Melbourne’s latest in food, May 26, 2022

• The truffle season is coming. And at The Meat & Wine Co, you can now get a limited-edition rib eye infused with decadent Australian black truffles. All the details.

• Vodka pasta is having a moment – but why? We ponder the lasting appeal of the creamy chili pepper dish. Plus, where to find it in Melbourne.

• This weekend: A carnivorous collaboration at Hi-Fi, featuring rare Chicago-style beef sangas and bone marrow gravy, and curly fries loaded with crispy pork and brisket.

• First Look: Deviating from the pack, Zaubertrank is an eccentric new wine bar from the Carwyn Cellars team. Visit for aromatic German and Austrian whites served alongside spicy, less-seen Malaysian-inspired snacks.

• Athenian street food – including superb souvas and feta-flavored chips – takes center stage at Kolonaki, a vibrant new spot in Malvern.

• This is the shockingly simple must-order anchovy dish at one of Melbourne’s best new bars.

• Now open for lunch: Bar Bombay Yacht Club, Jessi Singh’s new jewel-toned Indian diner – featuring curry chips and $5 mini cocktails.

• Eight to try: a guide to Melbourne’s best kouign-amanns. They are among the most delicious pastries – in the form of a muffin, airy and layered like a croissant, and with a caramel shell like a crème brûlée.

• Every Sunday this winter, snuggle up at Fitzroy North pub The Recreation with by-the-slic beef Wellington.

• “Now I can have Pepe Saya butter in my pocket”: Pepe Saya launches salted caramel candies.

• Quench your thirst with a limited-edition “young hot Albo” pale ale from one of his favorite breweries. (After an unbearably long election campaign, we deserve to crack a cold one.)

• Behind a faded pink facade, Cafe Piccolina continues the legacy of a corner shop that opened in 1884.

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