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ESPRESSO

By Hilary McNevin

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Hilary McNevin brings you the inside stories from Melbourne's dining scene in the column Espresso.

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New York, New York for city bar

Michael Rosebach (ex-Cookie) is set to transform a former Irish bar in Melbourne's CBD into Nieuw Amsterdam, a new American bar-slash-eatery.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 10 03:00:00 EST 2013

A new era for Carlton's King & Godfree

Lisa Valmorbida inside the pop-up gelateria, Pidapipó.

Lygon Street landmark King & Godfree will close in early 2014 for significant renovations that will turn the food and wine shop into a 'concept store' with a gelateria, cafe, restaurant and wine...

Food News | Espresso | Thu Dec 05 08:50:50 EST 2013

Identity overhaul for Taxi Dining Room restaurant

Duck with five-spice caramel.

Federation Square restaurant Taxi Dining Room will close for four weeks from late January and reopen as Taxi Kitchen.

Food News | Espresso | Thu Dec 05 08:27:39 EST 2013

Is barbecue restaurant Kong the next king?

Pearler: Chris Lucas?s Kong will fuse US barbecue techniques with Oriental flavours.

Chris Lucas, the man who brought us Chin Chin and Baby, finally announces his plans for the former Pearl Cafe.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Mamasita to trial lunchtime bookings

The CBD Mexican restaurant with the permanent stairwell queue is now taking lunch reservations.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Prix Fixe: Philippa Sibley's next production

Chef Philippa Sibley is teaming up with entrepreneur Jason M Jones for a new CBD theatre concept restaurant.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Long Shot

Long Shot's signature raspberry and kaffir lime tart.

Pastry chefs Shaun Quade and Jo Barrett are on board at this teeny-tiny Docklands cafe-patisserie.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 03 03:00:00 EST 2013

PM24 to be reborn as Asian eatery in another Made Establishment shake-up

Manu Fieldel.

Made Establishment, the restaurant group that changed city fine diner the Press Club into souvlaki joint Gazi and St Katherine's restaurant to Hellenic Republic Kew, is buying out gifted French chef...

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 09:40:50 EST 2013

Market power in Newport

Melbourne's newest farmers' market opens on Sunday, December 1, at Newport's historic power substation.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Movers and shakers: Cocktail history tours

Did you know that in 1860s, Melbourne's Cafe de Paris was an international cocktail hotspot?

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Say hello to pint-sized patisserie Humble

Ready to go: Humble Patisserie's David Ballinger is winning new fans.

David Ballinger, former chef and co-owner of the Pour Kids in Malvern, has decamped to Hawthorn.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Burma Lane

A pop-art homage to Aung San Suu Kyi.

Burmese cuisine, a mix of Chinese, Indian and Thai influences, just scored a boost.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Supernormal Canteen

Will Golden Fields' lobster roll make an appearance on the Supernormal Canteen menu?

Andrew McConnell's pop-up pan-Asian test kitchen is now open - but only until December 31.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Old meets new at Kettle Black cafe site

Innovative design: New cafe Kettle Black.

The team from Top Paddock and Two Birds One Stone has another project on the boil.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Philippa Sibley to leave Albert Street Food & Wine

Philippa Sibley.

The chef confirms she has resigned as head chef of the one-hat Brunswick restaurant.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Nov 25 16:54:01 EST 2013

Golden Plate award winners announced

Vue Grand Hotel, Queenscliff.

Now in its 10th year, the Golden Plate awards celebrate Victoria's regional food and wine industry.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Smith Street Alimentari

An offshoot of Gorski and Jones, this elegant alimentari focuses on food to go.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Romulus & Remus

Richmond's newest restaurant is on the site of a former indoor golf range.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

CBD basement trio freehold for sale

The chunk of real estate that houses Japanese eatery Izakaya Den, Brioche by Philip cafe and Chiodo boutique is up for sale.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

New outdoor eating spots spring up

The Town Mouse courtyard, Carlton.

Frisky new alfresco spots have sprung this spring from the Town Mouse and Hare & Grace.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013