Tag Archive: gastronomy

Jun 10

A Taste of Two Regions – Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley

One of the best things about Melbourne is that it has some brilliant food and wine regions right on its doorstep. We get a taste of two regions – Mornington Peninsula and Yarra Valley – on a day trip from Melbourne with Simon, a food and wine guide and sommelier. MORNINGTON PENINSULA  We don’t even need …

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Mar 24

Azabu Yukimura in Melbourne – Michelin-Starred Kaiseki Shines in Australia

Not too many foodies were surprised when the Michelin Guide went to Japan and handed out more three-stars to Japanese restaurants than they do in France. While France’s cuisine has been stagnant the last few years, Japan’s status as a great dining destination has only improved. One of the recipients of the Guide’s highest accolade …

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Mar 17

From Taste of Melbourne to Melbourne Food and Wine Festival

Like all good foodie cities, Melbourne in Australia is home to a handful of delicious food festivals, from Taste of Melbourne to Melbourne Food and Wine Festival. It was Taste of Melbourne, held in September, that we used as an excuse to travel here last year and get to know the city’s food scene, and the …

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Mar 07

Eating Out In Melbourne: Contemporary Australian Cuisine

We were excited about eating out in Melbourne. For foodies, the opportunity to spend 12 days eating in Melbourne was thrilling. Melbourne’s food scene is considered by many to be the best in Australia (just ask any Melbournite) and its restaurants are serving up some of the best Contemporary Australian Cuisine. Being lapsed Sydneysiders (having not …

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Feb 06

Footpath Feasting: the Best Lao Khao Soi in Luang Prabang

“The best Lao khao soi in Luang Prabang is over there,” our guide Bounmee informed us, pointing across the road, soon after we began our temple tour – which actually appeared to be starting out as a foodie walk. A few minutes earlier Bounmee was introducing us to kee meow or ‘cat poo’ biscuits, which we …

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