EAT | WIDE OPEN ROAD (Brunswick, VIC)

Killer coffee, industrial charm, terrazzo tiles and punchy food. What's not to love about Wide Open Road

 Sake Donburi Bowl on a bed of rice w grilled salmon, mixed veggies, edamame, seaweed and wasabi mayo. Side of gruyere potato cakes and avocado w lemon and basil.

Sake Donburi Bowl on a bed of rice w grilled salmon, mixed veggies, edamame, seaweed and wasabi mayo. Side of gruyere potato cakes and avocado w lemon and basil.

 Coffee roasted in house

Coffee roasted in house

Wide Open Road Brunswick Breakfast
 Bacon Sandwich w provolone, smoked mozzarella, apple and chilli relish

Bacon Sandwich w provolone, smoked mozzarella, apple and chilli relish

Wide Open Road Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

#MFWF | A TASTE OF THE OCEAN

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.  

Eating up a storm for Thermomix as the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Insider.

#MFWF | CARNAVAL - PASTUSO

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!

 Peru's signature cocktail - the Pisco Sour! Create your own using  this recipe  in your Thermomix. Perfect for your next dinner party or Saturday night in.  Want to know more? Uncover the history of this drink on the  Pisco Trail . 

Peru's signature cocktail - the Pisco Sour! Create your own using this recipe in your Thermomix. Perfect for your next dinner party or Saturday night in.

Want to know more? Uncover the history of this drink on the Pisco Trail

 Choros Escabechados - Spring Bay mussels, escabeche sauce and flat bread

Choros Escabechados - Spring Bay mussels, escabeche sauce and flat bread

 Locro de Zapella - Roasted pumpkin crips, burnt pumpkin puree and black garlic, crushed pumpkin seeds and huacatay oil

Locro de Zapella - Roasted pumpkin crips, burnt pumpkin puree and black garlic, crushed pumpkin seeds and huacatay oil

 Trucha de Rio - Goulburn River trout, dill, fennel, garlic drops and cucumber sauce

Trucha de Rio - Goulburn River trout, dill, fennel, garlic drops and cucumber sauce

 Pastel de Choclo - Charred sweet corn, goats cheese, stir fried baby corn asparagus, spring onion and alfalfa

Pastel de Choclo - Charred sweet corn, goats cheese, stir fried baby corn asparagus, spring onion and alfalfa

 Cordero al Palo - Milk fed lamb, slow cooked Andean style with salt bush leaves Andean Grains - Selection of Andean grains, Peruvian olives and almonds and almonds Remolacha Asada - Roasted beetroot, pickled baby onion and sour cherry vinaigrette

Cordero al Palo - Milk fed lamb, slow cooked Andean style with salt bush leaves
Andean Grains - Selection of Andean grains, Peruvian olives and almonds and almonds
Remolacha Asada - Roasted beetroot, pickled baby onion and sour cherry vinaigrette

 Huargueros de Manjarblanco - Peruvian pastry stuffed with creamy caramel 

Huargueros de Manjarblanco - Peruvian pastry stuffed with creamy caramel 

 Mil Hojas - Layers of puff pastry, rice pudding mousse and preserved sour cherries Algarrobina  -  Peruvian panacotta, cinnamon sponge and caramalised white chocolate Pie de Limon - Peruvian style lemon pie 

Mil Hojas - Layers of puff pastry, rice pudding mousse and preserved sour cherries
Algarrobina - Peruvian panacotta, cinnamon sponge and caramalised white chocolate
Pie de Limon - Peruvian style lemon pie 

Eating up a storm for Thermomix as the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival Insider.

#MFWF | MELBOURNE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

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.

Laura Moseley Thermomix thermokichenstars

EAT | ATTICA (Ripponlea, VIC)

There is fine dining and then there is Attica. Words won't do it justice. The end. 

Attica Melbourne Ben Shewry
 Cook's Leaves

Cook's Leaves

 Aged Santa Claus Melon

Aged Santa Claus Melon

 ETTNTB

ETTNTB

 Smashed Avo on Toast

Smashed Avo on Toast

 Smoked Pork

Smoked Pork

 An Imperfect History of Ripponlea

An Imperfect History of Ripponlea

Attica Melbourne Ben Shewry
 Gazza's Vegemite Pie

Gazza's Vegemite Pie

 Baby Corn

Baby Corn

 Chewy Carrots

Chewy Carrots

Attica Melbourne Ben Shewry
 Lance Wiffen's Mussel

Lance Wiffen's Mussel

 Black Cucumber

Black Cucumber

 Beef on the Bone

Beef on the Bone

 Aromatic Ripponlea Broth

Aromatic Ripponlea Broth

 Butter for Wattleseed Bread

Butter for Wattleseed Bread

 Brown Rice Cracker

Brown Rice Cracker

 Salted Red Kangaroo and Bunya Bunya

Salted Red Kangaroo and Bunya Bunya

 Marron Quandong and Pearl

Marron Quandong and Pearl

 Jumbuck, Waxflower Oil and Dessert Oak

Jumbuck, Waxflower Oil and Dessert Oak

Attica Melbourne Ben Shewry
Attica Melbourne Ben Shewry
 Pineapple and Anise Myrtle

Pineapple and Anise Myrtle

Attica Melbourne Ben Shewry
 Whipped Egg with Sugar Bag

Whipped Egg with Sugar Bag

Attica Melbourne Ben Shewry
 Attica Cheftales

Attica Cheftales

Attica Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

BARRY (Northcote, Melbourne)

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.   

 Benedict eggs, slow braised free range, ham hock, apple cider hollandaise, granny's apples, potato hash

Benedict eggs, slow braised free range, ham hock, apple cider hollandaise, granny's apples, potato hash

 Scrambled red chilli eggs, bacon, spring onion, parsley, parmesan, toast

Scrambled red chilli eggs, bacon, spring onion, parsley, parmesan, toast

 Zucchini, pea and mint fritters, zucchini, salad, poached egg and minted yoghurt. Bacon added for good luck. 

Zucchini, pea and mint fritters, zucchini, salad, poached egg and minted yoghurt. Bacon added for good luck. 

Barry Northcote
Barry Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato