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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.

Read more Espresso entries below:

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

Just open: Counter

A coffee from Counter's sibling, Auction Rooms.

Small cafe opens directly across the road from its older sibling, Auction Rooms.

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

Iain 'Huey' Hewitson opens South Melbourne diner

The Huey Burger at Big Huey's Diner.

The chef and restaurateur's new venue Big Huey's Diner is dedicated to 1950s and '60s rock'n'roll.

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

Pushing the envelope: Cooking legends star on stamps

Cooks Stephanie Alexander, Margaret Fulton and Kylie Kwong will feature on a new set of stamps.

A set of stamps from Australia Post will feature the faces of five of Australia's most influential cooks.

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

What's on in Melbourne this month

Events that cater to those who wish to eat, drink and write are springing up over the summer months.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Three new venues slated for mid-February

Babi Ji's menu will be similar to Horn Please.

Melbourne's first Chinese-Mexican restaurant; a second venue for Proud Mary owner and Indian street snacks in St Kilda.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Just open: Nieuw Amsterdam

Just Nieuw: Michael Roszbach in Nieuw Amsterdam.

Late-night restaurant-bar Nieuw Amsterdam is inspired by all things American, particularly New York City.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Liston pops up north

Northern soul: Glen Bagnara (left) and Adam Liston have teamed up at Northern Light.

The site of the former Gigibaba will reopen as Northern Light by the end of next week.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Jan 14 03:00:00 EST 2014

Lune Croissanterie open to public on weekends

Kate Reid of Lune Croissanterie.

French-trained croissant queen Kate Reid has just opened her 'bakery door' to customers.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Supernormal Canteen pop-up to be extended

The lobster roll from Golden Fields.

Chef-restaurateur Andrew McConnell is transplanting his Golden Fields concept to Supernormal.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Hellenic Republic Kew

The new Hellenic Republic.

After closing for a month, St Katherine's has morphed into a Greek taverna.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Bay watch in Port Melbourne

Portside: Tom Hogan of Harry & Frankie.

The Bay Street dining precinct is expanding at a rate of knots, with some notable newcomers sailing on to the strip.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Ramen shops serve up soul in a bowl

Dip in: Chilli miso ramen at Northcote's Dojo Ramen Bar.

Ramen-yas devoted to the Japanese staple are beginning to pop up around Melbourne.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

Moor of the same in Elsternwick

Prawn pizza from the Moor's Head, Thornbury.

Spinning off Thornbury's popular Lebanese pizza joint, the Moor's Head Elsternwick will open in mid-February.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Dec 17 03:00:00 EST 2013

End of the road for Silk Road bar

Silk Road's crystal chandeliers.

Collins Street bar Silk Road will close after New Year's Eve and reopen as restaurant-bar Mrs Collins.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Dec 16 11:45:00 EST 2013