It's been a big week in Melbourne. The weather is heating right up (today is going to be 33) and it's time to either hit a rooftop bar, or hit the beach.
If you've missed everything happening in food this week, fear not, we absolutely have you covered here. From free pizza being given away in the Yarra Valley, to the latest music festivals, openings, and re-openings across Melbourne. Read on.
- Lindenderry at Red Hill has appointed David Green as Executive Chef at the reimagined restaurant The Dining Room. David’s previous gig as Head and Executive Chef at Lakehouse in Daylesford saw Two Hats awarded while under his helm, so you know with him working his magic at Lindenderry, it’s worth a visit.
- Supreme just dropped a collab with Levi’s and it looks rad. Suss it out.
- State of Grace has reopened and is bigger and better than before. Don’t worry, the hidden cellar bar, Fall from Grace, is still there for after dark antics, but only if you cant find the entry point (spoiler alert, it’s concealed behind a bookcase).
- Popping up on Monday 5th of November is 'Baked with Love' pop-up by Hokkaido Baked Cheese Tarts. The Japanese dessert brand is giving you the opportunity to create-your-own and top its baked cheese tarts with custom toppings.
- Semi Permanent is bringing ‘Future State’ to Melbourne, and we’ve got all the details.
- From Friday to Monday 400 Gradi Yarra Valley is giving away Free Margherita Pizzas. No strings attached. Run don’t walk.
- To celebrate it’s first anniversary, this month Ryne is introducing a new bar menu, ‘Happy Hour’ drink specials and BYO. chef Donovan Cooke is introducing a new bar menu with dishes starting from only $8. But let’s get to the important stuff; booze. For two hours every day from 6pm – 8pm did someone say $10 Cosmopolitans? Oh and they’ve also introduced a BYO policy. Sensational.
- African inspired Melbourne bar polēpolē has had a menu update, and it’s epic. Given polēpolē is the only restaurant in Melbourne specialising in African game meats, the newly refined menu has some dishes you won’t find many places; crocodile, buffalo, guineafowl and Australian Ostrich. There is also an array of more mainstream meats, and some vegetarian options.
- Henry Sugar’s summer menu is looking the goods. Known for experimentation and innovative cocktails, Henry Sugar takes the ubiquitous summer ‘Spritz’. It’s not as you know it; Accidental soda, Australian Okar and Rondo and a Kalamata olive ice-cream ball, you’ll have to try for yourself.
- The Beach Hotel in Albert Park has had a reno and is worth checking out. The Beach Hotel has had new life breathed into it, with the first stage of renovations now complete, seeing a major transformation of the ground floor which includes the public bar, dining room and courtyard bar.
- Grampians Music Festival is back for its third year and the line-up looks incredible. You can read all about it here.
- We checked out the CBD’s new futuristic BBQ joint, Cheek, and it seriously delivered.
Image credit: Cheek | Annika Kafcaloudis