Screen Shot 2015-09-21 at 9.03.39 pm

On Sunday 27th September, Arbory Bar & Eatery will host a long lunch featuring:  Napoleone Ciderhouse, Tarrawarra Estate and Mount Mary.

Chef Nick Bennett has created an 3-course Yoder smoker menu using locally source Yarra Valley produce. Arbory’s own Matt Thomas alongside Ben Yoffa (Tarrawarra Estate) will take guests through wine from the Valley while DJ ( MA ) spins tunes on the Eastern deck overlooking the Yarra River. Come join us for another monthly wine lunch.

Sunday 27th September, From 12.30pm

Flinders Walk, Melbourne

$75.00 for lunch all included

Buy tickets here:



Feast of Merit embraces philanthropy through their cuisine with all profits raised directly supporting YGAP. We work closely with incredible local growers, producers and suppliers who are passionate about the slow food movement and celebrating the community.

Head Chef Ravi Presser celebrates the restaurant’s carefully chosen suppliers through a series of Produce Showcase events. The Produce Showcase Menus give the talented chefs the chance to create a bespoke experience featuring the stories and produce of our suppliers. It is a shared dining experience and there is a Q & A to hear from each supplier. Monday 28th September, Feast of Merit will host the fourth Produce Showcase highlighting Cherry Tree Organics and Calendar Cheese.

Cherry Tree Organics is a producer of certified organic grass fed beef and lamb and Calendar Cheese Company is a wholesaler committed to providing customers with a range of quality specialist cheeses with real character and distinctive flavour.

Monday 28 September at 7pm

Feast of Merit 117 Swan Street, Richmond 3121

Price – $75 per head (proceeds support YGAP).

Book online at


David Neitz, ex Melbourne Footballer has started a new philanthropic beer – Brewmanity. Sales from the beer goes towards raising money on an ongoing basis for clean drinking water in poverty stricken countries. The entire concept of Brewmanity is based on the notion of water, turning into beer, turning back into water for those in need.
David has worked closely with Beer DeLuxe founder, Craig Shearer to create the brew and Beer DeLuxe will be the first venue in Melbourne to have the beer on tap. Craig has mentored David throughout the brewing process, educating him on the ins and outs of making a smooth and seasonable pale ale from scratch. Beer DeLuxe will also be holding ‘Brewmanity Hour’ on 23 October, with all of the funds raised from the sale of the beer going towards Freeze MND, David’s old football coach, Neal Daniher’s own charity.
For more information visit or visit their Facebook page

Grey Street’s newest resident, Love&Dysfunction, brings fine drinking without the pretence to Melbourne’s bayside precinct. London-born owner Reg Ridealgh serves vintage cocktails with a twist in a laid back environment flooded with electro swing and 1920’s vibes. Designed to graze and share,

Love&Dysfunction’s food draws on a range of influences; from French-inspired terrines and pates to the salty nibbles of Tokyo’s izakayas. Love&Dysfunction’s craft cocktails and wide range of top shelf spirits are served in classic style in vintage glassware. Signatures include Vieux Carre Cocktail, Bloody and Sandy and the classic Southside – aptly picked for Love&Dysfunction’s location. “The list is a homage to the birth and golden age of cocktails,” says Ridealgh.

The entire front bar draws on its quintessential St Kilda vintage – with retro phones and cut glass decanters complementing ornate led lit windows and the building’s early 20th Century heritage. Work your way through this dimly lit, prohibition-style bar to find relaxed chesterfield couches against an Art Deco inspired mural. An intimate list of predominantly Victorian craft beers and wine can also be enjoyed in the bar’s leafy courtyard space.

Love&Dysfunction’s temperament might be laid back but Sunday sessions will be serious business; with BBQ smokers and food trucks taking residency beside the beer garden. “We are all about putting the easy in speakeasy,” says Ridealgh.


Love& Dysfunction

103 Grey St, St Kilda

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.