Here is part 2 of the Best Food Experiences in Melbourne, travel blog series. Read on …
If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen the picturesque photos of the Domaine Chandon Winery in Australia, from my recent Melbourne Trip. 
 

Grab a glass bubbly and drop into the World of Chandon! 

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Chandon’s Historic Homestead
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The Domain Chandon Winery caters to all levels of interest. Choose from a detailed Splash tasting of 6 wines,  order a Chandon S cocktail or just grab a glass of your favorite  Sparkling ( we had 4 to choose from) and lounge around their patio which affords you a stunning view of their vineyards.


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Don’t forget to explore their huge compound almost 30 hectares or just lie back on the grass and bask in the sun. Like us you could also take an immersive tour of the facilities to learn about the wine making process. The wine making process hails from the House of Moet & Chandon. Time honored techniques are used to make méthode traditionnelle Australian sparkling wines using cool climate grapes of the Yarra Valley. The result is complex wines truly reflective of their Australian Origins.

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St Kilda Beach, the Most Instagrammed Destination

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No trip to Melbourne can be complete without a trip to the city’s favorite beach, St Kilda Beach. A short tram ride from the City center it has been named the most Instagrammed Destination in Melbourne with good reason. Be ready to be wowed by spectacular sunsets, a stunning coastline ribbonned with miles of beaches , clear blue waters, a vibrant Luna Park that comes alive at night and crazy delicious food at the many bistros and restaurants lining the Broadwalk.

 
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One of our favorites was the Pontoon. Reincarnation of one of the hippest bars, the Stokehouse, after its 2014 fire, it was our most frequented lunch haunt due to yummmylicious food and proximity to my class stkildalifesaverclub. With a beautiful outdoor deck it’s the perfect spot to soak up the summer sun, take in the view of the bay,  lingering on over sharing plates and their signature frozen cocktails or  just grab a quick bite like us.

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Now for the food, the chef has created a menu packed with bold and unique flavours using the local and seasonal produce. We love the beer batter chips with aioli  and even went for seconds. We also tried their pizza and Broccolini Salad.  The hand stretched , wood fired Nduja Sausage Pizza came loaded with Olives, tomatoes, Mozzarella  and Rocket and had was  filling and delicious. The  char grilled Broccolini Salad with hazelnut, pesta and ricotta was packed with flavor and made for a good side dish or a light lunch.

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Our second most favourite  diner at St. Kilda was the Beachcomber Café. A beautiful place to watch the beach and just be in the moment, it’s also great value for money. We usually stopped by for their great coffee and quick eats in the evening while watching the sunset. We loved their Bruchetta a riot of colors with a perfect baguette bread and topping. I also tired the Australian style Banana Bread, a slice of toasted banana bread served with butter and whipped cream. Pure heaven!

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Coffee TIme
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After your evening coffee walk down the pier close by and head to the Penguin Sanctuary to watch the mini penguins which usually come out after sunset.

Acland Street for the Best Melbourne Cakes

 
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ANother place to experience the Unique food of Melbourne is Acland Street.Just a stone’s throw from St.Kilda beach is  made famous by its street bakeries and cafes. These bakeries lining this strip have been churning out sweet delights since 1934  and still some of the best places to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings in Melbourne.
 
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Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Monarch Bakery
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Savories at Monarch Bakery
 
Monarch Bakery has been baking for almost 85 years and the chocoholics will love their Flourless chocolate cake. A rich dense cake with and  an intense flavor of chocolate, it sure to send you into #foodcoma at the very first bite. We also tired their savories that included a quiche which were good but I have tasted better. Also the Plain cheese cake  at the Europa Cake shop  and the Fruit Boat at the Acland  cakes came recommended by locals.
 
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Acland Bakery
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European Bakery


Hardware Street to Experience the Diversity in Melbourne Food

Hardware Lane
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Melbourne is famous for it lane ways characterized by Vibrant Street art, secret shops and fashion boutiques and a plethora of eating joints. Hardware Lane,  is one such lane  I came across while wandering European sophistication and you would be forgiven  for thinking that you’re sitting in a roadside café  in Paris rather than Australia.
 
Lined with a restaurant serving a plethora of cuisine ( you can choose between French, Italian, Spanish tapas, Modern Autralian. Mediterrean, Korean, Middle Eastern and much more). The Hot Favourites among the locales is Miznon. Run by and Israeli Celebrity chef its bring Israeli food to you with and Australian Edge. You could also hop over to Rice Paper Sister for some casual dining on South Asian Fusion Food.
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Another popular spot is the Hardware Societe. With a menu that leans towards Spain and france from baked eggs with Chorizo to Fried Brioche with Strawberry it’s the local favourite for a weekday lunch or  Weekend Brunch.
 
My #lastmeal in #Melbourne was hand rolled cannelloni with fresh sauce and stuffed with #ricotta and #spinach. Found this little street right off Bourke street that wasfull of little Italian and Spanish Cafes with tables on the cobbled street, serving authentic dishes this is little gem you must visit. Loved this city!. Full of surprises at every corner. Thank you to my dear friends Sonia Ambwani and Jitin Ambwanij for hosting me and putting up with all my eccentricities. Cyu soon! Lots of love❤❤❤ – – – ———————————————– Follow@postcardsnpuchkas ———————————————– Follow@postcardsnpuchkas ———————————————– Follow@postcardsnpuchkas ———————————————– #melbourneadventures #f52 #vscofoodie #vsco #feedfeed #vsco#f52grams #foodandwine #beautifulcuisines#eattheworld #heresmyfood #foodporn#lovefood #buzzfeast#cookingincolor#breakfast #vscostyledl
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I however opted for the humbler Vons for an early dinner. A Italian Café with fresh pasta and sauce  made every day, I  chose the veg cannelloni and a glass of  the house sparkling to accompany it. The view was fantastic and the service friendly. The pasta when it arrived looked good, though I found the sauce more like a thick soup and had to literally go fishing for my cannelloni in it. A memorable meal however,as it was my last in Melbourne!
 
To me Melbourne was treasure trove waiting to be discovered and thanks to dear friends Jitin and Sonia who were not only kind hosts, but enthusiastic participants in all my adventures.

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