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Image provided by Southgate

Collated by Connie Lambeth


It seems that Spring at Southgate still holds much anticipation and joy for food lovers, where ‘flowers will transform food and drink into edible art’.


A cascade of edible flowers will transform Southgates precinct of 13 restaurants and bars, during Spring Racings Melbourne Cup week, from 31 October until 8 November.


3 Southgate Avenue


Melbourne Vic 3006

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Edible Flower Specialist Lauren Richardson has been working with Southgate Chefs and Bartenders to concoct a menu of dishes, desserts and special cocktails featuring a range of sweet, spicy, herbal and delicate seasonal spring flowers.


“With the current trend in fine dining and gastronomy, food is fashionable, chefs are becoming more creative and food is becoming an art. Edible flowers contribute to the colour palate and architecture of the plate and add something special to the visual creation of a dish, says Lauren, who supplied edible flowers to The Fat Duck Melbourne, and consistently works with the city’s best chefs.


Good Food Blooms will feature three very special Moveable Feasts Spring Lunches where guests will be able to experience edible flower dishes and cocktails:


 Sunday 1st November – Pure South/ARTUSI/Hophaus

Tuesday (Cup Day) 3rd November – Miyako/Red Emperor/La Camera

 Sunday 8th November – Bluetrain/BearBrass/Tutto Bene


Other restaurants participating in Good Food Blooms include Pure South Dining, Waterfront Southgate, The Deck Restaurant, P.J. O’Brien’s Irish Pub and Bluetrain.





If you love both Food and Photography check out:

Shoot the Chef Exhibition: 2015


Check out portraits of chefs young and old, famous and inspirational, including Hestor Blumenthal, and the winning portrait of Adelaide chef Stewart Wesson cooking in his shed with his daughter.

The exhibition of finalists will be showcased from sundown to midnight every night from Saturday 31st October to Sunday 8th November on the Southgate Cinema big screen.