Project281 is Connell McGrath and Sargon Michael’s (previous owners of The Glass Den Café) next big step in Melbourne’s café industry.Read More
Penny Black is a live music haunt and local drinking spot for those traversing down Sydney Road in Brunswick. We stopped by to try their dinner menu and for the launch of Bulldog Gin leading into the summer!Read More
One of the few restaurants in Melbourne to serve Peranakan or Nyonya cuisine, Fat Baba stands out from the crowd by taking guests on a flavour-packed journey using bold and authentic flavours.Read More
Phone: 03 9381 0898
Lady Carolina is set to host two major events this November, as well as feature at Melbourne’s Night Noodle Markets as a part of Good Food Month.
Lady Carolina will host renowned chef Diego Muñoz, head chef of La Barra, Casa Moreya and Astrid y Gaston, recently voted 14th in The World's 50 Best Restaurants 2015. Munoz spearheads the recent surge in Peruvian cuisine, famous for its cosmopolitan flavours and ingredients, the cuisine is the living legacy of a rich history.
La Barra with Diego Munoz – Sunday 22nd November
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Cost: $120 for a seated shared dinner paired with cocktails and wine
Venue: Lady Carolina Cevicheria, pisco bar and the paladar
Join Diego Muñoz as he creates muy rico dishes from his restaurant La Barra, renowned for its modern Peruvian fare. Expect to find refreshed Chifa and Nikkei dishes showcasing native Australian produce, local super foods and Amazonian like tropical fruits and vegetables from the hinterlands. The shared dinner hosted by Lady Carolina includes all dishes and accompanying beverages.
Crop Up! Peruvian Talk – Sunday 15th November
Cost: $17.00 adults/children free
Venue: Immigration Museum
Diego Muñoz will join Pastuso's head chef Alejandro Saravia in a panel discussion as part of Good Food Month about the significance of seeds, grains and berries in various cultures. Diego talks about his fusion of Peruvian and Asian flavours that he will be showcasing at the Lady Carolina pop up stall at the Night Noodle Markets.
Night Noodle Market - November 12–29
Venue: Birrarung Marr, Melbourne
Paul and Diego will go head to head in a battle between Chifa vs Nikkei. Be a part of the audience to taste which of these Peruvian-Asian cuisines will win!
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Lady Carolina.
Chef Matt Wilkinson has unveiled a new menu for Jack Horner – the Brunswick East canteen/kitchen/grocery store he opened with Pope Joan/Hams and Bacon business partner Ben Foster in May 2015.Read More
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Mr & Mrs Howell.
Shinwa boasts some of the best yakitori that Melbourne has to offer. We absolutely loved their range of grilled skewers. Without exception, each skewer had been sufficiently seasoned and was wonderfully flavoursome and displayed a delectable outer charring courtesy of having benefited from the perfect time on the grill.
Our dinner ended on a sweet note with the Kokutou manjyu, a delightful Japanese brown sugar and red bean cake. Shinwa’s rendition of this traditional dessert was beautifully light and fluffy and when eaten with the creamy sesame ice cream, was a little piece of heaven.
Cuisine: Tapas, Bar, Italian
Phone: 03 9417 7775
Cuisine: Bakery, Breakfast/Brunch, Coffee
While this degree of success would leave most content, after 16 months of focusing on his breads and baking, Brenton closed the doors to customers for a gastronomic intermission whilst he worked to refresh and reinvent Rustica to be the café he envisioned.
We particularly enjoyed Rustica’s award-winning passionfruit tart. The pastry was desirably short, light and crisp and the passionfruit curd was delectable and struck the right balance between sweet and sour.
In the next few weeks, Rustica will be extending their evening hours during Fri/Sat nights to encourage dinner diners in the area to have a delicious, dessert experience along with Roastcraft coffee or a glass of wine from their new wine list featuring wild yeast fermented wines. We look forward to returning to Rustica to sample their new dinner menu.
Phone: 03 9380 4060
Cuisine: Coffee, Modern Australian, Bakery
Overall Impression: 6.5/10