Good Food - Larissa Dubecki

Larissa Dubecki

Restaurant reviewer and food writer

Upmarket food court re-served as food cafe at Emporium Melbourne

Earl Canteen's pork belly sandwich.

The buzz over the opening of Emporium Melbourne is as much about the food as the footwear.

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Wed Apr 16 03:00:00 EST 2014

Put to the test: the world's best margherita pizza

The margherita pizza from the 400 Gradi in Brunswick.

How does the pizza recently awarded the world's best stack up? Restaurant critic Larissa Dubecki put 400 Gradi's margherita to the test.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Apr 15 14:58:40 EST 2014

Hitting the sweet spot

Pastry chefs have never been more influential as last-course lust grows.

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Apr 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Ruyi

Ruyi is charting its own path right through the old-school Canto barns and the funky new Asian places.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Apr 15 00:00:00 EST 2014

Choc and awe: Dessert chefs share their ultimate chocolate recipes

Pierre Roelof's better-than-brownie chocolate cake.

In the immortal words of Charles M. Schulz, ''All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.''

Cook | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Apr 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Radii

Stupendously naked: Wood-roasted bonito.

Radii remains among the ranks of big hotel restaurants where soul is just about the only thing you can't buy.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Apr 08 00:00:00 EST 2014

Om Nom

Mango alfonso includes profiteroles, coconut and lemongrass foam and painted chocolate.

This dessert bar is a high-end fantasy stuffed with all the whimsy expected of the modern pastry chef.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2014

Allium Food & Wine

The food at this sweet neighbourhood spot has entered bolder territory than any place called Livingroom could reasonably expect to get away with.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Mar 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Tulip

Gladioli's Geelong sibling is a conclusive mix of well-executed contemporary-ness.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Mar 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Northern Light

There was a time when Aussie-Asian food meant prawn crackers followed by beef in black bean sauce.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Mar 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Altair

Tortellini with celeriac, basil and confit tomatoes.

Lesson for the week: it does not pay to underestimate the outer suburbs.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Mar 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Year of umami

Lasagne with Bolognese.

With a little gentle nurturing, the fifth taste will be your lifelong delicious friend.

Cook | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Feb 25 03:00:00 EST 2014

Press Club

Despite the exemplary cooking, the food can want for proportion, elegance and coherence.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Feb 25 00:00:00 EST 2014

Bar Nacional

This beguiling little Docklands venue takes its cues from the modern tapas bars of San Sebastian.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Snap-happy foodies win battle to photograph their meals

People keen to immortalise their meals have won the photography war.

Diners, grab your cameras. People keen to immortalise their meals have won the photography war, with restaurants set to adopt a national policy encouraging the practice.

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Mon Feb 17 16:32:20 EST 2014

Brae

Diners are encouraged to kick back a gear, go off-piste and take a ramble in the garden.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Heatwave not so hot for Victorian chefs

Michael James of Tivoli Road Bakery making pastry in his cool room.

His South Yarra shop has a small airconditioning unit that's no match for the summer's extreme temperatures - hence a strategic retreat to the coolroom to work the dough for his cultish dossants and...

Food News | Larissa Dubecki | Sat Feb 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Sezar

The spinach and feta-filled boreg.

Rather than going the full kufta, Sezar is more of a Melbourne restaurant with an Armenian accent.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Feb 04 00:00:00 EST 2014

Richmond Seafood Tavern

Go-to dish: Crayfish wellington.

This stolidly old-fashioned seafood restaurant is the steakhouse of the seafood set.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jan 28 00:00:00 EST 2014

Burma Lane

Go-to dish: Pickled tea leaf salad.

This share-happy menu is a broad sweep of Burma's regional and ethnic influences.

Eat Out | Larissa Dubecki | Tue Jan 21 00:00:00 EST 2014