Nina Rousseau

Nina Rousseau

Epicure editor

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Adeney Milk Bar

Bhaji pav is a superb gingery vegie 'soup'.

This reclaimed Kew milk bar is enjoying a next-generation revival.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jul 16 05:00:00 EST 2013

Lunch deliveries from door to desk

David's pork belly bao.

Nina Rousseau tracks down six ways to beat the lunchtime blues.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Fri Jun 14 10:00:40 EST 2013

Goodbye Virginia, hello Mercy

Head chef at Virginia Plain, Andy Harmer, and his seagrapes dish. 15 May 2013.
The Age Epicure. Photo:EDDIE JIM.

After nine months, Virginia Plain is no more, but will be rebranded Mercy Bar + Eatery.

Food News | Nina Rousseau | Thu Jun 13 13:00:00 EST 2013

Zone 2 dining guide

The souvlaki from Oakleigh's Kalimera Souvlaki Art.

Nina Rousseau tracks down 25 of Melbourne's outer suburban legends.

Top 10 Eat Out,Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Mon Jun 10 19:47:34 EST 2013

A Boy Named Sue

Go to dish: 'Suck eggs' wins the brunch Pulitzer.

This boy is a thoroughly delightful, cool, mudbrick cafe and pizzeria in hilly St Andrews.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Jun 04 09:00:00 EST 2013's fondue-esque Friuli pizza.

Sex sells; so does pizza. Put them together and hello, a slick'n'low-lit pizzeria run by Remo Nicolini.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 28 10:26:54 EST 2013

La Tortilleria

An Amigos Platter at La Tortilleria.

This sunny, two-month-old tortilleria is producing Melbourne's most bona fide tortilla.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Mon May 20 00:00:00 EST 2013

Croissanterie ahead of the curve

Kate Reid's croissants.

Could Kate Reid be making Melbourne's best croissants? Nina Rousseau talks to the aerodynamicist turned baker.

Food News | Nina Rousseau | Fri May 17 10:00:00 EST 2013

The Grain Store

Vegan Cauliflower, Quinoa and Goji Berry Salad at The Grain Store.

This soothing haven goes back to basics, putting sophistication into sustainability.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 14 07:28:41 EST 2013

The Spotted Mallard

The Grose beef cheek Rueben (with the hand cut chips and slaw.

Is it a hipster bar? A classic pub? An after-hours dining hall? Yes to all three.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue May 07 07:00:00 EST 2013


The brisket meat tray with mac and cheese.

Melbourne's newest barbecue restaurant is hardcore but it's no Americana 'BBQ shak'.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 30 08:00:00 EST 2013

ShanDong MaMa

ShanDong MaMa  noodles.

This no-frills Chinese diner dishes up home-style Shandong cuisine cooked by 'mama'.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Mon Apr 22 16:00:00 EST 2013

Ginger Club Indian Restaurant

Ginger Club Indian restaurant.

Quick! If you love Indian food, head to this humble shopfront for some of the best in town.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 16 08:00:00 EST 2013

Cosy & Tasty Dumpling Chinese Restaurant

Pork and prawn dumplings.

This unassuming little place is exactly what it claims on the box - 'cosy' and 'tasty'.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 09 08:00:00 EST 2013


Raw yellowfin tuna kibbeh.

The one-year-old Bayte is a little nugget of Lebanese gold.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Apr 02 07:00:00 EST 2013

Happy Palace

Kung Pow! chicken.

For many, Happy Palace will be their new happy place.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 26 00:00:00 EST 2013

Whisky for sale: $200,000 a bottle

Master Blender Colin Scott assess the 45-year-old whiskey.

Would you pay $200,000 for a bottle of whisky? Royal Salute's 45-year-old "Tribute of Honour" whisky is on sale.

Drink,Food News | Nina Rousseau | Thu Mar 21 00:00:00 EST 2013

Acland St Cantina

'Mexican cheese fondue' with organic chorizo.

Does this cool, buzzy basement bunker live up to its hype? Yes, and no.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 19 08:00:00 EST 2013

Hottest cheap eats trends for 2013

Leek, egg york and seeds from Silo.

Some of the hottest and best-value eating from The Age Good Food Under $30 guide, out on Saturday.

Eat Out | Simone Egger and Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 12 03:00:00 EST 2013

The Last Jar

The Last Jar's Dublin Coddle.

The Last Jar is a proper Irish pub that's giving unsung Irish cuisine some love.

Eat Out | Nina Rousseau | Tue Mar 12 00:00:00 EST 2013