Dani Valent

Dani Valent

Food writer and restaurant reviewer

Steak Ministry

The 'amazing famous bomb' dessert.

I'm not sure how much of a celebrity the 'amazing famous bomb' is, but it's definitely a show-stopper.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jul 05 00:00:00 EST 2015

Serotonin Dealer

This is not just a cafe, it's a 'happiness educational institution'.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 28 00:00:00 EST 2015

Dad and Dave's

Vegan corn fritters at  Dad & Dave's, Yarraville.

There's a strong vegan strand to the menu at this homespun cafe.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 21 00:00:00 EST 2015

Omni restaurant review: Obvious pride but some dishes less than exciting

 

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 14 00:15:00 EST 2015

Omni

Cinnamon-dusted churros at Omni.

This locally beloved Essendon bistro is a bit hit and miss.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 14 00:00:00 EST 2015

O.MY, it's a geeky family treat

O.MY delivers much more than the kind of meal you might expect on Melbourne's fringe.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 07 00:15:00 EST 2015

O.MY

Seductive: Sweet potato poached in duck fat at O.MY.

Fringe-dwelling restaurant's degustation menu is inspired, surprising and incredibly good value.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jun 07 00:00:00 EST 2015

Chef Curtis Stone, more than just a cardboard cut-out

Curtis Stone at Purple Peanuts in Melbourne.

He's got the TV shows and the LA lifestyle but there's more to Curtis Stone than his life-size supermarket avatars suggest.

Food News | Dani Valent | Tue Jun 02 00:15:00 EST 2015

Five Points Deli

Five Points Deli.

Food that's too big to fit in your mouth? Well that's OK, when it's as good as a Five Points Reuben.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Jun 01 15:12:01 EST 2015

Woodland House

A serene mansion with an accomplished menu, driven equally by tradition and flights of fancy.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon May 25 12:43:17 EST 2015

Arbory Bar & Eatery

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 01:  The double cheeseburger served at  Arbory Bar and Eatery on the Yarra River on May 1, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.  (Photo by Wayne Taylor/Fairfax Media)

A cosy outdoor restaurant-bar that caters for everyone.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Wed May 20 10:11:45 EST 2015

Cutler & Co

The chocolate ricotta cake served at  Cutler & Co. in Fitzroy on April 30, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

You can't beat watching a crack team at work - and these chefs work hard to produce art you can eat.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon May 11 13:40:06 EST 2015

Delhi Streets

Traditional meets contemporary at Melbourne restaurant Delhi Streets.

Delhi Streets boasts classics and some rebadged Indian staples.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon May 04 13:39:22 EST 2015

Donovans

Raise your glasses - Donovans is back to its winning ways after fire forced its closure last year.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 26 00:00:00 EST 2015

Glovers Station

Elegant: Grilled chicken waldorf salad at Glovers Station.

This former auto workshop brings excellent coffee and delicious food to a neighbourhood in need.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 19 00:00:00 EST 2015

Ovest

The sardine pizza at Ovest.

Artisan pizza deprivation was evidently a big issue around these parts.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 12 00:00:00 EST 2015

Review: Asia meets Smith Street at Northern Light in Collingwood

There's something unmistakably Melbourne about this cheffy mix of Japanese, Korean and dude food.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 05 00:15:00 EST 2015

Northern Light

There's something unmistakably Melbourne about this cheffy mix of Japanese, Korean and dude food.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 05 00:00:00 EST 2015

Stokehouse City

Melbourne will never be without its Stokey.

Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 29 00:00:00 EST 2015

The world according to River Cafe's Ruth Rogers

The River Cafe's Ruth Rogers.

With tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and chilli on hand, great food is always possible, says the River Cafe legend.

Cook | Dani Valent | Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2015