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Cafe Vue

December 6, 2010


Strapped for cash, but the urge for a gourmet working lunch led me to Café Vue (430 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC)? Nestled between its older siblings, Vue de monde and Bristro Vue, Café Vue is the most accessible (read cheapest) and most causal way to experience something from Shannon Bennett’s kitchen. It’s a small […]

China Red

December 2, 2010


Not satisfied with the raging success of their HuTong Dumplings enterprise, the founders have branched out to give us China Red (6/206-218 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC). I’m not sure why they decided to give the new venture a new name – to provide a sense of brand/market differentiation perhaps? Food wise, it’s pretty similar. Northern […]


November 1, 2010


Since I’ve already teased you with a little intro to Passionflower (2/168 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC) in a previous post, it’s probably good form to follow up with an actual entry about the place. This company started up in Sydney, and in fact my first couple of visits to Passionflower was at Sydney’s Captiol Square. It’s predominately an […]

Gills Diner

October 14, 2010


What an unassuming name: Gills Diner (360 Little Collins Street, Melbourne VIC). Perhaps I’ve been overexposed to American TV shows/movies and the like, but the word ‘diner’ conquers up images of a slightly rundown roadside house that would typically serve up tepid filtered coffee and soggy hamburgers off a dingy old grill. The look would […]

Taste of Melbourne 2010

August 28, 2010


In a city obsessed with food – good food, and where to find it, it was little surprise that the Taste of Melbourne food festival/exhibition drew a big crowd on Friday night. $27.50 (or $30 at the door) buys you entry with food and drinks extra. Luckily for me, I managed to score some free […]


August 15, 2010


Seems like the only topic on my mind is food these days…or the only topic I seem to think is worth blogging about. This weekend was a venture to Syracuse (23 Bank Place, Melbourne VIC), a quaint wine bar/dining hall. To be honest, I haven’t heard about this place before, despite it having been around […]