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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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Piccolo: Melbourne food news

Food news this week: Pop-up gelateria Pagoto; Ladro launches weekend brunches; Lowlands specialty coffee to close and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Ezard's new head chef sticks with classic hits

Don't expect any boundary-pushing desserts now that Jarrod Di Blasi has been appointed head chef at Ezard in Flinders Lane.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 03:00:00 EST 2014

Becco reloaded after major business restructure

Simon Hartley has sold Veteran CBD Italian restaurant Becco but will stay on as manager.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 11 00:00:00 EST 2014

Temporary Stokehouse pops up at St Kilda Festival

The temporary structure is erected on the restaurant site.

A makeshift version of the Stokehouse opened in time for the St Kilda Festival on Sunday.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Feb 10 15:26:32 EST 2014

Rockpool pair fly south to Pure South

Together again: (From left) Amandine Segut, Ashley Davis and Pierre Bourdois.

Ashley Davis persuades Amandine Segut and Pierre Bourdois to join his brigade at Southgate.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 09:08:30 EST 2014

Just open: Public Life

Union Road in Ascot Vale is gaining momentum as a food hub with new bar Public Life joining the strip.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Viva las vegans: New vegan grocery opens in Preston

Vegan groceries.

The closure of Brunswick's Radical Grocery has been offset by the opening of Mad Cowgirls Vegan Grocery in Preston.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Piccolo: Melbourne bites

Mirka Continental Bistro sold; a second A1 Bakery; Lake House's annual producers day and more.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Brazilian restaurant arrives on scene

Churrascaria (barbecue steakhouse) and Brazilian barbecue Viva Brazil opens in Prahran.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: House of Refreshment

Steve Miller aka Handsome Steve is back with a new House of Refreshment in Fitzroy.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Wild about East Timorese coffee

Crowd-sourcing campaign to fund a Melbourne cafe and retail space for Wild Timor Coffee meets its target.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Feb 04 03:00:00 EST 2014

Windsor Hotel breakfast buffet gets the boot

It's out with the breakfast buffet and in with a la carte brekkies at the Hotel Windsor.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: The Kitchen, Weylandts

Stylish South African furniture store Weylandts has opened its first Australian store - and cafe - in Abbotsford.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Jacques Reymond baton passed at Woodland House

Thomas Woods and Hayden McFarland have survived their first test: entertaining former boss Jacques Reymond.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Walter's Wine Bar site to become an Italian restaurant

Southgate restaurant Tutto Bene is opening a second Southgate restaurant, Artusi, on the site of the much-loved Walter's Wine Bar.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Lot 347 and Two Row open on Smith Street

Smith Street is shaping up as a craft beer hub with the emergence of two neighbouring beer-focused bars.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Free butter-making demonstration and caviar discussion

The Duchess of Spotswood is hosting Pierre Issa (aka Pepe Saya) and caviar farmer Nicholas Gorman.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Vue de Monde shakes up degustation structure

Head chef Cory Campbell is shaking things up at Vue de Monde.

Vue de Monde is overturning the time-honoured progression from lighter to heavier dishes.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 28 03:00:00 EST 2014

Cheese please: two new cheese shops to open

Cheeses made by Sabrina and Katia Cappadocio.

Artisan cheese shops are coming to Essendon and St Kilda.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014

Touche Hombre Electrica and Le Joint close

Davis Yu outside Touche Hombre.

Davis Yu's South Yarra restaurant and city bar won't be reopening this year.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 21 03:00:00 EST 2014