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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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Say hello to pint-sized patisserie Humble

Ready to go: Humble Patisserie's David Ballinger is winning new fans.

David Ballinger, former chef and co-owner of the Pour Kids in Malvern, has decamped to Hawthorn.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Burma Lane

A pop-art homage to Aung San Suu Kyi.

Burmese cuisine, a mix of Chinese, Indian and Thai influences, just scored a boost.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Supernormal Canteen

Will Golden Fields' lobster roll make an appearance on the Supernormal Canteen menu?

Andrew McConnell's pop-up pan-Asian test kitchen is now open - but only until December 31.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Old meets new at Kettle Black cafe site

The team from Top Paddock and Two Birds One Stone has another project on the boil.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Movers and shakers: Cocktail history tours

Did you know that in 1860s, Melbourne's Cafe de Paris was an international cocktail hotspot?

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 26 03:00:00 EST 2013

Philippa Sibley to leave Albert Street Food & Wine

Philippa Sibley.

The chef confirms she has resigned as head chef of the one-hat Brunswick restaurant.

Food News | Espresso | Mon Nov 25 16:54:01 EST 2013

Just open: Romulus & Remus

Richmond's newest restaurant is on the site of a former indoor golf range.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

CBD basement trio freehold for sale

The chunk of real estate that houses Japanese eatery Izakaya Den, Brioche by Philip cafe and Chiodo boutique is up for sale.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

New outdoor eating spots spring up

The Town Mouse courtyard, Carlton.

Frisky new alfresco spots have sprung this spring from the Town Mouse and Hare & Grace.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

Golden Plate award winners announced

Vue Grand Hotel, Queenscliff.

Now in its 10th year, the Golden Plate awards celebrate Victoria's regional food and wine industry.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

Attica's much-loved spud bites dust

Attica's 'potato cooked in the earth in which it was grown'.

One of Attica's most famous dishes - potato cooked in the earth in which it was grown - will be removed from the menu by year's end.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Smith Street Alimentari

An offshoot of Gorski and Jones, this elegant alimentari focuses on food to go.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 19 00:00:00 EST 2013

Just open: Huxtaburger

The Denise burger from Huxtaburger.

The third instalment of the fiendishly popular burger joint Huxtaburger has opened.

Food News | Espresso | Wed Nov 13 09:00:00 EST 2013

Melbourne Cup Day celebrations

Last Tuesday's Melbourne Cup saw many celebrations at restaurants around the city.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Perry's pud makes mile-high club

Qantas coup: Neil Perry's Christmas pudding.

Restaurateur and consulting Qantas chef Neil Perry is making a special Christmas pudding for the airline's Frequent Flyers.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Kitchen samaritans and diner donations

Illustration: Robin Cowcher.

It's time for Anglicare's Dinner with the Angels and silly season donations scheme DineSmart.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Eat to the beat of Melbourne Music Week

Rice paper rolls from Misschu.

Melbourne Music Week will feature hundreds of gigs and a rotating roster of street eats.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Common ground at Hawthorn coffee hotspot

Is Hawthorn the new coffee hotspot?

Is Burwood Road, home to Axil Coffee Roasters and now Hawthorn Common, the next coffee precinct?

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

New Opera House restaurateurs Stoked? You bet

Tender win: Stokehouse' Sharon and Frank van Haandel at Bennelong.

Talk suggests the Stokehouse group will pay up to $1.5million a year in rent at Bennelong site.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013

Vale Ayoubi of Brunswick's Miramar Nut Shop

Roasted cashews.

Hussein El Ayoubi, co-founder of Miramar Nut Shop in Brunswick East, has died after a long illness.

Food News | Espresso | Tue Nov 12 00:00:00 EST 2013