Weekly Wrap Up – February 14, 2014

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Meet the Royal Brothers

The brand new Royale Brothers burger venture was founded by the boys from The Pantry in Brighton, Daniel Vaughan, Guy Mainwaring and Tim Purton-Smith, a Melbourne icon since 1993.

Royale Brothers sneakily first opened their doors just before Christmas on the 19th December 2013. Any hopes of a gentle soft opening were soon dashed, within days word had spread amongst burger aficionados, “there is a new player in town!”

The word “Brothers” refers to the sense of family central to The Royale Brothers philosophy, their family is what they work so hard for. The group have a large number of long term employees who they treat as their Brothers and Sisters; the name is homage to their wonderful team of people.

The Royal Brothers
Rear of 1 Church St,
Brighton, Victoria 3186

Web: www.royalebrothers.com.au
Facebook: theroyalebros
Instagram: @theroyalebros

Fonterra Proud to be a Chef Competition

A reason to celebrate for 32 apprentice chefs from across Australia after being announced as finalists for the 2014 Fonterra Proud to be a Chef mentorship program. Now in its fifteenth year, the program will see the finalists attend four days of master classes delivered by world-leading chefs and industry experts in Melbourne in February.

The competition is designed to publicly recognise and reward the dedication and commitment of apprentice chefs, with one standout finalist set to receive the major prize of $7,500 to spend on an international culinary paid placement, tailored to their individual aspirations as a professional chef.

The culinary master classes, held from 23 to 27 February 2014, are part of an all-expense paid trip which will see the finalists being wined and dined at award-winning Melbourne restaurants.

Stay tuned for more info on the competition information and results.

More info: https://www.facebook.com/proudtobeachef

Everyone Loves a Pop Up

Melbourne’s sexiest sisters, Saigon Sally and Hanoi Hannah, are popping-up with their own version of Vietnam’s infamous Nha Trang Yacht Club during this year’s Melbourne Food and Wine Festival.

For one Sunday only, the popular restaurant pair will host festivalgoers at the Royal Melbourne

Yacht Squadron’s Harbour Room Rooftop – a breezy backdrop to the event’s food stalls, tropical cocktails and vibrant live music.

Chef Adrian Li will be serving-up his modern take on Vietnamese classics, such as chargrilled lemongrass beef cigars, soft shell crab rice paper rolls and kingfish ceviche on betel leaf. To be washed down with refreshing spiced coconut rum or a crisp Asian lager.

Nha Trang Yacht Club
Rooftop@Harbour room, Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
Pier Road, St Kilda Vic 3182
Sunday, 16 March 2014
1 – 9pm
Tickets: $35, includes entry and a coconut
Phone: (03) 9939 5181

Tickets can be bought via Saigon Sally, or at the door on the day.

Free Pour Art

Popping up on our feed this week has been the Instagram account FREEPOURART. A twenty year old barista from Melbourne, Noah Lautman works at Advieh in Seddon and constantly amazes us with gorgeous pics of some truly special coffee art.

The account is well worth a follow, and if you’re keen for more check out his YouTube channel www.youtube.com.au/freepourart for tips, tricks and ideas.

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