Thursday, 26 November 2015

IN SEASON - Australian Cherries

Did you know that the Australian cherry season lasts only 100 days?

Last weekend we joined Prahran Market and the Victorian Cherry Association to welcome the 2015 Victorian cherry season.

Prahran Market vendors got creative with cherry inspired recipes and the likes of Doughboys Donuts and Naughty Boy Cafe joined the fun with popup stalls selling special edition donuts and shakes.

Doughboy Donuts

Sunday, 22 November 2015

FRANKIE SAYS: new restaurant in Richmond to enjoy warm al fresco afternoons

The vibe the owners were going for was to make you feel as confortable and relaxed as you would in your own living room. Only - small detail - the view from your living room just got seriously upgraded.

Saturday, 21 November 2015

RSPCA Choose Wisely - Animal welfare campaign

Hi guys!

Today I thought I'd take a break from the regular restaurant review/ recipe posts and share something a bit different.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

SUPERNORMAL - Chef Andrew McConnell's new restaurant in Melbourne

180 Flinders Lane, Melbourne - ph (03) 9650 8688

Supernormal is Chef Andrew McConnell's newest Asian inspired restaurant.

Readers of this blog will know that we are fans of Andrew McConnell's food and have tried all his other restaurants Builder's Arms, Moon Under Water and Cutler and Co before. I love it that each of his restaurants offers a quite distinct dining experience, but they all share the same trendy-yet-relaxed vibe about them.

I like Supernormal's sleek, slightly quirky Japanese design and the open plan space. Supernormal is super trendy, yet you still feel like a guest coming for a special meal at someone's house.

We tried Supernormal's set menu in this visit. At $65 a head for 7 courses including dessert, I thought this was great value.


Tuesday, 3 November 2015

BEST BAKERIES IN MELBOURNE - My top 5 favourite places


There is nothing like the smell of fresh bread and the taste of warm bread with a dash of butter.

Good sourdough bread is an artform. It takes lots of time and effort to make, and you can definitely taste the difference between artisan and commercial bread.

Best sourdough bakeries in Melbourne

I'm a bread aficionado and people always ask where I get my loaves from. Here is shortlist of my favourite (it was hard to choose!) bakeries in and around Melbourne.

Monday, 2 November 2015


106/108 Chestnut St, Cremorne - (03) 9428 8010

As with many of the best restaurants in Melbourne, Denis the Menace is a hidden gem tucked away in a narrow Cremone laneway.

It's unlikely you would ever 'just happen to be passing by' this really cool cafe; you need to know where you are going and make an effort to get there. And when you do, the reward is a spacious, brightly lit and welcoming cafe serving excellent food and coffee. Worth the effort.

Cumquat trees inside Denis the Menace cafe