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Saigon Sally’s head chef Adrian Li will host his very first vegetarian dinner, showcasing his passion for creativity, produce and Asian-inspired flavour combinations at ‘Sally’s Garden Party’.

Throughout the evening, diners will be taken on a unique and meat-free culinary journey, delighting in dishes such as grilled corn with spring onion and ginger; cauliflower with fermented tofu, chives, peanuts and Sichuan oil; and tempura pumpkin with persimmon ginger sauce, pumpkin curry, watercress and silken tofu.

All of the dishes served are new to Saigon Sally and will be served on this night only.

The event will be held on Monday, 16 May, with sittings available at 6pm, 6.30pm, 8pm and 8.30pm.

The five course, gluten free dinner is priced at $65 per person, and includes one earth-inspired drink on arrival.

Saigon Sally will be taking reservations for groups of all sizes, with all bookings needing to be pre-paid online.

Location: 2 Duke Street, Windsor, 3181

Time: 6pm, 6.30pm, 8pm, 8.30pm

Price: $65 per person

Date: Monday, 16 May 2016



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South Yarra and Dockland’s popular crazy pizza place, A25 is extending its unique Italian fare to the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, continuing to deliver the brand’s contemporary twist on traditional favourites.

Taking prime placement on the bustling corner of Lonsdale Street and Hardware Lane, the city A25 will have a focus toward Italian coffee and ‘on-the-go’ breakfast offerings, created for early-morning CBD workers and residents.

The glass encased front window cabinet will showcase a mouth-watering abundance of Italian pastries like custard bombolonis, as well as more savoury bites like paninis filled with pancetta and egg and porchetta and Italian apple slaw.

Restaurateur, Remo Nicolini has devised a ‘traderne’ menu alongside industry stalwart, Raymond Capaldi, delivering a mix of traditional and modern cuisine.

For the new venue, it’s all about quality dough. The duo has experimented with innovative fermentation methods to produce pizzas that are yeast free, light and easy to digest. Each week, the team will highlight a different type of flour, creating dough with alternatives including spelt, kamut and enkir flour.

As well as featuring some of South Yarra’s favourite toppings like the Bim Bum Bam with chili prawns, pancetta, truffle porcini, broccolini, truffle aioli and parmesan snow, the new menu has some sweet surprises in store, including Italian gelato milkshakes and four Nutella- inspired pizzas such as Black Forest with a Nutella base, topped with cherries, blackberries, raspberry dust, fior di latte ice cream, strawberry chocolate flakes and injected with strawberry puree.

Nicolini has designed the venue as an Italian style coffee bar with a European dining ambience, seating 50 guests indoors and 50 guests outside.

“I am excited to bring a fresh slice of Italy to Melbourne, I feel at home in the CBD and love the buzz. It is amazing to have acquired such a prominent site on Hardware Lane.

“A25 CBD will be an all day Italian eatery with some interesting surprises. I’m looking forward to delivering a bigger focus towards healthy, easy-to-digest pizza dough and authentic homemade pasta.”

A25 is located at 399 Lonsdale Street Melbourne and will open to the public on Thursday, 12th May 2016.

Opening hours – 7.30am to 10pm Monday to Friday, 8am-10pm Saturday and closed Sunday.

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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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