In the vibrant tapestry of Australia's culinary scene, Tom Sarafian stands out as a chef who has transformed traditional cooking into an art form. Growing up in a family where food was revered almost religiously, Tom's journey from a childhood steeped in culinary heritage to becoming one of Australia's most celebrated chefs is nothing short of inspiring.
Nestled in the verdant heart of Red Hill South, Victoria, Avani Winery stands as a beacon of minimal intervention winemaking, a testament to the profound connection between land and wine. The name Avani, meaning 'the earth' in Sanskrit, beautifully encapsulates the ethos of this boutique winery, passionately guided by the Singh family.
Something unique happened the other night in Red Hill South. We stumbled upon a dining pop-up that, apart from having incredibly delicious food, blew us away because it was so humble, imaginative, and authentic. It reminded us of days when things were a lot simpler, yet the food was far from that; it has such a sophistication, where the flavours of each meal took you on a journey far away.
Welcome to Biji Dining, the husband-and-wife team of Harry Mangat and Sandy Soerjadhi. Think of these guys as two adventurous, humble, and trailblazing spirits with a back end of mixing it with some of the best establishments and people in the business. Raymond Capaldi, Peter Gunn, Blayne Bertoncello, Rosheen Kaul, and Ross Magnaye, not to mention the time spent in Attica.
Food Yard has transformed the disused end of the old Mornington Railway Line into a vibrant and edgy Pop Up Street Food, Entertainment & Shopping Destination.