Located in Chadstone Shopping Centre, Le Mille Creperie is a cute little outlet known predominantly for their stunning range of crepe cakes.Read More
Cuisine: Dessert, Gelato
Location: 299 Lygon Street, Carlton
Phone: 03 9347 4596
Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Ice Cream/Gelato
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
Read more about Harry's ice cream here.
Phone: 03 8199 1033
The brainchild of Luis Pampliega and Tamara Volkoff, owners of the much-loved Southgate Italian eatery Tutto Bene ARTUSI is a welcome addition to Southgate's dining precinct.
Our afternoon commenced with unctuous pieces of slow cooked ox tongue accompanied by perfectly oozy quail egg, fresh salsa verde and lemon EVOO. a The centrepiece ox tongue possessed a beautiful depth of flavour, with the acidity in the salsa verde helping to alleviate the richness of the decadent tongue.
Phone: 03 9663 1877
Cuisine: North American, Canadian
Yet another new addition to Southgate’s ever evolving dining precinct, Amarok Bar & Restaurant features a menu inspired by traditional North American and Canadian flavours whilst using the finest ingredients.
Phone: 03 9696 0111
Cuisine: Modern Australian
An expansive café and bar with floor to high ceiling windows overlooking the Yarra River, Bluetrain is a brilliant Melbourne meeting spot.
What: A three course journey throughout Southgate’s restaurant precinct, sampling unique presentations of world-class cuisines.
When: Sunday 15 June - Monday 4 August. 12pm Sundays & 7pm Mondays
Where: Southgate Restaurant and Shopping Precinct, on the south bank of the Yarra River, Melbourne
Cost: Choose from two three course dining options for $60pp or $85pp. Entrée and main courses each include a glass of wine and dessert is served with tea or coffee.
NB: Parking is available in Southgate’s Car Park off City Road / Southgate Avenue, $10 flat rate on weekends and after 4pm on Mondays.
Bookings: Online bookings only, at www.southgatemelbourne.com.au
Enquiries: Southgate Restaurant and Shopping Precinct, 03 9686 1000
Progressive Greek - A self-guided tour complete with detailed tasting notesWhen
Each restaurant will be pouring a different a Kir Yianni wine from Amyndeon for the month of July. Each wine will be matched to a small dish.Participating restaurants:
Longrain Melbourne Wine: 2013 Kir Yianni ‘Petra’
Recommended dish: Prawn salad with mint, chilli, lime and roasted rice.
Pei Modern Wine: 2012 Kir Yianni ‘Paranga’
Recommended dish: Duck Egg, Jerusalem Artichoke & Truffle (entrée) or the Beans a la Grec, Killara Rise Lamb (main).
Wine: 2012 Kir Yianni ‘Akakies Brut Rose’
Recommended dish: “Acropolis Now” strawberry mousse with coffee and mastic.