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

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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

Airport dining cleared for takeoff

Melbourne airport.

Expect more high-flyers to join MoVida and Vue de Monde at Melbourne Airport if airport retail operations manager David Yallouz has his way.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 09 10:37:14 EST 2013

A taste for the arts

Shannon Bennett.

Shannon Bennett's name is being bandied about, along with the usual Sydney and Melbourne suspects, as the potential replacement for chef Guillaume Brahimi at The Sydney Opera House.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 09 10:37:18 EST 2013

Market driven

Dandenong Market has joined the Markets of Melbourne group, which includes Prahran, Queen Victoria and South Melbourne markets.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 09 10:37:04 EST 2013

New treats nibble out a niche

Many bar menus now provide a more exciting alternative to the dowdy, if free, bowl of nuts.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 09 10:36:52 EST 2013

Chef's first-night nerves

Even Melbourne's best chefs can feel apprehensive while awaiting the first review of their latest restaurant.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 09 10:36:32 EST 2013

Outside the box

Online ordering and home delivery trend continues among restaurants.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 09 10:36:40 EST 2013

Recipes for health

It's National Diabetes Week from July 14-20 and chefs Travis McAuley from Hellenic Republic and Adam d'Sylva of Coda and Tonka have taken on roles as Diabetes Australia food ambassadors.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 09 10:36:45 EST 2013

Salami and sausage fest

The thick of winter heralds the time to make salami and sausages and as more home cooks get interested in the process, there are classes to get your seasonal sausage stock sorted.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 09 10:36:56 EST 2013

Here comes Zumbo

Sydney-based celebrity pastry chef Adriano Zumbo hopes to open his first Melbourne incursion in South Yarra's Claremont Street by late August.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 09 10:36:36 EST 2013

Louie no more

Davis Yu closes Louie.

Davis Yu has pulled the pin on his South Yarra restaurant Louie.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Jul 08 15:44:00 EST 2013

Star-spangled feast

American flag.

It's USA all the way at Joe's Bar with four days of Americana festivities.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 02 00:05:00 EST 2013