All posts tagged: food

Good Food Month 2018

Good Food Month presented by Citi returns to Melbourne in June with ten incredible featured events including an inspiring master-class, chef collaborations and flavour-packed parties. This year, the talent-filled, good-times-packed programme draws on the inspiration that fuels this great city, inviting food-lovers to re-imagine Melbourne’s buzzing dining scene over 30 delectable days. Venessa Cowell, Director of Food Events, Fairfax Media said: “Melbourne is an exciting and vibrant culinary mixing pot with an incredible diversity of revered chefs and restaurants that have earned their praise on the international food map. Melbournians really understand the significance of great food, and our 2018 programme celebrates the stories that go into producing a dish and the memories that are created once you taste it.” This year’s Good Food Month brings a Palm Springs-inspired pop-up restaurant to Federation Square from 13-23 June. Melbourne Palms will be an oasis for food enthusiasts right in the centre of Melbourne city, where guests can shrug off the Melbourne winter blues and be inspired by some of the country’s most exciting and award-winning chefs. …

Cluster Truck takes over the Gaso Kitchen

The Gasometer Hotel – Collingwood’s stalwart local known for its ever amazing line-up of live music – is partnering up with Melbourne’s food truck wranglers  Cluster Truck to bring you a gastronomical treat. Starting on  Wednesday 4th April and over the next 6 months, some of Melbourne’s best food truckers will be taking up residency in the Gaso kitchen and serving up their much loved fare to hungry punters. On the line-up ● April – Senor BBQ ● May – Lil’ Nom Noms ● June – Meat Me Here ● July – Dr Sous ● August – Twisted Fisherman ● September – Pearl of the Quarter “We’re shaking things up and giving the people what they asked for. We’re always dishing up fresh tunes for your ear holes, now we’ve got fresh flavours for your mouth holes.” – Clint Fisher, The Gasometer Hotel “Summer’s over buddies, but your taste buds don’t have to go without your favourite festival hunger busters. Grab a stool, a beer and enjoy the deliciouness from the comfort of the Gaso. You …

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 …

Jamaican Music and Food Fest

The pervasive cultural energy of Jamaica makes a triumphant return to Jamaican Music & Food Festival after a sell-out festival in 2016. This second audacious celebration will feature highly- charged performances from international headliner and Jamaican reggae superstar Bushman, and British-born artist Marvin Priest, son of Maxi Priest, alongside a top line-up of Australian talent all in one beautiful dockside location. Jamaican Music & Food Festival explores the rawest and realest corners of Jamaican culture with a uniquely Australian melting pot of world-class reggae, dancehall, ska, roots and dub talent over five stages; Fasmwa with More Judgement (Sydney), Basmati (Queensland), Mumma Trees and General Justice (Perth), PBS’s most respected radio mob Babylon Burning PBS host Jessie I, Top Ranking and Mohair Slim plus the strongest line- up of Reggae Queens Australia has ever known from Systa BB to Sista Itations, Miss Fee to pioneering DJ and absolute Boss Nadine King, infamous for supporting the likes of Lee Scratch Perry, Mad Professor and Sly and Robbie. 2017’s festival will see even more bars serving fine Red Stripe …

Sweet, Savoury, Special: September Edition

If you’re a Melbourne local, you know Winter is like a relative who overstays their welcome. You want to kick them out, but you know the minute things get tough (read: Our simmering summers) you’ll be begging them to come back. So while we wait for Auntie Winter to pack up her mothball suits of grey clouds and sudden sideways rain, let’s celebrate all the great things about Spring via this month’s edition of Sweet, Savoury, Special: Fresh flavour, shared experiences, and being a little more conscious of that waist line in preparation for summer. Sweet: Serotonin Eatery, Burnley Practically an institution in the #cleaneating tribes of Melbourne, Serotonin eatery is a trendy little space tucked away in Richmond’s sister suburb of Burnley. Only adding to their philosophy of “food that promotes serotonin (The chemical released when we feel happy)”, you’ll find this cafe next to the Golden Square Bicentennial Park, making this a good spot for a vegetarian feast with the kids. Serotonin gets our sweet pick for September thanks to it’s Positive Pancakes …

Sweet, Savoury, Special – June Edition

Variety is the spice of life – That’s why our foodies are always on the hunt for interesting faire and where to find it. Sweet, Savoury, Special is our top three picks for where to find something that suits whatever direction your palette is taking you.   SWEET: Lukumades, West Melbourne: Doughnuts are in and there is no stopping them. Up your game with Lukumades greek doughnuts, bite sized balls of pure love and lavish toppings served hot from this funky new West Melbourne spot. As founder Exarhos Sourligas said to Good Food “We only do one thing – but we do it really well”. Find Lukumades for your loukomades needs opposite Queen Victoria market for a sweet fix as you wander through. Where: 83 Peel St, West Melbourne VIC 3003 More: lukumades.com.au     SAVOURY Horn Please – Fitzroy: Based around the concept of “Indian with no boundaries” Horn Please separates itself from traditional Indian restaurants. Owner and head chef Amar Singh takes dishes from various regions of India, then makes them his own with …

Craft & Co pasta making workshop melbourne

Be a Pasta Master

Where can you find a place to learn, eat and drink? At The Craft & Co workshop! We attended their pasta making class, and gosh did we love it. Don, the head chef of the restaurant teaches you step by step how to make the perfect pasta at home. This informative class also provides you a booklet which you can take home. On top of everything, the décor of the restaurant is rustic and earthy. The class is held just in front of a room where they brew beer. The class begins with Don explaining how to perfect your pasta from making the dough. He gives you time to ask as many questions as you desire. (Here is a small tip from Don if you are unsure how much flour you need for just two people – 300 grams will be plenty!) Don then shows you how to make different types of pasta – spaghetti, tortellini, ravioli and more. The best part of the class is that you get a hands-on session and actually make …

Eat, drink, make & learn

Are you passionate about coffee making? Is it pasta you crave at the end of your long day? Ever wanted to master your home made coffee brewing skills? Or is indulging in cheese one of your daily routines? The Craft & Co, a collective leaning centre in Collingwood offers classes in all of these areas and more for those with an interest in the culinary and arts. The Craft & Co works with local producers in Melbourne and offers classes ranging from salami making, pasta making, coffee cupping, brewing for beginners, cheese making,  learning why bees matter so much or exploring the magic behind craft distillation. All classes are $75, 3-hours long and including a tasting, one in-house brewing beverage, questionnaires and hands-on experience. If you are unsure what class you should take, you can even try out their free pasta or wine making demo class on Sundays to get a feel for the courses. Here is a sneak peak of what you get from the classes: Pasta Making: All attendees enjoy freshly made pasta, …

Malaysia Street Festival

Taste authentic Malaysian food at the Malaysia Street Festival at the Queen Victoria Market this October. The day will filled with Malaysian culture and games with activities including a game of congkak, henna art, sarong tying, balloon making and cultural performances. Plus there’ll also be an ‘Amazing Race’ competition for the family to enjoy. Celebrating it’s 6th year, this festival welcomes all who are looking to experience the tastes and sounds of Malaysia When: 9am-4pm, 9 October Where: Queen Vic Markets Visit the website here.