Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Recipe: Maggie Beer’s Crispy Skin Salmon with Pea Puree | Tips from Aussie Farmers Direct: 10 good reasons to eat seafood this Easter

Gastrology bloggers sampled the new range of seafood  courtesy of Aussie Farmers Direct.

This Easter, Aussie Farmers Direct is working to put the ‘good’ back into Good Friday by partnering with Maggie Beer to release a collection of Easter seafood recipes as part of a move to encourage Australians to include more seafood in their diet this year. We thought we would share our favourite recipe with you...

Recipe:  Maggie Beer’s Crispy Skin Salmon with Pea Puree

Takeaway Review: Salon de Sushi | Ordered in via Menulog

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Menulog.
Location: 293 Clarendon St South Melbourne
Phone: 03 9939 3723
Cuisine: Japanese  
Overall Impression: 7/10
We recently ordered in a Japanese feast to enjoy at home via Menulog's Southbank Take-Away Restaurants link. We have visited Salon de Sushi on several occasions and have been consistently pleased by the quality of their nigiri and sushi. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

A collection of foodie news & events that caught our eye this month!

World class foodie destination set to open in CBD
Emporium Melbourne, a world class shopping and foodie destination will be opening its doors on the 16th of April.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Carlton's top 3 frozen dessert venues | Win an ‘Ultimate Northside Experience’ | Win a $50 voucher from 400 Gradi

Gastrology have teamed up with hockingstuart to celebrate the inner-north suburbs of Melbourne (from North Melbourne, Carlton, Brunswick, Northcote and everything in between).

hockingstuart are on a mission to celebrate everything unique and wonderful about the north, including its amazing restaurants and food offering.
To celebrate the north, we have compiled a list of our top 3 favourite frozen dessert options (not in any order - they are equal favourites!) in wonderful Carlton.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Risotto Heaven - Vicolo Cafe & Risotto Bar

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Vicolo.
While good Italian restaurants seem nearly ubiquitous in Melbourne, good Italian restaurants serving perfectly cooked risotto are not. Fortunately for us, there’s Vicolo Cafe & Risotto Bar, the Moonee Ponds restaurant serving delectable dishes and inspiring risottos.

Monday, April 7, 2014

French-Japanese cuisine @ Miam Miam

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Miam Miam.
Marrying French techniques with Japanese inspired flavours and ideologies, the team at Miam Miam is engineered to deliver a memorable dining experience.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Top 6 treats to get this Easter!

Easter is just around the corner. Here’s a list of our top 6 must-have treats for the festive season.

1. Go retro with T Cavallaro & Sons marzipan Pascal Lambs
For centuries, Sicilians have been giving gifts of Easter lambs. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

New Premium Stacked Burgers @ TGI Fridays [April 1 to May 13]

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of TGI Fridays (Melbourne Central).
TGI Fridays has taken a page from its own legendary playbook, taking the burger, an all-time American bar and grill favourite, and raising it (quite literally) to new heights.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

The Australian Fitness & Health Expo Media Launch [April 4-6] @ The Colonial Tramcar Restaurant

Location: Tramstop 125 Corner Of Normanby Rd & Clarendon St, South Melbourne
Phone: 03 9695 4000
Link: http://www.tramrestaurant.com.au/
The Australian Fitness & Health Expo, the largest fitness event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, is coming to Melbourne for the first time this weekend. We celebrated the arrival with Melbourne's first healthy breakfast tram.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Cecconi's Flinders Lane Restaurant & Cellar Bar re-launch

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Cecconi's.
Location: 61 Flinders Lane, Melbourne
Phone: 03 8663 0500
Link: http://www.cecconis.com/
Cuisine: European, Italian, International
Overall Impression: 8.5/10
Cecconi's Flinders Lane Restaurant & Cellar Bar re-launched on 26 March 2014, with its own personality and ambience to match. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Banh Mi Masterclass @ Ba'get | Recipe: Vietnamese Pickles

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Ba'get.
Location: 132 Russell Street, Melbourne
Phone: 03 9988 4130
Link: http://www.ba-get.com/
Cuisine: Sandwiches/Subs, Vietnamese
Overall Impression: 8/10
Melbourne's love affair with Asian street food continues to grow with the opening of a new traditional Vietnamese Banh Mi establishment, Ba'get in the heart of the CBD.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Event: Wyncity Launch @ Point Cook

Gastrology attended the event as guests of WYNCITY.

Gastrology attended the media launch of WYNCITY over the weekend. WYNCITY is a brand-new world-class bowling and family entertainment centre which has just opened in Point Cook.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hop Harvest 2014 - Hop-inspired degustation dinner @ Circa The Prince

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Hop Harvest 2014 and Circa The Prince.
Gastrology attended an exclusive hop inspired degustation dinner at Circa recently where we enjoyed a bespoke menu designed by leading chef Ashly Hicks. The menu showcased natural flavours and complemented a range of beers selected by Lion master brewer, Peter David.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Month of The Prince @ Acland St Cantina - Taco Tuesdays | Cantina Crab Shack Thursdays and MORE... [April 2014]

Location: 2 Acland Street, St Kilda
Phone: (03) 9536 1175
Link: www.aclandstcantina.com.au
Cuisine: Mexican
Overall Impression: 9/10 

Clear your schedule, prepare the palate, polish your crown and get set for a festival of the senses as the Prince of Wales celebrates Month of The Prince in April 2014. Not only does April see the arrival of Prince William and Kate Middleton to Australia, but it also sees a hive of activity invade the iconic Prince of Wales complex in St Kilda, with a spate of feature events, exclusive guest-chef dinners, street festivals, live performances, lunch specials and accommodation packages available throughout the month.
Our all-time favourite Mexican haunt, Acland St Cantina celebrates "Month of The Prince" this April with lots of exciting foodie specials.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tunes & Tapas @ Sooki Lounge

Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Sooki Lounge.

Sooki Lounge opened its doors late last year. The venue is baroque-themed and has a relaxed vibe, setting itself apart by offering a unique hangout spot for locals in the area.