my salad ( Oksana Newton sorry :) ) I can not avoid green even if there is enough yellow and red ...and even zero... :)
feeling joyful with Oksana Newton at Waltzing Matilda Hotel.
December 12 at 11:16 PM · Springvale · This must be the last one this week while we nook humbly at Waltzing Matilda Hotel for a very big lunch ...
Special for Entertainment Book. want one too? https://www.entertainmentbook.com.au/orderbooks/182v887 it is nice when we are also feel supported and in return we feel very grateful for your kind deeds too
it was more like on the spot decision as we both wee very hungry and wanted something very substantial. First time at Waltzing Matilda but we loved the service and the food was amazing: freshly cooked and enjoyed.. the portions were so big I had to take 2/3 of mine home for Alex's evening meal... we also went for drinks, coffees and took lots of photos - so we worked too - all were Oksana's choice pages from the magazine - soon to follow
at Bucatini Restaurant Bar - i think we discovered a new and sensational gem by accident and with the help of
Entertainment Book - just very grateful for this new discovery...
I usually avoid the whole flounder as it might be risky considering the freshness of the fish that is so important for the best taste sensation... No disappointment it was... plus the dish was cooked with love which I sensed with every bite made through this tenderest white flesh... Alex had duck andwe shared the salad. Total bill was around $35 for two as we decided to have coffees elsewhere...
biggest thank you to the restaurant manager for such care and blissful experience
follow today on our Butterfly and Fox pages: a full pres release on 400 GradiYarra Valley / #400GradiYarraValley media launch event
camera and editing: Bilal W. Masri at @BilalMasriPhotography and Film Production
BTS photos: Natasha Marchev
Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine expresses its special thanks to Johnny Di Francesco / Johnny Di Francesco the owner of 400 Gradi, @HelmutKonecsny, the Rochford Wines - Yarra Valley owner, Michelle Schembri-Lipscombe from Bloom Entertainment by Design, Lorenzo Iannottifrom STTA The Band ( Music) and Mish Palmer from Modern Currency for the kind invite and opportunity to cover the media launch event as well as Bilal and Peter for their art works.
photos below: @PeterMorris
I am very happy to share the video just uploaded by Bilal W. Masri BYS coverage of 400 Gradi Yarra Valley media opening night
please stay tuned for the full press released soon to be published
Filming and editing Bilal W. Masri at Bilal Masri Photography and Film Production
exclusively for Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine Independent Media and Publicity Channel
Bohemian Rhapsody Magazine expresses its special thanks to Johnny Di Francesco / Johnny Di Francesco the owner of 400 Gradi restaurants, @HelmutKonecsny, the Rochford Wines - Yarra Valley owner , Michelle Schembri-Lipscombe from Bloom Entertainment by Design, Lorenzo Iannottifrom STTA The Band and Mish Palmer from Modern Currency PR for the kind invite and opportunity to cover the media grand opening night as well as Bilal and Peter for their art works. .
Entertainment: STTA the Band & Bloom Entertainment by Design
BTS Photos: Peter Morris Photography
Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine
BTS footage by Bilal W. Masri :
they said my dinner was green and sad but it was tasty... plus the title for this post was supposed to be longe than the actual post text
is eating falafel with Nadia Pleshkova and Natasha Lukin at Knafeh Nabulseyeh.
· Melbourne · Whatameeting : presents galore , exceptional coffee with cardamon ( the best in melbourne imho) , mangoes , hand made Russian salad you can only dream of , fresh baklava melting in your mouth, my fav falafels made by Musa one master chef from Palestine , coffee reading by an expert of 50 plus years , photosession of course and most photogenic models in hughesdale , gossip and so much more .... at knafeh nabulseyeh with friends 🙂 Musa , adorable humble gentle and very welcoming man !!!!
I tried to keep it red but the colours insisted and asked to be added : raspberries , watermelon slices , persimmon, white and yellow nectarines , black cherries and strawberries , a symphony of taste Mussorgsky would be resting next to all his mighty friends 🙂 no I did not , I did not have it all by myself ...
REVIEW BY Michelle Schembri-Lipscombe
(for @EntertainmentBook special)
The St Kilda Branch
Popped in for a casual Friday night dinner at The St Kilda Branch tonight with our Entertainment Book Voucher.
Arriving at around 6.00pm, the restaurant was mainly filled with friends grabbing after dinner drinks. Beer on tap, cocktails and friendly service behind the bar! A nice relaxed atmosphere, people were drinking and having snacks both inside and out in the sun.
We ordered a couple of steaks and a salad - with our voucher, the total bill was under $40! I’ve paid more than that before for 1 steak, so I was pretty sold on the place from the onset! For those who don’t have an Entertainment Book Voucher, The St Kilda Branch has 30% off all meals on Friday nights anyway!! What a great deal!!!
My salad was beautiful- Honey Roasted Pumpkin. It had just the right amount of goats cheese, caramelised pumpkin, toasted almonds, balsamic blistered cherry tomatoes mixed with spinach and rocket - all blended beautifully with a caramelised dressings
The steaks were 250g grass fed porterhouse. Served with both salad and chips and a choice of gravy, peppercorn or mushroom sauce. The steaks were beautifully cooked, the chips were beer battered and delicious and the salad was a side serve of tomatoes, cucumber, red onion and lettuce.
Once it hit 7:00pm, the music gets turned up to create a funky Friday night hangout. If you’re looked for a relaxed atmosphere and decent food around the St Kilda area definitely give The St Kilda Branch a go!
my spring salado:
water cress ; tomatoes ; cucumbers ; apple cider vinegar with honey, Ukrainian super flavourish sun flower oil , no salt salt and calamari .... all in one bowl...
we went to The Camden Town Hotel / London Tavern with Mr Ned Vorkapicand fished
@EntertaimentBook special -
My dish was amazing: all fresh, great fish and the salad was to die for I would not say the same about Ned's dish though very small if you pay full price plus they do not serve buns with butter anymore which is a big loss... I don not think we will go there next year. The place gt renovated and uplifted - there is a whole new and very light feeling about it now... although I had issues and broke my nail getting out of the bathroom - the new doors do not want to work
food: 5/5 value: 2/5
ALMOND MEAL FRUIT AND NUT CAKE
1.5 cups of almond meal
0.5 cups of cornflour
0.3 cups of raw sugar
0.3 cups of desiccated coconut
0.25 cups of polenta or millet
1 tea spoon of baking soda mixed with 1 tea spoon white vinegar or apple cider
0.5 cup of coconut or rice bran oil
0.25 cups of sesame seeds (I used black sesame seeds, walnuts and pepitas - the same amount shown)
3 raw chicken eggs
1 lemon rind (I used cranberries - around 0.25 cups)
2 tea spoons of vanilla essence
flowers and berries to decorate
you can add syrup cooked from one lemon juice and 2 table spoons of raw sugar but I did not
add berry tea to this cake to serve with... I added strawberry tea.
the cake is delicious - the recipe is changed from what I saw online and it still works wonders!
please make sure these events are reflected in you calendars
SATURDAY, October 27
400 Gradi Yarra Valley new restaurant opening // Bloom Entertainment by Designhttp://400gradi.com.au/location/yarra-valley/
SUNDAY, November 25
The Color Run Tour Australia 2018, Melbourne at Flemington Racecourse // HotHouse Media & Eventse https://thecolorrun.com.au/
MONDAY, November 26
till Dec 2 The Kransky Sisters Tour / #AVeryKranskyChristmasTour2018 at Alex Theatre - St Kilda https://www.thekranskysisters.com/upcoming-tours/ // House Of Webb
WEDNESDAY, November 28
till Dec 8 National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) with the Qu’est-ce Que C’est? - What are they doing here? // Prue Bassett Publicity http://www.nica.com.au/event-tickets.php
Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine photoshoot at the lavender farm in Daylesford
THURSDAY, November 29
#PuzzleMovie national release // Sony Pictures / Sony Classicshttps://sonyclassics.com/puzzle/
Lean On Pete movie release // Transmission Films / Miranda Brown Publicity https://www.transmissionfilms.com.au/films/lean-on-pete
#NormandyNude film release // Palace Filmshttps://www.palacefilms.com.au/normandynude/
#SorryToBotherYouMovie release // Cinema Novahttps://www.cinemanova.com.au/films/sorry-to-bother-you
The Grinch Movie release // Universal Pictures Australiahttps://www.universalpictures.com/movies/dr-seuss-the-grinch
Creed 2 film release // Roadshowhttps://roadshow.com.au/titles/movies/wb/2018/creed-2
FRIDAY, November 30
Let There Be Rock - Orchestrated - Palais Nov 30 starts at Palais Theatre // AAA Entertainment http://letthereberockorchestrated.com/
SATURDAY, December 01
Zelman Symphony concert #EndGames at the Performing Arts Centre, Camberwell Grammar School, 55 Mont Albert Road, Canterbury http://zelmansymphony.org.au/Concerts/1December2018 // George Deutsch
SUNDAY, December 02
National Gallery of Victoria with #EscherXNendo, Between Two Worlds / Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds (opens Dec 2) opening https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/…/escher-x-nendo-between-two-wor…
my last and best ever
berry plate for dinner
this is when the chaos goes into structure and
taste flies over the board
at Golden Chopstix.
· if I ever become vegetarian / or vegan there will be only one bird I would miss a lot: roasted duck asian way.... best ever at
Golden Chopstix - you should visit this place at least once in a life time or twice!
service: 5/5 very friendly and welcoming
Yong Green Food.
· last night was a very special day for my daughter - we celebrated with the family ... missed some members though who I am sure would love it too...
some terrific place: vegetarian Yong Green Food in Fitzroy.. very grateful to the girls at the cafe who accommodated our sudden intrusion of 10 people at their busies time in the evening and asking for tables - there was none - but they still did everything to welcome us with smiles, make some room for us and make us feel very happy - the real wise, mature treat for the customers many of us in the media, marketing and public relations should learn from... you never know who walks in your doors... can be monsters or angels... :)
it is never about who is right or who is wrong , who did mistakes or who did not, who overlooked something, misread the messages or interpreted the 'yes' for the 'no', appreciating each other, it is finally all about remaining in positive and treating each other as humans - after all - what we are doing should bring " ripe fruit" for each other. need also to understand who wins at the end and the result should be: we should all be in benefits - happy customers, good words of mouth that can take you long way - never know where and how... and optimistic responses always...
// Bryanna Reynolds :)
· we lunched with Oksana Newton... this is jut before the result - our verdict: we can make better hummus girls, we tried better hummus at other places and in Israel ... plus it is hm... overpriced (softly speaking). we would not try it there again, it definitely does not worth it.
but coffees are still good there.
400 Gradi / #400GradiYarraValley has launched at the new location and opened its doors in #YarraValley Coldstream, Victoria, Australia at the partnership grounds of Rochford Wines - Yarra Valley estate.
OPENING DATE: October 27
LOCATION: 878-880 Maroondah Highway, Coldstream Yarra Valley
Born from a desire to bring traditional, authentic #Neapolitan cuisine to Melbourne, 400 Gradi offers customers the ultimate Italian dining experience. But it was not the love for Italian food that started this business. It was the desire for a pair of sneakers. Since the age of 12, 400 Gradi founder Johnny Di Francesco / Chef Johnny Di Francesco has had a love for pizza and traditional Italian food that has driven him. Starting at the very bottom, Johnny began working in a pizzeria after school so he could buy himself the sneakers that his parents could not afford for him. Working his way up the ranks, Johnny developed an undeniable love for the food he was creating and by the age of 15, he was hooked.
Having commenced an engineering degree, Johnny realised in a first year lecture that he was constantly daydreaming about getting back to his job at the pizza shop. Gathering his things, he excused himself to go to the bathroom, and never returned. Johnny’s life as a restaurateur began. After heading to Italy to train in traditional techniques, methods, and in restaurants across the country, Johnny returned to Melbourne determined to introduce the food of Naples to his homeland in Melbourne.
In 2008, 400 Gradi was born with the opening of 400 Gradi, Lygon Street, East Brunswick, VIC 3057 . 400 Gradi refers to the high temperature at which a thin-based traditional Neapolitan pizza is cooked (for just 90 seconds!) in a wood-fired oven. In April 2014, Johnny was crowned the #WorldPizzaChampion at the Campionato Mondiale Della Pizza in Italy, the first Australian to have ever won. Competing against 600 other competitors from 35 countries, Johnny’s Margherita Pizza took out the top prize. Now a Melbourne institution, 400 Gradi Brunswick embodies Johnny’s passion and love of food, and has resulted in the expansion of the Gradi Group.
400 Gradi now has restaurants in Essendon and at Eastland Shopping Centre in Ringwood, as well as a coveted position at Crown Melbourne. There is also a 400 Gradi restaurant on P&O Cruises Australia Pacific Explorer cruise ship. In late 2017, the first 400 Gradi restaurant opened in Bahrain, and more restaurants are due to open in 2018 in Kuwait, New Zealand and Dallas, Texas in the U.S.
400 Gradi adheres to the guidelines of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (the world authority on traditional Neapolitan pizza). Johnny was the first ever Australian inducted into the AVPN, and is the Principal of Australasia for the Association. As such, Johnny and 400 Gradi have solidified their place as an authority on traditional Neapolitan pizza. 400 Gradi restaurants excel not only in serving up heavenly fare, but also in offering the warmth and hospitality that Italians are known and loved for.
The #400Gradi launch in its new Yarra Valley location goes in partnership with the Rochford Wines Yarra Valley estate. Their famous Napoletana and margherita aere always on the Yarra Valley menu that includes more signature pizzas, along with antipasto, pasta, sides and desserts. This is your chance to get the best Yarra Valley region can offer.
The opening hours are Monday from 11am—5pm, Friday through Saturday from 11am—10pm and Sunday from 11am—10pm.
photos below: Peter Morris Photography
added 84 new photos to the album: 400 Gradi Yarra Valley media launch — at Rochford Wines - Yarra Valley.
Published by Natasha Marchev · November 18 at 9:48 PM · 400 Gradi and Bloom Entertainment by Design presented a new restaurant opening in Yarra Valley Coldstream, Victoria, Australia media launch on November 15 at the Rochford Wines - Yarra Valley grounds
photography: Peter Morris at
Peter Morris Photography
please stay tuned for the full press release coming up soon that will include the review and the video teaser...
Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine expresses its special thanks to the event managers, #BloomEntertainmentByDesign and the organisers (and personally to Michelle Schembri-Lipscombe and Lorenzo Iannotti ) for the invite and the opportunity to cover the event. Very grateful to Peter for his art works, his dedication to our work and long distance traveled to be with us.
eating lunch with Oksana Newton at Balkh Take Away.
· such a gorgeous and very modest place run by incredibly generous and humble family who know how to love food, their customers and ...apparently I fall in love with their cooking completely - thank you guys! I am hooked up now...
added 147 new photos to the album: BTS: : 400 Gradi Yarra Valley media opening night — at Rochford Wines - Yarra Valley.
· 400 Gradi in Coldstream Yarra Valley region has opened its doors with the media launch event on November 15 2018 at 0600pm at the gorgeous location of the Rochford Wines - Yarra Valley lands
BTS photos: Natasha Marchev
please stay tuned for our event and restaurant food review , professional photography and video coming up soon
Bohemian Rhapsody Club and Magazine expresses its special thanks to the event PR, management and organisers team and personally to Michelle Schembri-Lipscombe at Bloom Entertainment by Design and Lorenzo Iannotti for the invite, connection and the opportunity to cover this event.
well.almost: tanka poem (with strong animal emotions)
...but get your troupes ready as
we are not 'tigry' nor we are 'medvedi'...
but these sweets are so delightfully tasty
they can make you hunt for them
like the tigers and bears do hunt for bunnies and berries...
// at Oksana Newton / Oksana's Pastry
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