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motorhome majestic bacon burger and fries

Extreme burgers in Ascot Vale

There are far too many burger joints in Melbourne.   Said no one ever! A rocking burger joint in every suburb is frankly a necessity and now Ascot Vale has one in the form of Motorhome Majestic. Josh Lefers, the creative behind Grand Trailer Park Taverna and Werribee’s Truck Stop Deluxe, has converted a large […] Read more…

smoked duck breast with figs

Wine, Food and Art at Yabby Lake

Five years in Melbourne has seen me visit the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne and full of wineries, only three times. I’m ashamed, but I’m doing my best to rectify the situation. My third visit was to discover the Wine Food Farmgate trail as part of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and […] Read more…

grain and lentil salad, lentil salad, pilgrim bar, melbourne,

Pilgrim Bar

I feel like I start so many posts this way but I really do not spend enough time in Melbourne. I mean I live here, I go to work here but I never really explore this beautiful city or take time to appreciate the things that draw tourists in droves every year. When I was […] Read more…

potato croquette with root vegetables at transformer vegan

Transformer Fitzroy

I always thought Transformer was a slightly odd name to call the new, fine-dining version of that old Fitzroy stalwart, Vegie Bar. That was until I attended a Vegan and the Vine event as part of Good Food and Wine month. I’ve concluded that it is called Transformer because it will transform the way you think […] Read more…

tea smoked duck breast with black garlic and bitter greens at maha

Maha

I am not really one to get caught up in restaurant hype. I still haven’t been to Chin Chin! (I know!)   I also don’t get terribly wooed by the celebrity chef effect. I love Shane Delia’s ‘Spice Journey’ cooking show but had never really entertained the idea of eating at Maha, his restaurant. That is, […] Read more…

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