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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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Blooming Observatory cafe business available

For the first time in 14 years, the lease is available for tender on The Observatory Cafe and The Terrace Tearooms.

For the first time in 14 years, the lease is available for tender on a prime cafe site in the Royal Botanic Gardens.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 29 00:00:00 EST 2013

New Auction Rooms chef from Russia, with love of food

Auction Rooms, North Melbourne.

The Auction Rooms in North Melbourne welcomes Boris Portnoy as its new head chef.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

They're racing ... to the marquee bar

Nosebag time: Giovanni Pilu is no stranger to the Birdcage at Flemington.

This spring carnival the only thing bigger than the hats will be the profile of many of the chefs in the Birdcage.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Mr Miyagi

Adding to the lexicon of curiously inspired restaurant names comes this Chapel Street Japanese dining room.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Blake is back

Andrew Blake makes a comeback to the Melbourne restaurant game.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

On-farm butchery is Pozible

They're as happy as piggies in, er, big free-range paddocks up on the Jonas family farm, where they've raised enough money to complete a butchery.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

Barbecue surprise for hobby home-barbecuers

Southside Smokers will represent Australia at the Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue competition.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 22 00:00:00 EST 2013

St Katherine's to close as Hellenic Republic moves in

Travis McAuley and his Saganaki with black figs.

George Calombaris's St Katherine's restaurant in Kew will soon close and re-open with a new name and focus.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Oct 21 17:48:30 EST 2013

Bacash site sold

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

Local property investor George Gavdos won the bidding for the Bacash restaurant site in South Yarra.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Lee Ho Fook

Lee Ho Fook chef Victor Liong.

All-star new wave Chinese venue was the hottest restaurant in town before it even opened its doors.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Taste festival is back

Gourmets: The Taste 2013 team.

The city's top chefs will converge on Pelican Lawn at Albert Park for next month's Taste of Melbourne.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Chewing the scenery at The Beast

Virginia Gay and Tom Budge in <i>The Beast</i>.

Epicure was chuffed to have a cameo in Eddie Perfect's biting new satire on food-obsessed Victorian tree-changers.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Uncle an instant hit

Uncle's rooftop terrace is built for summer.

St Kilda welcomes Vietnamese diner, bar and rooftop terrace, Uncle, to Carlisle Street.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Could Comme mark Maurice Terzini's triumphant return?

Comme, Alfred Place.

Frank van Haandel has confirmed he is in talks involving his city restaurant Comme with Maurice Terzini and chef Paul Wilson.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

New vision for Trocadero

Trocadero will reopen as Fatto Bar & Cantina.

Hamer Hall restaurant and bar will reopen as Fatto Bar & Cantina.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Aaron Turner returns to the Bellarine Peninsula for festival

Loam coming: Aaron Turner returns to the Bellarine Peninsula for the Water Masterclass.

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Water Masterclass will see the return to Australia of chef Aaron Turner.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 15 00:00:00 EST 2013

Ezard's new spin for canapes

Just as Shane Delia has joined forces with Peter Rowland Catering, Teage Ezard will create menus for Spotless.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 08 00:00:00 EST 2013

Festival hub makes a splash

The water-themed 2014 Melbourne Food and Wine Festival's hub will be right by the Yarra.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 08 00:00:00 EST 2013

Zumbo's patissierie here at last

Melbourne Zumbotrons, get ready - you can have your chouxmacas, zonuts, and macarons within the next 24 hours.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 08 00:00:00 EST 2013

Festival events selling fast

The Age Good Food Month program had barely hit the stands last Tuesday when several events sold out.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Oct 08 00:00:00 EST 2013