For one night only, this September, Melbourne’s upper epicurean echelon will prepare a feast to celebrate Laurent Rospars’ 30-year Australian anniversary, and, subsequently honour 30 years of European expression through food and wine in this country. The Circa, The Prince kitchen will be a fully hatted affair with the likes of French chef and Restauranter Philippe Mouchel, Executive Head Chef of The European Group, Ian Curley, regional Chef Annie Smithers and of course Rospars himself.


Event Details:

Wednesday 14th September, 7pm at Circa, The Prince

$195 | 5 courses w. matched wines

$50 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital

In attendance Hermann Schneider, Tony Rogalsky, Kevin Donovan and Gail Donovan, Stephanie Alexander, Peter Watt, Nicholas Harvey.

Circa, The Prince | 2 Acland Street St Kilda

Reservations essential | or (03) 9536 1122




Renowned Melbourne publicans Sandra and Jose de Oliveria (owners of Richmond’s ‘Bouzy Rouge’) have recently opened the doors of their most recent venture – The North Melbourne Hotel @ 480 Victoria Street, North Melbourne.
Open from Tuesday through to Saturday for Lunch and Dinner from 12pm until late, The North Melbourne Hotel is where you’ll find Modern European/Mediterranean share fare and wine at incredibly reasonable prices sourced from France, Italy and Portugal.
Their newest venture offers thoughtfully sourced wines from France, Italy and Portugal at exceptionally low bar prices starting from $5 a glass. Supporting local breweries, the tap selection caters for both the sessional drinker and craft lover, with North Melbourne Hotel Draught at $4 a pot and rolling craft beers.
Menu options vary from smaller, sharing plates include Steak Tartare and friend or the Duck Liver parfait with house picked to more substantial options including The North Seafood Paella and 12-hour roasted lamb shoulder.
The North Melbourne Hotel
480 Victoria Street, North Melbourne VIC
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St Kilda’s Grosvenor Hotel has for many years been a haven for parents who wish to encourage healthy eating habits amongst children. In September, the team will further advocate this stance, launching a Kids Burger Masterclass series, led by head chef and proud beef expert Paul Tyas.

The event series, devised by the Grosvenor Hotel and St Kilda Burger Bar team as a creative and healthy response to Melbourne’s burger-loving dining culture, will run across three consecutive days in the September school holidays. It will be a fun and informal afternoon activity, encouraging kids to enjoy cooking from an early age, while learning about nutrition.

During each session, Paul will demonstrate how to make burgers a healthy meal choice, discussing the best alternate ingredients, – from the all-important patty to the style of bun – as well as where to find them and how to prepare them.

With assistance from Paul and their guardian, the kids will enjoy a hands-on experience, selecting from a buffet of nourishing ingredients and assembling their very own burgers.

The children will also get to go behind-the-scenes, with a guided tour of the St Kilda Burger Bar’s very own burger truck.

Venue owner, Rabih Yanni has long believed in a grass-roots approach to health in youngsters, which extends to the kid’s menu on offer at Grosvenor Hotel.

Dates: Monday, 26 September; Tuesday, 27 September; Wednesday, 28 September
Cost: $35, inclusive of a burger lunch for the kids, a drink and a goodie bag
Timing: from 11:00am
Location: 10 Brighton Road, St Kilda East
Bookings: (03) 9531 1542

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

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