Hot Plates – Terre at Dromana Estate

Down on the Mornington Peninsula, in what was once the homestead to a cattle stud, husband and wife team Rowan and Janine Herrald have opened…

LA Story – Chateau Marmont

Chateau Marmont has a presence like a film canister harbouring a 35mm motion picture reel – it’s not just an object or a building, it…

Tonka Melbourne CBD

Taking the headline Hot Plates quite literally we present these two dishes with kick from Melbourne CBD’s Indian hot spot, Tonka. This popular city restaurant…

Finches of Beechworth – Edgy, Modern-Meets-Baroque

Salvaged from a near death-by-doily demise, Victorian-era B&B Finches of Beechworth has recently been given a new lease on life – re-imagined, redesigned and fully…

French Onion Soup

Serve 6 2kg brown onions, finely sliced 100g unsalted butter 1 head of roasted garlic 2 stalks of celery, finely chopped 3 tbsp chopped thyme…

Ester – Best new, two hats

It was no surprise to the urban chic brigade when the latest SMH Good Food Guide awarded two hats and its coveted ‘Best New Restaurant’…

Scarlett Johansson’s Lucy – The One-woman Wrecking Crew

She’s played an alien (Under the Skin), a disembodied operating system (Her), and a porn addict’s girlfriend (Don Jon), but that’s nothing compared to the…

Epicurian Ecology – Tahbilk Winery and Wetlands

Spring has arrived at Tahbilk and the place is buzzing. At this winery on the banks of the Goulburn River near Nagambie, not only have…

Sisko Sister – Christina Tantsis of Sisko Chocolate

Christina Tantsis of Melbourne-based Sisko Chocolate is best known for her elaborate edible chocolate sculptures. We quizzed her on the origins of Sisko and her…

Melbourne’s own Spectablend

Together they make perfect life, fitness and business partners: three-time Olympian and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Josiah Ng and award-winning Cirque du Soleil-styled uber-cool aerialist…