Melbourne’s latest culinary highlights, July 22, 2021

By on July 22, 2021 0


• Mark this: Large formatThe recently updated live list of over 100 Melbourne restaurants to order take out.

• Moroccan fish pita with fennel. Miso-caramel and cornflake pie. Frozen profiteroles covered with ganache. Place your order now for Hope St Radio’s weekend take-out festivities.

• Pasta presto: where to find fresh, finished pasta at home in Melbourne (yes, these new spots deliver).

• The Fishmonger’s Son by Carlton North has released a limited edition shell-warming fish pie – a winter collaboration with Matt Wilkinson of The Pie Shop and Maria’s Pasta. Go ahead.

• Sexier than fruity lexia: a Flemish team from Melbourne has just launched Hey Tomorrow, a new wine label on groovy goon bags.

• Black Star Pastry brings his famous cakes – this strawberry-watermelon included – at Bentleigh this weekend, with a pop-up at the Good Times Milk Bar.

• Melbourne’s Best Takeout This Week: Taco Truck Tackles Recent Internet Birria Taco Craze; one kilo Thai-style mud crabs; large Korean-inspired brioche sandwiches; and more.

• “What the F is a ‘fabagel’? The innovators at Kazbah, an Egyptian street restaurant in Kensington, created a bagel-shaped falafel.

• In the more hybrid news, a chic new pasta spot has brought together two Italian classics into one. Ladies and gentlemen: eggplant-parmigiana ravioli.

• Recipe: Eggplant stuffed with Ottolenghi curry and coconut dal will come to your rescue during winter confinement. (And dal’s recipe is stellar on its own.)

• Instead of mushrooms from the supermarkets, pick up a dozen varieties from a Yarra Valley farm that supplies Melbourne’s best restaurants. Here is the recap.

• Crumpets on call: Melbourne’s first dedicated crumpet cafe offers six-packs, as well as butter, honey and jam from local producers.

• Sydney Butter Baron Pepe Saya bakes homemade caramel miso cookies. Plus, breakfast boxes with lemon curd and crumpets, and baker’s wrappers for your home baking needs. All the details.

• Will it be a Peach Negroni or a Passion Fruit Daiquiri? Order before 4 p.m. for same day cocktail delivery (in ziplock bags) from Romeo Lane.

• Fancy a naughty evening? This weekend, the first 20 take-out orders of 1,800 Lasagna will be accompanied by a tube of lubricant offered by the local brand Figr. Order here.


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