A hive of six chefs came together to celebrate pollination to plate on a chilly Sunday night at Grub during #MFWF.
Grub is an eccentric urban oasis in Fitzroy dotted with bric-a-brac, plants and gnomes. Grub serves up an all-day menu and is a hotspot for breakfast goers. With Head Chef, Scott Blomfield, at the helm, Grub likes to do things a little differently with strong roots in sustainability and farm to plate.
Conscious Deliciousness shone the spotlight on Melbourne's best sustainability focused chefs and produce suppliers. With ethical farming practices and sustainability at the forefront, each dish was created to ensure little wastage across the board.
* Scott Blomfield - Head Chef Grub
* Alejandro Saravia – Owner / head chef at Pastuso Restaurant
* Jesse Gerner – Owner executive chef Anada, Bomba, Green Park Dining
* Daniel Giraldo – Head Chef Maha Restaurant
* Pierre Roelofs – Pastry Chef and creator of the Dessert Evenings
* Thiago Miranda – Finalist on Electrolux Appetite for Excellence and former head chef at Church Street Enoteca
* Paolo Tancredi – Chef and creator of Speak as you Eat
* Cam Smith (3RRR – Eat It) - MC
Each morning in Tokyo we would rise early, grab an onigiri (or two) and set off in search of the perfect coffee. Him a flat white, me a batch, filter or cold drip.
Little Nap Coffee Stand kept popping up in the foodie blogs and has been going strong since 2011. Owned by music lover Daisuke Hamada, you'll find a great playlist and even better coffee. Grab a coffee and small bite to eat and take your goods across the road to take in all that Yoyogi Park has to offer.
It's not often you hear you'll be enjoying tail to fin. This rollicking seafood feast was hosted by seafood guru and author John Susman. Bringing together chefs Josh Niland (Saint Peter, Sydney), Brent Savage (Cirrus, Sydney) and Ben Williamson (Gerard’s Bistro, Brisbane) for a communal long table feast celebrating hand dived, sustainable and wild caught seafood.
Chef Alejandro Saravia’s love affair with Thermomix began 10 years ago in Paris. When opening Pastuso in Melbourne, a Thermomix was number one on the kitchen equipment list. Today his trusty Thermomix allows him to create anything from a Peruvian take on pannacotta called Algarrobina to the sauce for Escabachel, an acidic fish marinade.
Pastuso is a modern Peruvian grill, cevicheria and pisco bar located in ACDC Lane. You can follow Chef and his love for local Gippsland produce and Peruvian culture and cuisine on @chefalejandrosaravia.
During Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Pastuso was transformed for 'Carnaval'. A celebration of Peruvian cuisine, inspired by the art and culture of the coast, the Andean highlands and the Amazon. Peru's past was channelled through cuisine, traditional dancers and contemporary art. Festival food adventures off to a cracking start!
A samosa in a Greek restaurant? April fools!
You’ve been hoaxed by The Press Club! On Saturday night for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival The Press Club was transformed. A touch of Bollywood, saris and Indian inspired cuisine merged with George Calombaris' acclaimed Greek fare. From mango lassi or curry infused whiskey cocktails to samosas and paneer disguised as haloumi, it was a feast for the senses.
An abundance of exceptional food adventures across ten days with World's 50 Best smack bang in the middle of it all. Melbourne Food & Wine Festival takes over Melbourne from 31 March to 9 April. The world's greatest chefs, restauranteurs from near and far, food journalists from all corners and food lovers will gather, eat and drink their way through the #MFWF program.
I'm thrilled to working with Thermomix as the #MFWF insider! I'll be getting behind the scenes, attending masterclasses, chatting to chefs and getting the scoop on what's hot, trending and why the pros can't live without their Thermomix. Oh and did I mention I'll be eating up a storm?! Can't wait to share it with you via Insta-stories on both @lauramaymoseley and @thermomixaus.
Thermomix offers a helping hand in commercial kitchens across Australia - it's the sous chef that never answers back! Follow hashtag #ThermoKitchenStars for a celebration of kitchens and chefs who love Thermomix.
Often whilst travelling cravings for a no-fuss-could-have-made-this-at-home breakfast kick in. When these urges hit, we scoured Instagram for simpler plates and stumbled across Nelson the Seagull.
Open yet homely, Nelson the Seagull is a bakery, coffee house and cafe and a favourite amongst locals. Avocado on sourdough toast allowed a nice break from the waffle-laden menus of Vancouver. Rare roast beef and a miss mash of breakfast sides was a gamechanger. Great coffee and freshly baked sourdough - you can't go wrong here.
This venue is now closed.
Glossy Boston cream doughnuts, matcha choux puffs and pillowy chocolate eclairs. Oh Chu Bakery you can truly do no wrong! Inspired after travels through bread-obsessed Tokyo, saw owners Ryan and Seren Chu (self-taught bakers no less!) open up this little corner of pastry heaven opposite Hyde Park. Don't forget to try the open sandwich with avocado, sriracha, whipped feta, and toasted seeds. Grab baked delights and soak up the sun across the road.
Po's Atelier is a boutique bakery focusing on artisan breads and sweet treats. Oh that divine aroma of baking wafting through the air... bliss! From baguettes to brioche, palmiers to madelines and all sorts of pastry and wonder. Enjoy it fresh outta the oven and don't forget to take some back to your hotel for later.
Set on the corner of Rose Street in Fitzroy, Industry Beans is fast becoming one of my go-tos.
You'd never know it was once a brothel. Despite its seedy past, Grace on Rose Street in Fitzroy shines with cosy decor, staff with smiles and a no-fuss wholesome brunch offering.
From those clever cats that unleashed Pillar of Salt on Melbourne brunch goers, comes BARRY. A good mix of fresh power breakfasts and unctuous butter drippers to start your morning right.
Sundays usually means a hangover and yum cha always does the trick. Had to have a little chuckle at the restaurant title. I'll just stick with Treasure House. Pretty good eating and nice to get outta the mayhem of Northbridge.
Victoria Street in Abbotsford is known for its smattering of Vietnamese restaurants. Little Big Sugar Salt popped up in 2013 much to the delight of brunch go-ers. Hip fit-out and every dish is oh so Instagram worthy. Definitely worth a visit next time your in Melbourne.
I'm diggin' the influx of great cafes popping up in the 'burbs. Hylin is one of those places you'll just keep coming back to. Loved the chilli poached eggs with healthy dose of halloumi. Welcome to West Leederville!