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Jade Solomon

Jade Solomon

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Jade is a food-obsessed, dog-loving, word-nerd and freelance writer, who is dedicated to tracking down Melbourne’s most enchanting dining experiences. As passionate about finding the perfect hot chip as she is about a fine-dining degustation menu, Jade can’t resist waiting in a line for the latest food of the moment, and feels personally offended by a bad meal.

After two-too-many years of freezer meals and soggy take out, Jade is literally and metaphorically hungry to devour everything delicious that Melbourne has to offer, and is passionate about getting Melbournian’s as pumped up as she is to get back out there to enjoy our beautiful city. 

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Wrap your tastebuds around Lune's monthly specials

Wrap your tastebuds around Lune's monthly specials

Every day is a special day at Lune, purveyor of the world‚Äôs best croissants (well at least many people believe this to be true ‚Äď this writer included),¬†and Lune's February specials are taking things up a notch.¬†It's been ten years since Kate Reid sold her first fantastically flaky croissant from a tiny kitchen in Elwood, and Melburnians have been basking in the buttery goodness ever since. February is the shortest month of the year, so you'll have to be speedy to get your hands on this month's specials.¬†You'll find the specials below, and because they vary between locations make sure to check out what is available at each store¬†beforehand to avoid¬†disappointment when you finally get to the front of that never-ending line.¬† Need more buttery goodness in your life?¬†These are the best patisseries in Melbourne.

Valentine’s gift guide

Valentine’s gift guide

February 14 is nearly here ‚Äď your annual opportunity to show the one you love the depth of your feelings. It‚Äôs always a good idea to¬†demonstrate some creativity to keep the spark alive in your relationship, and that‚Äôs where Time Out can help. Our gift guide spans¬†cosy pyjamas¬†and pampering products to premium¬†beverages so you can toast your love at home, plus a few left-of-field ideas you probably never considered. Most of these gifts are also strong on ethics and sustainability too ‚Äď because as the movie says, love actually does make the world go around.¬† Looking for romantic experiences? Check out these Valentine's Day hotel packages in Melbourne.

The best things to do on Valentine's Day in Melbourne

The best things to do on Valentine's Day in Melbourne

Whether you're coupled up, single or looking to spend Valentine's Day with your friends, there's something for everyone in Melbourne this February 14. From romantic dinners to special rom-com screenings, this city will be leaning into love, no matter what form it comes in. Check out our complete guide to Valentine's Day in Melbourne, where you'll find everything from Melbourne's best date night restaurants to the best places for a cheeky pash. 

The best things to do at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

The best things to do at the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival has announced its jam-packed program for 2023, which will run between March 24 and April 2, and showcase some of the world's best chefs as well as champion local Victorian hospitality legends.¬† The challenging part? Arranging your calendar to try and fit in as many of the exciting events as possible. Check out Melbourne's premium bakers and p√Ętissiers at the Baker's Dozen, get saucy at Celebrity Sausage, snack on Middle-Eastern treats at the Festival Bar and check out the Convenient Store for Slurpee-inspired cocktails and banana bread ice cream.¬† ‚ÄúIf you‚Äôve been looking to supercharge your visit to Melbourne, or just find a getaway that‚Äôll charge up your batteries, fire up your tastebuds and leave you inspired, we‚Äôve got the festival for you,‚ÄĚ says creative director Pat Nourse. ‚ÄúWhether you‚Äôre coming from the other side of the globe or just the other side of town, there‚Äôs never been a better ‚Äď or tastier ‚Äď time to give yourself a big serve of Melbourne good times.‚ÄĚ Find all the details and tickets on the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival website.¬† Explore more of Melbourne's best food experiences and work your way through Time Out's list of the 50 best restaurants in Melbourne.¬†

20 cheap lunch eats for under $15 in Melbourne's CBD

20 cheap lunch eats for under $15 in Melbourne's CBD

Sometimes a brown bag packed with last night’s leftovers or a peanut butter sandwich just isn't going to cut it for lunch. And in a city with so many options for reasonably priced, tasty and interesting food, you shouldn't have to settle. However, with the cost of living constantly rising, it would be remiss of us not to mention that scouring the city for dishes that come in strictly under $15 has never been harder. While some of your favourites may have slipped off the list, we empathise with the hospitality industry trying to keep up with costs while still trying to retain customers with fair prices.  We've stuck to our budget and rounded up a list of the best cheap lunches in the CBD for under $15, so you can take your next mundane workday up a notch. Keep your week interesting and go for a gözleme on Monday, a noodle soup on Tuesday, a tofu curry on Wednesday, a bánh mì on Thursday and dumplings on Friday.   Work your way through all the best budget-friendly spots in town, with our list of the 50 best cheap eats in Melbourne. 

Editor's picks: January

Editor's picks: January

We get it. Sometimes there's actually TOO much to eat, drink and do in little ol' Melbs (what a good problem to have). Lucky for you, the Time Out Melbourne editors are out on the front lines sipping, snacking, seeing and playing ‚Ästall so you don't have to. It's a tough job, but someone's gotta do it. Here are our favourite things we ate, drank, saw and did this month. Want a weekly update on what's new in Melbourne? Make sure you're getting our newsletter.

The best bars for first dates in Melbourne

The best bars for first dates in Melbourne

You swipe right and hit it off, but then what? Picking the right bar for a first date isn't easy, especially in a city like ours with so many options. To take the stress out of finding the perfect spot to get to know someone, we've put together a list of Melbourne's most romantic bars to ensure you have a memorable first date. And hopefully, if things go well, you can plan your next date at one of the best date night restaurants in Melbourne.  Take your next date night up a notch at one of the 50 best restaurants in Melbourne. 

The 50 best restaurants in Melbourne

The 50 best restaurants in Melbourne

January 2023: Happy New Year Melburnians! Why not change things up this year and visit new restaurants outside your usually-visited postcodes? From fine dining to some of the best cheap eats in town, work your way through our list of the 50 best restaurants to get a taste of the best food Melbourne has to offer.    The continually evolving and expanding dining scene in Melbourne is both a blessing and a curse: how do you choose between so many incredible restaurants? Well, that's where we come in. Stop endlessly scrolling, and commit to making your way through Time Out’s list of the best restaurants in the state right now. Our always-hungry local experts and editors have curated 2022's most delicious and divine, innovative and imaginative, comforting and familiar, memorable and magical dining experiences right here at your fingertips. From old favourites and culinary institutions such as Attica and Flower Drum, to emerging standouts and instant icons such as Serai, Grill Americano, Nomad and Hope St Radio, we've got it all covered here.  Get out, and get eating! You have a lot to get through!  Need something to wash all that food down? These are the best bars in Melbourne. Already thinking about breakfast? These are the best cafes in the city that does breaky best. 

The best food trucks in Melbourne

The best food trucks in Melbourne

From Queen Vic‚Äôs Summer Night Market to Welcome to Thornbury and Grazeland, food trucks are everywhere these days ‚Ästand there‚Äôs more than ever to choose from. If you need help sorting through the options, work your way through our round-up of the best meals on wheels around town. Smoky, chargrilled skewers, molten cheesesteaks and fully-loaded vegan fries are at your disposal, just as long as you know where to find them. Prefer a sit-down meal? Here are the 50 best restaurants in Melbourne.¬†Looking for a bevvy? Visit one of¬†the 50 best bars in Melbourne.

The best restaurants in St Kilda

The best restaurants in St Kilda

There's more to St Kilda than Luna Park and the fairy penguins (as cute as they may be). The seaside suburb just seven kilometres from the CBD is popular with everyone from backpackers to beachgoers. St Kilda's dining options are as eclectic as the suburb's visitors and residents, with a wide variety of options that includes beachside restaurants, vegetarian diners and fine dining institutions. Whether you're after a quick post-swim meal or an anniversary dinner with sunset views of the bay, here are some of the best restaurants St Kilda has to offer.  Looking to explore more of Melbourne's best dining options? Check out the 50 best restaurants in Melbourne. 

The best yum cha in Melbourne

The best yum cha in Melbourne

Barbecue¬†pork buns, xiao long bao, spring rolls, chicken feet, har gow, siu mai, salt and pepper squid, custard egg tarts and sesame balls. These are just a few of the¬†signature dishes of any good yum cha restaurant. We've rounded up our favourite trolley spots in Melbourne, so you can feast on endless steamed, fried and roasted plates, all while washing it down with¬†plenty of¬†tea (or wine ‚Äď we don't discriminate).¬† Want more dumplings? Check out the best dumpling restaurants in Melbourne. After more brunch? Check out the¬†best¬†caf√®s¬†in Melbourne.

The best restaurants for vegetarians in Melbourne

The best restaurants for vegetarians in Melbourne

While many restaurants offer solid vegetarian options these days, there are some spots that know how to elevate vegetarian food to the point that even carnivores forget there was no meat involved. From fancy dining to cheap eats, Melbourne serves up excellent vegetarian fair for any time of the day, any day of the week. Here are the best restaurants dishing up plant-based meals. Want more? These are the best restaurants for vegans in Melbourne. Wanting to explore the town? Check out the best cheap eats in town. 

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Boy

Boy

Oh Boy. Is there anything more Melburnian than a comforting neighbourhood caf√© serving really good coffee, flaky pastries and cheesy jaffles that's filled with four-legged furry companions and is alive with the buzz of chit-chat between staff and customers alike? Boy caf√© in South Yarra makes a strong argument that this is as Melbourne, in the best way possible, as it gets.¬† Strolling down Chapel Street, you will more often than not find a collection of locals spilling out onto the footpath outside Boy as they chill and mingle while waiting for their iced lattes or batch brews. Because as much as it is the smell of strong St Ali coffee beans luring coffee lovers in, it's also the promise of a friendly chat, a comfortable spot to while away a quiet morning, and a¬†considered food offering that keep the people coming back for more.¬† Co-founders¬†Joe D‚ÄôAspromonte and¬†Beau Micallef were running Vine Boy, an online goods retailer, when they decided to execute their plans to set up a bricks-and-mortar storefront showcasing¬†great coffee, solid sandwiches and a selection of curated products such as reasonably priced plants and Tony's Chocolonely colourful chocolate blocks. Beau says that while ‚Äúthere‚Äôs nothing groundbreaking about a new coffee, jaffle and sando joint...there‚Äôs also no one on Chapel doing what we do. Joe and I are passionate about great experiences, centred around food. This is just another medium for us to offer up a love of ours in a unique way for the area.‚ÄĚ The coff

Prince Dining Room

Prince Dining Room

While St Kilda may not be everyone's cup of tea, the Prince Hotel¬†‚Ästwith all its dining, drinking, partying and accommodation options ‚Äď remains a go-to destination for both locals and out-of-towners. When dining at the Prince Dining Room on a summer's evening, the sun reflects off the glistening water of the beach in the background, and the light-speckled dining room transports you out of Melbourne, to more waterfront-friendly cities elsewhere. The space is punctuated with curved booths that take up centre stage in the restaurant, making for an intimate date night spot or an ideal gathering place for groups looking to share food and plenty of wine.¬† This February, the Prince is elevating its dining offering with an exciting new menu dropping. Head Chef Dan Cooper's new menu sees sophisticated techniques paired with quality ingredients via dishes such as beef tartare with gruyere puffs, yellowfin tuna tartlets, and mozzarella and bottarga snacks. Of course, seafood will still play an important role with new dishes such as oysters with lemon and shallots, tagliatelle with smoked fish and citrus sauce, lobster mains, and swordfish with raisins, pine nuts and pickled onions.¬† ‚ÄúDrawing inspiration from the flavours of the Mediterranean, the new Prince Dining Room menu is a reflection of the coast‚Äôs delicate flavour pairings while staying true to the simplistic elegance the St Kilda dining scene is known for," says Cooper. This new chapter for the Prince will also¬†usher in¬†a new de

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is returning with a bang this year, with a star-studded line-up of international chefs and local food heroes. The two-week celebration of all things food and drink kicks off with the signature World’s Longest Lunch and World’s Longest Brunch events, headlined by Alla Wolf-Tasker (culinary director of Daylesford’s award-winning Lake House) and Natalie Paull (cake celebrity, best-selling author and founder of Beatrix Bakes that sadly closed in 2022), respectively. The 2023 iteration will run for ten days, from March 24 to April 2, with the full program recently announced. It's hard to nail down the highlights, but some of the exciting events on offer include Celebrity Sausage, the Baker's Dozen market featuring cult-favourite local bakeries like Lune and Tarts Anon, and a part-Brooklyn bodega, part-Japanese convenience store inspired by 7-Eleven that will be selling the likes of Slurpee cocktails and gourmet sangas.  An intimidating line-up of international chefs will also grace our city, including Curtis Stone, Yoshihiro Imai of Chef's Table and Jeremy Chan of two-Michelin-starred Ikoyi. Resident Melbourne chefs such as Helly Raichura of Enter Via Laundry and Julia Busuttil Nishimura will be making appearances in the special events program.  Check out the full program and book your tickets ASAP.  Looking for other ways to explore the culinary delights of our city? Check out the best restaurants and best cafés in Melbourne. 

Falco Bakery Collingwood

Falco Bakery Collingwood

Whether you are lining up for a toasted sesame loaf, a cardamon bun or the inimitable egg salad sandwich, those in the line snaking down Smith Street share a collective understanding that the wait, no matter how long, really is worth it at Falco Bakery. And now, Langridge Street locals are set to join the queues, with Falco slated to open a second store in Collingwood in February, 2023.  Owners Christine Tran, Michael Bascetta, Manu Potoi and Casey Wall opened the OG Falco back in 2019, and it quickly became a local favourite. As a small-batch bakery, baker Christine uses traditional techniques and champions local, high-quality ingredients.  Falco is a tranquil and comfortable space to read the paper on a Saturday morning or the perfect pitstop for a takeaway sandwich. The signature crusty loaves are the secret to the always-popular sandwiches, and the flaky pies, with rotating specials, keep people coming back for more. Collingwood locals should count themselves lucky, with menu favourites such as the peanut butter and miso cookie expected to make an appearance at the new store, as well as more expansive savoury options such as the filled bagels.  Looking for more? Check out the best patisseries and the best bakeries in Melbourne. 

Repeat Offender

Repeat Offender

Repeat Offender has become a valuable member of the Elwood community since it opened its doors two years ago slinging Latin-inspired food and unmissable cocktails.¬†Director Alex Greco describes the restaurant "as¬†a place that welcomes locals and people from all over...¬†We can‚Äôt wait to see what the future holds for Repeat Offender."¬† The menu showcases Latin flavours and ingredients, and the food just so happens to be 100 per cent gluten-free. The small section includes snacks such as hongos paella rice bombs with black truffle and Congo potato mayonnaise, tiger prawn tostadas with tarama,¬†and charred sweetcorn with saffron corn pur√©e, chimichurri and pecorino cheese.¬† The Baja fish tacos with chipotle aioli, sweetcorn and cabbage happen to pair perfectly with the Pink Grapefruit Margarita (made using blanco tequila, triple sec,¬†lime and grapefruit bitters). Or you could opt for the spicy red mole chicken tacos with chilli and sweet potato chips, and wash it down with the Dominican Spritz (a mix of Dominican passionfruit liqueur, coconut rum, passionfruit seltzer and lemon). The large dishes are ideal for sharing among the table ‚Äď go the confit lamb with green peas, pomegranate, b√©chamel croquette, salsa verde jus and saltbush or the stuffed zucchini with mince, pasilla, almond, lemon cheese and micro herbs. And to celebrate its second anniversary, Repeat Offender is throwing one helluva party. Head down to the Elwood joint on February 3, between noon and 1pm, when 100 frozen

Campos Coffee

Campos Coffee

Award-winning speciality coffee purveyor, Campos Coffee, has opened a flagship Victorian Store in South Yarra, on the always bustling Chapel Street. The store will serve the signature Superior Blend coffee and will showcase the new Lab Series - a curated rotation of limited-edition single origin coffees. Beans and brewing equipment are also on offer, with a grinding service available for those buying beans to take home.  It's clear Campos knows a thing or two about good coffee, holding the current title of Champion Australian Coffee Roaster, awarded by the Australian International Coffee Awards (and it's not the first time it has won the title).  Campos intends to showcase local makers and producers with a rotating display of local artists' works, and through considered collaborations, such as the partnership with local ceramic studio Pot Dispensary that is creating a range of custom cups for the store.  The aesthetically pleasing store is the perfect place for a pit stop during a busy day of shopping. Alongside your coffee order a tasty pastry (from AM Bakehouse), or a vegan and gluten-free treat (from Mahadeva's Kitchen). To celebrate the opening of the flagship store, Campos is offering free coffee for a week (yes, you read that right). From January 28 to February 4, check out the new South Yarra store and score two free coffees per transaction (of any size or coffee type). This is the kind of deal that a true Melburnian wouldn't turn down.  Looking for other great coffe

Yotam Ottolenghi's Flavour of Life Tour

Yotam Ottolenghi's Flavour of Life Tour

Calling all tahini, pomegranate molasses, za'tar and harissa lovers: Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to town. The renowned chef, restaurateur and author is making his way to Melbourne on January 29, 2023 for his Flavour of Life Tour.  Presented by Fane, BBC Studios Australia and Andrew Kay, the international mega-chef (known for London restaurants NOPI and ROVI, four Ottolenghi delis and best-selling cookbooks including Plenty, Plenty More, Jerusalem and Ottolenghi Simple) is touring Down Under to share his experience as a chef, food writer and restaurateur. He'll also be providing invaluable insights into different cooking methods, his most-beloved ingredients and how to amp up flavour in your food.  Ottolenghi will be on stage with award-winning author, broadcaster and Masterchef alumni Alice Zaslavsky to discuss his life, his journey and to answer audience questions.  Treat yourself and any other foodies in your life with tickets that are on sale now.  Feeling hungry? Check out the 50 best restaurants in Melbourne. 

Applehead Deli

Applehead Deli

While it may seem that northsiders get to have all the fun as far as sandwich shops go, Applehead Deli is playing its part in changing that by bringing a stellar sanga offering to the south with its store in Mentone.  In terms of a small business backstory, things don't get much more wholesome than Applehead's origin tale. Daydreaming on an afternoon work break several years back, Denis Arbatov stumbled upon a humble shopfront in Mentone while scrolling through Gumtree, and as they say, the rest is history. Together with his partner Elizabeth Garginian, and with the aid of some money borrowed from his grandma and the help of his mum, Denis, who was determined to see out his dreams, opened Applehead Deli, his "little sandwich shop and slice of heaven." One staff member become two, and the team eventually grew to ten, but a homely feel and humble vibe remained at the core of the business. Denis serves up his grandma's apple cake in the store, and she often pops in to check he is getting the recipe right. Most of the ingredients are made in-house, including slow-cooked pickled beef, housemade Russian dressing, pickled cabbage and gherkins, and 15-20 kilograms of meatballs are made each week. Applehead Deli also pays it forward to other small businesses. It was the first store to stock and promote Sebby's Scrolls (@sebbys.scrolls), the purveyor of some of the best cinnamon scrolls going around Melbourne, which are now sold in more than 40 venues.  Venture off your usual path to l

Parmesan Cheese Wheel Pasta at Cucinetta

Parmesan Cheese Wheel Pasta at Cucinetta

After the huge success of its previous parmesan wheel events, hole-in-the-wall eatery Cucinetta has brought back its famous cheese wheel for a few weeks only. This time, the team are serving the traditional meal of fettuccine cacio e pepe, a simple yet sophisticated pasta made with quality cheese and lashings of pepper. Served out of a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano (as all pasta should be served), it’s a cheese-on-cheese affair. The cheese-wheel pasta has been such a success that the good folk at Cucinetta have extended the offering for an extra two weeks. Get in on the carby goodness until January 29. Stop salivating, start booking.   

Kenzan

Kenzan

5 out of 5 stars

While our city is filled with a labyrinth of outstanding and historic establishments, few really deserve the coveted title of being a Melbourne culinary institution ‚Äď an overused and often meaningless phrase. However, after experiencing a meal in the tranquil yet dynamic dining room at Kenzan, the Collins Street restaurant that has been serving traditional Japanese fare since 1981, you leave with the feeling that there aren‚Äôt many ways more apt to describe the place.¬† The restaurant's modest nature begins with the nondescript glass entrance within the Collins Place food court. A carpeted dining room gives away its age, and while there isn‚Äôt much going on in terms of d√©cor, the gentle touches of low-hanging lanterns and traditional Japanese flower arrangements help create a grounded and serene space within which it feels wrong to be wearing your outside shoes. Its fitout, or lack thereof, is an undeniable part of Kenzan‚Äôs charm.¬†¬† Arriving for the early sitting on a school night, the quiet is almost jarring; having become so used to the distraction of riotous playlists and chaotic fitouts in modern restaurant spaces, it is a welcome reprieve to engage in old-school dinner conversation as we sip on a cold semi-dry Sho-un Junmai Daiginjo sake. The service is impeccably understated; there is not much in the way of conversation, but you are never left wanting, or waiting. The drinks list is extensive, and the menu is self-explanatory: rotating specials such as scampi sushi and lob

Market Lane Coffee: Brunswick

Market Lane Coffee: Brunswick

In good news for the lovely folk of Brunswick, Market Lane Coffee has opened a shiny new¬†store along Sydney Road. And to celebrate the opening, there will be free coffee for all. *Oprah voice* you get a coffee! You get a coffee! And you get a coffee!¬† The vibrant space will be serving up Market Lane Coffee's renowned range of coffee, as well as having a large selection of freshly roasted beans available for purchase. Alongside top-quality brewing gear and curated homewares, the Sydney Road store will also be¬†selling¬†treats from Austro Bakery.¬† ‚ÄúOur roastery and office are located nearby,‚ÄĚ says co-owner Jenni Bryant. ‚Äú[And] ever since we moved in there in 2020, we‚Äôve wanted to create a community space where neighbours and local coffee lovers can drop in for a coffee and a chat. This new shop is that space!‚ÄĚ The brand first launched its premium coffee offering¬†at the¬†Prahran Market¬†way back when in 2009, and has continued to expand its empire ever since. Market Lane Coffee can now be found in many corners across Melbourne, with stores in Carlton, Collins Street, Queen Victoria Market, Brunswick East and South Melbourne.¬† Market Lane Coffee's expansion is not only good news for gourmet coffee devotees, but also for the planet with the brand having gained¬†certified B Corporation status, joining a global movement of organisations that champion using business as a force for good, not just for profits. So you can enjoy that cold drip even more, knowing that you're supporting an e

Mammoth

Mammoth

Mammoth caf√® has been serving the good folk of Armadale with daily coffees, weekday brekkies and long weekend brunches for many years now, developing a loyal following of customers in that time. It focuses on locally sourced, top-quality ingredients and serves premium Inglewood coffee ‚Äď what's not to love about that? The local hangout spot was taken over by new owners in 2018, but has continued to deliver familiar, much-loved dishes to its customers, with a menu influenced by both Asian and Middle Eastern ingredients and flavours. The breakfast burrito with folded eggs, brown rice, baked beans, bacon, avocado, coriander and chipotle mayo is a weekend staple for many, as is the apple crumble porridge with pecan crumble and yogurt. Lunch options include a Middle Eastern falafel and pumpkin salad, Vietnamese Saigon noodle bowl and a Japanese-inspired poke bowl. And don't forget the buttermilk fried chicken burger served with spiced chips and dipping sauce.¬† Looks like your weekend brunch plans are sorted.¬†¬† Looking for other great breakies? These are the best caf√®s in Melbourne. Want to turn things up a notch? Check out the best boozy brunches in Melbourne.¬†

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The nation's favourite recipes have been turned into fundraising posters

The nation's favourite recipes have been turned into fundraising posters

Food For Everyone¬†has released its much-anticipated 2022 poster series, continuing the popular recipe poster format, but featuring new artistic styles for the latest drop. Gemma Leslie, the founder of Food for Everyone, has created the works in the previous series but has taken on a curatorial role this time round, assembling an all-women team of 12 artists and chefs to create six new works.¬† This latest initiative by Gemma, the Artist Collection, which¬†is now available for¬†purchase,¬†aims to champion local artists while bringing a fresh pair of eyes to how recipes can be interpreted.¬†‚ÄúFood For Everyone has always been about creating connections through food which is two-fold in this collection by bringing artists into the mix and bridging new communities,‚ÄĚ says Gemma. ‚ÄúEach piece in this collection is so varied with how each artist has approached the recipes‚ÄĒsome capture a full table scene, others taking an abstract angle or a still-life composition.‚ÄĚ The latest collection shines a light on some of the industry's great: Annie Smithers who champions a farm-to-table philosophy at her restaurant Du Fermier, Natalie Paull who operated Beatrix Bakes, one of Melbourne's most beloved cake shops, award-winning cookbook author Alice Zaslavsky, young up-and-comers Rosheen Kaul and Dom Gattermayr, and esteemed chef and TV personality Analiese Gregory.¬† The posters are available in two sizes ($120 for an A2 size, and $90 for an A3 format), and only 300 prints of each design are available

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is going regional this summer

Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is going regional this summer

This November, head to regional Victoria for a taste of some of the best local produce and culinary talent across the state, for a special Regional Edition of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. MFWF is one of the most momentous moments in Melbourne's culinary calendar; each year, tens of thousands of people attend an incredible selection of events on offer during the festival, including annual favourites such as the World's Longest Lunch, led most recently by Attica's Ben Shewry. Earlier this year, the festival celebrated its 30th anniversary in style, with a star-studded lineup headed up by none other than Nigella Lawson herself.  This year, the Regional Edition of MFWF will see a series of events statewide celebrating the wider Victorian hospitality industry and encouraging visitors to expand their horizons across the state. The festival will run from November 18 to 27 from Ballarat to Beechworth, and from Mansfield to Milawa. The Village Feast in Thorpdale will see the tiny Gippsland town transformed into a weekend-long celebration of Victorian chefs and Gippsland's fresh produce, including a five-course lunch by Farmer's Daughters' chef Alejandro Saravia, live entertainment and pop-up food stalls. Or check out the Crawl and Bite series, where small groups of diners will be guided through progressive dinners in venues across Victoria's High Country towns. If you're looking for a luxe getaway, you will love the Signature Escape series, which will see some of Victoria's f

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