Blog Profile / Melbourne Gastrome

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Archived Since:August 30, 2011

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My 43 favourite birthday cakes from the inaugural PANDSI Cake-Off

Over the eight years I wrote Melbourne Gastronome, I wrote several times about my love for the classic Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book. Waaay back in 2007 I wrote about the Facebook fan group I'd started, 'The...Show More Summary

A weekend in Tasmania, and the Red Velvet Lounge online auction fundraiser

The Guardian asked me to write a short piece about the food highlights from my recent weekend away in Hobart with my partner: you can read it here! And I don't think I mentioned it here on the blog, but I also contributed a few entries...Show More Summary

The Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book (Vintage Edition): Back by popular demand!

O FRABJOUS DAY! I normally don't promote products on the blog, but I'm breaking my rule because I'm so excited about this news: boys and girls, the ORIGINAL Australian Women's Weekly Children's Birthday Cake Book has been reprinted due...Show More Summary

Breakfast under the bridge, on Ponyfish Island

Ponyfish Island Southgate Footbridge, Melbourne (map) 0426 501 857 Open daily 8am-1am Ponyfish Island, the latest bar from "St Jerome" Borazio, is located under the Yarra Pedestrian Bridge connecting Southgate with Flinders Street Station. Show More Summary

MFWF 2011: Gourmet Traveller Roy Choi dinner at Coda

This year's Melbourne Food and Wine Festival was a MADCAP ten days for me, hence the radio silence here on the blog. In a blurred week of dining and wining (and cocktailing), the event I enjoyed most was the dinner hosted by GourmetShow More Summary

MFWF 2011: Sommeliers Australia Long Lunch

Another highlight of the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival for me was the Appropriately Long (Girl Power) Sommeliers Lunch, run by Sommeliers Australia. I was lucky enough to be invited along, and I brought best-friend-K along too. TheShow More Summary

MFWF 2011: The rest of the festival madness

Okay, here's one epic megapost covering the rest of what I got up to during the twelve action-packed days of this year's Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (apart from the Roy Choi dinner and the Sommeliers Australia Long Lunch which I've...Show More Summary

Quick tastes: a blog amnesty post

Time for another blog amnesty post! Here's an assortment of dishes I wanted to share on the blog, but rather than write individual posts I thought I'd stick them all together in the one place. Looking through the collection of photos, I realise that today's post has a strong focus on all sorts of weird and wonderful meats. Show More Summary

De Clieu and canelés de Bordeaux

De Clieu 187 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy (map) 9416 4661 Open daily 7am-5pm De Clieu opened nearly six months ago, a sibling cafe to Seven Seeds and Brother Baba Budan. Occupying the Gertrude Street corner site that used to house a real...Show More Summary

A silly little story

Don't you just hate it when you're unable to enjoy a gloriously sunny autumn afternoon because you're sick in bed with a fluey bug and a fever? There I was last Thursday: lying on my bed in my pajamas, listlessly trying to watch a DVD playing on my laptop but unable to concentrate on the shenanigans taking place at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce... Show More Summary

Spice in the northeast corner of the CBD

Almost while we weren't looking, the northeast corner of the CBD has undergone a bit of a renaissance over the last 12 months. You can now get top notch coffee at places like 65 Degrees and Padre's The League of Honest Coffee, and I've written before about the great quesadillas and wagyu burgers on offer at Trunk Diner. Show More Summary

Food on the Page - Moonee Valley Library Writers Panel

Just a quick note to let you know that I've been asked to speak on a writers panel: Moonee Valley Libraries hosts an annual writers panel and this year’s panel, "Food on the Page", is about food and writing. The discussion will beShow More Summary

The Little Mule: laneways, lunch and bicycles

The Little Mule Co Pty Ltd 19 Somerset Place, Melbourne (map) 9670 4904 website Open 7:30-3:30, Monday-Saturday Narrow laneway location. Minimalist warehouse chic fitout. Specialty coffee. Custom-made fixies. Drinking water out of jam jars. Show More Summary

A milestone, a giveaway and some Sydney Gastronome highlights

This evening Melbourne Gastronome reached one million hits! I was out having dinner with the charming J (he who always orders the most boring thing on the menu), and we happened to check the stat counter JUST as it ticked over to 1,000,000. Show More Summary

Nonna's fritole

This afternoon I went with my sister Birdie and her boyfriend to visit our gorgeous Nonna, Livia, for (Grand)Mother's Day. When we arrived, we discovered to our delight that she was making fritole for us. Fritole (depending on the dialect,...Show More Summary

Quick housekeeping post

Just a quick post to update you on two fronts: The Moonee Valley Library Writers Panel I've been asked to speak on this year is on this Saturday 14 May at 2pm, at the Sam Merrifield Library in Moonee Ponds. It's called "Food on the Page", is about food and writing, and will include Rita Erlich and Charmaine O'Brien, plus me. Show More Summary

The tale of Darac and the mystery dish

Darac Grill & Bar 51 A'Beckett Street, Melbourne (map) 9662 2441 Lunch Mon-Fri, dinner Mon-Sat From about Little Lonsdale Street in the CBD to Victoria Street in North Melbourne, the Queen Victoria Market district is increasingly becoming...Show More Summary

Golden Fields: first peek at Andrew McConnell's St Kilda restaurant

Golden Fields 157 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda (map) No phone website Bookings restricted to 8-14 people set banquets (book via email) Open noon-midnight, Tuesday-Sunday (from June, open for breakfasts Friday-Sunday) It hasn't officially...Show More Summary

Melbourne restaurants open on Monday nights

UPDATED 29/08/11: more than doubled the length of the list from 52 restaurants to 107! I've been meaning to write this post for over a year, but was prompted to do so today when my lovely friend H was racking her brains on Twitter trying to think of a nice restaurant where she could have a birthday dinner next Monday. Show More Summary

Starlight Five Chefs Gala Dinner 2011 Melbourne

Last week I was invited along by the Starlight Children's Foundation to attend the media launch for their major fundraising event of the year, the Starlight Five Chefs Gala Dinner at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne. It's a fundraiser I'm very...Show More Summary

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