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Authentic Mexican has arrived to Melbourne: El Sabor x El Cielo

Words by Geoff Ferres, pictured by The Modern Connoisseur El Sabor (‘The Taste’) is the latest business venture of El Cielo (‘The Heaven’), owned by 3 food-obsessed Mexico City locals intent on bringing authentic Mexican tastes to Australia. From the moment you walk in the door at El Sabor, [...]

6 April 2017 // 0 Comments

Gotta catch ’em all.. Poke restaurants!

Words by The Modern Connoisseur, Pictures provided by Eugene Hyland We weren’t sure it was coming, and we weren’t sure what it would look like, but Melbourne’s newest food trend has hit the streets and we are pleased to say that it is healthy! A refreshing change from the 1,000+ [...]

8 March 2017 // 0 Comments


Bistro dining – believed to have originated in Paris – is offered in just about every corner of the globe. Each city, town and province draws it’s inspiration to this idyllic dining experience – a small restaurant serving moderate priced dishes – and is intertwined [...]

17 January 2017 // 0 Comments

Tutto Benne launches a ripper of a summer menu

Italian restaurant Tutto Benne has recently launched their summer menu – and it’s a ripper. Think elderflower spritzer cocktails, monk inspired Frangelico mules, and fancy bites over the Southgate precinct terrazza overlooking the Yarra. Is there a better way to enjoy alfresco dining? [...]

29 December 2016 // 0 Comments

Taste of Melbourne 2016

The Taste of Melbourne has kicked off once again on the lawns of Albert Park and we couldn’t be more excited with what’s on offer from the restaurant selection: champions of American BBQ in Melbourne, Fancy Hanks; art-worthy dessert specialists Om Nom; two hatted degustation wunderkinds [...]

10 November 2016 // 0 Comments

Lounge kitchen: growing up the right way

Words and  photography by Scott Viney Towards the end of 2015, a wave of nostalgia had washed upon us all. The latest instalment of Star Wars had sent just about everyone on a tail spin; men and women, boys and girls, waving lightsabers and travelling to cinemas across the global in the name of [...]

24 February 2016 // 0 Comments

The General Assembly keeps South Wharf in line

Words by: The Modern Connoisseur Photography provided by: Greta Donaldson Publicity and The Modern Connoisseur It’s Saturday night and you’re looking for somewhere to go for a classy affair. You’re not after the showy 12-course degustation with pint-size portions, but rather a [...]

24 November 2015 // 0 Comments

Lona Pintxos Bar: St Kilda’s hidden secret

Amongst the palm trees and beach side views is the inner south-side suburb that just about never sleeps – St Kilda. Often misunderstood and perhaps overlooked by its hipster north-side suburban brothers, St Kilda has the diversity, individuality and confidence to be what it wants to be. [...]

9 November 2015 // 0 Comments

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