Author Archives: Ruki D.

Hallowine – Decadence & Decay

Ghost Host are the experiential purveyors of ‘vorfreude’ – the intense anticipation that comes from imagining future pleasures. This word is so, so apt when it came to their marquee 2017 event, Hallowine Decadence & Decay. I was so, so…

Merah Malaysian

Merah is a lovely new Malaysian/South East Asian restaurant located on High Street, Northcote. Merah itself means red in Malay and the team’s inspiration comes from spice. Particularly their love of sambal, which for mine is the baklava of South…

NGV Friday Nights: Dior & Electric Fields

The National Gallery of Victoria’s (NGV) Friday night sessions are always a highlight of any Melburnian’s calendar. How could they not be? A gallery viewing plus a noted headliner. When I say noted headliner, I mean it. The team doesn’t…

Eurail In Melbourne

Eurail has a great reputation with Aussies that seek to discover Europe via the joys of rail. Watching the landscapes drift and world pass you by as you sit in the comfort of a cabin is a fine way to…

Chandon S Chic Easy

Chandon S is angling to become the emblematic drink of Spring and fittingly the Chandon team had a spring-time activation ‘Chandon S Chic Easy‘ by the St Kilda shoreline. First things first, Chandon S is the Chandon winery’s newest wine…

Lello Pasta Bar Formerly Known As Yak

I have very fond memories of the old Yak Italian Kitchen on Flinders Lane. It was the scene of one of my first ever The Plus Ones events, an incredible six course pizza and beer matched extravaganza. The venue became…

Biggie Smalls opens in Windsor

Biggie Smalls has been a feature of the Smith Street strip since it opened a couple of years ago. Just a stone’s throw away from my house, I do frequent this venue a little too much. I won’t lie to…

Sake’s New Chefs

Sake Flinders Lane and Sake Hamer Hall are two powerhouses of the Melbourne foodie scene. I have fond memories of Boozy Brunches and other decadent activations at the venues. When we learned that the team was bringing in two new…

Devil’s Corner Comes To St Jerome The Hotel

Devil’s Corner is a well known Tasmanian vineyard – well known for its gorgeous backdrop by the Hazards Mountains (one and a half hours from Hobart) along with its equally gorgeous wines. Its trademark are wines that are fresh, fruity…

Atta – Port Melbourne’s Modern Indian

Atta, Melbourne’s newest Indian restaurant is located right at the end of the South Melbourne Beach number 1 tram line. The brain child of Brij and Harry, Atta seeks to create a ‘fun fine dining’ experience by maintaining elements of…