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

EAT | STAGGER LEE'S (Fitzroy, VIC)

Proud Mary fans... you'll love Nolan Hirte and Chris Hamburger's little bro Stagger Lee's. Located on the main drag in Fitzory, it's stripped back and a little rock n roll. You can expect great coffee and satisfying comfort food that hits all the right places.

BBQ Beef Brisket Toasty w Stone & Wood beer onions, cheese fondue, fried egg, dill pickles and grain mustard

BBQ Beef Brisket Toasty w Stone & Wood beer onions, cheese fondue, fried egg, dill pickles and grain mustard

Say yes to the Bloody Mary no matter whether the hour is appropriate

Say yes to the Bloody Mary no matter whether the hour is appropriate

Special fried chicken and corn bread waffles with   maple butter and fried pickles  

Special fried chicken and corn bread waffles with maple butter and fried pickles 

No blends, only single original espresso and filter coffee

No blends, only single original espresso and filter coffee

Good Vibes in this green bowl... Soba noodles, sesame, broccolini, snow peas, hass avo, teriyaki, pickled mushrooms, fresh chilli, smoked trout

Good Vibes in this green bowl... Soba noodles, sesame, broccolini, snow peas, hass avo, teriyaki, pickled mushrooms, fresh chilli, smoked trout

Stagger Lee's Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

EAT | SUPERNORMAL (Melbourne, VIC)

If you asked where could you go back time and time again. I'd answer with 'Supernormal'. Here's my playlist of smash hits that I've enjoyed over the last two years heading back and forth to Melbourne.  

Fried rice dough balls with sticky, sweet, sour, spicy sauce and white sesame

Fried rice dough balls with sticky, sweet, sour, spicy sauce and white sesame

A big glass of orange wine

A big glass of orange wine

Tuna, avocado, wakame and pickled cucumber

Tuna, avocado, wakame and pickled cucumber

Supernormal Melbourne
Beef tartare, clam mayonnaise, mustard leaf, shallots

Beef tartare, clam mayonnaise, mustard leaf, shallots

Cobia sashimi, pickled fennel, chilli and yuzu.

Cobia sashimi, pickled fennel, chilli and yuzu.

supernormal
Duck bao with twice cooked duck leg, vinegar & plum sauce

Duck bao with twice cooked duck leg, vinegar & plum sauce

Supernormal Melbourne
Prawn & chicken dumplings, chilli & vinegar sauce

Prawn & chicken dumplings, chilli & vinegar sauce

Pan fried pot sticker dumplings 

Pan fried pot sticker dumplings 

Supernormal Melbourne
Ramen is not a regular menu feature. When it's on... run! 

Ramen is not a regular menu feature. When it's on... run! 

Supernormal Melbourne
Supernormal 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 | THE HOUSE OF FOOD & WINE

At the heart of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival is The House of Food & Wine. During the ten days 1000 £ Bend has been transformed into the festival hub. Warehouse style lavish parties take hold of the main event space and  laneway whilst the pop up bar and eatery sits proudly at the Little Lonsdale entrance. Local legend Morgan McGlone, the Kiwi chef behind Belles Hot Chicken in Sydney and Melbourne, has crafted a menu inspired by #MFWF MasterClasses of old. Don't miss out on these cleverly created dishes. 

Venison Scotch Egg - inspired by Brett Graham (The Ledbury London), MasterClass 2012

Venison Scotch Egg - inspired by Brett Graham (The Ledbury London), MasterClass 2012

The House of Food & Wine #MFWF
Bean Tamale, Charred Red Tomato - inspired by Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Mexico City), MasterClass 2013 

Bean Tamale, Charred Red Tomato - inspired by Enrique Olvera (Pujol, Mexico City), MasterClass 2013 

The House of Food & Wine #MFWF
Grilled Swordfish, Parsley, Mussels - inspired by Christian Puglisi (Relæ, Cophenhagen), MasterClass 2012

Grilled Swordfish, Parsley, Mussels - inspired by Christian Puglisi (Relæ, Cophenhagen), MasterClass 2012

Beef Short Rib - inspired by David Chang (Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York), MasterClass 2010 

Beef Short Rib - inspired by David Chang (Momofuku Ssam Bar, New York), MasterClass 2010 

The House of Food & Wine #MFWF
Potato, Plums - inspired by Rosio Sanchez (Hija de Sanchez, Copenhagen), MasterClass 2012

Potato, Plums - inspired by Rosio Sanchez (Hija de Sanchez, Copenhagen), MasterClass 2012

#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.

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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