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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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History book

Fiona Bligh.

Historian Fiona Bligh delves into the longest-running cookbook series in Australia.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 30 01:01:09 EST 2013

Baker cooks up plenty of changes

Michael Baker.

South Yarra's MoVida Bakery will become Tivoli Road Bakery, under new ownership, from Friday.

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

Exquisite timing

Wildflower.

Wildflower Restaurant on Maling Road, Canterbury, closed quietly on July 21, with new owners moving in the following day.

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

A bit of high tea and history

Theo Tsapepas and Jason M. Jones.

Two Melbourne cafe entrepreneurs have won the tender to open up in Como House's stables.

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

A nose for truffles

Riley the border collie has developed the skill of sniffing out truffles.

The life of Riley the border collie is a busy one at this time of year.

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

A bit of high tea and history

Two Melbourne cafe entrepreneurs have won the tender to open up in Como House's stables.

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

Neighbours over for dinner

Stuart McVeigh.

Chef Stuart McVeigh, who finished as head chef of No.35 in the Sofitel at the end of 2012, opens his own business this Thursday.

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

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