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HOT: Candied Bakery, 81a Hudsons Rd, Spotswood

Candied Bakery in Spotswood is a bakery and café that’s a direct thumb-your-nose at those I Quit Sugar acolytes. If you’re quitting sugar then steer clear – there’s too much temptation inside. If, one other hand, you are unabashedly NOT quitting sugar then Candied Bakery is a place where sweet tooths die and go to heaven. […]

HOT: Éclair Affair High Tea, Lobby Lounge, The Westin Melbourne, 250 Collins St, Melbourne

Melbourne offers a high tea option for just about every sweet desire and The Westin Melbourne has just launched an afternoon tea service which pays homage to buttery, fluffy, choux pastry – it’s an Eclair Affair! I was invited to sample Éclair Affair and settled myself into a fat leather chair one sunny afternoon while […]

HOT: Last Minute Christmas Treats

If you’ve left it too late to do your Christmas baking then help may be at hand! For Christmas puddings This year RSPCA are doing some fantastic puddings and cakes for Christmas with proceeds going towards helping animals across Victoria. The puddings are handmade in Australia by Pudding Lane, an award-winning bakery and the team behind Jamie Oliver’s Christmas puddings. They were recently […]

HOT: Gelato Messina, 237 Smith St, Fitzroy

Welcome to Melbourne, Gelato Messina. The famous Sydney gelateria serves gelato that’s been voted the best in Australia by the Good Food Guide and it has just set up its first interstate, and biggest, operation on the inner north’s ever-burgeoning eat street, Smith Street Fitzroy. If the early crowds are anything to go by (especially […]

HOT: LuxBite Tea Set for Two, 38 Toorak Rd, South Yarra

Afternoon tea is my favourite meal of the day and the South Yarra patisserie LuxBite are offering possibly the most affordable afternoon tea in town. The LuxBite Tea Set for Two includes two drinks, four macarons, two cakes and two sandwiches of the day for $48.  As you can choose your drinks, macarons and cakes from their […]

HOT: Spring Street Grocer, 157 Spring St, Melbourne

Wow. Spring has really sprung in Melbourne town this week. As I whip off my woolly hat and peel off my opaque tights I have only one thought…bring on gelati weather! After hibernating for most of winter I’m well due for a trip to the most hyped gelati counter in Melbourne, to the stainless steel […]

HOT: LuxBite x N2 Extreme Gelato Melbourne x Uber Melbourne

As far as marketing stunts go, the collaboration between dessert specialists LuxBite, ice cream laboratory N2 Extreme Gelato and premium taxi service Uber Melbourne is a deliciously fun one. For this weekend only (Friday 30 August to Sunday 1 September), Malaysia’s kaya coconut jam will be featured in two special ice-cream dishes at two Malaysian-run […]

The Barons Palate – Giveaway!

I love a good pop up! Especially when the experience combines food and drinks with cutting edge art and design. The Baron Said is a warehouse event space in Fitzroy which derives its name from a historical character created by Sir Martin Lang, a scholar and nobleman who produced literary works in the 18th century. In keeping with […]

HOT: Paris to Provence Festival, Como House & Garden, Cnr Williams Road & Lechlade Avenue, South Yarra

Paris to Provence, Melbourne’s favourite festival celebrating all things French, is back in the bucolic surrounds of National Trust’s Como House this weekend. There’s market stalls, music, food and festivities and the festival gets bigger and better every year (this is its third year). Here are my highlights: Grab some charcuterie, cheese and a baguette […]

HOT: Dessert Story, 305 Swanston St, Melbourne

I have been waiting for Dessert Story for a long time. As regular readers will know, I was born in Hong Kong and spent my early childhood there. So a lot of my food preferences have been shaped by my cultural background and my family and one thing I have craved but never been able […]

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