All posts tagged: Dal Zotto

Top Ten Desserts for 2011

You may have noticed we got around a bit last year.  My tastebuds had an absolute flogging at the hands of many seriously good offerings, some of which I am going to share with you now, in the form of  my Top Ten Desserts for 2011. Now I know I should give up sugar, or at least cut down (which I have made a concerted effort to do this year) however I freely admit to letting the calorific hair down for these treats and it’s only right you should know about them. They.Were.That.Good.  Please enjoy the following food p*rn, in no particular order. It’s a tough job but somebody’s got to do it. And being that one of my New Year’s resolutions is to eat even more locally grown and sourced food, I’ve got a whole lot more foodlove to share from our fair city so stay tuned! 1. Ilona Staller’s  Bombe Alaska 2. Rockpool‘s Devil Food cupcake 3. Bistro Guillaume’s  giant salted caramel macaron 4. St Katherine’s Mister Whippy 5. Cafe Vue’s Chocolate mousse cake 6. Miami Fontainebleau’s  Key Lime Pie 7. Seven …

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Villa Gusto – La Dolce Vita

Around a sweeping bend on a road in the Buckland Valley (near Bright, about 3.5 hour’s drive from Melbourne) nestled under Mount Buffalo, you’ll find Villa Gusto – a little slice of Italy right here in Australia. Offering divine luxury accomodation, taking inspiration from southern Italy and filled with gorgeous rich tones, authentic tapestries and centuries-old antiques (and Bvlgari toiletries in the bathroom), Villa Gusto has 7 suites to choose from, all looking out over different parts of the garden, with views to the majestic mountain above. The ornamental garden also includes a large chook pen (nicknamed the Penthouse) full of lovely brown hens who obligingly lay their eggs for your breakfast, as well as a big organic veggie patch, overseen by a super-friendly lady by the name of Signorina Fellini, a large silky tabby-cat. We arrive for dinner promptly, as our host Colin has advised us the meal begins at 7pm sharp. If you’ve had a wander around the garden or taken a seat on the terrazzo beforehand to take in the view, it’s …