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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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Dispute behind restaurant auction

Bitter taste: A dispute is behind the auction of South Yarra restaurant Bacash's site.

The well-loved and one-hatted Bacash restaurant's site goes to auction next Thursday.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 01 00:00:00 EST 2013

Orto have done better

George Sykiotis, owner of Orto.

Proving it's one of Melbourne's harder-to-nail restaurant spaces, George Sykiotis's recently refurbished Hawthorn Italian cantina Orto has closed.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

MasterChef restaurant descends on Melbourne

The Masterchef

Get real: The pop-up MasterChef Dining & Bar opens in Melbourne next week.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 24 03:00:00 EST 2013

Tributes for pioneering restaurateur

Raymond Tsindos was a pivotal part of the Melbourne restaurant scene.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Delia spicing things up

Two for tea: Chef Shane Delia is combining forces with catering powerhouse Peter Rowland.

Chef Shane Delia is set to pair up with catering powerhouse Peter Rowland.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Evans and co tap into tapas

Sydney chef Peter Evans is opening a second restaurant in Melbourne.

Melbourne will get another Pete Evans restaurant with a menu built around Spanish- and Basque-inspired tapas.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 17 00:00:00 EST 2013

Sun days on the deck

Hawthorn's Crabapple Kitchen has built and opened a courtyard just in time for the warmer weather.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 10 09:55:14 EST 2013

Fowler's new focus

Trentham's food scene continues to buzz along with the arrival of Roger Fowler.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 10 09:43:14 EST 2013

Missing in action

Lauded chef Aaron Turner is enjoying having a 'food adventure just for me'.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 10 09:29:51 EST 2013

New look for the Livingroom

Michael Harrison joins Malvern restaurant Livingroom.

Chef Michael Harrison joins Malvern's Livingroom restaurant.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 10 09:18:58 EST 2013

Paint the town red

Changing hands: Mahjong Black restaurant, Little Collins Street.

Mahjong Black in Little Collins Street is set to become a Burmese-style venue.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 10 08:55:38 EST 2013

Handsome man's return

He's back! Steve Miller of Handsome Steve's House of Refreshment.

Steve Miller of Handsome Steve's House of Refreshment is back in the inner-north.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 10 08:49:28 EST 2013

Seven Seeds' new city coffee bar

Get in line; it's standing room only as Carlton coffee legends open new city space.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Sep 10 00:00:00 EST 2013

Top hats and tales at Sydney Good Food Guide awards

Daily Life essay on Guillaume at Bennelong restaurant, Sydney Opera House. 
Photo: Edwina Pickles. 
4th July 2013.

Sydney's Guillaume at Bennelong has been elevated to three chef's hats in the new Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide 2014.

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

Chefs in the frame

Victorian entrant to Shoot the Chef competition, Bin Duty, by

Entries are pouring in for the Good Food Month Shoot the Chef photography competition.

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

Pitfalls of being 'best new restaurant'

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As the dust settled after last week's Good Food Guide awards, some of the winners were learning to manage the new attention winning an award brings.

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

Thought that counts at South Yarra cafe

Missy Higgins to sing at Food for Thought.

Profits from South Yarra's Final Step cafe will help feed the poor in Buenos Aires.

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

Boss loses out in Heston Blumenthal bet

Heston Blumenthal.

Martin Spedding, owner of Mornington Peninsula restaurant Ten Minutes by Tractor, made a bet with his top staff last year that if they were awarded two hats in The Age Good Food Guide 2013 he would...

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

Regional cellar doors come to town

SMH GOOD LIVING. Michael Dhillon, winemaker at Bindi Wines, Macedon region, Victoria Photo by James Broadway.

Award-winning Cumulus Up is bringing regional cellar doors to town by hosting winemakers like Bindi's Michael Dhillon.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Aug 27 03:00:00 EST 2013

New Vietnamese diner from Smith and Dandelion graduates

Front-of-house professional Rene Spence (most recently at Prahran's the Smith) and chef Dai Duong, late of Elwood's Dandelion, are opening a new Vietnamese diner called Uncle at 188 Carlisle Street,...

Food News | Espresso | Tue Aug 27 03:00:00 EST 2013