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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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'Tough run' takes toll on Montague Hotel

The Montague, South Melbourne.

South Melbourne's Montague Hotel closed for business on February 2 without warning to staff or customers.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 18 00:00:00 EST 2014

Piccolo: Melbourne food news

Ladro Greville'sbreakfast pizza.

Food news this week: Pop-up gelateria Pagoto; Ladro launches weekend brunches; Lowlands specialty coffee to close and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Ezard's new head chef sticks with classic hits

Foam-free: Ezard's Jarrod Di Blasi.

Don't expect any boundary-pushing desserts now that Jarrod Di Blasi has been appointed head chef at Ezard in Flinders Lane.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Becco reloaded after major business restructure

Simon Hartley will stay on as manager.

Simon Hartley has sold Veteran CBD Italian restaurant Becco but will stay on as manager.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Temporary Stokehouse pops up at St Kilda Festival

The temporary structure is erected on the restaurant site.

A makeshift version of the Stokehouse opened in time for the St Kilda Festival on Sunday.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Feb 10 15:26:32 EST 2014

Rockpool pair fly south to Pure South

Together again: (From left) Amandine Segut, Ashley Davis and Pierre Bourdois.

Ashley Davis persuades Amandine Segut and Pierre Bourdois to join his brigade at Southgate.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 09:08:30 EST 2014

Wild about East Timorese coffee

Wild Timor Coffee met their fundraising target.

Crowd-sourcing campaign to fund a Melbourne cafe and retail space for Wild Timor Coffee meets its target.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Viva las vegans: New vegan grocery opens in Preston

Vegan groceries.

The closure of Brunswick's Radical Grocery has been offset by the opening of Mad Cowgirls Vegan Grocery in Preston.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Public Life

The pair were behind cafe Little Byrd.

Union Road in Ascot Vale is gaining momentum as a food hub with new bar Public Life joining the strip.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Piccolo: Melbourne bites

Mirka Continental Bistro has been sold.

Mirka Continental Bistro sold; a second A1 Bakery; Lake House's annual producers day and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: House of Refreshment

Relaxed style: Steve Miller at his House of Refreshment.

Steve Miller aka Handsome Steve is back with a new House of Refreshment in Fitzroy.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Brazilian restaurant arrives on scene

Carving out a niche: A slice of South America at Viva Brazil.

Churrascaria (barbecue steakhouse) and Brazilian barbecue Viva Brazil opens in Prahran.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: The Kitchen, Weylandts

The Kitchen at Weylandts, Abbotsford.

Stylish South African furniture store Weylandts has opened its first Australian store - and cafe - in Abbotsford.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Lot 347 and Two Row open on Smith Street

Little Creatures will feature at Lot 347.

Smith Street is shaping up as a craft beer hub with the emergence of two neighbouring beer-focused bars.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Walter's Wine Bar site to become an Italian restaurant

Walter's Wine Bar, Southgate.

Southgate restaurant Tutto Bene is opening a second Southgate restaurant, Artusi, on the site of the much-loved Walter's Wine Bar.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Vue de Monde shakes up degustation structure

Head chef Cory Campbell is shaking things up at Vue de Monde.

Vue de Monde is overturning the time-honoured progression from lighter to heavier dishes.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Windsor Hotel breakfast buffet gets the boot

Gentle shake-up: Chefs 
Joel Alderson (left) and Benat Alonso.

It's out with the breakfast buffet and in with a la carte brekkies at the Hotel Windsor.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Jacques Reymond baton passed at Woodland House

Jacques Reymond (centre) with Thomas Woods (left) and Hayden McFarland (right).

Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland have survived their first test: entertaining former boss Jacques Reymond.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Free butter-making demonstration and caviar discussion

The Duchess of Spotswood is hosting free demonstrations.

The Duchess of Spotswood is hosting Pierre Issa (aka Pepe Saya) and caviar farmer Nicholas Gorman.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Touche Hombre Electrica and Le Joint close

Davis Yu outside Touche Hombre.

Davis Yu's South Yarra restaurant and city bar won't be reopening this year.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014