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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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Truck in, tuck in at Trailer Park

Food truck.

Just as you got the hang of following your favourite food truck around various spots in the city, along comes Trailer Park.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 30 01:00:00 EST 2013

"Clearing sale" at Sunnybrae to usher in new guard

Sunnybrae restaurant.

Dan Hunter realises dream of setting up his own restaurant, while George Biron and DIane Garrett prepare to make way.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 23 08:29:05 EST 2013

Punt on pizza

Johnny Di Francesco.

Pizza chef Johnny di Francesco of 400 Gradi is opening a second venue in Etihad Stadium.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Cheese cellar reaches maturity

The Spring Street Grocer's Anthony Femia.

Spring Street Grocer cheese cellar finally opens.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Basement bounces back

Newmarket Hotel's Cellar Bar, before it closed in March.

Cellar Bar, in the basement of the Newmarket Hotel in St Kilda, undergoes a makeover.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Hamburger to beef up cafe menu

Chris Hamburger.

Twenty & Six Espresso cafe in North Melbourne has employed Chris Hamburger as its new head chef.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

The heat is on for kitchen safety

Chef Ian Curley.

When was the last time you cleaned the vents above your stove at home? Chefs step in to promote safety campaign.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Dumplings to the rescue

Nahji Chu.

Two misses of hospitality, Miss Pearls, co-owner of city bar Madame Brussels, and Nahji Chu, self-confessed Queen of Rice Paper Rolls, combine their talents.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Circa chefs take their leave

Jake Nicolson (left) and Paul Wilson.

Jake Nicolson will move to Brisbane to take up the role of executive chef at the Ghanem Group. Last week it was executive chef Paul Wilson who announced he was moving on.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 23 03:00:00 EST 2013

Dainty Sichuan goes for the hat-trick

Vegetarian dish from Dainty Sichuan.

Owner says third restaurant "completely different" to siblings and predecesors in Collingwood, the city and South Yarra.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 23 00:00:00 EST 2013

Arts Centre appoints new executive chef

The Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Chef Darryl Hand to oversee venues under the spire and Hamer Hall.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 16 11:24:20 EST 2013

Markov distinction

Nip and tuck: Markov Place becomes Markov.

Carlton bar and restaurant Markov Place has reopened after a nip and tuck.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 16 11:15:59 EST 2013

Dhaba at the Mill changes hands

Jessi and Jennifer Singh.

Long-term staff members take over at popular Kyneton eatery.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 16 11:02:46 EST 2013

Producers recognised

Mount Zero's products.

Victoria and Tasmania feature strongly in the Delicious. Produce Awards.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 16 10:59:28 EST 2013

Napa Valley beckons for city's 'best-looking chef'

Chef Matt Wilkinson.

Matt Wilkinson invited to speak at international festival in Napa Valley, California.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 16 10:51:40 EST 2013

Coco's colossal cro-nut venture

Cavallini's version of the cro-nut.

The croissant-doughnut hybrid lands in Clifton Hill.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 16 10:49:02 EST 2013

Director seeks fresh challenges

Paul Wilson.

Chef Paul Wilson has resigned from his position as director of Melbourne Pub Group after seven years with the company, three as a consultant and four as a director.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 16 10:49:02 EST 2013

Lifetime award for di Stasio

Rinaldo di Stasio, owner of St Kilda's Cafe di Stasio and Bar di Stasio, given lifetime achievement award.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 16 10:49:02 EST 2013

McConnell magic

Andrew McConnell.

The owner of Cumulus Inc, Cutler & Co, Golden Fields, Moon Under Water and the Builders Arms Hotel has announced he is opening a restaurant at 171 Collins Street.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 16 07:31:15 EST 2013

You can never have too much pizza

Tony Nicolini's DOC pizzeria group is beginning to look as generously proportioned as a family-size pie with last week's opening of DOC Albert Park.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 09 10:37:01 EST 2013