The latest in food from Melbourne, June 23, 2022

• Mr Miyagi’s team is about to open a second fire-powered restaurant, tucked away in a Melbourne alley. And you can try it before anyone else. Here’s how.

• Behold: Melbourne’s best restaurant openings in 2022 (so far). Including a grand and not-so-average Italian restaurant, a stunning script dinner by Team Sunda and Aru, and a suburban Chinese spot putting its neighborhood on the culinary map.

• A new Moon Park rises: Sydney’s exceptional – but now closed – Korean restaurant makes its appearance in Melbourne this weekend, for a single day. Secure your place.

• From their farm to your table: the Tanaka team comes full circle at Fenton, its new neighborhood bistro, a few doors down from the precious Carlton grocery store.

• Earlier this year, Instagram cult bakery Tarts Anon (by Dinner by Heston’s ex-pastry chef) opened a proper home. Now it is announced that a second one is coming soon from the north side.

• First Look: Pretty bento boxes and chirashi bowls are ready to go at Pantre, Melbourne’s new pan-Asian grocer. It’s the latest from the team behind Box Hill’s inventive Zero Mode restaurant.

• Diego Bonetto, Australia’s foremost forager, wants to teach you how to forage for wild food within three meters of your door. Plot ?

• Butter tarts, apple fritters and savory dulce fritters: here is Hector’s Deli’s decadent menu of limited-edition sweets.

• Sad news: After almost a decade, Romeo Lane – one of Melbourne’s top cocktail bars – has decided to have a nightcap. “For circumstances beyond our control, regarding our building, it is time for us to conclude at this location.”

• Recipe: It’s a big call, but Khanh Nguyen of Sunda and Aru reckons it might be his all-time favorite soup.

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