Prahran’s own French gastropub, L’Hôtel Gitan will host the Elgee Park and Baillieu Vineyard wine dinner on Tuesday 31st October with a menu exclusively crafted by Jacques Reymond.

Taking over the hotel’s entire dining room, guests will be treated to limited-edition varietals, selected by winemakers Geraldine McFaul and David Cowburn. Presented by Jacques Reymond himself, the five-course dinner will highlight the characteristics of each wine. Renowned for being one of the oldest vineyards on Victoria’s famed Mornington Peninsula, with a limited release of wines each year, the hand-harvested, triaged-French-style of wine production makes for the perfect pairing with L’Hôtel Gitan.


Gougère with Gruyère du Jura 2012 Elgee Park Cuvee Brut

Tasmanian Atlantic salmon, nage of vegetables, sauce champagne, lemon & chives 2016 Elgee Park Family Reserve Chardonnay
2016 Baillieu Chardonnay

Coq au Vin, pommes mousseline, grandmother garnish 2014 Elgee Park Family Reserve Pinot Noir
2016 Baillieu Pinot Noir

Duck leg salmis, glazed turnips and Dutch carrots, organic lentils 2015 Baillieu Shiraz

Salted caramel choux, vanilla cream

L’Hôtel Gitan, 32 Commerical Road, Prahran
Date and time: Tuesday, 31 October 2017 at 7:00pm
Price: $140 for five courses with paired Elgee Baillieu wines Bookings: (03) 9999 0990 https://lhotelgitan.com.au/



Dessert Disco 2 - Teddy Bear's Picnic


One of Australia’s finest chefs, Philippa Sibley also known as the ‘Queen of Desserts’ will be hosting her first Dessert Disco event at Syracuse Restaurant at 23 Bank Place, Melbourne on Wednesday, 8th November.
On the menu, a decadent and innovative range of beautiful desserts including the ‘Meyer Lemon Tart’ made of house made Limoncello, with cranberry, citrus and mint and the ‘Teddy Bear’s Picnic’ – toasted lavender ice cream sandwich, pear sorbet, blueberry jam and honey.
It is a great idea of an event our local cake cafe could use. TheGlass Knife cafe could definitely host such an event.
Price is $105 pp (inc alcohol) or $85 pp (non-alcoholic paired beverages).
Bookings can be made from 6pm onwards by visiting www.syracuserestaurant.com.au, calling (03) 9670 1777 or emailing enjoy@syracuserestaurant.com.au



St Kilda’s renowned bayside bar launches weekend boozy brunch menu. Renowned for their contemporary Spanish / Southern American sharing plates, Lona in Acland Street is set to introduce Melburnians to the ultimate boozy brunch.

Bayside food lovers will be treated to beautifully curated dishes from culinary entrepreneur Charles Sedgley, complete with a suggested drink pairing to set your weekend off on the right track. From fine dining Barca fame, Charles is now the mastermind behind sister-restaurant, Lona; hand crafting a relaxed contemporary, casual dining experience that celebrates sharing and the beachside lifestyle of St Kilda.

The new menu is one the team is exceptionally proud of – think poached eggs, crispy pork belly, jalapenos, smashed avocado and quince chutney, paired perfectly with a Bloody Mary, or freshly made butter pancakes with mouth watering mascarpone and strawberries served with a decadent glass of Frosé.

Boasting the manliest of breakfast burgers – no bacon and eggs in sight – instead featuring a wagyu beef patty and truffle salami paired with local pale ale, Lona’s brunch menu is set to be a crowd pleaser. Add a side of seaside air and you’re onto a winner.

For those looking for a healthier option or simply cannot bear the thought of a hair of the dog, every dish on the brunch menu can be served sans alcohol.

Lona’s brunch menu is being dished up every Saturday and Sunday from October 14th and is set to be the best boozy brunch in town.

Lona, 64-66 Acland Street, St Kilda VIC 3182



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