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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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Manu Feildel's Melbourne restaurant Le Grand Cirque to shut

My Kitchen Rules judge Manu Feildel.

My Kitchen Rules judge Manu Feildel is closing his French restaurant Le Grand Cirque just four months after opening.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Jul 30 15:35:32 EST 2014

Southbank Farmers Market launches this weekend

Southbank Farmers Market launches this weekend.

City-slickers can shop direct from the farm at the first Southbank Farmers Market on Saturday, August 2.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Thirsty work for Baptimism of Fire competitors

Meg Power from Bellota wine bar gets hands-on.

St Ali's Matt Perger and Bellota wine-bar duo are among a dozen first-time winemakers on a quest to make the best 2014 shiraz.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 29 03:00:00 EST 2014

Melbourne v Sydney: Chefs face off for Florey charity dinner

Scott Pickett will captain the Melbourne contingent.

Top chefs will face off for the Florey Culinary Charity Challenge to see which city's cuisine reigns supreme.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 22 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: The Kettle Black cafe, South Melbourne

A lobster roll at The Kettle Black.

The award-winning Top Paddock team open a cafe with a produce- and technique-driven menu in South Melbourne.

Food News | Espresso | Fri Jul 18 11:27:29 EST 2014

Duo in empire state of mind with Steak Ministry Bar & Grill

Steak Ministry Bar & Grill.

Craig Lane and Gerrard Velupillai open their fourth restaurant in Glen Waverley, and are planning their fifth.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 15 08:38:22 EST 2014

Just open: Yardmill Kitchen & Grocery

Yardmill Kitchen & Grocery in Toorak.

Toorak village welcomes a food store and deli aimed at time-poor, taste-driven and nutrition-aware locals.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Meat and greet: New butcher shops for Kew and Clifton Hill

Cannings Free Range Butchers, Kew.

The Butcher's Block opens in Clifton Hill village, and Sam Canning unveils his flagship store in Kew.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Young chef of the year award shortlist announced

Finalist: Vanessa Mateus of Pope Joan.

Five young chefs have made the shortlist for The Age Good Food Guide 2015 Young Chef of the Year award.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 15 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just Open: Addict Food and Coffee

Joe Ventura (left) and Greg Brassil.

A pair of switched-on country boys brave Fitzroy's cafe ground zero with newcomer Addict Food and Coffee.

Food News | Espresso | Thu Jul 10 08:30:00 EST 2014

Ben Shewry gets creative in Attica's new Test Kitchen

Testing times: Peter Gunn, left, and Ben Shewry.

There's no Heston-esque lab equipment in Ben Shewry's experimental cooking space.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: All Day Donuts, Brunswick

A try of doughnuts at All Day Donuts.

Raph Rashid, founder of food trucks Beatbox Burgers and Taco Truck, is easing into his first venture-without-wheels.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 08 03:00:00 EST 2014

Aaron Turner brings Nashville hot fried chicken to Melbourne

Nashville-style hot chicken and chips.

After a year in America, the former Loam chef is bringing spicy Nashville-style fried chicken to Gertrude Street.

Food News | Espresso | Thu Jul 03 13:29:24 EST 2014

Two new Mornington Peninsula wine bars open

The Winey Cow, Mornington.

The Winey Cow and Fika Weinstuble open, as Ten Minutes By Tractor sommelier slips into something more casual in Dromana.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 01 08:55:15 EST 2014

Wild Timor Coffee open crowd-funded cafe

Coffee beans.

Wild Timor Coffee's Brunswick cafe is a showcase for their coffee wholesale business and Timorese culture.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jul 01 03:00:00 EST 2014

Rosa Mitchell to open Rosa's Canteen in legal district

A ravioli dish at Rosa's Kitchen.

The Italian chef and co-owner of Sicilian restaurant Rosa's Kitchen will open a second venue later this year.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 24 08:36:40 EST 2014

Just open: Chiara

From left: George Fowler, Gavin Baker and Shaun Quade inside Chiara.

Italian dining room Chiara is the latest eatery to open at Collins Square in Docklands.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 24 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Araliya, St Kilda

Coconut sambal oysters from Araliya, Hawthorn.

The team behind Hawthorn's long-running Sri Lankan restaurant is spicing up Fitzroy Street.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 24 03:00:00 EST 2014

Food revival in Melbourne's west-end legal precinct

'Beetilicious' salad from Famish'd.

Hungry legal and corporate types in the city's west end will soon have their pick of tasty morsels with a foodie-led revival of the St James precinct.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 17 07:41:20 EST 2014

Just Open: Mr Big Stuff

Party hearty: Inside Mr Big Stuff.

Soundproofed new soul food 50-seater opens in the city where Senoritas Mexican restaurant once stood.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jun 17 03:00:00 EST 2014