Melbourne’s Latest in Food, June 23, 2022

• The Mr Miyagi team is about to open a second, fire-powered restaurant – hidden down a Melbourne laneway. And you can try it before anyone else. Here’s how.

• Behold: Melbourne’s best restaurant openings of 2022 (so far). Including a grandiose, not-your-average Italian restaurant, a script-flipping diner by the Sunda and Aru team, and a suburban Chinese spot putting its neighbourhood on the culinary map.

• A new Moon Park rising: Sydney’s exceptional – but now-closed – Korean diner is popping up in Melbourne this weekend, for one day only. Secure your spot.

• From their farm to your table: the Tanaka team goes full circle at Fenton, its new neighbourhood bistro – just a few doors down from the treasured Carlton grocer.

• Earlier this year, cult Instagram bakery Tarts Anon (by Dinner by Heston’s ex-head pastry chef) opened a real-life home. Now, it’s announced a second – coming soon to the north side.

• First Look: The pretty bento boxes and chirashi bowls are ready-made at Melbourne’s slick new pan-Asian grocer Pantre. It’s the latest from the team behind inventive Box Hill eatery Zero Mode.

• Australia’s foremost foraging expert, Diego Bonetto, wants to teach you to forage wild food within three metres of your door. Intrigued?

• Butter tarts, apple fritters and salted dulce doughnuts: behold Hector’s Deli’s decadent, limited edition sweets menu.

• Sad news: after almost a decade, Romeo Lane – one of Melbourne’s best cocktail bars – has called last drinks. “For circumstances outside of our control, regarding our building, it’s time for us to wrap up at this location.”

• Recipe: it’s a big call, but Sunda and Aru’s Khanh Nguyen reckons this is possibly his favourite soup of all time.

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