Heston Blumenthal and The Fat Duck comes to Melbourne !

Heston Blumenthal and The Fat Duck comes to Melbourne !

In news just in this morning, British celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has announced that he will be relocating the Fat Duck, his three-Michelin starred restaurant, to Melbourne for six months while the UK venue is undergoing renovations. One of the top chefs in the world, Heston Bluementhal made his name with his food creations popularly tagged as “molecular gastronomy”. He openly hates the term though and very much prefers to call it a less extravagant “modernist cuisine”. Voted Best restaurant in the world in 2005 and omnipresent among the top 10 list, the Fat Duck is a HUGE coup for the Melbourne dining scene and the big boost for Melbourne’s already glowing international reputation. Just another reason why Melbourne is the world’s most liveable city ! In a huge bonus, Heston has  announced that he would bring his entire British staff and even parts of the Fat Duck restaurant to Melbourne ! That’s right – same quality of food, same staff / service and even a similar environment ! The new restaurant will open in the Crown Casino entertainment complex with Crown chairman James Packer saying this move will be a fantastic win for the resort and the Victorian tourism industry. “To attract an internationally renowned chef and innovator of Heston’s calibre is a reflection on Melbourne’s culinary reputation,” Mr Packer said. “The relocation of the coveted restaurant will be a big boost for local tourism, attracting interstate and international guests to Melbourne so they can experience a once in a lifetime dining opportunity.” Melbourne triumphed for many reasons but not surprisingly with Heston a frequent visitor to Melbourne and...
What property you get for $1m in Melbourne CBD

What property you get for $1m in Melbourne CBD

Ever wondered what kind of property you can get in the Melbourne CBD for a cool $1 million ? Being a very built up area, houses are practically non-existent but there are many luxurious apartments to choose from. Here are some examples of million dollar apartments .. 1. This 3 bedroom property on St Kilda Road is listed at $995,000. 2. You can still get a three bedroom penthouse property with skyline views in Melbourne for just over a $1 million. 3. This inner city three bedroom Melbourne penthouse is on the market for $995,000 and is around the same size as what you can buy in Darwin. If you are living overseas or interstate and interested in buying or renting a particular property in Melbourne, Melbourne Ahoy can help ! We can conduct a property site visit and produce a detailed customised Property Profile report to set your mind at ease. To find out more, visit our services page...
Melbourne’s answer to the world famous Heart Attack Grill burger!

Melbourne’s answer to the world famous Heart Attack Grill burger!

Are you feeling HUNGRY? Anyone with a HUGE appetite out there? Here’s a BIG challenge if you are up to it! I was walking around Melbourne CBD when I came across this interesting challenge from the good people at Panned Pizza. If you can chomp down this baby, you can eat for FREE! And you’ll even win a $20 voucher to boot! Aptly named the “What The Hell” burger, this is possibly Melbourne’s closest answer to the famous American Heart Attack Grill burger. The promotion starts in May so there’s ample time for you to “practice”. P.S. Melbourne Ahoy does not condone over-eating. Eat at your own Risk !...
Real life Sister Act on The Voice Italy !

Real life Sister Act on The Voice Italy !

Real life SISTER ACT on The Voice Italy !! Sister Cristina – a genuine Sicilian nun – is taking the world by storm after her amazing flawless performance of Alicia Key’s hit “No One”. I know this is a bit off-topic and nothing to do with Melbourne, but I am so taken by Sister Cristina’s performance that I had to share this amazing event. I absolutely love Sister Cristina’s passion, energy and honest goodness. And her outstanding voice and talent of course ! I reckon Whoopi Goldberg should sign this Singing Nun up right now to make Sister Act 3 ! “He (the Pope) always says we should go out to evangelize, telling God doesn’t take anything away from us but will give us more. I am here for this.” – Sister Cristina on the Pope’s possible reaction to her performance and participation on the Voice. (English subtitles are available on the video)...
Melbourne property market pulse check

Melbourne property market pulse check

Last weekend,  Melbourne experienced yet another strong clearance rate of 73.9 %. This was despite the relatively large number of auctions held. The Melbourne market has been doing really well this auction season so far with clearances averaging 74.4 % – compared to 66 % over the same period last year. I would attribute the good results to low interest rates, improved market sentiment and also strong interest from overseas buyers (especially for the top end of the market). There is some debate over how much property is actually being purchased by overseas buyers and that is primarily because of the lack of accurate statistics. The fact that many overseas investors are buying property through local relatives and contacts does not help. Understandably, this is something that is really hard to measure and prove. In reality, overseas investors make up only a fraction of property sales. The large bulk of purchases are in inner and outer suburban Melbourne by local families. With the property market showing strong signs of recovering from years of flat growth, this may be the upswing in the market that triggers the next cycle of sustained property growth. If you are living overseas or interstate and interested in buying or renting a particular property in Melbourne, Melbourne Ahoy can help ! We can conduct a site visit and produce a detailed customised Property Due Diligence report to set your mind at ease. To find out more, visit our services page here....

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