Tag Archives: Melbourne

Wine Tasting in Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

 “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.” ~ Joan Collins, US actress and author ~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~ More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Destination South Australia

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Lee Ho Fook, Collingwood

For ‘modern food’ to pass the taste test it must impress to the point of acceptance in its own right whilst paying homage to the beauty of tradition that paved the way for its success. It is like the young … Continue reading

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Supernormal, Melbourne

At $16 a pop, this little lobster roll is the price of a hearty bowl of ramen on a wintry Melbourne day. But if there is one reason to revisit, this is it. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Wine Tasting Yarra Valley, Victoria

“This pinot noir rose tastes a bit like my sense of humour. It is dry but sharp with a clean finish.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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MoVida, Melbourne

Last year, Sydneysiders got their long-awaited taste of Frank Camorra‘s Spanish tapas when MoVida opened in Surry Hills. After more than a decade since it burst into the Melbourne dining scene, Camorra’s Spanish tapas restaurant has morphed into a total of four … Continue reading

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Pei Modern, Melbourne

Melbourne is Australia’s fastest growing city in terms of annual net migration into its state of Victoria. I believe it is the most elegant city in Australia with its cosmopolitan lifestyle, food and wine culture, theatre and performing arts. Pei … Continue reading

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Albert street Food & Wine, Brunswick

It’s bright and sunny in Melbourne today and a thought comes to mind. “If we were in Sydney today, we might be down at the beach having some fish and chips” I tell Mysaucepan. “But what do Melbournians do on … Continue reading

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Lau’s Family Kitchen, St Kilda

“What’s for lunch today?” I ask Mysaucepan. “Well, we have quite a few choices don’t we?” she replies, looking at her long list of eateries that she has identified during our short trip to Melbourne. “What are some of Melbourne’s … Continue reading

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Food Safari in Sydney

“Good food, like good wine, should be shared among diners and the days of eating a whole main by yourself in a restaurant, may soon be over.” ~ Chopinand, co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan Sydney restaurant closures – a sign of the … Continue reading

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Food Safari in Melbourne

I have always known Melbourne to be a food lovers’ paradise because of its vibrant multicultural and cosmopolitan lifestyle. Melbourne’s infamous climate of having “four seasons in a day”can sometimes confine one indoors all day. Some people believe this may … Continue reading

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Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

“You don’t have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces, just good food from fresh ingredients” – Julia Child, American chef and cookbook author One of my favourite activity to do in any city that I visit is to check out … Continue reading

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MoVida Aqui, Melbourne

When Frank Camorra’s MoVida first took Melbourne by storm back in 2002, it was a little bar in a back lane serving Spanish tapas and shared plates. Fast forward nine years and there are two new instalments to the original … Continue reading

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