The story goes like this. Passionate owner Carmel Pietromartire leaves her corporate high flying life to pursue her love for food and wine. The result? Spencer & Co Wine Bar Provedore - a wonderfully cosy haven for cheese and wine lovers.Read More
Gastrology recently took part in St Kilda Tourism Association’s inaugural St Kilda Culinary Amazing Race Around The Globe which was organised by the lovely Jessica Williams from Tyrrell Publicity & Promotions.
Phone: 03 9534 2972
Cuisine: Bakery, Coffee, Desserts/Ice Cream
Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
We were greeted at Babu Ji by owner Jesse and their Head Chef – alongside Hindu Disco music and quirky images of 1970s porno-moustached “Babus”.
The first course of Papdi Chaat, also known as India's "nachos and salsa", comprised of a generous shared plate of chickpea crisps, coriander salsa, potato and chickpeas, tamarind drizzles and yoghurt. It was absolutely delicious. With a slight kick and beautiful marrying of textures and flavours, we could not help going back for more.
The Yoghurt Kebab was outstanding. A plump fritter-like sphere sitting atop a bright pink, unctuous sauce, we loved the balance between sweet and savoury that the dish struck.
Phone: 03 9534 1212
Cuisine: Japanese, sushi
Phone: 03 9534 2922
Cuisine: Modern Australian, Coffee, Breakfast/Brunch, Desserts/Ice Cream
After 2 lunches, we welcomed a caffeine hit at Il Fornaio.
Phone: 03 9534 5229
Phone: 03 9537 2225
Cuisine: Cheese, Coffee, Desserts/Ice Cream, Wine Bar
Phone: 03 9525 3999
Cuisine: Italian, Cocktails