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Last year, Pierre Roelofs began dessert evenings at Cafe Rosamond in Collingwood. Every Thursday, hordes of excitable dessert fiends would jostle for a coveted spot inside the tiny Cafe Rosamond. The dessert evenings are held from 7pm – 11pm and you can choose from one, two or three courses of dessert ($20, $30 and $40 […]

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The other day a friend mentioned to me that the somewhat horrific Father Flanagan’s Irish Pub (on the corner of Smith and Alexandra Pde) had been transformed and was now serving cracking pub food with an American bent. I decided to check it out immediately. Mr M and I went fairly early on a Friday […]

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The Gemis my local pub. It is situated about 2 blocks from my house, on the corner of Wellington and Hotham st in Collingwood. When we first moved into the area about 3 years ago, the Gem quickly became a favourite for its great atmosphere and cracking pub food. At that time, the food at […]

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Provenance in Collingwood (not to be confused with Provenance restaurant in Beechworth) opened in early 2009 and operates as an all day eating house and bar, with breakfast to dinner to cocktails on offer. From mid to late 2009 Provenance hosted a series of themed dinners with amusing titles (“quince this, quail that”, “something to […]

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Mr M and I stopped by at local favourite the Old Raffles Place one night after work for a quick meal. I really enjoy the grandeur of the menu at Old Raffles, it is divided into amusingly named sections, so you can order from “the vegetable farm”, “the butcher shop”, “exotic curries” or “encore noodles”, dishes […]

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A new little cafe/store recently opened in the back streets of Collingwood.  I kept walking past the place when it was closed and was a little intrigued. Unfortunately my ‘research’ (google) advised me that the store was in fact a new concept store for stationer Cristina Re – the store is called “where a girl goes” […]

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Almost exactly twelve months ago, on my daily walk along Smith St I watched the transformation of a dull little shop into a quirky looking bar. There was a hive of activity, with builders and tradesman coming in and out. Progress was fast. The bar opened and I made a mental note to give it […]

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Persepolitan roast chicken

A while back, keen to try a new cuisine, I bought the cookbook “Persia in Peckham: recipes from Persepolis” by Sally Butcher, from my all time favourite bookshop books for cooks. The book is a great resource for Iranian food and doesn’t take itself too seriously (there are a lot of tongue in cheek asides).   Mr M & […]

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