Worlds longest lunch – Melbourne is back!

Set-in Treasury Gardens, Melbourne Food and Wine Festival finally returns — after a lengthy set-back due to pandemic restrictions it was wonderful to participate in this superb annual event. This year celebrity chefs Philippe Mouchel, Jacques Raymond and Stephanie Alexander took a course each and created something inspirational. Kicking off with Philippe Mouchel’s Beetroot-cured king... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Bastille Day 2019

The Victorian Bailliage of La Chaine des Rotisseurs held a beautiful Bastille Day dinner for members in the Mission to Seafarers iconic heritage building. The menu was full of French favourites accompanied by delicious wines.

Heathcote Wine & Food Festival 2018

Whilst at a recent festival in Heathcote I was drawn to the quality of Australian wines and the outstanding knowledge of the wine makers, their interaction with not only their marketing streams but also the consumer is good and these wine makers care about what they create and how. At the festival I interviewed a... Continue Reading →

Young chefs competing in Melbourne

Young Chef Competition 2016 Concours International des Jeunes Commis Rotisseurs In April 2016 La Chaine des Rotisseurs hosted the Young Chef Competition at The Crown Culinarium. The standard being high there was a team of professional judges and amateur judges (of which I was one). The process of judging was extremely interesting --- the chefs... Continue Reading →

Melbourne the destination

Whether you are sporty, arty, a foodie, a wine lover, historian or a traveller -- Melbourne offers something for everyone whatever age you are. Muso's unite -- from free concerts in the Myer Music Bowl to Opera Australia and the Australian Ballet performances at the Arts Centre and the heart of Melbourne's jazz scene at... Continue Reading →

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