All posts tagged: food

Melbourne Food Porn Festival

You know them well. They’re the ones who have to take a photo of every dish before you dig in. The ones who have to get the perfect angle of every dish and when they show you their photos, you wonder why yours never turn out the same. And it turns out that the more we shoot and share our food, the more chefs keep making crazier and crazier dishes to capitalise. Everybody wins! To help showcase the most stunning foodporn images captured by photographers at some of the best eateries around Melbourne, our friends at Yelp are hosting Australia’s first-ever Food Porn Festival in Melbourne. The Festival exhibition will showcase the 40 best foodporn photos from photo-obsessed Melburnians. There’ll also be a swag of awesome prizes for the top winners, including a stay at the Adelphi hotel (plus dinner and breakfast for two), a degustation for two people at Taxi Kitchen, a coffee masterclass with St Ali’s Ben Morrow, who recently won top prize at the 2016 London. If you know someone who is food-obsessed enter them in …

Melbourne Food & Wine Festival

Melbourne foodies, get ready for a gastronomical heaven at the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival kicking off later this week. Since launching in 1993 with a modest program of 12 events, the festival has grown to over 200 events with something for everyone’s taste. Here’s our pick of the top events you can’t miss which you can still get tickets for: River Graze – 4 March – 6 March Sample the River Graze, kicking off the 2016 Festival’s Opening Weekend. Graze your way through the weekend along the Yarra River with a variety of culinary hot-spots, free entertainment, regional flavours, and water ferries to get you from one spot to another. Gourmet Cinemas – 2 March – 6 March If there’s two things that Melburnians love, it is food and film so when they’re combined, it’s the ultimate Melbourne experience. Each  Gourmet Cinema session will be presented by one of five iconic Melbourne restaurants (Epocha, Le Bon Ton, Mamasita, European and Baby), who will curate a cinematic food journey inspired by a film favourite (The …

Parlour Tea Room

I’ll take my tea with cheese please!

We’ve got to admit that when we think of cheese the first thing that we think of pairing it with is certainly not tea. However, as you know the We Know Melbourne team can’t stay away from cheese, it’s our Kryptonite and so one rainy Sunday afternoon we decided to try out the Porcelain Tea Parlour. The Porcelain Tea Parlour is located on Johnston St, Carlton, just a couple minutes walk from the Lygon main strip. It’s easy to miss if you’re not looking out for it, but we can smell a good cheese a mile away. Open till late every night, it’s the perfect spot for a night out (if you don’t want a boozy night). The interiors feel like you’ve entered someone’s cosy lounge room with a big chesterfield couch in the middle and a couple of tables filling the rest of the floor. Make sure to check out all the ceramic tea pots lined up on the wall, the variety is outstanding! The area doesn’t fit too many people in, which we …

Melbourne Winter Markets

Winter Night Markets

Returning for it’s fourth year, the Winter Night Market kicked off on Wednesday. Despite the extra chill in the air that night, the market still packed a crowd. Under the sheds there were a wide range of stalls from street food  to craft and design, and of course mulled wine. It could of been the fact that the weather seemed extra cold that night, but the line up for food was never too long (unlike the summer markets) and there was always a seat available. Our favourite stalls of the night would have to be Smoke City Burners (for all the meat eaters),  Little Mushroom Co (for the vegos) and of course the mulled wine stall. (We were too full to try the deep fried oreos from Taki’s Balls!). The Winter Night Market runs every Wednesday until August 26. Read more here.

Belleville Chicken

Did somebody say chicken?

Your WKM team visit the hottest new venue in town where the humble chook is king! There’s an old adage in hospitality that you shouldn’t try and be all things to all people. Pick something that you are good at and work at perfecting that offering. In the case of Belleville, the hippest new Bar/Restaurant in town, that special offering is just one dish; rotisserie cooked chicken! The Belleville team are pretty serious when it comes to their chooks. They only use organic free range chickens and their giant rotisserie has been specially imported from Brazil. Ordering is easy, just choose a size (quarter, half or whole), choose a sauce (mild gravy, medium ginger and coriander, or hot ssamjang) and choose some sides.  They also have a range of Asian influenced snacks that you can add to your meal. When the WKM team went there we decided to get a side dish to complement our deliciously flavoursome whole chicken so we ordered some extra chicken! Our side was spicy popcorn chicken nuggets with a delicious …