Good Food - Dani Valent
The most exciting new restaurants are those that balance a spry freshness with a settled feeling.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun May 19 00:00:00 EST 2013
If there's ever a place to seek autumnal arcadia, this loved local will do.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon May 13 09:07:02 EST 2013
Jacques Reymond's longevity is impressive, but perhaps an even bigger wonder is that its 60-year-old namesake is still evolving.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun May 05 00:00:00 EST 2013
The food at this playful South Wharf eatery is nothing revolutionary, but spicier and more frisky than some of Melbourne's dumbed-down Thai.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 28 00:00:00 EST 2013
This bright, airy bakery is a neat mix of new and nostalgic.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 21 08:00:00 EST 2013
The heaving Richmond cantina has been joined (upstaged?) by a precocious little sister in where-it's-at Windsor.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 14 00:00:00 EST 2013
The arty Bar di Stasio is the new holding pen and hangout next door to love-it-or-hate-it institution Cafe di Stasio.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Apr 07 00:00:00 EST 2013
Gladioli is a chef's restaurant, and it feels like it: the dining room is simple and comfortable, the service is friendly and well drilled, but the excitement is on the plate.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sat Mar 30 00:00:00 EST 2013
The best thing about Trocadero is that it's there at all, serving drinks and food at a jaunty clip to Arts Centre visitors and Southbank browsers.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 24 00:00:00 EST 2013
Entice is one restaurant that has responded to today's phobic diners with an inclusive and allergy-aware menu.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 17 00:00:00 EST 2013
I can't honestly say I liked the decor at Woodlands but I was amazed and sometimes flummoxed by it.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Tue Mar 12 09:13:14 EST 2013
Top Paddock rockets into the top echelon of the Melbourne cafe scene because it takes food as seriously as any hatted restaurant.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Mar 03 00:00:00 EST 2013
Basement restaurant Brooks emanates a tingling feeling of potential.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 24 00:00:00 EST 2013
If you were putting a cafe in a time capsule to show the future what Melbourne 2013 was like, you might as well stuff in St Ali North
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Feb 18 12:08:33 EST 2013
It's clear that Belle's is gesturing towards American tropes both real and imaginary rather than trying to import an experience from overseas.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 10 00:00:00 EST 2013
The small, sweet Cafe Amalia operates with the French culinary priorities of doing things correctly.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Feb 03 00:00:00 EST 2013
Infamous for his volatility and tantrums, chef Marco Pierre White can also whip up the charm.
Food News | Dani Valent | Sat Jan 26 04:00:01 EST 2013
Melbourne’s best cafes are going further and further in their quest for quality – from smoking their own bacon to brewing vinegar on site.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Thu Jan 24 20:38:47 EST 2013
Dainty Sichuan, a South Yarra Chinese restaurant with a cult following, has just opened a very welcome second branch in Chinatown.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Mon Jan 21 10:02:02 EST 2013
Captain Baxter is a huge, handsome, beachfront hang-out in ship-shape for summer drinking and eating.
Eat Out | Dani Valent | Sun Jan 13 00:00:00 EST 2013