Chin Chin: 125 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC www.chinchinrestaurant.com.au I imagine Chris Lucas sitting cross-legged, chin-stroking Monkey-style, pondering how he was going to import the simple naivety of South East Asian eating houses and still have it fall within the Lucas lexicon. By the hair of his chinny chin chin, Lucas realised the only real way
Guillame Brahimi has relocated Bistro Guillame within Crown. A quick peek through the window reveals those lovely upside-down-chef-hats pendants have been relocated with it, and the whole thing is looking very Parisien and fresh. More to come soon.
St Ali London: 27 Clerkenwell Road, London The Melbourne-based roaster and café owned by impresario Salvatore Malatesta, is going worldwide. To ensure the quality coffee keeps flowing, St Ali has imported the UK’s first Slayer espresso machine, is importing and roasting its own beans and is developing a Barista Certification Programme to educate and test
Gallon: 117 Harris St, Pyrmont NSW One gallon of rum, that’s all it took for John McArthur to buy up all the land that makes up Pyrmont and Ultimo in 1798. It costs a little more than a booze barter to snatch up a parcel of land nowadays, but it doesn’t stop the locals having