors representing everything French in Melbourne, ranging from French food, travel and tourism, children activities, boutique, brocante, lifestyle and furthermore. If you love France and its culture come along to polish your French skills, network with other Frenchies, watch, touch, smell and taste all that embodies France and be immersed in a vibrant and lively French village atmosphere. This year, the festival will honour Coco Chanel with a unique exhibition in Como House’s Boudoir, Grand …