Café Vue At Heide:

7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen VIC

At the opening of Café Vue at the Heide Modern Museum of Art in Melbourne, Minister of for the Arts, Lynne Kosky, pronounced chef/owner Shannon Bennett an “artist in the true sense of the word”. Kosky may well have been referring to Bennett’s best known work of art Vue de Monde, the café’s fine dining namesake, but the fact she was delivering her oration at Heide gave the observation extra pathos. That’s right, one of Melbourne’s finest chefs has struck up an alliance with the Modern Museum.

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Functional & Special

Harbour Room:

Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron,  Pier Road, St Kilda
(03) 9534 1300

Food & Desire has been busy since Leigh Worcester and his partner took over the business in the new millennium. A change of direction led the catering company from corporate lunches to far more ambitious functions, and since then they’ve refashioned a nightclub on the rim of Albert Park Lake as the super-serene Carousel function space. This year sees Food & Desire expand again, this time into St Kilda’s Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, where they’ve taken on the lease of the second-storey function space, called Harbour Room (designed by Chris Connell of MAP), as well as rustling up tucker for hearty sea-faring club members.

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