Tag: Aphrodisiac


Red Spice Road’s 10th Birthday Bash

We promised a spectacular celebration, and we delivered! Red Spice Road was transformed into a bustling and fascinating Asian hawker market on Thursday October 12th to celebrate a decade of culinary bliss. The furniture moved out and the room was completely transformed as the line of expectant guests expanded out the front door. The venue […]


5 mins with…Marty Stojaspal

Marty is our extremely loveable Head Chef at Red Spice QV. We take some time to get to know Marty a little better – he is a fascinating man after all! What inspired you to be a chef? Helping my granny bake. The Sunday lunches she cooked were so good that I just had to […]


Behind-the-Scenes at the Sunday Spice Table

On a cold, wintry Melbourne Sunday, we held a special event in our Private Dining Room to celebrate all that is communal dining. Our Head Chef, Dylan McCormack, was eager to provide a feast of smoked meats, BBQ skewers, whole fish, fruit platters and more – and so we held the Sunday Spice Table. Our […]


Recipe: Singapore Carrot Cake

Our Executive Chef”s favourite dish to eat at the hawker stalls in Singapore is Carrot Cake, which ironically has no carrot in it at all. Make this Black Carrot Cake dish at home with the recipe below: Ingredients: 3 pieces radish cake, cubed 3 large eggs 1 teaspoon chopped garlic 1 large chopped red chilli […]


Celebrate Malaysian Independence Day at Red Spice QV

Watch our Executive Chef, John McLeay, make a classic Malaysian mixed herb and rice salad called Nasi Ulam. The dish will feature on the menu for our special Malaysian Independence Day dinner event at Red Spice QV on August 31st. Purchase your tickets here. We will be holding a series of Independence Day dinners in […]


Melbourne’s Best Private Dining Rooms

With four restaurants to choose from with an array of private dining rooms and flexible event spaces, Apples + Pears Entertainment Group boast some of Melbourne’s best function spaces. From client dinners, cocktail soirées, product launches, to celebrating personal milestones – we can cater for it it all in style at Red Spice Road, Red […]


Meet our Producers: Follador Prosecco

This stunning Prosecco is not only the pouring bubbles on the Orient Express, it has just taken home the Vinitaly 2017 award for best Sparkling Wine at this prestigious event. The fine 2016 vintage was awarded the incredible score of 92, not only ranking as the best Sparkling Wine, but also among the best Italian wines […]


Join us for Bar Top Thursdays

Shake and stir your Thursday eve at Red Spice Road! We’re running weekly events from 5-6pm of all sorts at our lively bar area. Each week we will be exploring something different. We’ve already had Knock Off’s on Us sponsored by Four Pillars Gin with free Gin & Tonic’s curing after-work fatigue, as well as […]


Meet our Producers: Raukumara Venison

Raukumara Venison is where we source our choice venison for our melt-in-the-mouth carpaccio. Our Head Chef Mark Wilson has developed a great relationship with meat supplier, Neat Meat, that delivers this stunning produce to our doorstep. The Raukumara red deer are raised roaming free in their natural wild environment, the Raukumara ranges, and are guaranteed […]


Easter & ANZAC Day Trading Hours

Easter is just around the corner and we hope you all have a lovely break whether it’s time spent with family or some relaxation time with friends. If you’re looking to catch up over a meal, see our trading hours for Easter and ANZAC Day below.  Red Spice Road   Red Spice QV   Burma Lane  Meat Fish Wine […]


Celebrate Daylesford & Hepburn’s New Natives Range

We’re excited to be collaborating with Daylesford and Hepburn Mineral Springs Co for our annual Laneway Lunch this Sunday. They will be providing their signature sparkling mineral water, sourced from the pristine Daylesford region in Victoria, for our 230 attendees. They have just released their Natives range, incorporating unique Australian flavours. These latest additions are perfect to drink on […]


Meet our Producers: La Valle Franciacorta

Franciacorta to some is considered finer than Champagne, with an ageing period of at least 18 months to produce the coveted sparkling wine. This delicious drop is made using the exact same method of production as Champagne, but with even stricter regulations to produce a premium product each and every time. With production roots that reach […]


Recipe: Burma Lane’s Beef Tartare

To celebrate Burma Lane’s latest Australian-Asian menu, our Executive Chef John McLeay has shared the recipe for one of his favourites – beef tartare, kohlrabi cream and rice paddy herb on paratha. Watch John make it below and try and recreate these morsels of deliciousness at home. Tartare dressing: 1 garlic clove, peeled and minced 25ml fish […]


Exciting Times at Burma Lane!

Burma Lane has undergone a beautiful face lift. We have commissioned the extremely talented street artist, Mike Eleven, whose work you may recognise from our private dining rooms at Red Spice Road. The new work is titled ‘Seasons of Change’ an awe-inspiring two level, floor to ceiling painting now adorning Burma Lane’s walls. This striking mural […]


Summer Drinks with Apples + Pears

Summer is all about catching up with friends, enjoying the quiet season and sipping on a refreshing drink. Our restaurants are the perfect place to do this with our twists on classic cocktails, Asian-inspired mocktails and extensive range of wines. We want you to enjoy your beverages just as much as your food, so don’t be afraid […]


Burma Lane Renovations

We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and Happy New Year! Please note, Burma Lane will be taking a short break until January 9th due to renovations. We will be back with a fresh new look for 2017, so we look forward to seeing you then. In the meantime, feel free to contact our friendly reservations […]


Meat Fish Wine

  We regret to announce that Meat Fish Wine Melbourne will cease regular restaurant operation from 1st January 2017. The good news for Meat Fish Wine fans is that we will be open for pre-booked functions and events in the wine bar, restaurant and private dining rooms, so for your special events please contact our […]


Festive Trading Hours

With the festive season upon us, we would like to take this opportunity to give thanks for your continued support and send warm wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. If you’re looking to visit us during the festive season, please see our full trading hours below.  Red Spice Road   Red Spice QV  […]


Melbourne’s Top Three Summer Dishes

With three fabulous Melbourne venues to choose from, look no further for your favourite Summer feasts. Here are our top three picks for Summer (with a cheeky dessert) from our delightful seasonal menus. Starting the culinary journey at Red Spice QV with our scallops, smoky turmeric cauliflower puree, smashed tomato, green onion oil and balachaung – which […]


Recipe: Saigon Garden Party Cocktail

This refreshing and vibrant cocktail makes for a perfect festive tipple to serve to your friends, adding extra cheer to the Christmas gatherings and long Summer lunches ahead. Simple to make, just add the ingredients, shake, pour, garnish and serve. A perfect seasonal cocktail to bring that extra spritz to the party! Ingredients: 30mL Cariel Vanilla Vodka 20mL Massenez Apple Liqueur […]


Celebrate World Vegan Day @ Red Spice QV

With so many delicious South-East Asian dishes that do not contain any animal products, we just had to get involved in World Vegan Day on Sunday October 23rd, with a handcrafted Vegan Tasting Menu. If you are looking for the perfect restaurant to go completely vegan, and enjoy a mouth-watering meal, book your table at […]


Recipe: Bangkok Club Cocktail

This is a delightfully refreshing cocktail with a distinct South-East Asian flair. A perfect blend of lime, coconut and ginger, with a few homemade key ingredients to make this cocktail shine. Whip this out at your next social gathering and watch the smiles abound! Recipe: Ginger-Infused Gin: Ingredients 100gm ginger, finely chopped 70cl Beefeater Gin Method Place […]

Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival is one of Australia’s leading international arts festivals that captivates the city for 17 days each October through a feast of dance, film, theatre, visual arts, music, multimedia and outdoor events. We’re excited to be supporting this acclaimed event, which is taking place from the 6th – 23rd of October this year.  Going to […]

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Recipe: Buddahadrop Cocktail

Executive Chef John McLeay perfectly pairs mango and passionfruit flavours to create a deliciously refreshing margarita-style cocktail. Ingredients 45ml tequila 20ml orange-flavoured liqueur 30ml lime juice 10ml passionfruit syrup 1 scoop of mango sorbet (mashes a little)   Method Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously to break up and distribute the sorbet […]


Meat Fish Wine vs. Red Spice Road

Date: Thursday 28th July Time: From 7:00pm Where: Meat Fish Wine, 31 Artemis Lane, Melbourne CBD Cost: $95 for food with your choice of either a $40 or $60 wine pairing option Bookings: Purchase your tickets here Meat Fish Wine Head Chef, Darren Mercaldi goes head to head with Red Spice Road Executive, Chef John McLeay on Thursday July […]

Pork Pinot Dinner

Pork + Pinot Dinner Gallery

Check out our photos from the Pork + Pinot Dinner, held at Meat Fish Wine last night! Head Chef Darren Mercaldi put together a beautiful menu of handcrafted pork creations, meticulously matched to some of the best Pinot you can find. Missed out? Join us at our next event on the 28th of July where […]


Meat Fish Wine is all about the produce!

From earth, to land, to sea, our loyal producers are passionate about sourcing the best, upon which the Meat Fish Wine team lovingly prepare and deliver to you. Starting from the earth, Autumn Harvest supply delicious locally grown wild mushrooms. Currently being foraged are vibrant Saffron Milk Caps, delicate Slippery Jacks and tiny and delicate Grey Knights. […]

Chestnut Dumplings

Meat Fish Wine | Chestnut Gnocchi with Sautéed Mushrooms and Sage Recipe

Here’s a favourite winter-warmer recipe from the Meat Fish Wine kitchen, sure to delight your palate. Dumplings made with potato, chestnut flour, Parmesan and thyme, pan-fried with a selection of cultivated mushrooms, shallots, butter, cumin seeds, chili, parsley and finished with fried sage. A mouth-watering combination…   Ingredients Chestnut Gnocchi 1kg Roasted Potato (passed through drum sieve) […]

Test Kitchen

The Meat Fish Wine Test Kitchen

Meat Fish Wine are all about the produce! We are dedicated to delivering the finest ingredients, sourced from the best suppliers to provide you with some of the tastiest culinary creations around. To celebrate our passion for premium, seasonal fare, we are announcing the Meat Fish Wine Test Kitchen, held on the first Wednesday of every month. […]

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Bacon Week at Apples + Pears

We are getting involved in Pork Star’s annual Bacon Week which starts on Sunday June 19th, and runs through to Saturday June 25th. We will be showcasing a week of bacon-inspired dishes across each of our restaurants, to honour our Australian pork producers in a fun & tasty way! Unbeknownst to many Australians, 72% of bacon […]

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An Exceptional Pork + Pinot Dinner

We are hosting a delectable evening all about two of our favourites, that are quite simply the perfect match. Warm up this Winter with our extraordinary Pork + Pinot dinner on Thursday June 30th. Our Head Chef Darren Mercaldi has put together a beautiful menu of handcrafted pork creations, meticulously matched to some of the […]


Pinots We Tasted This Week | Part 3

Here’s what our Pinot Pass holders were sipping on this week at Meat Fish Wine. If you’d like to join our Pinot Club and taste a different Pinot every day until the end of July, you can purchase a pass here. We’ve released a limited number of passes for the special price of $50! Monday  […]

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Pinots We Tasted This Week | Part 2

We’re officially one third of the way through 80 Pinots in 80 Days. This week, Meat Fish Wine presented our pass holders with wines from Yarra Valley, Murray Darling and the Mornington Peninsula. Want to join our Pinot Club? Get your pass today for the special price of $60! Only a few limited passes available. Mon 23/05 […]


Pinots We Tasted This Week

80 Pinots in 80 Days is well and truly under way at Meat Fish Wine, with our Pinot Pass holders into week 3 of wine tasting. As part of 80 Pinots in 80 days, Pinot Pass holders will be tasting wines from local winemakers we love in the Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and further afield, from France, […]

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The Test Kitchen Wrap Up

On Thursday the 5th of May, guests joined us on a journey through Asia as Red Spice Road’s Executive Chef John McLeay and Head Chef Dylan Mccormack went head to head with their favourite dishes from the orient. Matched to Dal Zotto wines. Our private dining room was buzzing, the drinks were flowing and the […]

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EOFY Offer

We’re excited to be offering some amazing specials for the End of the Financial Year! Book in at any of our venues for a lunch or dinner banquet and beverage package to receive a complimentary appetiser/canapé or complimentary dessert Plus, spend over $1,500 and you’ll receive a $100 to be used on your next visit! We also […]

Discover a world of pinot

80 Pinots | 80 Days | $80

Meat Fish Wine is hosting a Pinot party from from May 2nd to July 30th. You’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a new glass of Pinot from one of the world’s great wine regions every day for 80 days for just $80! ‘Pinot’. White, red, and everything in between. A word that has a multitude of […]

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March Events at Meat Fish Wine

Meat Fish Wine is set to host two exciting dinners in March! Join us for two delicious evenings on the 3rd and 24th of March. Surf + Turf Dinner Don’t miss this! Enjoy a delicious menu of sustainable seafood and organically grown beef with matching wines from Giant Steps and their newly released Yarra Valley […]

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Vegetarian Dinner at Red Spice QV

Our Veg dinner took place last night & featured 8 super yummy meat-free dishes prepared by our executive chef John McLeay! Check out some of the photos from the night on our Facebook page. Visit www.apeg.co/whats-on if you’d like to see what delicious events we’ve got coming up!      On the menu last night: Potato congee […]


Grenache Wine Tasting @ Meat Fish Wine

Grenache is often over-looked but just as important as Cabernet Sauvignon. Did you know Grenache is responsible for some of the most delicious and expensive wines in the world from Châteauneuf-du-Pape, California, Spain and Italy? Easy to spot in a blind tasting if you know what to look for – red berries, black cherries, candied […]

Red Spice Road New Art

Red Spice Road Gets New Art

This week, we’re excited to unveil an original full wall painting by artist Mike Eleven at Red Spice Road, McKillop Street. The dramatic commissioned artwork is over 13 metres in length and 3.5 metres high, covering the length of our private dining space. We were thrilled when local up and coming artist, Mike Eleven, accepted a commission […]

Wine on Wednesday

Wine on Wednesdays at Meat Fish Wine

Expand your knowledge and extend your appreciation for wine by attending a selection of short courses at Meat Fish Wine These courses are designed for wine enthusiasts (from novice to intermediate) with the emphasis on participation and fun! At each class participants will have the opportunity to try and compare a selection of wines from […]

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Red Spice Road Closing for $1 Million Renovation

Red Spice Road is getting a face lift! The January renovation has been in planning for some time with every detail from the building exterior to air-conditioning, floors, tables and seating, colour schemes and kitchens included in the $1 million dollar refurbishment. Executive Chef John McLeay, restaurant General Manager Mark Matthews and the business owners […]